Period
to 21 August 2017

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 21 August 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
6 months to
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 522 308
Rank change year-on-year -80 -214 -89
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 247 409 848
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.38% 0.75%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.14% 1.70% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 281 555
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £238
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £328
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.05% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 23
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -39.39% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27.94 £13.18 £20.50
90th Percentile £39.88 £40.24 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year +70.00% -38.93% +16.96%

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 21698 24076 26293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.65% 22.20% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14438 16130 17100
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 382 382
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.77% +3.11% +0.51%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.71 £53.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £29.53 £28.13
% change year-on-year +6.69% +4.98% +0.45%

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 21 August 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 16 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 21 August 2017. 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 -67 233 £375 +7.14% 48
UK excluding London -54 163 £350 +3.70% 42
London 0 84 £450 +9.76% 9
South East +11 50 £350 -6.67% 6
North of England +32 44 £350 +7.69% 20
North West +49 31 £360 +10.77% 8
Midlands +23 30 £350 - 4
West Midlands +30 20 £372 +9.26% 4
South West -24 19 £372 +6.29% 4
East Midlands -10 10 £300 -20.00%
Scotland +15 9 £438 +45.83% 2
North East +29 7 £310 -
Yorkshire +3 6 £310 -6.06% 12
East of England -25 6 £400 +6.67% 5
Wales +8 3 £325 +10.64%
Northern Ireland -54 2 £250 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 247 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 165 (66.80%) SQL
3 153 (61.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 128 (51.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 126 (51.01%) Windows
6 117 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 102 (41.30%) .NET
8 78 (31.58%) C#
9 72 (29.15%) Windows Server
10 65 (26.32%) T-SQL
11 64 (25.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (23.08%) CSS
14 56 (22.67%) HTML
15 54 (21.86%) MVC
16 52 (21.05%) VMware
17 48 (19.43%) HP
18 45 (18.22%) Finance
19 44 (17.81%) Active Directory
20 43 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
20 43 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
20 43 (17.41%) SQL Server 2014
21 42 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 42 (17.00%) jQuery
22 41 (16.60%) Migration
23 40 (16.19%) JavaScript
24 39 (15.79%) ASP.NET
24 39 (15.79%) Web Services
24 39 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
25 38 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012

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 29 (11.74%) IIS
2 25 (10.12%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.91%) MS Exchange
4 13 (5.26%) Apache
5 7 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.62%) CMS
6 4 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.62%) Sitefinity
6 4 (1.62%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.21%) SAS
7 3 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.81%) JBoss
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.02%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.62%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.81%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 43 (17.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (5.67%) Office 365
4 4 (1.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.40%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.69%) PuTTY
1 19 (7.69%) SAN
1 19 (7.69%) WinSCP
2 14 (5.67%) Firewall
2 14 (5.67%) NAS
3 13 (5.26%) DNS
4 11 (4.45%) DHCP
5 9 (3.64%) Intranet
5 9 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.24%) LAN
6 8 (3.24%) WAN
7 7 (2.83%) Internet
8 5 (2.02%) LDAP
8 5 (2.02%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.62%) Network Security
9 4 (1.62%) VoIP
9 4 (1.62%) VPN
10 3 (1.21%) HTTP
10 3 (1.21%) SMTP
10 3 (1.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 153 (61.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 128 (51.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 64 (25.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (17.41%) SQL Server 2014
6 42 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 39 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
8 33 (13.36%) Oracle Database
9 30 (12.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 30 (12.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 28 (11.34%) SQL Server 2000
11 27 (10.93%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
13 18 (7.29%) Relational Database
14 15 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (4.05%) Big Data
16 9 (3.64%) DTS
16 9 (3.64%) Hadoop
17 7 (2.83%) OLAP
18 6 (2.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 38 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 25 (10.12%) Visual Studio
3 23 (9.31%) Jenkins
4 20 (8.10%) NUnit
4 20 (8.10%) TeamCity
5 19 (7.69%) HP UFT
5 19 (7.69%) Moq
5 19 (7.69%) MSTest
5 19 (7.69%) Oracle APEX
5 19 (7.69%) Selenium
5 19 (7.69%) SpecFlow
6 13 (5.26%) Ant
6 13 (5.26%) Eclipse
6 13 (5.26%) SoapUI
6 13 (5.26%) TestNG
6 13 (5.26%) Toad
7 10 (4.05%) LoadRunner
8 9 (3.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (1.62%) ReSharper
9 4 (1.62%) Subversion
General
1 45 (18.22%) Finance
2 10 (4.05%) Banking
3 6 (2.43%) Automotive
3 6 (2.43%) Marketing
4 5 (2.02%) Law
4 5 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.62%) Digital Economy
5 4 (1.62%) Front Office
5 4 (1.62%) Local Government
6 3 (1.21%) Advertising
6 3 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Legal
6 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.21%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 96 (38.87%) Developer
2 50 (20.24%) DBA
3 46 (18.62%) SQL DBA
4 39 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 31 (12.55%) SQL Developer
6 30 (12.15%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.10%) Analyst
7 20 (8.10%) Consultant
8 17 (6.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 17 (6.88%) SQL Server DBA
9 16 (6.48%) Full Stack Developer
10 15 (6.07%) Architect
11 13 (5.26%) Administrator
12 12 (4.86%) Tester
13 11 (4.45%) ASP.NET Developer
14 10 (4.05%) Automation Tester
14 10 (4.05%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 10 (4.05%) Technical Architect
15 9 (3.64%) Angular Developer
15 9 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (41.30%) .NET
2 57 (23.08%) CSS
3 56 (22.67%) HTML
4 42 (17.00%) jQuery
5 39 (15.79%) ASP.NET
5 39 (15.79%) Web Services
6 38 (15.38%) Ajax
7 30 (12.15%) WCF
8 24 (9.72%) AngularJS
9 20 (8.10%) Razor View Engine
9 20 (8.10%) XML
10 18 (7.29%) HTML5
11 12 (4.86%) WPF
12 11 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (4.45%) CSS3
13 10 (4.05%) .NET Framework
13 10 (4.05%) SOAP
14 8 (3.24%) ASP.NET Web API
14 8 (3.24%) MDX
14 8 (3.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.98%) Clustering
2 20 (8.10%) Replication
3 17 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.83%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.62%) Derivative
6 4 (1.62%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.62%) OTC Derivatives
6 4 (1.62%) User Experience
7 3 (1.21%) CCTV
7 3 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.21%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) EPoS
8 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.81%) iPad
8 2 (0.81%) iPhone
8 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 126 (51.01%) Windows
2 72 (29.15%) Windows Server
3 38 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 38 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (13.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (11.74%) Linux
6 21 (8.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (4.45%) Windows Vista
8 10 (4.05%) Solaris
9 8 (3.24%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.43%) Unix
11 5 (2.02%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.62%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.62%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.81%) CentOS
14 2 (0.81%) HPUX
14 2 (0.81%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.81%) MVS
14 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (23.48%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.86%) MVC
3 43 (17.41%) Business Intelligence
4 41 (16.60%) Migration
5 37 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (12.15%) DevOps
7 26 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 25 (10.12%) ETL
9 23 (9.31%) ITIL
10 22 (8.91%) High Availability
11 21 (8.50%) Scrum
12 20 (8.10%) BDD
12 20 (8.10%) Performance Tuning
13 19 (7.69%) Integration Testing
13 19 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
14 17 (6.88%) Defect Tracking
14 17 (6.88%) Exploratory Testing
14 17 (6.88%) Regression Testing
15 16 (6.48%) Test Scripting
15 16 (6.48%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 165 (66.80%) SQL
2 78 (31.58%) C#
3 65 (26.32%) T-SQL
4 40 (16.19%) JavaScript
5 23 (9.31%) PowerShell
6 19 (7.69%) F#
7 17 (6.88%) Java
8 13 (5.26%) VB.NET
9 12 (4.86%) VB
10 8 (3.24%) VBScript
11 5 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.02%) TypeScript
11 5 (2.02%) VBA
12 4 (1.62%) PHP
13 2 (0.81%) C++
13 2 (0.81%) Perl
13 2 (0.81%) VB6
14 1 (0.40%) C
14 1 (0.40%) R
14 1 (0.40%) UniBasic
Qualifications
1 32 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 29 (11.74%) SC Cleared
3 23 (9.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (5.67%) MCSE
5 12 (4.86%) Degree
6 11 (4.45%) MCITP
7 10 (4.05%) ISEB
7 10 (4.05%) ISEB Practitioner
7 10 (4.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (3.24%) CCNA
8 8 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (3.24%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.43%) MCP
9 6 (2.43%) MCSA
9 6 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (2.02%) CCSP
11 4 (1.62%) MCTS
12 3 (1.21%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.81%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) SLA
2 5 (2.02%) QA
3 3 (1.21%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.81%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.81%) PMO
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 44 (17.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 26 (10.53%) vSphere
4 16 (6.48%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.83%) XenApp
7 6 (2.43%) Terminal Services
8 5 (2.02%) Docker
8 5 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (12.15%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (7.69%) vRealize
3 18 (7.29%) SCCM
4 16 (6.48%) Failover Clustering
5 15 (6.07%) SCOM
6 5 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.62%) Perfmon
7 4 (1.62%) Rancher
7 4 (1.62%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.21%) OVSD
8 3 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.81%) Puppet
9 2 (0.81%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 117 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 52 (21.05%) VMware
3 48 (19.43%) HP
4 38 (15.38%) Oracle
5 21 (8.50%) Red Hat
6 19 (7.69%) Citrix
7 10 (4.05%) StorageTek
7 10 (4.05%) Sun
8 6 (2.43%) Sophos
8 6 (2.43%) Symantec
9 5 (2.02%) IBM
9 5 (2.02%) McAfee
10 4 (1.62%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.62%) Dell
10 4 (1.62%) Telerik
11 3 (1.21%) Apple
11 3 (1.21%) CA
11 3 (1.21%) Kaspersky
11 3 (1.21%) RedGate
11 3 (1.21%) Veeam