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 3 months to 26 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
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 162 136
Rank change year-on-year +35 -26  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 15 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.080% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.40% 0.37% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 9
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £338 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £338 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
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 the North West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 625 817 863
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.20% 21.78% 23.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 517 553
Median daily rate £386 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.96% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 23
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.31% -37.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.45 £18.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.95 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the North West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +19 8 £330 -2.22% 3
Cheshire +28 4 £350 -
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
SQL Server 2005
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (83.87%) SQL
3 20 (64.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (48.39%) Windows
4 15 (48.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (45.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 10 (32.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (32.26%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (25.81%) Database Mirroring
8 8 (25.81%) Migration
8 8 (25.81%) MVC
8 8 (25.81%) DTS
8 8 (25.81%) .NET
9 7 (22.58%) WCF
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
11 5 (16.13%) High Availability
11 5 (16.13%) LAN
11 5 (16.13%) WAN
11 5 (16.13%) C#
11 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
11 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
11 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (16.13%) VMware
11 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework

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 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) LAN
1 5 (16.13%) WAN
2 3 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.45%) Skype
3 2 (6.45%) VLAN
4 1 (3.23%) DMZ
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) IPsec
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (64.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (48.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (45.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (32.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (25.81%) DTS
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
10 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
10 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
11 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (3.23%) DB2
12 1 (3.23%) GIS
12 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
12 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
12 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) AccuRev
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Lombardi
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Local Government
3 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Consultant
2 10 (32.26%) DBA
2 10 (32.26%) SQL DBA
3 3 (9.68%) Designer
3 3 (9.68%) Developer
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (9.68%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Designer
4 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) SSIS Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Designer
5 1 (3.23%) BPM Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) .NET
2 7 (22.58%) WCF
3 6 (19.35%) Web Services
4 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
5 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.68%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (9.68%) CSS
6 3 (9.68%) HTML
6 3 (9.68%) WinForms
6 3 (9.68%) WPF
6 3 (9.68%) XML
7 2 (6.45%) ADO.NET
7 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 2 (6.45%) Classic ASP
7 2 (6.45%) Entity Framework
7 2 (6.45%) LAMP
7 2 (6.45%) LINQ
7 2 (6.45%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.23%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Clustering
1 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) CentOS
5 2 (6.45%) Linux
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) Database Mirroring
1 8 (25.81%) Migration
1 8 (25.81%) MVC
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (16.13%) High Availability
3 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Database Tuning
4 3 (9.68%) ETL
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.45%) Complex ETL
5 2 (6.45%) DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (6.45%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (6.45%) SDLC
5 2 (6.45%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 26 (83.87%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) C#
2 5 (16.13%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) VB
4 2 (6.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.23%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) HNC
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) vSphere
2 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (9.68%) SCCM
4 2 (6.45%) Perfmon
4 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 2 (6.45%) vCenter Server
4 2 (6.45%) vMotion
5 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix
3 3 (9.68%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) 3PAR
4 2 (6.45%) AppSense
4 2 (6.45%) CA
4 2 (6.45%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Sencha
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec