Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 627 760 696
Rank change year-on-year +133 -64 -117
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 55 117 184
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.43% 0.54% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 95 130
Median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% +10.34%
10th Percentile £295 £354 £255
90th Percentile £488 £700 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £350
% change year-on-year -5.56% +28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Median hourly rate £19.90 £15.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -68.16% +72.73%
10th Percentile £12.68 £15.01 £46.25
90th Percentile £21.13 £15.34 £50.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £15.13 £47.50
% change year-on-year +31.57% -68.16% +72.73%

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 12,711 21,596 22,644
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.84% 22.28% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,325 14,842 15,686
Median daily rate £475 £475 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.06% +7.43%
10th Percentile £320 £321 £310
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +4.71% +3.66% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 255 249
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% +20.00%
10th Percentile £14.76 £14.00 £14.54
90th Percentile £54.13 £57.50 £53.10
Median hourly rate £25.55 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.01% -6.67% +48.84%

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SQL Server 2005 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2005.

Daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL Server 2005 over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL Server 2005.

Hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the UK

SQL Server 2005
Top 12 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 8 April 2020. 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 +130 54 £425 -15.00% 10
UK excluding London +123 42 £425 -5.56% 8
South East +112 18 £425 -
North of England +82 15 £425 +13.71% 7
London +85 14 £488 -25.00% 2
Yorkshire +57 9 £425 +9.68% 6
North West +45 6 £175 -51.39% 1
West Midlands +67 5 £325 - 1
Midlands +59 5 £325 -29.73% 1
Work from Home +14 4 £425 -
East of England +29 3 - -
Northern Ireland +11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (54.55%) SQL
2 30 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (49.09%) .NET
4 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
5 24 (43.64%) C#
5 24 (43.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (34.55%) Windows
6 19 (34.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (25.45%) BizTalk Server
7 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.18%) Scrum
8 10 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (18.18%) Migration
8 10 (18.18%) XSLT
8 10 (18.18%) WebSphere
8 10 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (18.18%) Story Points
9 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (16.36%) Azure
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
9 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
9 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (14.55%) Office 365
10 8 (14.55%) Windows 10

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 14 (25.45%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.27%) WordPress
6 2 (3.64%) IIS
7 1 (1.82%) Confluence
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Azure
2 8 (14.55%) Office 365
3 5 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (5.45%) Azure Functions
4 3 (5.45%) Serverless
5 1 (1.82%) AWS
5 1 (1.82%) npm
5 1 (1.82%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) HTTP
1 4 (7.27%) SMTP
2 3 (5.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.82%) DHCP
3 1 (1.82%) DNS
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) NAS
3 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 30 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (43.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (34.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (25.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (16.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2017
8 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (12.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
11 2 (3.64%) MS Access
12 1 (1.82%) DTS
12 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
12 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (1.82%) Power BI
12 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2019
12 1 (1.82%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.82%) gulp
4 1 (1.82%) jspm
4 1 (1.82%) MSI
4 1 (1.82%) Toad
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.64%) Local Government
4 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Developer
2 14 (25.45%) BizTalk Developer
3 12 (21.82%) DBA
4 11 (20.00%) SQL DBA
5 5 (9.09%) Administrator
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (9.09%) SQL BI Developer
5 5 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.45%) CRM Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Azure Developer
8 2 (3.64%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (49.09%) .NET
2 10 (18.18%) RabbitMQ
2 10 (18.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (18.18%) XSLT
3 7 (12.73%) .NET Framework
4 6 (10.91%) WCF
5 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.27%) HTML
5 4 (7.27%) JMS
6 3 (5.45%) CSS
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware
6 3 (5.45%) WinForms
6 3 (5.45%) XML
7 2 (3.64%) .NET Core
7 2 (3.64%) Ajax
7 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.64%) Entity Framework
7 2 (3.64%) REST
7 2 (3.64%) Web Services
8 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.64%) Replication
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.82%) NHS
3 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.09%) Android
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) Migration
2 10 (18.18%) Scrum
2 10 (18.18%) Story Points
3 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (16.36%) E-Commerce
4 7 (12.73%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.27%) High Availability
7 4 (7.27%) MVC
8 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.45%) CRM
8 3 (5.45%) OO
8 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (3.64%) Data Security
9 2 (3.64%) Security Management
9 2 (3.64%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (54.55%) SQL
2 24 (43.64%) C#
3 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.91%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.09%) VB
5 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.64%) VB6
6 2 (3.64%) VBA
6 2 (3.64%) X++
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) HND
3 1 (1.82%) MBA
3 1 (1.82%) MCITP
3 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) MIIS
2 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) SCSM
2 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Remedy
3 4 (7.27%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle
5 1 (1.82%) Cognos
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) Lumension
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee
5 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.82%) NetApp
5 1 (1.82%) Veritas