Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 672 562 433
Rank change year-on-year -110 -129 -121
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 197 290 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.89% 1.36% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 232 349
UK median daily rate £403 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £201 £260
90th Percentile £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 13
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +57.14% -26.70%
10th Percentile £26.43 £16.20 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.94 £38.80 £37.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% +57.14% -26.70%

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 22,166 21,343 24,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.83% 22.40% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,430 14,273 16,408
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £289 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 299 404
UK median hourly rate £34.50 £26.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.19% -3.64% -
10th Percentile £15.11 £9.37 £12.00
90th Percentile £56.80 £48.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £24.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +59.38% -9.43% +0.95%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 February 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 -155 166 £420 +15.72% 53
UK excluding London -101 119 £350 - 43
London -24 76 £463 +2.78% 15
East of England -10 26 £350 +10.24% 3
South East -55 23 £335 -16.25% 12
Midlands -33 21 £300 +4.35% 5
Wales - 20 £400 - 3
North of England -1 13 £381 +10.91% 11
East Midlands -17 13 £300 +81.82% 3
Scotland -9 11 £375 +3.45% 1
West Midlands -10 7 £300 -17.24% 2
Yorkshire -11 7 £375 - 4
South West +3 6 £400 +45.45% 7
North West -9 6 £750 +135.29% 7

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 197 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (65.48%) SQL
3 108 (54.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 75 (38.07%) Windows
5 66 (33.50%) .NET
6 65 (32.99%) Microsoft
7 62 (31.47%) SQL Server 2012
8 61 (30.96%) T-SQL
8 61 (30.96%) C#
9 52 (26.40%) Finance
10 50 (25.38%) Windows Server
10 50 (25.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 49 (24.87%) Active Directory
12 48 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (21.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 41 (20.81%) WCF
15 37 (18.78%) MVC
15 37 (18.78%) ASP.NET
16 35 (17.77%) Microsoft Azure
17 32 (16.24%) Performance Tuning
18 31 (15.74%) AngularJS
18 31 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
18 31 (15.74%) .NET Framework
19 30 (15.23%) VMware
20 29 (14.72%) CSS
20 29 (14.72%) HTML
21 28 (14.21%) Migration
21 28 (14.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 26 (13.20%) MS Exchange
23 25 (12.69%) 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 26 (13.20%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.18%) IIS
3 13 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 9 (4.57%) Apache
5 9 (4.57%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.05%) Moodle
7 5 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.02%) Apache Pig
9 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (1.02%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.02%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (1.52%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.51%) Demantra
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.51%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (3.05%) Office 365
4 2 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.68%) SAN
2 19 (9.64%) Firewall
3 16 (8.12%) DHCP
3 16 (8.12%) DNS
4 11 (5.58%) LAN
5 10 (5.08%) VPN
6 9 (4.57%) iSCSI
6 9 (4.57%) SSL
7 8 (4.06%) BGP
7 8 (4.06%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (4.06%) HSRP
7 8 (4.06%) IPsec
7 8 (4.06%) Junos
7 8 (4.06%) NX-OS
7 8 (4.06%) OSPF
7 8 (4.06%) Skype
7 8 (4.06%) SNMP
7 8 (4.06%) VRRP
7 8 (4.06%) WAN
7 8 (4.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (54.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (31.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (25.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (21.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (14.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (10.15%) SQL Server 2016
8 19 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (8.12%) Oracle Database
10 14 (7.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 13 (6.60%) Relational Database
12 11 (5.58%) MySQL
13 8 (4.06%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (3.55%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (3.55%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (3.55%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (2.54%) Big Data
15 5 (2.54%) Hadoop
15 5 (2.54%) Power BI
16 4 (2.03%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (12.18%) TeamCity
2 18 (9.14%) FitNesse
3 16 (8.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.09%) NUnit
5 10 (5.08%) Moq
5 10 (5.08%) MSTest
5 10 (5.08%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.55%) Git (software)
6 7 (3.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (2.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.02%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.02%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.02%) Subversion
9 1 (0.51%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 52 (26.40%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Banking
2 7 (3.55%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.05%) Publishing
3 6 (3.05%) Retail
4 3 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) Advertising
5 2 (1.02%) Front Office
5 2 (1.02%) Law
5 2 (1.02%) Legal
5 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Local Government
6 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (39.09%) Developer
2 61 (30.96%) DBA
3 57 (28.93%) SQL DBA
4 39 (19.80%) SQL Developer
5 36 (18.27%) C# Developer
6 26 (13.20%) .NET Developer
7 25 (12.69%) SQL Server Developer
8 24 (12.18%) Analyst
9 21 (10.66%) SQL Server DBA
10 19 (9.64%) Agile Developer
11 18 (9.14%) Agile C# Developer
12 13 (6.60%) Support Analyst
13 12 (6.09%) Administrator
13 12 (6.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (6.09%) C# .NET Developer
13 12 (6.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 10 (5.08%) Angular Developer
14 10 (5.08%) Applications Support
15 9 (4.57%) Applications Support Analyst
15 9 (4.57%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (33.50%) .NET
2 41 (20.81%) WCF
3 37 (18.78%) ASP.NET
4 31 (15.74%) .NET Framework
4 31 (15.74%) AngularJS
5 29 (14.72%) CSS
5 29 (14.72%) HTML
6 22 (11.17%) Entity Framework
7 21 (10.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 21 (10.66%) jQuery
8 20 (10.15%) REST
9 18 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
9 18 (9.14%) NHibernate
10 13 (6.60%) Ajax
10 13 (6.60%) Web Services
11 12 (6.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 12 (6.09%) HTML5
12 11 (5.58%) CSS3
13 10 (5.08%) XML
14 9 (4.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.69%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (9.64%) Clustering
3 18 (9.14%) Fintech
4 12 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.09%) Replication
5 10 (5.08%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.54%) NHS
7 4 (2.03%) Data Centre
7 4 (2.03%) HP Storage
7 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.52%) PKI
9 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.02%) Equities
9 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.51%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.51%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 75 (38.07%) Windows
2 50 (25.38%) Windows Server
3 31 (15.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (10.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (5.58%) Windows 7
7 9 (4.57%) Linux
8 8 (4.06%) Unix
9 7 (3.55%) HPUX
10 4 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.03%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.51%) Android
12 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (18.78%) MVC
3 32 (16.24%) Performance Tuning
4 28 (14.21%) Migration
5 22 (11.17%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (11.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (11.17%) SOLID
6 21 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (10.66%) ETL
7 20 (10.15%) Capacity Planning
7 20 (10.15%) Performance Monitoring
7 20 (10.15%) Test Automation
8 19 (9.64%) High Availability
8 19 (9.64%) Unit Testing
9 11 (5.58%) Change Control
10 10 (5.08%) ITIL
11 8 (4.06%) Data Migration
12 7 (3.55%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.55%) DevOps
12 7 (3.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 129 (65.48%) SQL
2 61 (30.96%) C#
2 61 (30.96%) T-SQL
3 21 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 13 (6.60%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.57%) TypeScript
6 6 (3.05%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.54%) VB
8 4 (2.03%) Python
9 3 (1.52%) Java
9 3 (1.52%) R
9 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.52%) VBScript
10 2 (1.02%) F#
10 2 (1.02%) PHP
10 2 (1.02%) XMLA
11 1 (0.51%) C
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.09%) MCITP
4 10 (5.08%) Degree
4 10 (5.08%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.06%) MCTS
6 6 (3.05%) CCNA
6 6 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.03%) CCSP
7 4 (2.03%) MCSE
7 4 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.02%) CCNP
8 2 (1.02%) MCSA
9 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.51%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (1.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 49 (24.87%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.64%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (4.57%) vSphere
5 8 (4.06%) DFS Replication
5 8 (4.06%) NFS
6 7 (3.55%) XenApp
7 4 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.02%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.02%) XenServer
10 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (11.68%) SCCM
2 10 (5.08%) vCenter Server
3 8 (4.06%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (3.05%) SCOM
5 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (1.52%) WMI
6 2 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.02%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.51%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.51%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.51%) Puppet
7 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 65 (32.99%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.23%) VMware
3 24 (12.18%) Oracle
4 21 (10.66%) HP
5 18 (9.14%) Cisco
6 13 (6.60%) Citrix
6 13 (6.60%) RedGate
7 11 (5.58%) NetApp
8 9 (4.57%) McAfee
9 8 (4.06%) Clearswift
9 8 (4.06%) Huawei
9 8 (4.06%) Juniper
10 4 (2.03%) arcserve
10 4 (2.03%) CA
10 4 (2.03%) Teradata
11 3 (1.52%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.52%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (1.52%) SAP
11 3 (1.52%) Sun
12 2 (1.02%) Informatica