The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SQL Server 7 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server 7 over the 3 months to 28 June 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 7.0
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 650 643
Rank change year-on-year +42 -7  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 7 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.004%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.019% 0.009% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SQL Server 7 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 10537 11747 13009
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 22.37% 21.81% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6886 7932 8486
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 202 180
Median hourly rate £31.25 £31.90 £27.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.03% +15.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.70 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 7
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing SQL Server 7 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 7 in the UK

SQL Server 7
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 7.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 7 in the UK

SQL Server 7
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server 7.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 7 in the UK

SQL Server 7
Top 6 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 7 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Sheffield - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
England - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 7 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 7.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) DTS

SQL Server 7
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) DTS
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) DBA
1 2 (100.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL