The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Rank 81 79 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 7 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.69% 1.00% 1.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.49% 4.23% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £381 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +18.18%  
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 Leeds with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 281 331 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 27.66% 23.74% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 241 245
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Leeds

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Leeds

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 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 Leeds region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (66.67%) OO
3 6 (66.67%) MSMQ
3 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (66.67%) MVC
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) SOLID
4 5 (55.56%) Software Architecture
5 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (22.22%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (22.22%) Windows
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
7 1 (11.11%) RIA
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (22.22%) DBA
4 2 (22.22%) SQL DBA
5 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) C Developer
5 1 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) .NET
1 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 6 (66.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (66.67%) Entity Framework
1 6 (66.67%) MSMQ
1 6 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) MVC
1 6 (66.67%) OO
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Software Architecture
2 5 (55.56%) SOLID
2 5 (55.56%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) ETL
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft