The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 64 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.25 -
SQL Server 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
702 773 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.13% 93.81% 91.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 529 335
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 26
Median hourly rate £15.48 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.53% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.56 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
4 3 (50.00%) Replication
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) C
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (16.67%) IIS
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (16.67%) Release Management
6 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Data Mining
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
1 4 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft