The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 53 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.72% 0.65% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £375 £448 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
SQL Server DBA
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
404 308 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.35% 99.35% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 239 159
Average daily rate £338 £371 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.04% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £22.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) XML
5 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (20.00%) NHS

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Cleansing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Red Gate