The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 2005
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 111 88
Rank change year-on-year +14 -23  
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2005 3 10 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.49% 1.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.94% 2.21% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 19
Median daily rate - £330 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.60%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 319 452 628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 22.11% 22.21% 29.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 318 426
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.09 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.73% -8.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £100.55 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £31.14 £26.00
% change year-on-year +22.04% +19.75%  

SQL Server 2005
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2005
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server 2005 in West Yorkshire

SQL Server 2005
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region 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
Bradford - 2 - -
Leeds +13 1 - - 5
SQL Server 2005
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for SQL Server 2005.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) Relational Database
3 9 (81.82%) SQL
3 9 (81.82%) .NET
4 8 (72.73%) RDBMS
5 7 (63.64%) OO
5 7 (63.64%) C#
6 6 (54.55%) MSMQ
6 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
6 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (54.55%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (54.55%) Entity Framework
6 6 (54.55%) MVC
6 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
6 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (45.45%) SOLID
7 5 (45.45%) TDD
7 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
8 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (27.27%) Finance
9 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
10 2 (18.18%) Coaching
10 2 (18.18%) VBA
10 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
10 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
10 2 (18.18%) SOA
10 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence

SQL Server 2005
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Extranet
1 2 (18.18%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) Relational Database
3 8 (72.73%) RDBMS
4 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 2 (18.18%) OLAP
5 2 (18.18%) OLTP
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Developer
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (27.27%) C# Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Architect
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (81.82%) .NET
2 6 (54.55%) .NET Framework
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
2 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (54.55%) Entity Framework
2 6 (54.55%) MSMQ
2 6 (54.55%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (18.18%) REST
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) WF
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (54.55%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) Software Architecture
3 5 (45.45%) SOLID
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (18.18%) B2B
5 2 (18.18%) B2C
5 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (18.18%) Coaching
5 2 (18.18%) Data Management
5 2 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
6 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 1 (9.09%) DSDM
6 1 (9.09%) IT Strategy
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
4 2 (18.18%) VBA
5 1 (9.09%) C
5 1 (9.09%) C++
5 1 (9.09%) VB
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
5 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (9.09%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft