The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
UK / Wales
Rank - 75 52
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 0 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales - 0.29% 1.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category - 1.15% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £361 £325
% change year-on-year -3.11% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 175 174 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.07% 25.63% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 107 119
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 3
Median hourly rate £37.77 £24.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.16% +8.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £17.45 £19.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £71.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +5.35% -  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales 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 Wales

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Wales

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2005 in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in Wales