The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 121 99
Rank change year-on-year +15 -22  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 2 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.35% 1.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.58% 1.75% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 11
Median daily rate - £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -3.11% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
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 Scotland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 343 513 633
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 19.57% 19.79% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 307 360
Median daily rate £375 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 4
Median hourly rate £17.39 £14.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.21% -70.52%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Scotland

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Edinburgh +18 1 - -
Glasgow -8 1 - -
SQL Server 2005
UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 2 (40.00%) C#
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) C
5 1 (20.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) MVS
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
5 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (20.00%) OLAP
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CRM
5 1 (20.00%) ETL
5 1 (20.00%) SAS
5 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (20.00%) OLAP
4 1 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (20.00%) Power BI
4 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) DBA
2 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft BI Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Complex ETL
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) MATLAB
4 1 (20.00%) R
4 1 (20.00%) VB
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft