Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 2018 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 621 540
Rank change year-on-year -143 -81 -220
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 133 250 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.57% 1.15% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 179 280
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £157 £258 £263
90th Percentile £523 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +5.71% +3.70% +3.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 13
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £32.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.08% +62.50% -39.39%
10th Percentile £16.55 £27.94 £13.18
90th Percentile £19.65 £39.88 £40.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £34.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -48.53% +70.00% -38.93%

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 23,315 21,787 24,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.81% 22.59% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,275 14,511 16,148
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 252 381
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +8.77% +3.64%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.35 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £31.50 £29.01
% change year-on-year -8.73% +8.57% +3.16%

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 19 August 2018.

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 19 August 2018. 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 -139 121 £400 +6.67% 41
UK excluding London -110 76 £370 +5.71% 27
London -54 57 £450 - 16
South East -41 26 £400 +14.29% 8
Midlands -27 11 £370 +5.71% 1
South West -22 10 £350 -5.91% 6
West Midlands -34 9 £325 -12.52% 1
North of England -52 9 £330 -5.71% 8
East of England +2 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Scotland -45 6 £369 -15.71% 2
Wales -12 5 £406 +25.00%
North West -35 4 £360 +1.41% 4
Yorkshire -8 3 £500 +61.29% 3
East Midlands -6 2 £393 +30.83%
North East -11 2 £148 -52.42% 1
Northern Ireland +25 1 £250 -

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 133 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (63.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 80 (60.15%) SQL
4 61 (45.86%) Microsoft
5 57 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (42.11%) Windows
7 45 (33.83%) .NET
8 42 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 39 (29.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (28.57%) C#
11 36 (27.07%) VMware
12 35 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
13 33 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 28 (21.05%) T-SQL
14 28 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (19.55%) Web Services
15 26 (19.55%) PowerShell
16 25 (18.80%) SharePoint
16 25 (18.80%) Active Directory
17 23 (17.29%) Finance
17 23 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (15.79%) WCF
18 21 (15.79%) MS Exchange
18 21 (15.79%) ETL
19 20 (15.04%) HTML
19 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
19 20 (15.04%) CSS

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 25 (18.80%) SharePoint
2 21 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 14 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.27%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (7.52%) IIS
6 3 (2.26%) Apache
6 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.75%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.75%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.75%) SAS
8 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.75%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.50%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.75%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.75%) Infor CRM
2 1 (0.75%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.52%) Office 365
3 5 (3.76%) SaaS
4 4 (3.01%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.50%) IaaS
5 2 (1.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) DHCP
1 16 (12.03%) DNS
2 14 (10.53%) LAN
3 11 (8.27%) WAN
4 8 (6.02%) FCoE
4 8 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.26%) VLAN
6 6 (4.51%) Firewall
6 6 (4.51%) SAN
7 5 (3.76%) VoIP
7 5 (3.76%) VPN
8 4 (3.01%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.01%) Network Security
9 3 (2.26%) Internet
9 3 (2.26%) Wireless
10 2 (1.50%) H.323
10 2 (1.50%) ISDN
10 2 (1.50%) PABX
11 1 (0.75%) SMTP
11 1 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (63.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 42 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (29.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 16 (12.03%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (12.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (9.02%) PowerPivot
8 12 (9.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (5.26%) QlikView
10 6 (4.51%) Oracle Database
11 5 (3.76%) Power BI
11 5 (3.76%) Relational Database
12 4 (3.01%) Azure SQL Database
12 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (2.26%) OLAP
13 3 (2.26%) OLTP
13 3 (2.26%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.01%) Mercurial
3 4 (3.01%) NUnit
3 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio
3 4 (3.01%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (2.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.26%) Moq
5 1 (0.75%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.75%) FxCop
5 1 (0.75%) gulp
5 1 (0.75%) jspm
5 1 (0.75%) MSI
5 1 (0.75%) MSTest
5 1 (0.75%) Selenium
5 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.75%) StyleCop
5 1 (0.75%) Toad
General
1 23 (17.29%) Finance
2 13 (9.77%) Banking
3 11 (8.27%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.76%) Front Office
4 5 (3.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.50%) Back Office
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 2 (1.50%) Local Government
5 2 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Law
Job Titles
1 58 (43.61%) Developer
2 21 (15.79%) DBA
3 18 (13.53%) SQL DBA
4 16 (12.03%) .NET Developer
5 15 (11.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 14 (10.53%) SQL Developer
7 13 (9.77%) C# Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Administrator
8 8 (6.02%) Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) BizTalk Developer
8 8 (6.02%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.02%) Server Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.51%) C# WPF Developer
10 6 (4.51%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (4.51%) WPF Developer
11 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) C# WCF Developer
11 5 (3.76%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (33.83%) .NET
2 26 (19.55%) Web Services
3 21 (15.79%) WCF
4 20 (15.04%) CSS
4 20 (15.04%) HTML
5 19 (14.29%) XML
6 18 (13.53%) ASP.NET
7 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET Web API
7 12 (9.02%) MDX
8 11 (8.27%) AngularJS
9 10 (7.52%) HTML5
10 9 (6.77%) Ajax
10 9 (6.77%) jQuery
11 8 (6.02%) .NET Framework
11 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (4.51%) CSS3
13 6 (4.51%) WPF
14 5 (3.76%) JSON
14 5 (3.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Clustering
2 8 (6.02%) CLARiiON
3 5 (3.76%) Derivative
3 5 (3.76%) Fixed Income
3 5 (3.76%) Hedge funds
3 5 (3.76%) OTC Derivatives
4 4 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) PKI
5 3 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.26%) iPhone
5 3 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.50%) Fintech
6 2 (1.50%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.75%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.75%) Online Games
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (42.11%) Windows
2 35 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (24.81%) Windows Server
4 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.52%) Linux
6 10 (7.52%) Windows 7
7 8 (6.02%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.26%) Windows Phone
8 3 (2.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.50%) Solaris
9 2 (1.50%) Unix
10 1 (0.75%) Android
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.81%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (15.79%) ETL
4 19 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (12.78%) MVC
6 14 (10.53%) Data Modelling
6 14 (10.53%) High Availability
6 14 (10.53%) Patch Management
7 13 (9.77%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (9.77%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (9.02%) Data Encryption
8 12 (9.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (9.02%) Kimball Methodology
9 11 (8.27%) Data Validation
9 11 (8.27%) Validation
10 10 (7.52%) Virtual Environments
11 9 (6.77%) Migration
11 9 (6.77%) Server Management
11 9 (6.77%) Server Patching
11 9 (6.77%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 80 (60.15%) SQL
2 38 (28.57%) C#
3 28 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 26 (19.55%) PowerShell
5 20 (15.04%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.51%) VBScript
7 3 (2.26%) TypeScript
7 3 (2.26%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.50%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) F#
9 1 (0.75%) Java
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) R
9 1 (0.75%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) VC++
9 1 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.27%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.02%) Novell Certification
4 7 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.76%) MCSE
7 4 (3.01%) MCITP
7 4 (3.01%) MCSA
8 3 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.50%) CCNA
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.75%) Degree
10 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.75%) HND
10 1 (0.75%) MCP
10 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.26%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.50%) SLA
4 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 25 (18.80%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.28%) VMware ESXi
3 15 (11.28%) vSphere
4 12 (9.02%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.75%) Docker
6 1 (0.75%) Firmware
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) SCCM
2 13 (9.77%) SCOM
3 9 (6.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.50%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.50%) Malwarebytes
5 2 (1.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.75%) Foglight
6 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.75%) SCSM
6 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (0.75%) WMI
Vendors
1 61 (45.86%) Microsoft
2 36 (27.07%) VMware
3 17 (12.78%) HP
4 15 (11.28%) Citrix
5 13 (9.77%) Oracle
6 11 (8.27%) CommVault
7 8 (6.02%) Cisco
7 8 (6.02%) EMC
7 8 (6.02%) Trend Micro
8 5 (3.76%) Charles River
8 5 (3.76%) Dell
8 5 (3.76%) Telerik
9 4 (3.01%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.01%) Sophos
10 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.26%) Symantec
10 3 (2.26%) Tableau
11 2 (1.50%) Apple
11 2 (1.50%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.50%) McAfee