Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 548 507 379
Rank change year-on-year -41 -128 -37
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 73 88 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.21% 0.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.67% 0.88% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 73 177
London median daily rate £463 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +11.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
England median daily rate £415 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +14.48% -3.33% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.00 £39.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year -31.12% +42.55% +18.43%

SQL Server 2005 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 10,930 10,034 10,633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.70% 23.99% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,230 7,125 7,631
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £310
90th Percentile £650 £638 £631
England median daily rate £470 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +9.30% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 46 64
London median hourly rate £26.78 £33.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.47% -2.21% +20.35%
10th Percentile £17.19 £15.25 £16.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £65.00 £100.00
England median hourly rate £31.23 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +13.56% -8.33% +4.57%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in London

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in London

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in London

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in London

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 within the London region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -4 26 £450 - 8
South London -35 2 £406 +47.73%
SQL Server 2005
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (79.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (57.53%) C#
4 40 (54.79%) .NET
5 38 (52.05%) WCF
6 35 (47.95%) SQL
7 33 (45.21%) Finance
8 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (39.73%) AngularJS
10 28 (38.36%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (34.25%) TeamCity
11 25 (34.25%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (31.51%) SOLID
13 22 (30.14%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (30.14%) MVC
14 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
14 21 (28.77%) .NET Framework
15 20 (27.40%) jQuery
15 20 (27.40%) Entity Framework
16 19 (26.03%) Windows
17 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
17 18 (24.66%) FitNesse
17 18 (24.66%) Unit Testing
17 18 (24.66%) Ajax
17 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
17 18 (24.66%) REST
17 18 (24.66%) Fintech
18 17 (23.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (23.29%) CSS
19 16 (21.92%) NUnit

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (6.85%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Hyperion Planning
1 3 (4.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 2 (2.74%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) DHCP
1 1 (1.37%) DNS
1 1 (1.37%) Firewall
1 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
1 1 (1.37%) SAN
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (79.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (38.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (23.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (19.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (19.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
6 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (4.11%) MySQL
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (4.11%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
9 2 (2.74%) MS Access
9 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (2.74%) PowerPivot
9 2 (2.74%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 25 (34.25%) TeamCity
2 18 (24.66%) FitNesse
3 16 (21.92%) NUnit
4 15 (20.55%) Moq
4 15 (20.55%) MSTest
5 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (6.85%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.85%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (45.21%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Front Office
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (60.27%) Developer
2 36 (49.32%) C# Developer
3 22 (30.14%) SQL Developer
4 20 (27.40%) Agile Developer
5 19 (26.03%) Agile C# Developer
6 17 (23.29%) SQL Server Developer
7 16 (21.92%) DBA
7 16 (21.92%) SQL DBA
8 13 (17.81%) .NET Developer
9 11 (15.07%) Angular Developer
10 10 (13.70%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (12.33%) React Developer
12 7 (9.59%) SQL Server DBA
13 5 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
14 4 (5.48%) Administrator
14 4 (5.48%) Analyst
15 3 (4.11%) Agile .NET Developer
15 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET Developer
15 3 (4.11%) Senior DBA
15 3 (4.11%) Senior SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (54.79%) .NET
2 38 (52.05%) WCF
3 29 (39.73%) AngularJS
4 21 (28.77%) .NET Framework
5 20 (27.40%) Entity Framework
5 20 (27.40%) jQuery
6 18 (24.66%) Ajax
6 18 (24.66%) NHibernate
6 18 (24.66%) REST
7 17 (23.29%) CSS
8 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET
8 16 (21.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 16 (21.92%) HTML
9 9 (12.33%) React
10 8 (10.96%) Razor View Engine
11 6 (8.22%) Web Services
12 5 (6.85%) Aurelia
12 5 (6.85%) Lucene
12 5 (6.85%) Lucene.Net
13 4 (5.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (34.25%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (24.66%) Fintech
3 10 (13.70%) Hedge funds
4 9 (12.33%) Clustering
5 7 (9.59%) Replication
6 5 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.74%) Equities
8 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.37%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.03%) Windows
2 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.59%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Solaris
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.10%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) SOLID
3 22 (30.14%) Continuous Integration
3 22 (30.14%) MVC
4 18 (24.66%) Test Automation
4 18 (24.66%) Unit Testing
5 10 (13.70%) ETL
6 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.96%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (8.22%) SDLC
9 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.85%) Migration
9 5 (6.85%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (5.48%) Change Management
10 4 (5.48%) TDD
11 3 (4.11%) ERP
11 3 (4.11%) ITIL
11 3 (4.11%) OO
11 3 (4.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 42 (57.53%) C#
2 35 (47.95%) SQL
3 14 (19.18%) T-SQL
4 12 (16.44%) TypeScript
5 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) PHP
6 2 (2.74%) VBScript
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.37%) MCP
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.37%) PMO
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.74%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.74%) WMI
3 1 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.37%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) Puppet
3 1 (1.37%) SCCM
3 1 (1.37%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 4 (5.48%) RedGate
5 3 (4.11%) HP
5 3 (4.11%) Hyperion
5 3 (4.11%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix
7 1 (1.37%) BT
7 1 (1.37%) Capita
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco
7 1 (1.37%) Dell
7 1 (1.37%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.37%) Google
7 1 (1.37%) Informatica
7 1 (1.37%) SAP
7 1 (1.37%) Sun
7 1 (1.37%) Teradata
7 1 (1.37%) Veeam