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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 67 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
749 727 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.52% 97.19% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 452 379
Median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 38 37
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 19 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 July 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%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database

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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (66.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle