The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 118 129 135
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.085% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £308
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +2.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
SQL Server DBA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2215 2341 2724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.15% 91.41% 88.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1102 1026 1006
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 90 88
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the Berkshire region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SQL Server DBA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 1 £500 +36.05%
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
SQL Server DBA
South East

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) BMC
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) SCOM
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Data Guard
4 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Change Control
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) BMC
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft