Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 September 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 171 219
Rank change year-on-year -42 +48 -17
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 5 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.084% 0.48% 0.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.39% 2.16% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 12
North West median daily rate £360 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -13.33%
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £27.00 -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -41.67% +30.43% -17.86%

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 the North West with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,294 1,299 1,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.72% 22.26% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 817 1,108
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £285 £257
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 46
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.13 £29.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.89% +41.75% -21.59%
10th Percentile £10.35 £15.38 £14.43
90th Percentile £54.10 £45.80 £59.31
England median hourly rate £29.75 £30.00 £29.94
% change year-on-year -0.83% +0.20% +8.32%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the North West

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Cheshire -9 3 £360 +2.86% 3
Lancashire -8 1 £300 +26.32% 1
Manchester -36 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2005
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (60.00%) High Availability
3 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Local Government
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) arcserve
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (20.00%) Games
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) WinForms
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) WPF

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (60.00%) Local Government
2 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Administrator
2 3 (60.00%) DBA
2 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (20.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) WinForms
1 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Online Gambling
1 1 (20.00%) Online Games
1 1 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (60.00%) High Availability
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) arcserve
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware