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 25 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 455 288
Rank change year-on-year +3 -167  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 136 199 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.38% 0.77%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.31% 1.72% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 136 272
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Median hourly rate £34.50 £23.00 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.55 £12.83 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.35 £40.90 £42.25
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 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 10379 11588 13176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.43% 21.84% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6780 7853 8607
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 193 183
Median hourly rate £31.50 £31.27 £27.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.73% +12.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +24.59% +17.30%  

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 25 June 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
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 25 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
England +2 124 £375 +10.70% 30
London -2 51 £451 +6.00% 9
South East +44 24 £350 +7.69% 4
City of London +5 18 £450 -5.01% 2
North West +39 15 £350 +3.70% 4
West Midlands +21 11 £350 +2.94% 3
Scotland +31 8 £438 +45.83%
Manchester +21 8 £330 -2.22% 3
Milton Keynes -6 7 £344 -23.61%
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £344 -23.61%
South West -7 6 £350 +1.44% 2
Hampshire +7 5 £175 -46.15% 1
Nottingham +5 5 £350 -
Glasgow +1 5 - -
Nottinghamshire -1 5 £350 -
East Midlands -11 5 £350 -9.67%
East of England -14 5 £400 +6.66% 2
Cheshire +29 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +13 4 - - 6
Warwickshire +12 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 - 1
Oxford - 4 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +55 3 £310 -
Tyne and Wear +49 3 £310 -
North East +40 3 £310 -
Birmingham +16 3 £375 -3.22%
West Yorkshire +14 3 - - 6
Essex -11 3 £400 -
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
Liverpool - 3 £425 -

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

1 289 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 204 (70.59%) SQL
3 187 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 149 (51.56%) Windows
5 138 (47.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 132 (45.67%) Microsoft
7 123 (42.56%) .NET
8 88 (30.45%) C#
9 76 (26.30%) Windows Server
10 73 (25.26%) T-SQL
11 66 (22.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 65 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (20.42%) MVC
14 58 (20.07%) VMware
15 54 (18.69%) Oracle
15 54 (18.69%) ASP.NET
16 53 (18.34%) CSS
16 53 (18.34%) SQL Server 2014
17 52 (17.99%) HTML
18 51 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 51 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
19 50 (17.30%) JavaScript
19 50 (17.30%) Migration
19 50 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
19 50 (17.30%) Oracle Database
20 49 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
21 48 (16.61%) Finance
21 48 (16.61%) Windows Server 2003
22 46 (15.92%) Oracle Database 10g
23 45 (15.57%) Active Directory

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 35 (12.11%) IIS
2 29 (10.03%) SharePoint
3 27 (9.34%) MS Exchange
4 15 (5.19%) Apache
5 10 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.42%) JBoss
7 7 (2.42%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.38%) CMS
9 4 (1.38%) SAS
9 4 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (1.38%) Sitefinity
10 3 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (6.23%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.84%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (4.15%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.04%) Demantra
5 3 (1.04%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.69%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (7.96%) Office 365
3 17 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.04%) IaaS
6 2 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (7.61%) SAN
2 19 (6.57%) PuTTY
2 19 (6.57%) WinSCP
3 16 (5.54%) Firewall
4 12 (4.15%) NAS
5 11 (3.81%) WAN
6 10 (3.46%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.77%) DNS
7 8 (2.77%) Intranet
7 8 (2.77%) LAN
8 7 (2.42%) DHCP
9 6 (2.08%) HTTP
9 6 (2.08%) Internet
10 5 (1.73%) LDAP
10 5 (1.73%) Skype
11 4 (1.38%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.04%) Network Security
12 3 (1.04%) SSL
12 3 (1.04%) VoIP
13 2 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 187 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 138 (47.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 66 (22.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (18.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 51 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 50 (17.30%) Oracle Database
8 46 (15.92%) Oracle Database 10g
9 41 (14.19%) Relational Database
10 36 (12.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 35 (12.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 34 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
13 31 (10.73%) Oracle Reports
14 28 (9.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (6.23%) DTS
16 16 (5.54%) RDBMS
17 13 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
18 12 (4.15%) Big Data
19 11 (3.81%) Hadoop
20 10 (3.46%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 35 (12.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (8.30%) Jenkins
3 22 (7.61%) Visual Studio
4 20 (6.92%) TeamCity
5 19 (6.57%) HP UFT
5 19 (6.57%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (6.57%) Selenium
5 19 (6.57%) SpecFlow
6 14 (4.84%) NUnit
7 13 (4.50%) Ant
7 13 (4.50%) Eclipse
7 13 (4.50%) Moq
7 13 (4.50%) MSTest
7 13 (4.50%) SoapUI
7 13 (4.50%) TestNG
7 13 (4.50%) Toad
8 10 (3.46%) LoadRunner
9 9 (3.11%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (1.73%) JIRA
General
1 48 (16.61%) Finance
2 16 (5.54%) Banking
3 13 (4.50%) Manufacturing
4 10 (3.46%) Retail
5 7 (2.42%) Publishing
6 5 (1.73%) Law
6 5 (1.73%) Legal
7 4 (1.38%) Automotive
7 4 (1.38%) Front Office
7 4 (1.38%) Local Government
7 4 (1.38%) Marketing
8 3 (1.04%) Digital Economy
8 3 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Billing
10 1 (0.35%) Electronics
10 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 116 (40.14%) Developer
2 57 (19.72%) DBA
3 56 (19.38%) .NET Developer
4 53 (18.34%) SQL DBA
5 47 (16.26%) SQL Developer
6 39 (13.49%) C# Developer
7 30 (10.38%) Analyst
8 29 (10.03%) C# .NET Developer
9 22 (7.61%) Consultant
10 20 (6.92%) SQL Server DBA
11 19 (6.57%) Support Analyst
12 18 (6.23%) ASP.NET Developer
13 16 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 15 (5.19%) Architect
14 15 (5.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 14 (4.84%) Applications Support
15 14 (4.84%) VB.NET Developer
16 13 (4.50%) Applications Support Analyst
16 13 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 13 (4.50%) C# VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (42.56%) .NET
2 54 (18.69%) ASP.NET
3 53 (18.34%) CSS
4 52 (17.99%) HTML
5 40 (13.84%) jQuery
6 37 (12.80%) Web Services
7 30 (10.38%) Ajax
8 28 (9.69%) WCF
9 23 (7.96%) AngularJS
10 22 (7.61%) XML
11 19 (6.57%) .NET Framework
12 17 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (4.84%) Entity Framework
14 13 (4.50%) HTML5
14 13 (4.50%) Razor View Engine
15 12 (4.15%) WPF
16 9 (3.11%) WinForms
17 8 (2.77%) JSON
17 8 (2.77%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.76%) Clustering
2 18 (6.23%) Replication
3 15 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.73%) User Experience
6 4 (1.38%) Derivative
6 4 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.38%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.38%) OTC Derivatives
7 3 (1.04%) CCTV
7 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.69%) EPoS
8 2 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.69%) HACMP
8 2 (0.69%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.69%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 149 (51.56%) Windows
2 76 (26.30%) Windows Server
3 50 (17.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (16.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (15.22%) Linux
7 28 (9.69%) Unix
8 21 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (5.19%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.81%) Windows Vista
11 10 (3.46%) Solaris
12 8 (2.77%) HPUX
12 8 (2.77%) Windows 10
12 8 (2.77%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.38%) MVS
14 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.69%) AIX
15 2 (0.69%) CentOS
15 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (20.42%) MVC
3 50 (17.30%) Migration
4 45 (15.57%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (12.46%) ITIL
6 34 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.38%) DevOps
8 24 (8.30%) ETL
8 24 (8.30%) High Availability
9 23 (7.96%) Test Automation
10 21 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (7.27%) Scrum
11 19 (6.57%) Integration Testing
11 19 (6.57%) System Integration Testing
12 18 (6.23%) BDD
12 18 (6.23%) Database Mirroring
12 18 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
13 17 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
13 17 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (70.59%) SQL
2 88 (30.45%) C#
3 73 (25.26%) T-SQL
4 50 (17.30%) JavaScript
5 35 (12.11%) VB.NET
6 26 (9.00%) Java
7 24 (8.30%) PowerShell
8 23 (7.96%) VB
9 20 (6.92%) PL/SQL
10 19 (6.57%) F#
11 11 (3.81%) VBA
12 10 (3.46%) VB6
13 7 (2.42%) VBScript
14 4 (1.38%) C
14 4 (1.38%) C++
14 4 (1.38%) PHP
15 3 (1.04%) MATLAB
15 3 (1.04%) R
15 3 (1.04%) UniBasic
16 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.42%) SC Cleared
3 29 (10.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (6.92%) MCSE
5 13 (4.50%) Degree
6 12 (4.15%) MCITP
7 10 (3.46%) ISEB
7 10 (3.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (2.77%) CCNA
8 8 (2.77%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.77%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.77%) MCP
8 8 (2.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (2.08%) MCDBA
11 5 (1.73%) CCSP
12 4 (1.38%) MCSA
12 4 (1.38%) MCTS
13 3 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.77%) SLA
2 7 (2.42%) ISO 9001
3 6 (2.08%) QA
4 3 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (15.57%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (10.73%) Hyper-V
4 29 (10.03%) vSphere
5 17 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.77%) XenApp
7 6 (2.08%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.04%) ISA Server
9 3 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.69%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.35%) Docker
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.35%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (9.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 20 (6.92%) SCCM
3 19 (6.57%) vRealize
4 17 (5.88%) SCOM
5 16 (5.54%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (1.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.73%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (1.73%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (1.38%) Data Guard
7 4 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.38%) Perfmon
7 4 (1.38%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.04%) OVSD
8 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.69%) Puppet
9 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 132 (45.67%) Microsoft
2 58 (20.07%) VMware
3 54 (18.69%) Oracle
4 45 (15.57%) HP
5 23 (7.96%) Citrix
5 23 (7.96%) Red Hat
6 10 (3.46%) IBM
6 10 (3.46%) StorageTek
6 10 (3.46%) Sun
7 7 (2.42%) McAfee
8 6 (2.08%) SAP
8 6 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.73%) Sophos
9 5 (1.73%) Telerik
10 4 (1.38%) Cognos
10 4 (1.38%) Symantec
11 3 (1.04%) Adobe
11 3 (1.04%) Apple
11 3 (1.04%) CA
11 3 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
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