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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK
Rank 444 409 292
Rank change year-on-year -35 -117  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 152 239 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.45% 0.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.48% 2.04% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 151 240
Median daily rate £353 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.80% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £297 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -3.11% +11.15%  
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 10302 11737 11801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.74% 22.14% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6968 7866 7527
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 130 190 155
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +1.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £14.50 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £57.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -4.61% -  

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -31 149 £353 -5.80% 55
South East +17 38 £350 -12.50% 9
London -25 32 £425 +6.25% 16
East Midlands +10 18 £150 -54.54% 4
North West +34 15 £368 +1.37% 8
Oxfordshire 0 15 £350 +16.66%
South West -4 15 £275 -26.66% 2
Derbyshire - 15 £145 -
Hampshire +1 13 £425 -8.10% 1
West Midlands -9 12 £400 +8.10% 6
Manchester +14 10 £450 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire +5 10 £354 +8.92% 7
Oxford -1 10 £350 +16.66%
Derby - 10 £150 -
West Yorkshire +4 9 £365 +12.15% 5
East of England -3 9 £400 +88.23% 2
Leeds +1 7 £381 +17.30% 3
Gloucestershire +10 6 £275 -74.66%
Cirencester +1 6 £275 -15.38%
City of London -6 6 £425 - 2
Andover - 6 £325 -
Abingdon - 6 £350 -
Warwickshire - 6 £400 -
Warwick - 5 £400 -
Alfreton - 5 £145 -
Milton Keynes -1 4 £500 +66.66% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £500 +66.66% 2
Northamptonshire - 3 £213 -
Cheshire +29 2 £368 - 2
Scotland +13 2 - - 1

SQL Server 2005
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 284 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 204 (71.83%) SQL
3 168 (59.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 131 (46.13%) Windows
5 124 (43.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 123 (43.31%) .NET
6 123 (43.31%) Microsoft
7 88 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 85 (29.93%) C#
9 70 (24.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 70 (24.65%) SQL Server 2014
10 67 (23.59%) T-SQL
11 65 (22.89%) Oracle
12 63 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
13 62 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (21.13%) Windows Server
15 58 (20.42%) Oracle Database
16 55 (19.37%) VMware
17 54 (19.01%) Oracle Database 10g
18 52 (18.31%) MS Excel
18 52 (18.31%) JavaScript
18 52 (18.31%) ASP.NET
19 51 (17.96%) Finance
20 50 (17.61%) SQL Server 2000
21 49 (17.25%) Linux
21 49 (17.25%) Relational Database
22 48 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
23 47 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
24 46 (16.20%) MVC
25 45 (15.85%) Migration

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 34 (11.97%) IIS
2 22 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.28%) MS Exchange
4 13 (4.58%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (3.87%) Apache
6 11 (3.87%) JBoss
7 9 (3.17%) Oracle Application Server
7 9 (3.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 9 (3.17%) WebLogic
8 8 (2.82%) Confluence
9 7 (2.46%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (2.46%) SAS
10 5 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.41%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.06%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.70%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.39%) MS Office
3 5 (1.76%) MS Project
3 5 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (6.34%) Oracle 11i
2 14 (4.93%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (2.46%) Demantra
4 7 (2.46%) SnowdropKCS
5 4 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.70%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (5.28%) Office 365
3 4 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.06%) IaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.35%) Asana
5 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.28%) Intranet
2 14 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 13 (4.58%) PuTTY
3 13 (4.58%) WinSCP
4 9 (3.17%) HTTP
5 7 (2.46%) SAN
6 6 (2.11%) WAN
7 5 (1.76%) DNS
7 5 (1.76%) LDAP
8 4 (1.41%) Firewall
8 4 (1.41%) Internet
9 3 (1.06%) LAN
9 3 (1.06%) Skype
10 2 (0.70%) DHCP
10 2 (0.70%) Network Security
10 2 (0.70%) VoIP
11 1 (0.35%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.35%) NAS
11 1 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 168 (59.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 124 (43.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 88 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 70 (24.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 70 (24.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 58 (20.42%) Oracle Database
7 54 (19.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 50 (17.61%) SQL Server 2000
9 49 (17.25%) Relational Database
10 40 (14.08%) Oracle Database 11g
11 33 (11.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 28 (9.86%) Data Warehouse
12 28 (9.86%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (7.04%) DTS
13 20 (7.04%) RDBMS
14 19 (6.69%) MS Access
14 19 (6.69%) SQL Server 2016
15 15 (5.28%) Oracle9i Database
16 14 (4.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 34 (11.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 29 (10.21%) Visual Studio
3 20 (7.04%) JIRA
4 16 (5.63%) Git (software)
5 15 (5.28%) Selenium
6 14 (4.93%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.93%) SpecFlow
6 14 (4.93%) Talend Open Studio
6 14 (4.93%) TeamCity
7 13 (4.58%) HP UFT
7 13 (4.58%) Oracle APEX
7 13 (4.58%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (2.82%) Liquibase
9 7 (2.46%) Ant
9 7 (2.46%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.46%) SoapUI
9 7 (2.46%) TestNG
9 7 (2.46%) Toad
10 6 (2.11%) LoadRunner
10 6 (2.11%) NUnit
General
1 51 (17.96%) Finance
2 20 (7.04%) Banking
3 19 (6.69%) Publishing
4 18 (6.34%) Manufacturing
5 14 (4.93%) Retail
6 6 (2.11%) Advertising
7 4 (1.41%) Local Government
8 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.06%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.06%) Law
8 3 (1.06%) Legal
8 3 (1.06%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Electronics
9 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.35%) Back Office
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (48.94%) Developer
2 60 (21.13%) SQL Developer
3 54 (19.01%) .NET Developer
4 52 (18.31%) DBA
5 47 (16.55%) SQL DBA
6 39 (13.73%) C# Developer
7 37 (13.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 34 (11.97%) Analyst
9 25 (8.80%) Support Analyst
10 23 (8.10%) SQL Server DBA
11 22 (7.75%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 19 (6.69%) Applications Support
13 18 (6.34%) ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (6.34%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 18 (6.34%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (5.63%) SQL Server Developer
15 15 (5.28%) Applications Support Analyst
15 15 (5.28%) ETL Developer
16 14 (4.93%) Consultant
16 14 (4.93%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (43.31%) .NET
2 52 (18.31%) ASP.NET
3 32 (11.27%) HTML
4 30 (10.56%) XML
5 27 (9.51%) Web Services
6 26 (9.15%) .NET Framework
6 26 (9.15%) CSS
7 24 (8.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (8.45%) jQuery
8 19 (6.69%) Entity Framework
8 19 (6.69%) WCF
9 18 (6.34%) Ajax
10 12 (4.23%) AngularJS
10 12 (4.23%) SAML
11 11 (3.87%) MSMQ
12 10 (3.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (3.17%) WinForms
13 9 (3.17%) WPF
14 8 (2.82%) Silverlight
15 7 (2.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.69%) Clustering
3 9 (3.17%) Replication
4 6 (2.11%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.76%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.41%) Oracle Licensing
7 3 (1.06%) User Experience
8 2 (0.70%) CCTV
8 2 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.70%) EPoS
8 2 (0.70%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.70%) HACMP
8 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.70%) PKI
9 1 (0.35%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.35%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 131 (46.13%) Windows
2 60 (21.13%) Windows Server
3 49 (17.25%) Linux
4 48 (16.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (13.73%) Unix
6 39 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (6.34%) Windows 7
8 15 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (4.93%) Windows XP
10 12 (4.23%) HPUX
10 12 (4.23%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.11%) MVS
12 4 (1.41%) Android
12 4 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.41%) Windows Phone
12 4 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
13 2 (0.70%) AIX
13 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.18%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (21.83%) Business Intelligence
3 46 (16.20%) MVC
4 45 (15.85%) Migration
5 39 (13.73%) ETL
6 28 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (8.80%) ITIL
8 23 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (8.10%) Unit Testing
9 21 (7.39%) Data Analysis
10 20 (7.04%) High Availability
11 18 (6.34%) Scrum
12 17 (5.99%) OO
13 16 (5.63%) TDD
14 14 (4.93%) BDD
14 14 (4.93%) Change Management
15 13 (4.58%) CRM
15 13 (4.58%) Customer Insight
15 13 (4.58%) Integration Testing
15 13 (4.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (71.83%) SQL
2 85 (29.93%) C#
3 67 (23.59%) T-SQL
4 52 (18.31%) JavaScript
5 38 (13.38%) VB.NET
6 32 (11.27%) Java
7 29 (10.21%) PowerShell
8 26 (9.15%) PL/SQL
8 26 (9.15%) VB
9 15 (5.28%) VB6
9 15 (5.28%) VBA
10 13 (4.58%) F#
11 8 (2.82%) C
12 7 (2.46%) VBScript
13 6 (2.11%) C++
13 6 (2.11%) MATLAB
13 6 (2.11%) R
14 4 (1.41%) PHP
15 2 (0.70%) UniBasic
16 1 (0.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (9.51%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.87%) MCSE
4 10 (3.52%) Degree
5 7 (2.46%) MCDBA
6 6 (2.11%) ISEB
6 6 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.11%) MCP
7 5 (1.76%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (1.41%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (1.06%) MCITP
9 3 (1.06%) MCSA
9 3 (1.06%) OCP
10 2 (0.70%) CCNA
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.70%) HNC
10 2 (0.70%) MCTS
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.46%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) SLA
4 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (13.03%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.15%) vSphere
4 18 (6.34%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.23%) XenApp
6 10 (3.52%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (3.17%) XenServer
8 6 (2.11%) Terminal Services
9 5 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
9 5 (1.76%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.06%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.35%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (4.58%) SCCM
1 13 (4.58%) vRealize
2 12 (4.23%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (3.87%) Data Guard
3 11 (3.87%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (3.52%) SCOM
5 9 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (3.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.06%) OVSD
7 3 (1.06%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.06%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.35%) Netcool
9 1 (0.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 123 (43.31%) Microsoft
2 65 (22.89%) Oracle
3 55 (19.37%) VMware
4 21 (7.39%) HP
5 20 (7.04%) Citrix
6 15 (5.28%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.93%) Talend
8 8 (2.82%) IBM
8 8 (2.82%) SAP
9 7 (2.46%) Xamarin
10 6 (2.11%) Cognos
11 5 (1.76%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.41%) NetApp
13 3 (1.06%) Cisco
13 3 (1.06%) iManage
13 3 (1.06%) Intel Security
14 2 (0.70%) Adobe
14 2 (0.70%) Apple
14 2 (0.70%) Sophos
14 2 (0.70%) Teradata
London
Modis International
Rate: £320.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago