The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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 / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 215 251 180
Rank change year-on-year +36 -71  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 24 19 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.31% 0.21% 1.02%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.41% 1.02% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 58
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £278 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £399 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
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 South East with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 1705 1854 2015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 22.32% 20.78% 21.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1156 1233
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £35.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.53% +57.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the South East over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the South East

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £344 -23.61%
Hampshire +15 5 £175 -46.15% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 - 1
Berkshire +20 2 £400 +77.77% 1
West Sussex +16 2 £400 +9.58%
East Sussex - 2 £410 -
Surrey +1 1 £425 +30.76% 1
Middlesex - 1 £325 -
SQL Server 2005
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 62 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (75.81%) SQL
3 37 (59.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (53.23%) Windows
5 30 (48.39%) .NET
6 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
7 24 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (35.48%) Windows Server
9 20 (32.26%) VMware
9 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
10 19 (30.65%) C#
11 18 (29.03%) HTML
11 18 (29.03%) CSS
12 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET
12 17 (27.42%) T-SQL
12 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
13 16 (25.81%) HP
14 15 (24.19%) VB.NET
14 15 (24.19%) IIS
15 14 (22.58%) Oracle
15 14 (22.58%) MVC
15 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
15 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
16 13 (20.97%) vSphere
16 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (19.35%) Ajax
17 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (19.35%) jQuery

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (24.19%) IIS
2 7 (11.29%) Apache
2 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.23%) SAS
5 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) PuTTY
1 8 (12.90%) WinSCP
2 6 (9.68%) Firewall
3 5 (8.06%) SAN
4 4 (6.45%) LDAP
4 4 (6.45%) NAS
5 3 (4.84%) Network Security
5 3 (4.84%) VoIP
6 1 (1.61%) SSL
6 1 (1.61%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (59.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (38.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database
4 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database 10g
4 11 (17.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (11.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (9.68%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (8.06%) Big Data
8 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
8 5 (8.06%) MySQL
9 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (3.23%) Data Mart
10 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (3.23%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (3.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (12.90%) HP UFT
1 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle APEX
1 8 (12.90%) Selenium
1 8 (12.90%) SpecFlow
1 8 (12.90%) TeamCity
2 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.45%) Ant
3 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.45%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.45%) TestNG
3 4 (6.45%) Toad
4 1 (1.61%) NUnit
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
4 1 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Local Government
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 19 (30.65%) SQL Developer
3 17 (27.42%) .NET Developer
4 14 (22.58%) C# .NET Developer
4 14 (22.58%) C# Developer
5 13 (20.97%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 13 (20.97%) VB.NET Developer
6 12 (19.35%) Ajax Developer
6 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (19.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 12 (19.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 12 (19.35%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (11.29%) DBA
8 6 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (8.06%) SQL DBA
10 4 (6.45%) Administrator
10 4 (6.45%) Architect
10 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
10 4 (6.45%) Tester
11 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (48.39%) .NET
2 18 (29.03%) CSS
2 18 (29.03%) HTML
3 17 (27.42%) ASP.NET
4 12 (19.35%) Ajax
4 12 (19.35%) jQuery
5 11 (17.74%) Web Services
6 8 (12.90%) XML
7 4 (6.45%) HTML5
8 3 (4.84%) JSON
8 3 (4.84%) WinForms
9 2 (3.23%) WAP
10 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.61%) ADO.NET
10 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.61%) CSS3
10 1 (1.61%) MDX
10 1 (1.61%) SOAP
10 1 (1.61%) WCF
10 1 (1.61%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.06%) Clustering
3 4 (6.45%) Replication
4 3 (4.84%) CCTV
5 2 (3.23%) EPoS
5 2 (3.23%) HACMP
5 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 33 (53.23%) Windows
2 22 (35.48%) Windows Server
3 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (17.74%) Linux
4 11 (17.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (12.90%) Unix
7 4 (6.45%) Solaris
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Vista
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.23%) AIX
9 2 (3.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) MVC
2 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (19.35%) DevOps
4 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
5 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (14.52%) Scrum
6 8 (12.90%) BDD
6 8 (12.90%) Integration Testing
6 8 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (11.29%) Migration
8 6 (9.68%) Defect Tracking
8 6 (9.68%) Exploratory Testing
8 6 (9.68%) ITIL
8 6 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Test Scripting
8 6 (9.68%) Test Strategy
9 5 (8.06%) ETL
10 4 (6.45%) OO
10 4 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (75.81%) SQL
2 19 (30.65%) C#
3 17 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 17 (27.42%) T-SQL
4 15 (24.19%) VB.NET
5 9 (14.52%) Java
6 8 (12.90%) F#
7 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.84%) UniBasic
8 3 (4.84%) VB
8 3 (4.84%) VBScript
9 2 (3.23%) C
9 2 (3.23%) C++
9 2 (3.23%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.23%) R
10 1 (1.61%) Perl
10 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 13 (20.97%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (9.68%) MCSE
5 4 (6.45%) ISEB
5 4 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.84%) MCDBA
6 3 (4.84%) MCITP
6 3 (4.84%) MCP
6 3 (4.84%) MCSA
7 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.23%) MCTS
8 1 (1.61%) CCNA
8 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) vSphere
3 12 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.45%) Terminal Services
5 4 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.84%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) vRealize
2 7 (11.29%) SCCM
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (8.06%) SCOM
4 4 (6.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (6.45%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.84%) OVSD
5 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (3.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.61%) Netcool
7 1 (1.61%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (1.61%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (32.26%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) HP
4 14 (22.58%) Oracle
5 10 (16.13%) Citrix
5 10 (16.13%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.29%) IBM
7 4 (6.45%) StorageTek
7 4 (6.45%) Sun
8 3 (4.84%) Adobe
8 3 (4.84%) Cognos
8 3 (4.84%) McAfee
8 3 (4.84%) Redback
8 3 (4.84%) Sophos
9 2 (3.23%) Altiris
9 2 (3.23%) Apple
9 2 (3.23%) NetApp
10 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.61%) SAP