The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 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 2005
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 449 290
Rank change year-on-year -3 -159  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 148 209 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.37% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.39% 1.71% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 138 277
Median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -42.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.60 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £41.20 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +37.50% -38.46%  

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 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 10618 12201 12719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.84% 21.84% 22.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7103 8236 8220
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 £280
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 129 171 169
Median hourly rate £29.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.66 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -10.76% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
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 2005 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +1 139 £350 -4.10% 51
South East +21 42 £350 -10.82% 16
London -15 34 £450 +12.50% 8
North West +44 19 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire +2 15 £350 +16.66% 1
Hampshire +1 13 £325 -29.72% 4
Manchester - 13 £450 - 3
West Midlands +13 12 £363 +3.57% 5
Oxford +2 12 £350 +16.66%
East Midlands +1 11 £216 -42.40% 6
City of London -9 10 £450 -10.00% 4
South West -11 9 £425 +21.42% 3
Scotland +30 8 - - 2
East of England +2 8 £400 +56.86% 3
Glasgow +6 6 - - 2
Milton Keynes +2 6 £325 +8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £325 +8.33% 2
Andover - 6 £325 -
Abingdon - 6 £350 -
Derbyshire - 5 £150 -
Cheshire +35 4 £355 -
Warwickshire - 4 £400 -
Liss - 4 £171 - 2
West Yorkshire +9 3 £310 -4.61% 7
Yorkshire +9 3 £310 -4.61% 7
East Sussex +6 3 £400 -4.76% 1
Northamptonshire +1 3 £213 -45.16%
Nottingham - 3 £300 - 5
Warwick - 3 £400 -
Derby - 3 £216 -

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 284 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 203 (71.48%) SQL
3 169 (59.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 142 (50.00%) Windows
5 122 (42.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 118 (41.55%) Microsoft
7 117 (41.20%) .NET
8 80 (28.17%) C#
9 75 (26.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 73 (25.70%) Windows Server
11 67 (23.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 66 (23.24%) T-SQL
13 63 (22.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 59 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (20.42%) Oracle
15 58 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
16 56 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
17 52 (18.31%) Finance
17 52 (18.31%) VMware
18 51 (17.96%) Migration
18 51 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (17.96%) Oracle Database
19 50 (17.61%) Relational Database
19 50 (17.61%) JavaScript
20 48 (16.90%) Linux
20 48 (16.90%) Oracle Database 10g
21 47 (16.55%) ASP.NET
22 42 (14.79%) MVC
22 42 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
23 41 (14.44%) VB.NET

SQL Server 2005
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 38 (13.38%) IIS
2 28 (9.86%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.28%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.58%) Apache
5 11 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (3.52%) JBoss
7 8 (2.82%) Confluence
7 8 (2.82%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (2.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (2.82%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.46%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (2.46%) SAS
9 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (1.76%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.06%) CMS
12 3 (1.06%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 23 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (6.34%) Oracle 11i
2 15 (5.28%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.46%) Demantra
4 7 (2.46%) SnowdropKCS
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.06%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 33 (11.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (5.99%) Office 365
3 4 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.06%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.28%) Intranet
1 15 (5.28%) PuTTY
1 15 (5.28%) WinSCP
2 14 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.52%) SAN
4 8 (2.82%) HTTP
4 8 (2.82%) WAN
5 7 (2.46%) DNS
6 6 (2.11%) Firewall
7 5 (1.76%) LAN
7 5 (1.76%) LDAP
7 5 (1.76%) Skype
8 4 (1.41%) DHCP
8 4 (1.41%) Internet
9 3 (1.06%) Network Security
9 3 (1.06%) VoIP
10 2 (0.70%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.35%) NAS
11 1 (0.35%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 169 (59.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 122 (42.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 75 (26.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (23.59%) SQL Server 2014
6 63 (22.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 51 (17.96%) Oracle Database
8 50 (17.61%) Relational Database
9 48 (16.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 36 (12.68%) SQL Server 2000
11 33 (11.62%) Oracle Database 11g
12 30 (10.56%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (9.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 22 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (7.04%) DTS
15 20 (7.04%) SQL Server 2016
16 19 (6.69%) MS Access
16 19 (6.69%) RDBMS
17 12 (4.23%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (3.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 28 (9.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (7.39%) Visual Studio
3 16 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 16 (5.63%) Selenium
3 16 (5.63%) TeamCity
4 15 (5.28%) HP UFT
4 15 (5.28%) JIRA
4 15 (5.28%) Oracle APEX
4 15 (5.28%) SpecFlow
5 14 (4.93%) Git (software)
6 13 (4.58%) Oracle Forms
7 11 (3.87%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (3.17%) Ant
8 9 (3.17%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.17%) SoapUI
8 9 (3.17%) TestNG
8 9 (3.17%) Toad
9 8 (2.82%) Liquibase
10 7 (2.46%) LoadRunner
11 6 (2.11%) NUnit
General
1 52 (18.31%) Finance
2 20 (7.04%) Banking
3 18 (6.34%) Manufacturing
3 18 (6.34%) Publishing
4 14 (4.93%) Retail
5 4 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.41%) Legal
6 3 (1.06%) Advertising
6 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.06%) Local Government
6 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 2 (0.70%) Electronics
7 2 (0.70%) Law
7 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.35%) Back Office
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 134 (47.18%) Developer
2 58 (20.42%) SQL Developer
3 53 (18.66%) .NET Developer
3 53 (18.66%) DBA
4 49 (17.25%) SQL DBA
5 37 (13.03%) C# Developer
6 33 (11.62%) Analyst
6 33 (11.62%) C# .NET Developer
7 24 (8.45%) Support Analyst
8 20 (7.04%) SQL Server DBA
9 19 (6.69%) ASP.NET Developer
10 18 (6.34%) Applications Support
10 18 (6.34%) Consultant
11 17 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 17 (5.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (5.63%) VB.NET Developer
13 15 (5.28%) Applications Support Analyst
13 15 (5.28%) ETL Developer
14 14 (4.93%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 14 (4.93%) C# VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (41.20%) .NET
2 47 (16.55%) ASP.NET
3 36 (12.68%) HTML
4 31 (10.92%) CSS
5 25 (8.80%) jQuery
6 24 (8.45%) XML
7 22 (7.75%) Web Services
8 18 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 17 (5.99%) WCF
10 16 (5.63%) .NET Framework
10 16 (5.63%) Ajax
11 15 (5.28%) AngularJS
12 14 (4.93%) Entity Framework
13 11 (3.87%) WinForms
14 10 (3.52%) MSMQ
14 10 (3.52%) SAML
15 8 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web API
15 8 (2.82%) Silverlight
16 7 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
16 7 (2.46%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.75%) Clustering
3 14 (4.93%) Replication
4 6 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.06%) CCTV
6 3 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.06%) HP StoreVirtual
6 3 (1.06%) User Experience
7 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.70%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.70%) EPoS
7 2 (0.70%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.70%) HACMP
7 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.35%) Blog
8 1 (0.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 142 (50.00%) Windows
2 73 (25.70%) Windows Server
3 56 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (16.90%) Linux
6 42 (14.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (12.68%) Unix
8 20 (7.04%) Windows 7
9 17 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (4.58%) Windows 10
11 12 (4.23%) HPUX
11 12 (4.23%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.11%) MVS
13 2 (0.70%) AIX
13 2 (0.70%) CentOS
13 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.35%) Android
14 1 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.35%) Solaris
14 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (20.77%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.42%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (17.96%) Migration
4 42 (14.79%) MVC
5 32 (11.27%) ETL
6 28 (9.86%) ITIL
7 24 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (8.45%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (7.39%) Data Analysis
9 18 (6.34%) High Availability
10 17 (5.99%) Change Management
10 17 (5.99%) Scrum
11 16 (5.63%) DevOps
11 16 (5.63%) Unit Testing
12 15 (5.28%) CRM
12 15 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 15 (5.28%) Integration Testing
12 15 (5.28%) OO
12 15 (5.28%) System Integration Testing
13 14 (4.93%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 203 (71.48%) SQL
2 80 (28.17%) C#
3 66 (23.24%) T-SQL
4 50 (17.61%) JavaScript
5 41 (14.44%) VB.NET
6 33 (11.62%) Java
7 27 (9.51%) PowerShell
8 26 (9.15%) PL/SQL
8 26 (9.15%) VB
9 16 (5.63%) VBA
10 15 (5.28%) F#
11 13 (4.58%) VB6
12 8 (2.82%) C
13 7 (2.46%) VBScript
14 6 (2.11%) C++
14 6 (2.11%) MATLAB
14 6 (2.11%) R
15 4 (1.41%) PHP
16 3 (1.06%) UniBasic
17 1 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (9.15%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.69%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (3.87%) MCSE
5 9 (3.17%) Degree
6 7 (2.46%) ISEB
6 7 (2.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (2.11%) MCDBA
8 5 (1.76%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.76%) MCP
9 4 (1.41%) MCITP
10 3 (1.06%) CCNA
10 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.06%) MCSA
10 3 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.70%) OCP
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.82%) ISO 9001
2 6 (2.11%) SLA
3 4 (1.41%) QA
4 2 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (14.44%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.56%) vSphere
3 28 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (8.10%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.23%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.23%) XenApp
6 10 (3.52%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.46%) XenServer
8 6 (2.11%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.06%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (5.28%) vRealize
2 14 (4.93%) SCCM
3 13 (4.58%) Failover Clustering
4 12 (4.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (2.82%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (2.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 7 (2.46%) SCOM
7 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (1.41%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (1.06%) OVSD
9 3 (1.06%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.06%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.70%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.70%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.70%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.70%) vMotion
11 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 118 (41.55%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.42%) Oracle
3 52 (18.31%) VMware
4 26 (9.15%) HP
5 20 (7.04%) Citrix
6 19 (6.69%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.87%) Talend
8 9 (3.17%) IBM
9 8 (2.82%) SAP
10 7 (2.46%) Xamarin
11 6 (2.11%) Cognos
12 5 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (1.41%) Intel Security
13 4 (1.41%) NetApp
14 3 (1.06%) Adobe
14 3 (1.06%) Cisco
14 3 (1.06%) iManage
14 3 (1.06%) Redback
14 3 (1.06%) Sophos
15 2 (0.70%) Altiris
Liss, Hampshire
Oscar
Rate: £70 - £120 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
Prospectus
Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago