The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 55 54 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.62% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 - £86.25
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
591 551 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.34% 89.30% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 309 219
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) Mercator

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Mercator