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 29 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 102 91
Rank change year-on-year +26 -11  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 12 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.91% 0.28% 0.55%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.55% 1.61% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £400 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
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 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 338 310 347
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 25.59% 17.31% 21.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 190 187
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.88% -32.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

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 29 March 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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (85.71%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (47.62%) Windows
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
8 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle
9 5 (23.81%) .NET
9 5 (23.81%) DTS
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle RMAN
9 5 (23.81%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (23.81%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (19.05%) Software Licensing
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle Licensing
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (19.05%) SCOM
10 4 (19.05%) JIRA
10 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Virtual 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 (4.76%) JBoss
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (71.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle9i Database
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (23.81%) DTS
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (19.05%) Ingres
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
9 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
10 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) AccuRev
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Lombardi
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Consultant
1 6 (28.57%) DBA
1 6 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Database Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) BPM Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) SSIS Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) WCF
2 2 (9.52%) WinForms
2 2 (9.52%) WPF
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) COM
3 1 (4.76%) CSS
3 1 (4.76%) Dojo
3 1 (4.76%) Ext JS
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) SAML
3 1 (4.76%) Sencha Touch
3 1 (4.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (23.81%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (19.05%) Software Licensing
4 3 (14.29%) MVC
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 2 (9.52%) High Availability
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) Open Source
6 1 (4.76%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) UML
Programming Languages
1 18 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) VB6
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCP
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Clustering
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (19.05%) Data Guard
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Sencha