Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 678 573 369
Rank change year-on-year -105 -204 -96
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 206 337 719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.32% 0.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.90% 1.41% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 245 485
UK median daily rate £415 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.57% -3.45% -0.21%
10th Percentile £255 £215 £250
90th Percentile £600 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £341 £338
% change year-on-year +5.86% +1.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 19
UK median hourly rate £29.81 £13.28 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.47% -53.40% +30.46%
10th Percentile £26.33 £12.71 £15.85
90th Percentile £35.55 £28.12 £40.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £13.28 £28.50
% change year-on-year +125.90% -53.40% +30.46%

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 22778 23825 26248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.08% 22.60% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15571 15787 17303
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +0.63%
10th Percentile £310 £285 £269
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 368 404
UK median hourly rate £31.23 £28.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -2.61% +15.00%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.06 £52.05 £52.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% +32.22%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 November 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 -98 192 £415 +15.28% 27
UK excluding London -78 121 £361 +5.86% 20
London -40 84 £463 +4.23% 8
Midlands +7 28 £315 -10.00% 4
North of England +27 26 £365 +12.23% 6
South East -14 23 £375 - 4
East of England -20 21 £350 +3.70% 4
East Midlands -6 15 £222 -38.88% 2
West Midlands +12 13 £372 +9.67% 2
North West -3 13 £365 +13.10% 4
Yorkshire +7 9 £306 -11.23% 1
Scotland -6 9 £417 +39.02%
South West -15 9 £375 +7.14% 1
North East +56 4 £331 +5.16% 1
Wales +19 3 £325 +10.64% 1
Northern Ireland -48 2 £250 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 206 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (58.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 118 (57.28%) SQL
4 90 (43.69%) .NET
4 90 (43.69%) Microsoft
4 90 (43.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 88 (42.72%) Windows
6 81 (39.32%) C#
7 73 (35.44%) T-SQL
8 52 (25.24%) MVC
8 52 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (23.79%) CSS
10 48 (23.30%) HTML
10 48 (23.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 44 (21.36%) Finance
12 42 (20.39%) Windows Server
13 41 (19.90%) ASP.NET
13 41 (19.90%) Active Directory
13 41 (19.90%) WCF
14 39 (18.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 37 (17.96%) JavaScript
16 35 (16.99%) jQuery
16 35 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
17 33 (16.02%) Ajax
17 33 (16.02%) VMware
18 31 (15.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 30 (14.56%) Clustering
19 30 (14.56%) MS Exchange
20 29 (14.08%) Web Services
20 29 (14.08%) HP

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 30 (14.56%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.74%) IIS
3 14 (6.80%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (2.91%) Apache
7 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.91%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.97%) SAS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.91%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.94%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (1.46%) Hyperion Planning
3 3 (1.46%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (16.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (4.37%) Office 365
4 4 (1.94%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.14%) SAN
2 21 (10.19%) Firewall
3 18 (8.74%) DNS
4 17 (8.25%) DHCP
5 13 (6.31%) LAN
5 13 (6.31%) NAS
6 10 (4.85%) VPN
6 10 (4.85%) WAN
7 9 (4.37%) SSL
8 7 (3.40%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (2.91%) Intranet
9 6 (2.91%) IPsec
9 6 (2.91%) Wireless
10 5 (2.43%) BGP
10 5 (2.43%) Internet
10 5 (2.43%) iSCSI
10 5 (2.43%) OSPF
10 5 (2.43%) VLAN
10 5 (2.43%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 121 (58.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 90 (43.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (23.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (18.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 31 (15.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (13.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 24 (11.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (9.71%) Oracle Database
10 17 (8.25%) SQL Server 2014
11 11 (5.34%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (5.34%) Relational Database
12 8 (3.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (2.91%) Big Data
14 6 (2.91%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (2.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (2.91%) MongoDB
15 5 (2.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (9.22%) NUnit
3 18 (8.74%) TeamCity
4 16 (7.77%) Moq
4 16 (7.77%) MSTest
4 16 (7.77%) Visual Studio
5 12 (5.83%) FitNesse
6 7 (3.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (2.43%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.94%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.46%) ReSharper
9 3 (1.46%) Subversion
9 3 (1.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.97%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
11 1 (0.49%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.49%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.49%) TestNG
11 1 (0.49%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 44 (21.36%) Finance
2 8 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.91%) Front Office
3 6 (2.91%) Marketing
3 6 (2.91%) Publishing
3 6 (2.91%) Retail
3 6 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.43%) Automotive
4 5 (2.43%) Banking
5 4 (1.94%) Law
5 4 (1.94%) Local Government
6 3 (1.46%) Advertising
6 3 (1.46%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Electronics
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 95 (46.12%) Developer
2 42 (20.39%) DBA
3 41 (19.90%) C# Developer
4 36 (17.48%) SQL DBA
4 36 (17.48%) SQL Developer
5 32 (15.53%) .NET Developer
6 24 (11.65%) Analyst
7 18 (8.74%) SQL Server Developer
8 16 (7.77%) C# .NET Developer
8 16 (7.77%) SQL Server DBA
9 15 (7.28%) Administrator
10 14 (6.80%) Agile Developer
11 13 (6.31%) Agile C# Developer
12 12 (5.83%) Architect
12 12 (5.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 10 (4.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (4.37%) Angular Developer
15 8 (3.88%) Senior Developer
15 8 (3.88%) Support Analyst
15 8 (3.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (43.69%) .NET
2 49 (23.79%) CSS
3 48 (23.30%) HTML
4 41 (19.90%) ASP.NET
4 41 (19.90%) WCF
5 35 (16.99%) jQuery
6 33 (16.02%) Ajax
7 29 (14.08%) Web Services
8 27 (13.11%) AngularJS
9 24 (11.65%) .NET Framework
10 20 (9.71%) ASP.NET MVC
11 19 (9.22%) HTML5
11 19 (9.22%) REST
12 17 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
13 15 (7.28%) XML
14 14 (6.80%) CSS3
15 13 (6.31%) Entity Framework
15 13 (6.31%) NHibernate
15 13 (6.31%) Razor View Engine
16 11 (5.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 30 (14.56%) Clustering
2 18 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.77%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (6.80%) Replication
5 13 (6.31%) Fintech
6 10 (4.85%) Hedge funds
6 10 (4.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.91%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.43%) Derivative
9 4 (1.94%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.94%) HP Storage
9 4 (1.94%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.46%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.46%) NHS
10 3 (1.46%) PKI
10 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.46%) User Experience
11 2 (0.97%) iPhone
11 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (42.72%) Windows
2 42 (20.39%) Windows Server
3 29 (14.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (13.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (10.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (5.83%) Linux
7 10 (4.85%) Windows 7
8 8 (3.88%) Solaris
9 7 (3.40%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.91%) Unix
10 6 (2.91%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.43%) HPUX
12 4 (1.94%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.94%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.97%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.49%) Android
15 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
1 52 (25.24%) MVC
2 28 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
3 26 (12.62%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (10.68%) SOLID
5 20 (9.71%) ETL
5 20 (9.71%) Migration
6 17 (8.25%) Performance Tuning
6 17 (8.25%) Test Automation
7 13 (6.31%) ITIL
7 13 (6.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (6.31%) Unit Testing
8 12 (5.83%) Asset Management
9 11 (5.34%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (5.34%) High Availability
9 11 (5.34%) TDD
10 10 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (4.85%) SDLC
11 9 (4.37%) Change Control
11 9 (4.37%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 118 (57.28%) SQL
2 81 (39.32%) C#
3 73 (35.44%) T-SQL
4 37 (17.96%) JavaScript
5 23 (11.17%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.85%) TypeScript
6 10 (4.85%) VB
7 7 (3.40%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.91%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.94%) VBScript
10 2 (0.97%) Java
10 2 (0.97%) Perl
10 2 (0.97%) VB6
10 2 (0.97%) VBA
11 1 (0.49%) C++
11 1 (0.49%) F#
11 1 (0.49%) Python
11 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.28%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.85%) MCSE
5 9 (4.37%) CCNA
5 9 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.37%) Degree
6 8 (3.88%) MCITP
7 5 (2.43%) MCSA
7 5 (2.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.94%) CCSP
8 4 (1.94%) MCP
9 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.97%) CCENT
10 2 (0.97%) CCNP
11 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.97%) PMO
2 2 (0.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) GDPR
3 1 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 41 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.19%) Hyper-V
4 10 (4.85%) vSphere
5 8 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.88%) XenApp
6 5 (2.43%) DFS Replication
6 5 (2.43%) NFS
7 4 (1.94%) Docker
7 4 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.97%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 25 (12.14%) SCCM
2 15 (7.28%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (5.83%) SCOM
4 6 (2.91%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.43%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.94%) Rancher
7 3 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.97%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.97%) WMI
9 1 (0.49%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (0.49%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.49%) Opsview
9 1 (0.49%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.49%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.49%) Puppet
9 1 (0.49%) vRealize
9 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (43.69%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.02%) VMware
3 29 (14.08%) HP
4 26 (12.62%) Oracle
5 17 (8.25%) Citrix
6 14 (6.80%) Cisco
7 10 (4.85%) McAfee
8 8 (3.88%) NetApp
8 8 (3.88%) RedGate
8 8 (3.88%) Sun
9 7 (3.40%) StorageTek
10 5 (2.43%) Clearswift
10 5 (2.43%) Huawei
10 5 (2.43%) Juniper
11 4 (1.94%) arcserve
11 4 (1.94%) CA
11 4 (1.94%) Dell
11 4 (1.94%) Telerik
12 3 (1.46%) Sophos
12 3 (1.46%) Symantec