Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 757 669 556
Rank change year-on-year -88 -113 -211
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 130 214 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.56% 0.96% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 146 251
UK median daily rate £375 £405 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +17.39% -4.17%
10th Percentile £173 £255 £215
90th Percentile £500 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
UK median hourly rate £16.25 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.83% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £26.40 £13.06
90th Percentile £19.45 £38.80 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -50.00% +73.91% -42.50%

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 23,419 22,254 23,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.64% 22.21% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,338 15,062 15,824
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 277 389
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.69% +5.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £13.71 £10.85
90th Percentile £56.55 £54.25 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -3.39%

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 23 October 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
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 23 October 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 -82 123 £375 -8.54% 25
UK excluding London -64 76 £370 +5.71% 20
London -37 54 £400 -11.11% 8
South East -19 19 £381 +6.64% 8
Midlands -22 19 £370 +17.46%
South West -12 16 £350 -2.78% 1
East Midlands +4 10 £385 +45.79%
West Midlands -26 9 £338 -9.15%
East of England +4 8 £413 +6.45% 1
North of England -40 7 £360 +2.86% 7
Yorkshire -12 4 £500 +122.22% 4
Scotland -22 4 - - 2
Wales -19 3 £350 +7.69%
North West -29 3 £360 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 130 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 82 (63.08%) SQL
3 71 (54.62%) Microsoft
3 71 (54.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (47.69%) Windows
5 49 (37.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 42 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (32.31%) Windows Server
7 41 (31.54%) VMware
8 37 (28.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (26.92%) XML
10 34 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 33 (25.38%) Oracle
11 33 (25.38%) PowerShell
12 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (23.08%) ETL
14 30 (23.08%) T-SQL
14 30 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (22.31%) Performance Tuning
16 28 (21.54%) .NET
17 27 (20.77%) Web Services
17 27 (20.77%) MS Exchange
17 27 (20.77%) Active Directory
17 27 (20.77%) Finance
17 27 (20.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 25 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
18 25 (19.23%) vSphere

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 27 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 24 (18.46%) SharePoint
3 20 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (10.00%) IIS
5 6 (4.62%) Apache
6 4 (3.08%) ColdFusion
6 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.77%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.54%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.77%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.77%) Infor CRM
3 1 (0.77%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.46%) Office 365
3 8 (6.15%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.54%) IaaS
5 2 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) LAN
2 16 (12.31%) DHCP
2 16 (12.31%) DNS
3 14 (10.77%) WAN
4 13 (10.00%) FCoE
5 9 (6.92%) Firewall
5 9 (6.92%) VLAN
6 6 (4.62%) SAN
6 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.62%) VPN
7 4 (3.08%) Internet
7 4 (3.08%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.31%) VoIP
8 3 (2.31%) Wireless
9 2 (1.54%) Network Security
10 1 (0.77%) IP Telephony
10 1 (0.77%) NAS
10 1 (0.77%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.77%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (54.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (37.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (28.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (26.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (20.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
8 24 (18.46%) Oracle Database
9 22 (16.92%) Relational Database
10 15 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (10.77%) SQL Server 2000
12 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
12 13 (10.00%) RDBMS
13 12 (9.23%) PowerPivot
13 12 (9.23%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (6.15%) DB2
14 8 (6.15%) DB2 UDB
14 8 (6.15%) QlikView
14 8 (6.15%) Snowflake Schema
14 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (9.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (3.08%) MSI
4 4 (3.08%) Toad
5 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.31%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (1.54%) RStudio
7 1 (0.77%) FxCop
7 1 (0.77%) Selenium
7 1 (0.77%) StyleCop
7 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (20.77%) Finance
2 20 (15.38%) Banking
3 13 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
5 2 (1.54%) Local Government
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
6 1 (0.77%) Games
6 1 (0.77%) Law
6 1 (0.77%) Military
Job Titles
1 57 (43.85%) Developer
2 21 (16.15%) DBA
3 17 (13.08%) SQL DBA
4 16 (12.31%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 14 (10.77%) Server Engineer
6 13 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 11 (8.46%) Analyst
7 11 (8.46%) SQL Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Informatica Developer
8 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.15%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.38%) Administrator
10 5 (3.85%) IT Technician
10 5 (3.85%) Server Technician
10 5 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
10 5 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
11 4 (3.08%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (26.92%) XML
2 28 (21.54%) .NET
3 27 (20.77%) Web Services
4 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
5 15 (11.54%) CSS
5 15 (11.54%) HTML
6 14 (10.77%) MDX
7 10 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (7.69%) jQuery
8 9 (6.92%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.62%) Ajax
9 6 (4.62%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (4.62%) WCF
10 5 (3.85%) CSS3
10 5 (3.85%) HTML5
11 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (3.08%) Entity Framework
11 4 (3.08%) REST
11 4 (3.08%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.31%) Clustering
2 13 (10.00%) CLARiiON
3 8 (6.15%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.85%) PKI
6 4 (3.08%) Fintech
6 4 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.31%) HP Storage
7 3 (2.31%) iPhone
8 2 (1.54%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.77%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.77%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.77%) Online Games
9 1 (0.77%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (47.69%) Windows
2 42 (32.31%) Windows Server
2 42 (32.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (15.38%) Linux
6 14 (10.77%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.38%) Unix
8 6 (4.62%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.08%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.31%) Solaris
10 3 (2.31%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.77%) Android
11 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.77%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (23.08%) ETL
4 29 (22.31%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (16.92%) Data Modelling
6 19 (14.62%) Patch Management
7 16 (12.31%) Capacity Planning
8 15 (11.54%) Kimball Methodology
8 15 (11.54%) Virtual Environments
9 14 (10.77%) Data Encryption
9 14 (10.77%) Server Management
9 14 (10.77%) Server Patching
10 13 (10.00%) Data Validation
10 13 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 13 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
10 13 (10.00%) Validation
11 12 (9.23%) Data Integration
11 12 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (8.46%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 82 (63.08%) SQL
2 33 (25.38%) PowerShell
3 30 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 17 (13.08%) C#
4 17 (13.08%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.85%) PHP
5 5 (3.85%) VBScript
6 4 (3.08%) TypeScript
6 4 (3.08%) VB
7 2 (1.54%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.54%) R
8 1 (0.77%) C
8 1 (0.77%) C++
8 1 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.77%) VBA
8 1 (0.77%) VC++
8 1 (0.77%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.00%) Novell Certification
2 13 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.15%) Degree
3 8 (6.15%) Master's Degree
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.38%) DV Cleared
4 7 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (3.08%) MCITP
5 4 (3.08%) MCSA
5 4 (3.08%) MCSE
6 3 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.77%) CCIE
8 1 (0.77%) CCNA
8 1 (0.77%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) PMO
3 2 (1.54%) SLA
4 1 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.77%) IFRS
4 1 (0.77%) IFRS 9
4 1 (0.77%) JSP 440
System Software
1 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (20.77%) Active Directory
3 25 (19.23%) vSphere
4 21 (16.15%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (12.31%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.15%) XenApp
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (16.15%) SCCM
2 19 (14.62%) SCOM
3 16 (12.31%) Microsoft Clustering
4 9 (6.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.08%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.08%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.31%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.31%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.31%) Malwarebytes
6 3 (2.31%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.54%) Foglight
7 2 (1.54%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.77%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.77%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.77%) SCSM
8 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 71 (54.62%) Microsoft
2 41 (31.54%) VMware
3 33 (25.38%) Oracle
4 22 (16.92%) HP
5 14 (10.77%) Citrix
5 14 (10.77%) EMC
6 13 (10.00%) CommVault
6 13 (10.00%) Trend Micro
7 8 (6.15%) Informatica
7 8 (6.15%) Netezza
7 8 (6.15%) Teradata
8 7 (5.38%) Cisco
9 5 (3.85%) Adobe
9 5 (3.85%) Avaya
9 5 (3.85%) Dell
10 4 (3.08%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.08%) Lumension
10 4 (3.08%) McAfee
10 4 (3.08%) Sophos
10 4 (3.08%) Symantec