The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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 2005
England / West Midlands
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 127 104
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 11 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.50% 0.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.60% 2.35% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 9
Median daily rate £350 £345 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £318 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £458 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £34.50 £36.50 £39.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.47% -7.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £23.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year +50.00% -18.58%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 423 639 566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 21.08% 21.17% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 393 383
Median daily rate £375 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £300 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year +4.57% +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 16
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.25 £18.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +28.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £36.50 £39.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.58% +19.23%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in the West Midlands

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire +11 4 - -
Birmingham +14 3 £375 -3.22%
Wolverhampton - 3 £350 -
Solihull +11 1 £325 -
SQL Server 2005
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (69.57%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
6 10 (43.48%) Windows
7 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 9 (39.13%) .NET
7 9 (39.13%) C#
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
9 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (30.43%) HTML
9 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
9 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
9 7 (30.43%) CSS
9 7 (30.43%) Web Services
9 7 (30.43%) MVC
10 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (26.09%) ETL
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (21.74%) jQuery
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 5 (21.74%) Razor View Engine
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Identity Management
11 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
11 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (21.74%) Apache
1 5 (21.74%) IIS
1 5 (21.74%) JBoss
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Application Server
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
1 5 (21.74%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) HTTP
1 5 (21.74%) Internet
1 5 (21.74%) Intranet
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (21.74%) Relational Database
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (17.39%) QlikView
8 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (4.35%) OLAP
9 1 (4.35%) OLAP Cube
9 1 (4.35%) Power BI
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Automotive
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Support Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Support Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Support Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) DBA
3 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
3 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
4 3 (13.04%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Production DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Production DBA
6 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
2 7 (30.43%) CSS
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
2 7 (30.43%) Web Services
3 5 (21.74%) Ajax
3 5 (21.74%) Classic ASP
3 5 (21.74%) jQuery
3 5 (21.74%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (21.74%) SAML
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (8.70%) CSS3
4 2 (8.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
1 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (8.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Unix
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (30.43%) MVC
3 6 (26.09%) ETL
4 5 (21.74%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (21.74%) Identity Access Management
5 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) BCP
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (8.70%) Process Management
6 2 (8.70%) Server Building
6 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (4.35%) High Availability
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) T-SQL
3 9 (39.13%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 5 (21.74%) Java
5 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Identity Management
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos