The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 2000 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 2000 over the 3 months to 25 April 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 2000
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 613 540
Rank change year-on-year +49 -73  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2000 40 40 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.072% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.38% 0.33% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 78
Median daily rate £400 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £300
% change year-on-year - +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.00 - £32.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 - £32.60

SQL Server 2000 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 with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 10549 12195 12910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.76% 21.82% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7062 8223 8336
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 168 173
Median hourly rate £29.50 £28.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% -11.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.28 £49.82 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.91% -6.15%  

SQL Server 2000
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2000 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 2000 in the UK

SQL Server 2000
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2000.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2000 in the UK

SQL Server 2000
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2000 over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2000 in the UK

SQL Server 2000
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2000.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2000 in the UK

SQL Server 2000
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 2000 within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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
England +41 37 £400 - 6
North West - 11 £375 - 3
South East +31 9 £403 -7.47%
Manchester - 8 £375 - 2
East of England -6 6 £325 -31.57%
Yorkshire +31 4 £419 +8.06% 2
Berkshire +29 4 £405 -12.43%
Scotland +28 3 £325 -13.33%
London +20 3 £338 -15.62%
Cheshire - 3 £374 -
West Midlands +19 2 £363 -12.12% 1
West Yorkshire +18 2 £406 -4.41%
Edinburgh +16 2 £325 -13.33%
South Yorkshire +5 2 £438 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Bracknell - 2 £405 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £325 -
Watford - 2 £248 -
Norwich - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £248 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Leeds +12 1 £400 -5.88%
City of London +10 1 £475 -9.52%
Suffolk +10 1 £400 -
East Sussex +7 1 £400 -4.76%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £400 -15.78%
Glasgow -2 1 - -
East Midlands -9 1 £450 +12.50%
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £363 -

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2000 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2000.

1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (63.16%) SQL
2 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 38 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 36 (47.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (47.37%) .NET
5 28 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (32.89%) Windows
7 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (30.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (28.95%) T-SQL
8 22 (28.95%) Business Intelligence
8 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
9 21 (27.63%) Migration
10 18 (23.68%) VB
10 18 (23.68%) VB.NET
11 17 (22.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (21.05%) C#
13 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (18.42%) ETL
15 13 (17.11%) Office 365
16 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
16 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
16 12 (15.79%) VBA
16 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
16 12 (15.79%) MS Access
16 12 (15.79%) VB6
16 12 (15.79%) Data Analysis

SQL Server 2000
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (7.89%) SAS
2 4 (5.26%) IIS
2 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.63%) JBoss
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (6.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (17.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Intranet
2 4 (5.26%) Internet
2 4 (5.26%) SAN
3 3 (3.95%) DNS
4 1 (1.32%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.32%) LAN
4 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.32%) VLAN
4 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 38 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 36 (47.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 28 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (30.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (22.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (19.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (15.79%) MS Access
10 6 (7.89%) Big Data
10 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
11 5 (6.58%) NoSQL
12 3 (3.95%) DTS
12 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
12 3 (3.95%) Power BI
12 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2016
13 2 (2.63%) DB2
13 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Visual Studio
2 5 (6.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.26%) AccuRev
3 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.26%) JIRA
3 4 (5.26%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Lombardi
5 1 (1.32%) Moq
5 1 (1.32%) MSTest
5 1 (1.32%) NUnit
5 1 (1.32%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.32%) Rhino Mocks
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (13.16%) Banking
2 7 (9.21%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Advertising
4 2 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (1.32%) Electronics
5 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Local Government
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (63.16%) Developer
2 20 (26.32%) DBA
2 20 (26.32%) SQL DBA
3 16 (21.05%) SQL Developer
4 11 (14.47%) Microsoft Developer
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Developer
5 10 (13.16%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 10 (13.16%) VB Developer
6 9 (11.84%) Access Developer
6 9 (11.84%) SSIS Developer
6 9 (11.84%) VB6 Developer
7 8 (10.53%) .NET Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Access VBA Developer
7 8 (10.53%) ETL Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Excel Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Excel VBA Developer
7 8 (10.53%) Software Developer
7 8 (10.53%) VB VBA Developer
7 8 (10.53%) VBA Developer
8 6 (7.89%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (47.37%) .NET
2 6 (7.89%) CSS
2 6 (7.89%) HTML
3 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.58%) ASP.NET
3 5 (6.58%) WinForms
3 5 (6.58%) WPF
4 4 (5.26%) jQuery
4 4 (5.26%) MDX
4 4 (5.26%) WCF
5 3 (3.95%) Classic ASP
5 3 (3.95%) Web Services
6 2 (2.63%) Dojo
6 2 (2.63%) Ext JS
6 2 (2.63%) SAP CO-PA
6 2 (2.63%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (2.63%) XML
7 1 (1.32%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (1.32%) Ninject
7 1 (1.32%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.84%) Clustering
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Mainframe
3 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.26%) NHS
4 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 12 (15.79%) Windows 10
2 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.89%) MVS
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.32%) Android
6 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.95%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (27.63%) Migration
4 14 (18.42%) ETL
5 12 (15.79%) Data Analysis
6 11 (14.47%) Kimball Methodology
6 11 (14.47%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.16%) High Availability
8 8 (10.53%) MVC
9 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (7.89%) ITIL
11 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
12 4 (5.26%) Change Management
12 4 (5.26%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.26%) Functional Testing
12 4 (5.26%) SDLC
13 3 (3.95%) Information Management
13 3 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 3 (3.95%) Server Monitoring
14 2 (2.63%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (63.16%) SQL
2 22 (28.95%) T-SQL
3 18 (23.68%) VB
3 18 (23.68%) VB.NET
4 16 (21.05%) C#
5 12 (15.79%) VB6
5 12 (15.79%) VBA
6 9 (11.84%) Java
7 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 7 (9.21%) C++
9 6 (7.89%) C
9 6 (7.89%) MATLAB
9 6 (7.89%) R
10 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
11 2 (2.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (1.32%) Python
12 1 (1.32%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) CTC Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) MCITP
3 3 (3.95%) MCSE
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (3.95%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.32%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.26%) HP
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.95%) SAP
3 3 (3.95%) VMware
4 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Sencha
4 2 (2.63%) Tableau
5 1 (1.32%) Adobe
5 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.32%) F5
5 1 (1.32%) Nintex
5 1 (1.32%) Solace