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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
England / South East
Rank 207 216 210
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 38 48 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.52% 0.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.39% 2.59% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 33 40
Median daily rate £350 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +32.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £495 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -3.11% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £36.25
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 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 1587 1856 1705
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 20.22% 20.13% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 986 1202 1032
Median daily rate £409 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £526 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 46 31
Median hourly rate £18.00 £38.03 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.66% +4.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.41 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.62 £54.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Oxfordshire +1 15 £350 +16.66%
Hampshire 0 13 £425 -8.10% 1
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £500 +66.66% 1
East Sussex +6 2 £400 -4.76%
Middlesex - 2 £350 - 1
Surrey +2 1 £350 -14.63% 2
Kent +1 1 £350 +12.00%
SQL Server 2005
England

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 54 (77.14%) SQL
3 35 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 29 (41.43%) .NET
4 29 (41.43%) Windows
5 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
6 24 (34.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 23 (32.86%) SQL Server 2014
8 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 20 (28.57%) VMware
9 19 (27.14%) Migration
9 19 (27.14%) C#
10 17 (24.29%) ETL
10 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (24.29%) vSphere
10 17 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (21.43%) JIRA
11 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (20.00%) Talend
12 14 (20.00%) Git (software)
12 14 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
12 14 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
12 14 (20.00%) MySQL
13 13 (18.57%) HTML
13 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
13 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
13 13 (18.57%) Citrix
13 13 (18.57%) Customer Insight
14 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure

SQL Server 2005
Top Related 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 8 (11.43%) Confluence
2 7 (10.00%) IIS
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) SAS
4 3 (4.29%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Office
2 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.86%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) Intranet
2 6 (8.57%) PuTTY
2 6 (8.57%) WinSCP
3 4 (5.71%) LDAP
4 2 (2.86%) Network Security
4 2 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (1.43%) Firewall
5 1 (1.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (34.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (32.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (20.00%) MySQL
5 14 (20.00%) Snowflake Schema
6 8 (11.43%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
6 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (10.00%) MS Access
7 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (8.57%) MariaDB
8 6 (8.57%) OLAP
8 6 (8.57%) OLTP
9 5 (7.14%) Big Data
9 5 (7.14%) Hadoop
10 4 (5.71%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (21.43%) JIRA
2 14 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
3 8 (11.43%) Liquibase
4 7 (10.00%) SpecFlow
5 6 (8.57%) HP UFT
5 6 (8.57%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.57%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (8.57%) Selenium
5 6 (8.57%) TeamCity
6 5 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.86%) Ant
7 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.86%) TestNG
7 2 (2.86%) Toad
8 1 (1.43%) NUnit
8 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (11.43%) Publishing
2 7 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Local Government
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (54.29%) Developer
2 18 (25.71%) SQL Developer
3 14 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 14 (20.00%) ETL Developer
4 13 (18.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 13 (18.57%) C# Developer
5 11 (15.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 11 (15.71%) C# VB.NET Developer
5 11 (15.71%) VB.NET Developer
6 10 (14.29%) Ajax Developer
6 10 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (14.29%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (10.00%) DBA
7 7 (10.00%) MySQL Developer
8 6 (8.57%) Database Developer
9 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (7.14%) Analyst
9 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
10 4 (5.71%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (41.43%) .NET
2 13 (18.57%) ASP.NET
2 13 (18.57%) HTML
3 12 (17.14%) CSS
4 11 (15.71%) jQuery
5 10 (14.29%) Ajax
6 8 (11.43%) XML
7 5 (7.14%) Web Services
8 3 (4.29%) HTML5
8 3 (4.29%) JSON
9 2 (2.86%) WAP
9 2 (2.86%) WCF
9 2 (2.86%) WinForms
10 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.43%) NHibernate
10 1 (1.43%) Ninject
10 1 (1.43%) RESTful
10 1 (1.43%) XHTML
10 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) CCTV
4 2 (2.86%) EPoS
4 2 (2.86%) HACMP
4 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.43%) iSeries
5 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.43%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (12.86%) Linux
7 8 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (10.00%) Unix
9 5 (7.14%) MVS
10 2 (2.86%) AIX
11 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) Migration
2 17 (24.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.29%) ETL
3 13 (18.57%) Customer Insight
4 11 (15.71%) MVC
5 9 (12.86%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (11.43%) Data Analysis
6 8 (11.43%) Scrum
7 7 (10.00%) BDD
7 7 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (10.00%) Informatics
8 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.57%) Change Management
8 6 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (8.57%) Database Tuning
8 6 (8.57%) DevOps
8 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
8 6 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (77.14%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) C#
3 13 (18.57%) JavaScript
4 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
4 12 (17.14%) VB.NET
5 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 9 (12.86%) Java
7 6 (8.57%) F#
7 6 (8.57%) VB
8 5 (7.14%) C
8 5 (7.14%) C++
8 5 (7.14%) MATLAB
8 5 (7.14%) R
9 3 (4.29%) VBScript
10 2 (2.86%) UniBasic
11 1 (1.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.29%) MCDBA
4 3 (4.29%) MCP
4 3 (4.29%) MCSA
4 3 (4.29%) MCSE
5 2 (2.86%) ISEB
5 2 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.86%) MCTS
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.29%) vSphere
3 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.00%) XenApp
4 7 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.57%) XenServer
6 4 (5.71%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.29%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 6 (8.57%) vRealize
3 3 (4.29%) OVSD
3 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) Netcool
5 1 (1.43%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (1.43%) Netcool/Webtop
5 1 (1.43%) SCOM
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.57%) VMware
3 14 (20.00%) Talend
4 13 (18.57%) Citrix
5 11 (15.71%) Oracle
6 10 (14.29%) HP
7 8 (11.43%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.57%) IBM
9 4 (5.71%) Cognos
10 2 (2.86%) Adobe
10 2 (2.86%) Altiris
10 2 (2.86%) Apple
10 2 (2.86%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.86%) NetApp
10 2 (2.86%) Redback
10 2 (2.86%) Sophos
11 1 (1.43%) IDERA
11 1 (1.43%) SAP
11 1 (1.43%) Splunk