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 28 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 132 107
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 8 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.65% 0.95%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.75% 2.77% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 19
Median daily rate £438 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £299 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £339 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
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 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 458 686 605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 20.78% 23.32% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 785 685
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 29 7
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.52% -15.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.95 £26.00
% change year-on-year +18.93% +22.88%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 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
Glasgow -3 5 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £438 -
SQL Server 2005
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (30.00%) VB
6 3 (30.00%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (20.00%) High Availability
7 2 (20.00%) Banking

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 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (10.00%) Big Data
6 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) DBA
1 4 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Migration Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) SAS Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (30.00%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Complex ETL
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (30.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) C++
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) MATLAB
3 1 (10.00%) R
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) VMware