Period
to 22 October 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 October 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 662 553 334
Rank change year-on-year -109 -219 -69
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 211 356 789
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.34% 0.69%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.96% 1.50% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 251 518
UK median daily rate £410 £345 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.84% -4.17% -2.70%
10th Percentile £255 £215 £243
90th Percentile £600 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 21
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £17.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.91% -42.50% +50.00%
10th Percentile £26.40 £13.06 £20.50
90th Percentile £38.80 £40.57 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £17.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +73.91% -42.50% +50.00%

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 22060 23749 26586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.20% 22.53% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 15815 17444
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 389 389
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.36% +12.00%
10th Percentile £13.69 £10.85 £12.46
90th Percentile £54.50 £50.20 £52.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £28.69
% change year-on-year +14.04% -0.66% +27.51%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -94 200 £410 +17.14% 16
UK excluding London -87 126 £350 +7.69% 10
London +1 85 £450 +2.86% 7
North of England +34 36 £350 +7.69% 3
Midlands +22 28 £315 -10.00% 4
South East -3 26 £358 -2.05% 1
North West +27 21 £360 +11.63% 2
East Midlands 0 15 £264 -27.15% 3
East of England -37 14 £400 +14.29%
West Midlands +18 13 £372 +11.73% 1
South West -11 11 £360 +2.86% 1
Yorkshire +6 9 £225 -33.33% 1
North East +52 6 £305 -1.61%
Scotland +2 6 £438 +45.83% 1
Wales +12 3 £325 +10.64%
Northern Ireland -52 2 £250 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 211 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (61.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 128 (60.66%) SQL
4 106 (50.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 102 (48.34%) Microsoft
6 97 (45.97%) Windows
7 90 (42.65%) .NET
8 78 (36.97%) C#
9 71 (33.65%) T-SQL
10 56 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (26.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 54 (25.59%) CSS
12 52 (24.64%) HTML
12 52 (24.64%) MVC
13 45 (21.33%) Windows Server
14 40 (18.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 40 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
15 39 (18.48%) jQuery
15 39 (18.48%) Finance
15 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
16 38 (18.01%) JavaScript
17 37 (17.54%) SQL Server 2016
18 36 (17.06%) Clustering
18 36 (17.06%) WCF
19 35 (16.59%) Ajax
19 35 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (16.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 33 (15.64%) VMware
21 33 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
22 32 (15.17%) 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 23 (10.90%) MS Exchange
2 16 (7.58%) IIS
3 14 (6.64%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.79%) Apache
4 8 (3.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.42%) SAS
8 2 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.95%) CMS
8 2 (0.95%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.84%) Oracle 11i
2 4 (1.90%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 40 (18.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.16%) Office 365
4 4 (1.90%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.47%) npm
5 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.90%) SAN
2 17 (8.06%) Firewall
3 16 (7.58%) NAS
4 11 (5.21%) DNS
5 10 (4.74%) DHCP
6 9 (4.27%) LAN
6 9 (4.27%) WAN
7 8 (3.79%) Intranet
8 7 (3.32%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.84%) Internet
10 5 (2.37%) Wireless
11 4 (1.90%) PuTTY
11 4 (1.90%) VPN
11 4 (1.90%) WinSCP
12 3 (1.42%) IPsec
12 3 (1.42%) NetScaler
12 3 (1.42%) SMTP
12 3 (1.42%) SSL
12 3 (1.42%) VLAN
13 2 (0.95%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (61.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 106 (50.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (26.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (18.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 37 (17.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 34 (16.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 30 (14.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 27 (12.80%) SQL Server 2000
10 20 (9.48%) Oracle Database
11 19 (9.00%) Data Warehouse
12 14 (6.64%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (5.69%) Relational Database
14 11 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
16 9 (4.27%) Big Data
17 8 (3.79%) Hadoop
18 6 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 6 (2.84%) MongoDB
18 6 (2.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 29 (13.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (9.95%) NUnit
3 18 (8.53%) Moq
3 18 (8.53%) MSTest
3 18 (8.53%) Visual Studio
4 12 (5.69%) TeamCity
5 8 (3.79%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (2.84%) FitNesse
7 4 (1.90%) Ant
7 4 (1.90%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.90%) HP UFT
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.90%) Selenium
7 4 (1.90%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.90%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.90%) Subversion
7 4 (1.90%) TestNG
7 4 (1.90%) Toad
8 3 (1.42%) LoadRunner
General
1 39 (18.48%) Finance
2 8 (3.79%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.32%) Banking
4 6 (2.84%) Automotive
4 6 (2.84%) Front Office
4 6 (2.84%) Law
4 6 (2.84%) Marketing
4 6 (2.84%) Publishing
4 6 (2.84%) Retail
4 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.90%) Local Government
6 3 (1.42%) Advertising
6 3 (1.42%) Digital Economy
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (42.65%) Developer
2 46 (21.80%) DBA
3 40 (18.96%) SQL DBA
4 34 (16.11%) .NET Developer
5 32 (15.17%) C# Developer
6 27 (12.80%) SQL Developer
7 21 (9.95%) Analyst
8 18 (8.53%) SQL Server DBA
9 15 (7.11%) Architect
9 15 (7.11%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (6.64%) Administrator
11 13 (6.16%) Full Stack Developer
12 11 (5.21%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (5.21%) SQL Server Developer
13 10 (4.74%) Consultant
13 10 (4.74%) Technical Architect
14 9 (4.27%) Support Analyst
15 8 (3.79%) Agile Developer
15 8 (3.79%) Angular Developer
15 8 (3.79%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (42.65%) .NET
2 54 (25.59%) CSS
3 52 (24.64%) HTML
4 39 (18.48%) ASP.NET
4 39 (18.48%) jQuery
5 36 (17.06%) WCF
6 35 (16.59%) Ajax
7 32 (15.17%) Web Services
8 25 (11.85%) AngularJS
9 18 (8.53%) HTML5
9 18 (8.53%) Razor View Engine
10 17 (8.06%) .NET Framework
11 16 (7.58%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
12 14 (6.64%) CSS3
12 14 (6.64%) REST
13 13 (6.16%) XML
14 11 (5.21%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 11 (5.21%) WPF
15 9 (4.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.06%) Clustering
2 18 (8.53%) Replication
3 17 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.21%) Management Information System
5 9 (4.27%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.79%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.32%) Fintech
7 7 (3.32%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.37%) Derivative
9 4 (1.90%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.90%) OTC Derivatives
10 3 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.42%) HP Storage
10 3 (1.42%) User Experience
11 2 (0.95%) Equities
11 2 (0.95%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.95%) iPad
11 2 (0.95%) iPhone
11 2 (0.95%) NHS
11 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (45.97%) Windows
2 45 (21.33%) Windows Server
3 35 (16.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.64%) Linux
7 11 (5.21%) Windows Vista
8 10 (4.74%) Solaris
9 9 (4.27%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.84%) Unix
10 6 (2.84%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.37%) HPUX
11 5 (2.37%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.90%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.95%) MVS
13 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.54%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (24.64%) MVC
3 33 (15.64%) Business Intelligence
4 29 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (13.74%) Migration
5 20 (9.48%) ETL
6 18 (8.53%) ITIL
6 18 (8.53%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (8.06%) DevOps
7 17 (8.06%) SOLID
8 16 (7.58%) Test Automation
9 15 (7.11%) High Availability
10 14 (6.64%) Asset Management
10 14 (6.64%) Change Management
11 13 (6.16%) SDLC
12 12 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (5.69%) Scrum
12 12 (5.69%) TDD
13 10 (4.74%) Performance Monitoring
14 9 (4.27%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 128 (60.66%) SQL
2 78 (36.97%) C#
3 71 (33.65%) T-SQL
4 38 (18.01%) JavaScript
5 23 (10.90%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.32%) TypeScript
6 7 (3.32%) VB
6 7 (3.32%) VB.NET
7 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.37%) Java
9 4 (1.90%) F#
9 4 (1.90%) VBScript
10 2 (0.95%) C++
10 2 (0.95%) Perl
10 2 (0.95%) VB6
10 2 (0.95%) VBA
11 1 (0.47%) C
11 1 (0.47%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.47%) Python
11 1 (0.47%) REXX
Qualifications
1 23 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (9.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.69%) MCSE
5 11 (5.21%) MCITP
6 10 (4.74%) Degree
7 9 (4.27%) CCNA
7 9 (4.27%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.37%) CCSP
9 5 (2.37%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.90%) MCP
10 4 (1.90%) MCSA
11 3 (1.42%) ISEB
11 3 (1.42%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.95%) CCENT
12 2 (0.95%) MCTS
13 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.42%) SLA
3 2 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.95%) PMO
3 2 (0.95%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (14.69%) Active Directory
2 28 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.79%) vSphere
6 7 (3.32%) XenApp
7 5 (2.37%) Docker
7 5 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.47%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (11.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 19 (9.00%) SCCM
3 14 (6.64%) SCOM
4 8 (3.79%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (2.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (1.90%) Rancher
6 4 (1.90%) vRealize
7 3 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.42%) Puppet
8 2 (0.95%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.95%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.95%) WMI
9 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.47%) Nagios
9 1 (0.47%) Netcool/Webtop
9 1 (0.47%) OMEGAMON
9 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 102 (48.34%) Microsoft
2 33 (15.64%) VMware
3 32 (15.17%) HP
4 26 (12.32%) Oracle
5 18 (8.53%) Citrix
6 10 (4.74%) StorageTek
6 10 (4.74%) Sun
7 7 (3.32%) Cisco
8 6 (2.84%) RedGate
9 5 (2.37%) Symantec
10 4 (1.90%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.90%) CA
10 4 (1.90%) Dell
10 4 (1.90%) McAfee
10 4 (1.90%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.90%) Telerik
11 3 (1.42%) arcserve
11 3 (1.42%) IBM
11 3 (1.42%) Kaspersky
11 3 (1.42%) Teradata