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 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 472 455 288
Rank change year-on-year -17 -167  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 138 203 423
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% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 140 266
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 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £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 10550 11771 13011
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.39% 21.80% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6895 7962 8488
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 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 202 180
Median hourly rate £31.25 £32.15 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.79% +16.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £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 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

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 27 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 27 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 -25 126 £375 +10.70% 27
London -5 52 £451 +9.21% 5
South East +19 24 £344 +4.16% 3
City of London +1 18 £450 -5.01%
North West +32 15 £350 +3.70% 3
West Midlands +16 11 £350 +5.26% 2
Scotland +23 8 £438 +45.83% 1
Manchester +21 8 £330 -2.22% 3
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £344 -23.61%
Milton Keynes -9 7 £344 -23.61%
South West -5 6 £350 +1.44% 3
East of England -8 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Hampshire +10 5 £175 -46.15% 1
Glasgow +4 5 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £350 - 1
Nottingham +1 5 £350 - 1
East Midlands -6 5 £350 -9.67% 1
Cheshire +25 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +22 4 - - 8
Warwickshire +9 4 - -
Oxfordshire - 4 £350 -
Oxford - 4 £265 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +50 3 £310 -
Tyne and Wear +48 3 £310 -
North East +46 3 £310 -
Birmingham +12 3 £375 -3.22%
West Yorkshire +10 3 - - 7
Essex -12 3 £400 -
Merseyside - 3 £425 -
Liverpool - 3 £425 -

For the 6 months to 27 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
4 151 (52.25%) Windows
5 138 (47.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 132 (45.67%) Microsoft
7 122 (42.21%) .NET
8 87 (30.10%) C#
9 78 (26.99%) Windows Server
10 74 (25.61%) T-SQL
11 65 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
11 65 (22.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 59 (20.42%) VMware
13 58 (20.07%) MVC
14 55 (19.03%) Oracle
15 53 (18.34%) ASP.NET
15 53 (18.34%) CSS
15 53 (18.34%) SQL Server 2014
16 52 (17.99%) HTML
17 51 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 51 (17.65%) Oracle Database
18 50 (17.30%) JavaScript
18 50 (17.30%) Migration
18 50 (17.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 50 (17.30%) Microsoft Azure
19 49 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
19 49 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
20 48 (16.61%) Finance
21 47 (16.26%) Oracle Database 10g
21 47 (16.26%) 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 36 (12.46%) IIS
2 29 (10.03%) SharePoint
3 27 (9.34%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.54%) 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 19 (6.57%) 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 50 (17.30%) 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
11 4 (1.38%) Network Security
11 4 (1.38%) VoIP
12 3 (1.04%) SSL
13 2 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 289 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 187 (64.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 138 (47.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 65 (22.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (18.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 51 (17.65%) Oracle Database
7 50 (17.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 47 (16.26%) Oracle Database 10g
9 41 (14.19%) Relational Database
10 36 (12.46%) Oracle Database 11g
11 35 (12.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 33 (11.42%) 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 12 (4.15%) Big Data
17 12 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
18 11 (3.81%) Hadoop
18 11 (3.81%) 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 9 (3.11%) 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
1 114 (39.45%) Developer
2 58 (20.07%) 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%) Architect
13 16 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
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%) C# VB.NET Developer
17 12 (4.15%) Ajax Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (42.21%) .NET
2 53 (18.34%) ASP.NET
2 53 (18.34%) CSS
3 52 (17.99%) HTML
4 40 (13.84%) jQuery
5 37 (12.80%) Web Services
6 30 (10.38%) Ajax
7 28 (9.69%) WCF
8 23 (7.96%) AngularJS
9 22 (7.61%) XML
10 19 (6.57%) .NET Framework
11 16 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (4.84%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (4.84%) Entity Framework
13 13 (4.50%) HTML5
13 13 (4.50%) Razor View Engine
14 12 (4.15%) WPF
15 9 (3.11%) WinForms
16 8 (2.77%) JSON
16 8 (2.77%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.76%) Clustering
2 18 (6.23%) Replication
3 16 (5.54%) 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
1 151 (52.25%) Windows
2 78 (26.99%) Windows Server
3 51 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (16.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (15.92%) Linux
6 28 (9.69%) Unix
7 22 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (5.19%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.81%) Windows Vista
10 10 (3.46%) Solaris
11 8 (2.77%) HPUX
11 8 (2.77%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.77%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.38%) MVS
13 3 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.69%) AIX
14 2 (0.69%) CentOS
14 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (20.07%) MVC
3 50 (17.30%) Migration
4 44 (15.22%) Business Intelligence
5 36 (12.46%) ITIL
6 34 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 30 (10.38%) DevOps
8 25 (8.65%) High Availability
9 23 (7.96%) ETL
9 23 (7.96%) Test Automation
10 22 (7.61%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (7.27%) Scrum
12 20 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (6.57%) Database Mirroring
13 19 (6.57%) Integration Testing
13 19 (6.57%) System Integration Testing
14 18 (6.23%) BDD
15 17 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
15 17 (5.88%) Exploratory Testing
15 17 (5.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 204 (70.59%) SQL
2 87 (30.10%) C#
3 74 (25.61%) T-SQL
4 50 (17.30%) JavaScript
5 35 (12.11%) VB.NET
6 26 (9.00%) Java
7 25 (8.65%) 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 47 (16.26%) Active Directory
2 36 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (11.07%) Hyper-V
4 29 (10.03%) vSphere
5 17 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.77%) XenApp
7 7 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (2.08%) Terminal Services
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 27 (9.34%) 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%) Data Guard
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%) 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 59 (20.42%) VMware
3 55 (19.03%) Oracle
4 46 (15.92%) 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%) Sophos
8 6 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 5 (1.73%) Telerik
10 4 (1.38%) Cognos
10 4 (1.38%) Symantec
11 3 (1.04%) Apple
11 3 (1.04%) CA
11 3 (1.04%) NetApp
11 3 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago