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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
Rank 452 397 299
Rank change year-on-year -55 -98  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 148 236 379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.45% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.46% 2.01% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 145 239
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £292 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -0.70% +8.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.76% -53.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £14.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £19.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +61.76% -50.72%  

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 10154 11722 11724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.70% 22.19% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6869 7857 7471
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 190 155
Median hourly rate £31.00 £34.00 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +5.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -2.30% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 145 £350 -7.28% 55
South East +10 38 £350 -6.66% 9
London -41 32 £425 +6.25% 16
East Midlands +11 18 £150 -54.54% 4
North West +25 15 £368 +1.37% 8
Oxfordshire +4 15 £350 +16.66%
Derbyshire - 15 £145 -
Hampshire -4 13 £425 -8.10% 1
South West +3 12 £275 -33.33% 1
West Midlands -3 11 £400 +8.10% 7
Manchester +23 10 £450 +12.50% 6
Oxford +3 10 £350 +16.66%
Yorkshire +2 10 £354 +8.92% 7
Derby - 10 £150 -
West Yorkshire -3 9 £365 +12.15% 5
East of England -4 9 £400 +88.23% 2
Leeds -2 7 £381 +17.30% 3
Gloucestershire +5 6 £275 -74.66%
Cirencester +1 6 £275 -15.38%
City of London -4 6 £425 - 2
Andover - 6 £325 -
Abingdon - 6 £350 -
Warwickshire - 6 £400 -
Warwick - 5 £400 -
Alfreton - 5 £145 -
Milton Keynes -3 4 £500 +66.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £500 +66.66% 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £213 -
Cheshire +28 2 £368 - 2
Scotland +20 2 - - 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 280 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 202 (72.14%) SQL
3 165 (58.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 128 (45.71%) Windows
5 122 (43.57%) Microsoft
6 121 (43.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 120 (42.86%) .NET
8 88 (31.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 85 (30.36%) C#
10 70 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 70 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
11 67 (23.93%) T-SQL
12 62 (22.14%) Oracle
12 62 (22.14%) Business Intelligence
13 60 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
14 57 (20.36%) Windows Server
15 55 (19.64%) Oracle Database
16 52 (18.57%) VMware
16 52 (18.57%) JavaScript
16 52 (18.57%) ASP.NET
17 51 (18.21%) MS Excel
17 51 (18.21%) Oracle Database 10g
17 51 (18.21%) Finance
18 50 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
19 49 (17.50%) Relational Database
20 48 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
21 46 (16.43%) MVC
21 46 (16.43%) Linux
22 44 (15.71%) Migration
22 44 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server 2005
Top Related 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 32 (11.43%) IIS
2 20 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.64%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.93%) Apache
6 11 (3.93%) JBoss
7 9 (3.21%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (3.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (3.21%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.86%) Confluence
9 7 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (2.50%) SAS
10 5 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.43%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.71%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 51 (18.21%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.50%) MS Office
3 5 (1.79%) MS Project
3 5 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (6.43%) Oracle 11i
2 13 (4.64%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (4.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.50%) Demantra
4 7 (2.50%) SnowdropKCS
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.71%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.71%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.36%) Office 365
3 4 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.07%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.36%) Asana
5 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.36%) Intranet
2 14 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 10 (3.57%) PuTTY
3 10 (3.57%) WinSCP
4 9 (3.21%) HTTP
5 7 (2.50%) SAN
6 6 (2.14%) WAN
7 5 (1.79%) DNS
8 4 (1.43%) Firewall
8 4 (1.43%) Internet
8 4 (1.43%) LDAP
9 3 (1.07%) LAN
9 3 (1.07%) Skype
10 2 (0.71%) DHCP
10 2 (0.71%) Network Security
10 2 (0.71%) VoIP
11 1 (0.36%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.36%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.36%) NAS
11 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 165 (58.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 121 (43.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 88 (31.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 70 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (19.64%) Oracle Database
7 51 (18.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 50 (17.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 49 (17.50%) Relational Database
10 37 (13.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 33 (11.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (9.29%) Oracle Reports
14 20 (7.14%) DTS
14 20 (7.14%) RDBMS
15 19 (6.79%) MS Access
15 19 (6.79%) SQL Server 2016
16 15 (5.36%) Oracle9i Database
17 14 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 31 (11.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (10.36%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.14%) JIRA
4 16 (5.71%) Git (software)
5 14 (5.00%) Talend Open Studio
6 13 (4.64%) Oracle Forms
7 12 (4.29%) Selenium
8 11 (3.93%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.93%) SpecFlow
8 11 (3.93%) TeamCity
9 10 (3.57%) HP UFT
9 10 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (2.86%) Liquibase
11 6 (2.14%) Ant
11 6 (2.14%) Eclipse
11 6 (2.14%) NUnit
11 6 (2.14%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.14%) TestNG
11 6 (2.14%) Toad
12 5 (1.79%) LoadRunner
General
1 51 (18.21%) Finance
2 20 (7.14%) Banking
3 19 (6.79%) Publishing
4 18 (6.43%) Manufacturing
5 14 (5.00%) Retail
6 6 (2.14%) Advertising
7 4 (1.43%) Local Government
8 3 (1.07%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.07%) Law
8 3 (1.07%) Legal
8 3 (1.07%) Marketing
9 2 (0.71%) Electronics
9 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (49.64%) Developer
2 60 (21.43%) SQL Developer
3 54 (19.29%) .NET Developer
4 51 (18.21%) DBA
5 46 (16.43%) SQL DBA
6 39 (13.93%) C# Developer
7 37 (13.21%) C# .NET Developer
8 34 (12.14%) Analyst
9 25 (8.93%) Support Analyst
10 23 (8.21%) SQL Server DBA
11 22 (7.86%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 19 (6.79%) Applications Support
13 18 (6.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (6.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (6.43%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (5.71%) SQL Server Developer
15 15 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
15 15 (5.36%) ETL Developer
16 14 (5.00%) VB.NET Developer
17 13 (4.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (42.86%) .NET
2 52 (18.57%) ASP.NET
3 32 (11.43%) HTML
4 29 (10.36%) XML
5 26 (9.29%) .NET Framework
5 26 (9.29%) CSS
5 26 (9.29%) Web Services
6 24 (8.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 24 (8.57%) jQuery
7 19 (6.79%) Entity Framework
7 19 (6.79%) WCF
8 18 (6.43%) Ajax
9 12 (4.29%) AngularJS
9 12 (4.29%) SAML
10 11 (3.93%) MSMQ
11 10 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (3.21%) WinForms
12 9 (3.21%) WPF
13 8 (2.86%) Silverlight
14 7 (2.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.79%) Clustering
3 9 (3.21%) Replication
4 6 (2.14%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.43%) Oracle Licensing
7 3 (1.07%) User Experience
8 2 (0.71%) CCTV
8 2 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.71%) EPoS
8 2 (0.71%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.71%) HACMP
8 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.71%) PKI
9 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.36%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 128 (45.71%) Windows
2 57 (20.36%) Windows Server
3 48 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (16.43%) Linux
5 44 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (13.93%) Unix
6 39 (13.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (6.43%) Windows 7
8 14 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 12 (4.29%) HPUX
9 12 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (4.29%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.14%) MVS
11 4 (1.43%) Android
11 4 (1.43%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.43%) Windows Phone
11 4 (1.43%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.71%) AIX
12 2 (0.71%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.14%) Business Intelligence
2 60 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (16.43%) MVC
4 44 (15.71%) Migration
5 39 (13.93%) ETL
6 27 (9.64%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (8.93%) ITIL
8 23 (8.21%) Unit Testing
9 21 (7.50%) Data Analysis
10 20 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (7.14%) High Availability
11 17 (6.07%) OO
12 16 (5.71%) TDD
13 15 (5.36%) Scrum
14 14 (5.00%) Change Management
15 13 (4.64%) CRM
15 13 (4.64%) Customer Insight
16 12 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
16 12 (4.29%) Workflow
17 11 (3.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 202 (72.14%) SQL
2 85 (30.36%) C#
3 67 (23.93%) T-SQL
4 52 (18.57%) JavaScript
5 38 (13.57%) VB.NET
6 31 (11.07%) Java
7 28 (10.00%) PowerShell
8 26 (9.29%) PL/SQL
9 25 (8.93%) VB
10 15 (5.36%) VB6
10 15 (5.36%) VBA
11 10 (3.57%) F#
12 8 (2.86%) C
13 6 (2.14%) C++
13 6 (2.14%) MATLAB
13 6 (2.14%) R
13 6 (2.14%) VBScript
14 4 (1.43%) PHP
15 2 (0.71%) UniBasic
16 1 (0.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 25 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 11 (3.93%) MCSE
5 10 (3.57%) Degree
6 7 (2.50%) MCDBA
7 6 (2.14%) MCP
8 5 (1.79%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (1.79%) ISEB
8 5 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (1.07%) MCITP
10 3 (1.07%) MCSA
10 3 (1.07%) OCP
11 2 (0.71%) CCNA
11 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.71%) HNC
11 2 (0.71%) MCTS
11 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.43%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.71%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.21%) vSphere
4 18 (6.43%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.29%) XenApp
6 10 (3.57%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.21%) XenServer
8 8 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.43%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.07%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.36%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (4.64%) SCCM
2 12 (4.29%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (3.93%) Data Guard
3 11 (3.93%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (3.57%) SCOM
4 10 (3.57%) vRealize
5 9 (3.21%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.21%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (3.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (2.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.07%) OVSD
7 3 (1.07%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.07%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.36%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.36%) Netcool
9 1 (0.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.36%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 122 (43.57%) Microsoft
2 62 (22.14%) Oracle
3 52 (18.57%) VMware
4 20 (7.14%) Citrix
5 18 (6.43%) HP
6 14 (5.00%) Talend
7 12 (4.29%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.86%) IBM
8 8 (2.86%) SAP
9 7 (2.50%) Xamarin
10 6 (2.14%) Cognos
11 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.43%) NetApp
13 3 (1.07%) Cisco
13 3 (1.07%) iManage
13 3 (1.07%) Intel Security
14 2 (0.71%) Adobe
14 2 (0.71%) Apple
14 2 (0.71%) Sophos
14 2 (0.71%) Teradata
London
Modis International
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago