The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for SQL Server 2005 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 63
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.34% - 0.42%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.72% - 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -0.70% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -50.72%  

SQL Server 2005 is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 116 83 165
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.66% 12.08% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 38 92
Median daily rate £409 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.48% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £292 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +152.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.62 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +6.52% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Hertfordshire

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (25.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) AirWatch
1 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy