The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 162 189 187
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 40 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £45.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +164.70%
SQL DBA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5515 6745 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.86% 92.52% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4132 4902 5027
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 141 163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 70 (95.89%) SQL
2 56 (76.71%) SQL Server
3 29 (39.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (36.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (34.25%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (28.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (28.77%) T-SQL
7 20 (27.40%) Replication
8 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
9 16 (21.92%) Oracle
9 16 (21.92%) Banking
10 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
12 12 (16.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (15.07%) Linux
14 10 (13.70%) Finance
14 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (12.33%) Migration
15 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (10.96%) ITIL
16 8 (10.96%) Windows
16 8 (10.96%) Clustering
16 8 (10.96%) Relational Database
17 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
17 7 (9.59%) Database Tuning
17 7 (9.59%) Sybase
17 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
17 7 (9.59%) RDBMS

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (76.71%) SQL Server
2 29 (39.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (36.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (28.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (16.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (13.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (10.96%) Relational Database
9 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
9 7 (9.59%) RDBMS
10 6 (8.22%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (8.22%) Sybase ASE
10 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (5.48%) MySQL
12 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (4.11%) Data Mining
13 2 (2.74%) OLTP
13 2 (2.74%) DTS
14 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.37%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (21.92%) Banking
2 10 (13.70%) Finance
3 4 (5.48%) Advertising
4 3 (4.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.74%) Law
5 2 (2.74%) Legal
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.40%) Replication
2 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.96%) Clustering
4 4 (5.48%) NHS
5 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.74%) Statistics
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.37%) Open Source
7 1 (1.37%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Linux
2 8 (10.96%) Windows
3 6 (8.22%) Solaris
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.85%) UNIX
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (17.81%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (12.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.33%) Migration
4 8 (10.96%) ITIL
5 7 (9.59%) Database Tuning
6 6 (8.22%) Change Management
7 5 (6.85%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.85%) Information Management
8 4 (5.48%) Data Migration
8 4 (5.48%) Database Security
9 3 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.11%) High Availability
9 3 (4.11%) Quality Management
9 3 (4.11%) ETL
10 2 (2.74%) CRM
10 2 (2.74%) Regression Testing
10 2 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.74%) Data Management
10 2 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (95.89%) SQL
2 21 (28.77%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.74%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.74%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.37%) VBA
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.37%) Korn
5 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.37%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.22%) MCITP
3 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) MCSE
6 1 (1.37%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.37%) OCP
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (4.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.92%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) Sybase
4 6 (8.22%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.11%) Veritas
6 1 (1.37%) Sun
6 1 (1.37%) Sage
6 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.37%) SimCorp
6 1 (1.37%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.37%) Talend
6 1 (1.37%) SAP
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
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