The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 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 West
Rank 121 122 113
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 15 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.59% 0.99%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.28% 2.80% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 17
Median daily rate £275 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -3.11% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
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 West with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 457 607 735
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.60% 20.92% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 439 529
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.47% -35.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £15.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £33.90 £36.00
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 West

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

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West 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
Gloucestershire +8 6 £275 -74.66%
Somerset 0 2 £375 -79.68% 1
Bristol -7 1 - - 1
SQL Server 2005
England

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

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 West region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (54.55%) SQL
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 10 (45.45%) C#
6 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
7 7 (31.82%) vRealize
7 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
7 7 (31.82%) DTS
7 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
7 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 7 (31.82%) Oracle
7 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
7 7 (31.82%) VMware
7 7 (31.82%) HP
7 7 (31.82%) HP UFT
7 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
7 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
7 7 (31.82%) vSphere
7 7 (31.82%) TeamCity
7 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) PuTTY
1 7 (31.82%) WinSCP
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (68.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (31.82%) DTS
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (9.09%) RDBMS
7 2 (9.09%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.55%) Power BI
8 1 (4.55%) QlikView
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (31.82%) HP UFT
2 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (31.82%) Selenium
2 7 (31.82%) SpecFlow
2 7 (31.82%) TeamCity
3 5 (22.73%) Ant
3 5 (22.73%) Eclipse
3 5 (22.73%) SoapUI
3 5 (22.73%) TestNG
3 5 (22.73%) Toad
4 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
5 1 (4.55%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Developer
2 11 (50.00%) SQL Developer
3 9 (40.91%) .NET Developer
4 8 (36.36%) T-SQL Developer
5 7 (31.82%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (31.82%) C# Developer
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Developer
6 5 (22.73%) Tester
7 4 (18.18%) Automation Tester
7 4 (18.18%) SSIS Developer
8 2 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Applications Tester
8 2 (9.09%) Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) DBA
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) SQL DBA
8 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Consultant
8 2 (9.09%) Test Consultant
9 1 (4.55%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) AngularJS
2 7 (31.82%) Silverlight
3 5 (22.73%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
5 1 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.55%) jQuery
5 1 (4.55%) WCF
5 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
1 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
1 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
1 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
1 7 (31.82%) Defect Tracking
1 7 (31.82%) Exploratory Testing
1 7 (31.82%) Integration Testing
1 7 (31.82%) Regression Testing
1 7 (31.82%) System Integration Testing
2 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) BDD
2 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
2 6 (27.27%) Scrum
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) Test Strategy
3 5 (22.73%) API Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Automation Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 7 (31.82%) F#
3 7 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 7 (31.82%) VB.NET
4 5 (22.73%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) VB
5 2 (9.09%) VBScript
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB
2 4 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) vSphere
2 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) vRealize
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) HP
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.55%) SAP