Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 729 750 595
Rank change year-on-year +21 -155 -67
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 105 144 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.14% 0.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.51% 0.61% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 107 194
UK median daily rate £493 £400 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.13% +7.10% +6.71%
10th Percentile £354 £157 £227
90th Percentile £700 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +26.17% +6.43% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £18.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.19% -43.08% +85.71%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.55 £22.43
90th Percentile £16.61 £19.65 £40.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year -12.86% -48.53% +94.29%

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 20,567 23,514 21,319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.15% 22.69% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,088 16,385 14,160
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £635 £614
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +4.24% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 238 269
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +9.73%
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.00 £11.04
90th Percentile £60.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +6.35% +10.53%

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 17 July 2019.

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 14 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 17 July 2019. 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 +18 97 £500 +25.00% 24
UK excluding London -8 53 £470 +26.17% 19
London +32 50 £650 +44.44% 7
Midlands +26 23 £475 +28.38% 3
East Midlands +34 13 £488 +24.20%
West Midlands +20 10 £375 +7.91% 3
South East +17 10 £425 +6.25% 5
South West -27 6 £470 +29.66% 3
East of England +5 5 £485 +38.57% 1
Northern Ireland +12 4 £250 -
North of England +22 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +22 2 - -
Wales 0 2 £413 +3.13% 1
Scotland +22 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (63.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (57.14%) SQL
5 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (40.00%) .NET
7 41 (39.05%) C#
8 38 (36.19%) Windows
9 33 (31.43%) Microsoft
9 33 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
10 28 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 28 (26.67%) SOLID
11 27 (25.71%) Front Office
12 26 (24.76%) Fixed Income
12 26 (24.76%) Asset Management
12 26 (24.76%) Telerik
12 26 (24.76%) Derivative
12 26 (24.76%) Dependency Injection
12 26 (24.76%) Jenkins
12 26 (24.76%) Portfolio Management
12 26 (24.76%) OTC Derivatives
13 24 (22.86%) WPF
14 23 (21.90%) MVVM
15 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
15 22 (20.95%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (20.00%) WCF
16 21 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 20 (19.05%) AngularJS
18 19 (18.10%) PowerShell
19 18 (17.14%) D3.js

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 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.52%) IIS
3 4 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.86%) Apache
4 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.95%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.67%) Power Platform
4 6 (5.71%) Office 365
5 1 (0.95%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.38%) SAN
2 6 (5.71%) DHCP
2 6 (5.71%) DNS
2 6 (5.71%) Firewall
3 3 (2.86%) NAS
4 2 (1.90%) Internet
4 2 (1.90%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.95%) IPsec
5 1 (0.95%) LAN
5 1 (0.95%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.95%) VPN
5 1 (0.95%) WAN
5 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (63.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (20.95%) SQL Server 2016
5 21 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (11.43%) SQL Server 2017
8 11 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database
9 10 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
10 9 (8.57%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (7.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (6.67%) Power BI
12 7 (6.67%) Relational Database
13 6 (5.71%) DB2
13 6 (5.71%) PowerCenter
13 6 (5.71%) Qlik Sense
13 6 (5.71%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 26 (24.76%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.62%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.95%) gulp
6 1 (0.95%) jspm
6 1 (0.95%) Moq
6 1 (0.95%) NUnit
General
1 27 (25.71%) Front Office
2 13 (12.38%) Finance
3 5 (4.76%) Local Government
4 4 (3.81%) Back Office
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (49.52%) Developer
2 27 (25.71%) C# Developer
3 26 (24.76%) DBA
4 23 (21.90%) C# WPF Developer
4 23 (21.90%) WPF Developer
5 21 (20.00%) SQL DBA
6 18 (17.14%) Angular Developer
7 15 (14.29%) Senior Developer
8 14 (13.33%) SQL Developer
9 12 (11.43%) Administrator
10 9 (8.57%) Senior C# Developer
11 8 (7.62%) C# WCF Developer
11 8 (7.62%) Senior WPF Developer
11 8 (7.62%) SQL Server DBA
11 8 (7.62%) WCF Developer
12 7 (6.67%) .NET Developer
13 6 (5.71%) Consultant
13 6 (5.71%) Informatica Developer
13 6 (5.71%) QlikView Developer
13 6 (5.71%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (40.00%) .NET
2 24 (22.86%) WPF
3 21 (20.00%) WCF
4 20 (19.05%) AngularJS
5 18 (17.14%) D3.js
6 10 (9.52%) CSS
6 10 (9.52%) HTML
7 9 (8.57%) Web Services
8 7 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 7 (6.67%) XML
9 4 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.86%) jQuery
10 3 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 3 (2.86%) XSLT
11 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.90%) Ajax
11 2 (1.90%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.90%) JSON
11 2 (1.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.76%) Derivative
1 26 (24.76%) Fixed Income
1 26 (24.76%) OTC Derivatives
2 14 (13.33%) Hedge funds
3 11 (10.48%) Clustering
3 11 (10.48%) Replication
4 4 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.95%) NHS
6 1 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (36.19%) Windows
2 22 (20.95%) Windows Server
3 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (9.52%) Linux
6 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.76%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.81%) Unix
9 3 (2.86%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.90%) AIX
10 2 (1.90%) Solaris
11 1 (0.95%) HPUX
11 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (26.67%) SOLID
4 26 (24.76%) Asset Management
4 26 (24.76%) Dependency Injection
4 26 (24.76%) Portfolio Management
5 23 (21.90%) MVVM
6 16 (15.24%) High Availability
6 16 (15.24%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
8 13 (12.38%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (8.57%) ETL
9 9 (8.57%) MVC
9 9 (8.57%) TDD
10 8 (7.62%) DevOps
10 8 (7.62%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (7.62%) Migration
10 8 (7.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (7.62%) SQL Optimisation
10 8 (7.62%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 60 (57.14%) SQL
2 41 (39.05%) C#
3 19 (18.10%) PowerShell
4 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.43%) T-SQL
5 7 (6.67%) VB
6 6 (5.71%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.81%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.86%) VBScript
9 2 (1.90%) C
9 2 (1.90%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.90%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.62%) Degree
4 8 (7.62%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (5.71%) Master's Degree
6 5 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (4.76%) MCITP
6 5 (4.76%) MCSE
7 3 (2.86%) CCNA
7 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.86%) MCP
8 2 (1.90%) CCSP
8 2 (1.90%) HND
8 2 (1.90%) MCDBA
8 2 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.95%) CCDP
9 1 (0.95%) CCNP
9 1 (0.95%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) QA
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.90%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (1.90%) XenApp
6 1 (0.95%) Docker
6 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (11.43%) SCCM
2 10 (9.52%) SCOM
3 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (4.76%) WSUS
4 4 (3.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.81%) Terraform
5 3 (2.86%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.90%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.95%) MIIS
7 1 (0.95%) Netcool
7 1 (0.95%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.95%) Netcool/Webtop
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.95%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.76%) Telerik
3 13 (12.38%) VMware
4 11 (10.48%) Oracle
5 7 (6.67%) Citrix
6 6 (5.71%) Informatica
6 6 (5.71%) Netezza
6 6 (5.71%) Teradata
7 5 (4.76%) HP
8 2 (1.90%) Cisco
8 2 (1.90%) StorageTek
8 2 (1.90%) Sun
9 1 (0.95%) Adobe
9 1 (0.95%) Apple
9 1 (0.95%) Dell
9 1 (0.95%) Forcepoint
9 1 (0.95%) IBM
9 1 (0.95%) Ivanti
9 1 (0.95%) McAfee
9 1 (0.95%) NetApp