Period
to 27 May 2018

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 27 May 2018 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 706 546 476
Rank change year-on-year -160 -70 -156
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 176 299 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.33% 0.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.78% 1.46% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 228 294
UK median daily rate £400 £355 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.83% -0.14% +1.43%
10th Percentile £160 £181 £275
90th Percentile £597 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +4.64% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 13
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.68% +50.00% -22.69%
10th Percentile £25.25 £18.60 £13.40
90th Percentile £50.09 £40.90 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £34.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +37.68% +50.00% -14.81%

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 22,611 20,527 23,287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.44% 22.54% 22.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,752 13,737 15,728
UK median daily rate £474 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.23% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £295 £278
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 250 383
UK median hourly rate £33.50 £30.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% +5.26% +4.34%
10th Percentile £14.00 £9.25 £12.04
90th Percentile £53.50 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £29.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year +13.45% +4.39% +10.34%

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 27 May 2018.

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 6 months to 27 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 16 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 27 May 2018. 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 -173 143 £400 +12.99% 55
UK excluding London -123 109 £366 +4.64% 42
London -74 66 £475 +11.76% 16
South East -62 31 £394 +12.50% 4
Wales +15 23 £400 - 1
East of England +2 13 £350 -12.50% 5
Midlands -48 13 £370 +89.74% 9
South West -6 10 £375 +7.14% 6
North of England -48 10 £300 -14.29% 15
Scotland -35 9 £375 - 2
West Midlands -34 8 £370 -1.33% 6
North West -38 5 £330 -7.04% 10
East Midlands -21 4 £355 +136.67% 2
Yorkshire -23 3 £375 +6.53% 5
North East +6 2 £148 -52.42%
Northern Ireland +8 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2018, 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.

1 176 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (68.75%) SQL
3 97 (55.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (38.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 65 (36.93%) Windows
6 62 (35.23%) Microsoft
7 56 (31.82%) C#
7 56 (31.82%) .NET
8 54 (30.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 49 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 47 (26.70%) Windows Server
12 42 (23.86%) T-SQL
13 38 (21.59%) Finance
14 36 (20.45%) Active Directory
15 32 (18.18%) VMware
16 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
16 31 (17.61%) WCF
17 30 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
17 30 (17.05%) Performance Tuning
18 28 (15.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 28 (15.91%) HTML
18 28 (15.91%) ASP.NET
19 27 (15.34%) CSS
19 27 (15.34%) MVC
20 26 (14.77%) ETL
20 26 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
20 26 (14.77%) AngularJS
21 24 (13.64%) High Availability
22 23 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003

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 19 (10.80%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.23%) IIS
2 18 (10.23%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.55%) Apache
4 8 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.41%) Moodle
7 4 (2.27%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.70%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.70%) SAS
9 2 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.14%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.57%) CMS
10 1 (0.57%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.70%) SPSS
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.57%) Demantra
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.57%) SnowdropKCS
2 1 (0.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.11%) Office 365
3 5 (2.84%) SaaS
4 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.14%) IaaS
5 2 (1.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.57%) npm
6 1 (0.57%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.39%) DHCP
1 13 (7.39%) DNS
2 9 (5.11%) Firewall
2 9 (5.11%) SAN
2 9 (5.11%) WAN
3 8 (4.55%) LAN
3 8 (4.55%) VoIP
4 7 (3.98%) Network Security
5 6 (3.41%) FCoE
6 5 (2.84%) NetScaler
6 5 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.84%) VPN
7 3 (1.70%) Internet
7 3 (1.70%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.70%) SSL
8 2 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.14%) HSRP
8 2 (1.14%) Junos
8 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (55.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (38.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (30.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (15.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (10.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (10.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (7.95%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (5.68%) MySQL
10 10 (5.68%) Relational Database
11 9 (5.11%) PowerPivot
12 8 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 7 (3.98%) Power BI
14 6 (3.41%) Big Data
14 6 (3.41%) Hadoop
14 6 (3.41%) Oracle Database
15 4 (2.27%) NoSQL
15 4 (2.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (10.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (5.11%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.55%) TeamCity
4 7 (3.98%) FitNesse
4 7 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.98%) NUnit
5 6 (3.41%) Moq
5 6 (3.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 5 (2.84%) Mercurial
7 4 (2.27%) MSTest
7 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.14%) Subversion
9 1 (0.57%) gulp
9 1 (0.57%) jspm
9 1 (0.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (21.59%) Finance
2 11 (6.25%) Banking
3 9 (5.11%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.84%) Front Office
4 5 (2.84%) Retail
5 3 (1.70%) Back Office
5 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Publishing
7 1 (0.57%) Advertising
7 1 (0.57%) Games
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 73 (41.48%) Developer
2 45 (25.57%) DBA
3 41 (23.30%) SQL DBA
4 25 (14.20%) SQL Developer
5 24 (13.64%) .NET Developer
5 24 (13.64%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.95%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 13 (7.39%) SQL Server DBA
8 12 (6.82%) Analyst
9 10 (5.68%) Administrator
9 10 (5.68%) Desktop Support
9 10 (5.68%) SQL Server Developer
10 8 (4.55%) Agile Developer
10 8 (4.55%) Consultant
11 7 (3.98%) Agile C# Developer
11 7 (3.98%) Angular Developer
11 7 (3.98%) BizTalk Developer
11 7 (3.98%) C# .NET Developer
12 6 (3.41%) IT Support
12 6 (3.41%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (31.82%) .NET
2 31 (17.61%) WCF
3 28 (15.91%) ASP.NET
3 28 (15.91%) HTML
4 27 (15.34%) CSS
5 26 (14.77%) AngularJS
6 22 (12.50%) Web Services
7 19 (10.80%) XML
8 16 (9.09%) HTML5
9 15 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (7.95%) .NET Framework
11 13 (7.39%) jQuery
12 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 12 (6.82%) CSS3
13 11 (6.25%) Entity Framework
13 11 (6.25%) MDX
14 10 (5.68%) Ajax
15 9 (5.11%) REST
16 7 (3.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.09%) Clustering
2 10 (5.68%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (5.11%) Replication
4 7 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.41%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.41%) Fintech
6 5 (2.84%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.84%) Derivative
6 5 (2.84%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.84%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.84%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.70%) NHS
9 2 (1.14%) iPhone
9 2 (1.14%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.57%) iPad
10 1 (0.57%) Online Gambling
10 1 (0.57%) Online Games
10 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 65 (36.93%) Windows
2 47 (26.70%) Windows Server
3 30 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (13.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (11.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (5.68%) Linux
7 6 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.84%) Unix
9 4 (2.27%) HPUX
10 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.70%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.14%) Solaris
11 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.57%) Android
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.57%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.05%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (15.34%) MVC
4 26 (14.77%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (14.77%) ETL
5 24 (13.64%) High Availability
6 22 (12.50%) Migration
7 20 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (10.23%) Capacity Planning
9 16 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
10 15 (8.52%) Data Modelling
11 13 (7.39%) SOLID
12 12 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
14 10 (5.68%) Analytics
14 10 (5.68%) Reverse Engineering
15 9 (5.11%) Data Encryption
15 9 (5.11%) ITIL
15 9 (5.11%) Test Automation
15 9 (5.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 121 (68.75%) SQL
2 56 (31.82%) C#
3 42 (23.86%) T-SQL
4 23 (13.07%) JavaScript
5 18 (10.23%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.84%) Python
7 4 (2.27%) R
7 4 (2.27%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.70%) F#
8 3 (1.70%) Java
8 3 (1.70%) PHP
8 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.70%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.14%) VBA
9 2 (1.14%) VBScript
9 2 (1.14%) XMLA
10 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.25%) MCITP
4 10 (5.68%) Degree
4 10 (5.68%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.55%) MCTS
6 6 (3.41%) Novell Certification
7 5 (2.84%) CCNA
7 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.27%) MCSE
8 4 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.70%) CCSP
9 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.57%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) HND
10 1 (0.57%) MCP
10 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.14%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 36 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.66%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.68%) vSphere
5 7 (3.98%) XenApp
6 3 (1.70%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.14%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.14%) NFS
7 2 (1.14%) XenServer
8 1 (0.57%) Docker
8 1 (0.57%) Firmware
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (9.09%) SCCM
2 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (5.11%) SCOM
4 8 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.27%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.14%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.14%) WMI
7 1 (0.57%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.57%) Foglight
7 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.57%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.57%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (0.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Sentry
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 62 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 32 (18.18%) VMware
3 18 (10.23%) HP
4 15 (8.52%) Oracle
5 10 (5.68%) Cisco
6 9 (5.11%) Citrix
6 9 (5.11%) CommVault
7 8 (4.55%) EMC
8 7 (3.98%) RedGate
9 6 (3.41%) Trend Micro
10 5 (2.84%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.84%) Charles River
10 5 (2.84%) Telerik
11 4 (2.27%) Dell
11 4 (2.27%) NetApp
11 4 (2.27%) Sophos
11 4 (2.27%) Tableau
11 4 (2.27%) Teradata
12 3 (1.70%) Talend
12 3 (1.70%) Vertica