Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 733 779 689
Rank change year-on-year +46 -90 -83
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 72 119 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.40% 0.51% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 144
UK median daily rate £425 £385 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -6.38% +17.50%
10th Percentile £300 £194 £255
90th Percentile £538 £505 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £360 £366
% change year-on-year +9.38% -1.64% +8.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 12
UK median hourly rate £13.99 £16.25 £29.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.91% -45.49% +124.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.99 £15.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -6.73% -50.00% +125.90%

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 17,970 23,161 22,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.41% 22.52% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,176 16,131 15,282
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £310
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 241 278
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £32.48 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.08% +6.48% +8.23%
10th Percentile £13.49 £12.75 £13.93
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.33 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.45% -4.29% +24.20%

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +27 66 £425 +8.28% 33
UK excluding London +38 50 £394 +9.38% 23
London +37 22 £525 +16.67% 12
South East +44 21 £413 +312.50% 9
Midlands +38 15 £450 +23.29% 4
West Midlands +41 10 £365 +12.31% 3
East Midlands +11 5 £450 +16.88% 1
North of England +35 4 £365 +1.39% 4
East of England +35 4 £338 -20.59% 4
Scotland +24 4 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +21 3 £365 -27.00% 2
North West +25 1 - - 2
South West -13 1 £470 +34.29%
Northern Ireland - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (69.44%) SQL
3 39 (54.17%) Windows
4 35 (48.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 33 (45.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 27 (37.50%) PowerShell
8 25 (34.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (29.17%) C#
10 21 (29.17%) .NET
10 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
11 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (23.61%) Azure
12 17 (23.61%) T-SQL
13 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (19.44%) Finance
14 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
14 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2017
15 13 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (18.06%) IIS
15 13 (18.06%) Clustering
16 12 (16.67%) ITIL
17 11 (15.28%) Oracle
17 11 (15.28%) Migration
17 11 (15.28%) MVC
17 11 (15.28%) .NET Framework
18 10 (13.89%) jQuery
18 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 10 (13.89%) Back Office

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 13 (18.06%) IIS
2 7 (9.72%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (9.72%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.39%) CMS
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Misys Opics
2 2 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.61%) Azure
2 8 (11.11%) npm
3 4 (5.56%) AWS
3 4 (5.56%) Azure Functions
3 4 (5.56%) Serverless
4 3 (4.17%) Office 365
5 2 (2.78%) IaaS
6 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.39%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) SAN
2 5 (6.94%) DHCP
2 5 (6.94%) DNS
3 4 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.78%) Internet
4 2 (2.78%) NAS
4 2 (2.78%) VLAN
4 2 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.39%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 35 (48.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (45.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (34.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (19.44%) SQL Server 2017
8 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 9 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
9 8 (11.11%) NoSQL
9 8 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
13 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (4.17%) Qlik Sense
13 3 (4.17%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (11.11%) gulp
2 8 (11.11%) jspm
3 6 (8.33%) Moq
3 6 (8.33%) NUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 10 (13.89%) Back Office
3 6 (8.33%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.17%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.78%) Law
5 2 (2.78%) Local Government
6 1 (1.39%) German Language
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (37.50%) Developer
2 17 (23.61%) DBA
3 15 (20.83%) SQL DBA
4 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Applications Support
5 7 (9.72%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) BizTalk Developer
5 7 (9.72%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.94%) SQL Developer
7 4 (5.56%) .NET Developer
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Operations Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.56%) Windows Specialist
8 3 (4.17%) Administrator
8 3 (4.17%) Analyst
8 3 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) .NET
2 11 (15.28%) .NET Framework
3 10 (13.89%) .NET Core
3 10 (13.89%) ASP.NET
3 10 (13.89%) jQuery
4 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (12.50%) Entity Framework
4 9 (12.50%) WCF
4 9 (12.50%) XSLT
5 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (11.11%) CSS
5 8 (11.11%) HTML
5 8 (11.11%) OAuth
5 8 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (11.11%) Sass
6 7 (9.72%) Ajax
6 7 (9.72%) JSON
6 7 (9.72%) REST
6 7 (9.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Clustering
2 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.33%) Replication
4 5 (6.94%) Public Cloud
5 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 39 (54.17%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.72%) Linux
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 10
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) AIX
6 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.39%) HPUX
7 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (16.67%) ITIL
4 11 (15.28%) Migration
4 11 (15.28%) MVC
5 9 (12.50%) High Availability
6 8 (11.11%) B2C
6 8 (11.11%) ERD
6 8 (11.11%) Microservices
6 8 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (11.11%) SOLID
6 8 (11.11%) TDD
6 8 (11.11%) UML
7 7 (9.72%) Change Control
7 7 (9.72%) Decision-Making
7 7 (9.72%) DevOps
7 7 (9.72%) Scrum
7 7 (9.72%) Story Points
8 6 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (69.44%) SQL
2 27 (37.50%) PowerShell
3 21 (29.17%) C#
4 17 (23.61%) T-SQL
5 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.11%) TypeScript
7 6 (8.33%) VBA
8 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.78%) VB
9 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.17%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) MCSE
3 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.39%) CCDP
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) SLA
2 6 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) Docker
3 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.78%) XenApp
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) MIIS
3 5 (6.94%) SCOM
4 4 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (5.56%) Terraform
4 4 (5.56%) WSUS
5 3 (4.17%) Tivoli
5 3 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.78%) Nessus
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (1.39%) Foglight
7 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (1.39%) SCSM
7 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 28 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.28%) Oracle
3 10 (13.89%) VMware
4 6 (8.33%) Infor
4 6 (8.33%) Misys
4 6 (8.33%) Sun
4 6 (8.33%) Trayport
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
6 2 (2.78%) Avaya
6 2 (2.78%) Citrix
6 2 (2.78%) Dell
6 2 (2.78%) Qualys
6 2 (2.78%) Remedy
6 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.39%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.39%) HP
7 1 (1.39%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.39%) Sitecore