The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 52 49 49
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.74% 0.99% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.08% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate £305 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% -19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £290 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £368 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+193.33% -60.00%
SQL DBA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
637 556 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.95% 91.90% 88.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 339 301
Average daily rate £363 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 22
Average hourly rate £12.95 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.38% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.60 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) SQL
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (27.27%) Replication
7 3 (27.27%) Clustering
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (18.18%) Release Management
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (18.18%) IIS
8 2 (18.18%) Unix
8 2 (18.18%) .NET
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle
8 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
8 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
8 2 (18.18%) LAN
8 2 (18.18%) Database Theory
8 2 (18.18%) Relational Database Theory
8 2 (18.18%) High Availability
8 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
8 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Clustering
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (18.18%) Database Theory
2 2 (18.18%) High Availability
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database Theory
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Database Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle