Period
to 16 February 2020

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 6 months to 16 February 2020 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
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 658 766 699
Rank change year-on-year +108 -67 -107
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 66 113 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.11% 0.19%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.46% 0.51% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 134
UK median daily rate £425 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.01% +11.03%
10th Percentile £260 £294 £255
90th Percentile £538 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.58% +9.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 10
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.70% -50.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £12.33 £15.00 £26.43
90th Percentile £19.90 £15.00 £48.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -1.70% -50.00% +9.09%

SQL Server 2005 is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 14,455 21,967 22,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.25% 22.32% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,567 15,125 15,392
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £313
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 251 256
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £33.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.58% -3.65% +24.55%
10th Percentile £13.74 £13.25 £15.09
90th Percentile £53.75 £57.33 £57.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.55 £33.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -22.58% -13.73% +53.00%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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 12 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 6 months to 16 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +107 63 £425 -10.53% 26
UK excluding London +86 50 £400 +4.58% 27
South East +91 26 £425 +17.24% 5
London +97 17 £525 -4.55%
North of England +59 13 £425 +18.06% 13
Yorkshire +54 8 £425 +9.68% 4
West Midlands +55 5 £325 -3.70% 3
Midlands +44 5 £325 -23.53% 5
North West +42 5 £150 -58.33% 7
East of England +28 3 £275 -37.14% 2
Scotland +27 2 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (63.64%) SQL
3 32 (48.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 31 (46.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (45.45%) .NET
6 28 (42.42%) C#
6 28 (42.42%) Windows
7 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
8 25 (37.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 15 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
12 14 (21.21%) Finance
12 14 (21.21%) Azure
13 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
13 13 (19.70%) SQL Server 2017
13 13 (19.70%) .NET Framework
14 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
14 12 (18.18%) WCF
15 11 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (16.67%) Story Points
15 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 11 (16.67%) WebSphere
15 11 (16.67%) MVC
15 11 (16.67%) Scrum
15 11 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
15 11 (16.67%) XSLT
15 11 (16.67%) T-SQL
16 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
16 10 (15.15%) 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 15 (22.73%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
4 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.09%) IIS
5 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.55%) WordPress
7 1 (1.52%) Confluence
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Misys Opics
Cloud Services
1 14 (21.21%) Azure
2 7 (10.61%) Office 365
3 6 (9.09%) npm
4 4 (6.06%) Azure Functions
4 4 (6.06%) Serverless
5 3 (4.55%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (3.03%) IaaS
7 1 (1.52%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.06%) HTTP
1 4 (6.06%) SAN
1 4 (6.06%) SMTP
2 3 (4.55%) DHCP
2 3 (4.55%) DNS
2 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.03%) VLAN
3 2 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (1.52%) Internet
4 1 (1.52%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 32 (48.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (46.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (37.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (30.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (19.70%) SQL Server 2017
7 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
10 5 (7.58%) Relational Database
10 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2019
11 1 (1.52%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (9.09%) gulp
2 6 (9.09%) jspm
3 3 (4.55%) Moq
3 3 (4.55%) NUnit
4 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.03%) Law
3 2 (3.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) German Language
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (54.55%) Developer
2 15 (22.73%) BizTalk Developer
3 13 (19.70%) DBA
3 13 (19.70%) SQL DBA
4 8 (12.12%) C# Developer
4 8 (12.12%) SQL Developer
5 6 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (7.58%) SQL BI Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Administrator
7 4 (6.06%) Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Operations Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.55%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) SQL Server DBA
9 2 (3.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (45.45%) .NET
2 13 (19.70%) .NET Framework
3 12 (18.18%) WCF
4 11 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (16.67%) XSLT
5 9 (13.64%) .NET Core
6 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET
6 8 (12.12%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (12.12%) Entity Framework
6 8 (12.12%) HTML
7 7 (10.61%) CSS
7 7 (10.61%) jQuery
8 6 (9.09%) Ajax
8 6 (9.09%) AngularJS
8 6 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (9.09%) JSON
8 6 (9.09%) OAuth
8 6 (9.09%) REST
8 6 (9.09%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Clustering
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 28 (42.42%) Windows
2 12 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.06%) Android
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (16.67%) MVC
2 11 (16.67%) Scrum
2 11 (16.67%) Story Points
3 10 (15.15%) E-Commerce
4 8 (12.12%) Migration
4 8 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.61%) TDD
6 6 (9.09%) B2C
6 6 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 6 (9.09%) ERD
6 6 (9.09%) High Availability
6 6 (9.09%) ITIL
6 6 (9.09%) Microservices
6 6 (9.09%) Project Management
6 6 (9.09%) SDLC
6 6 (9.09%) SOLID
6 6 (9.09%) UML
7 5 (7.58%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 42 (63.64%) SQL
2 28 (42.42%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
4 11 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.09%) TypeScript
7 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.55%) VB
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.52%) VBA
9 1 (1.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (1.52%) HND
4 1 (1.52%) MBA
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) GDPR
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 10 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.09%) Docker
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) MIIS
2 4 (6.06%) SCCM
3 3 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Nessus
4 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.52%) Foglight
5 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.52%) SCOM
5 1 (1.52%) SCSM
5 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.58%) Remedy
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Avaya
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco
5 2 (3.03%) IBM
5 2 (3.03%) Qualys
5 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.52%) Cognos
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Infor
6 1 (1.52%) Misys
6 1 (1.52%) NetApp
6 1 (1.52%) Sun
6 1 (1.52%) Trayport
6 1 (1.52%) Veritas