The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 June 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 99 87
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 9 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.11% 0.46%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.20% 0.59% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £338 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £23.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +50.00% -18.58%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 281 338 338
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 20.20% 18.58% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 205 226
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +44.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Manchester

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 1 £190 -
SQL Server 2005
North West

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

1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
5 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (42.11%) Database Mirroring
6 8 (42.11%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (42.11%) DTS
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) .NET
8 5 (26.32%) WCF
8 5 (26.32%) MVC
8 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
10 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
10 3 (15.79%) WinForms
10 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (15.79%) Degree
10 3 (15.79%) JIRA
10 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
10 3 (15.79%) WPF
10 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
10 3 (15.79%) AccuRev
10 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
11 2 (10.53%) SDLC
11 2 (10.53%) High Availability
11 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (68.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (42.11%) DTS
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
6 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.26%) DB2
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) AccuRev
1 3 (15.79%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) Lombardi
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) DBA
2 4 (21.05%) SQL DBA
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) SSIS Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Designer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) BPM Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Database Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Database Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) WCF
2 3 (15.79%) WinForms
2 3 (15.79%) WPF
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) COM
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Dojo
4 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) jQuery
4 1 (5.26%) Sencha Touch
4 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Database Mirroring
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) MVC
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) SDLC
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Complex ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) Failover Clustering
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Sencha