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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 154 167 188
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +21
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 40 39 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.76% 0.66% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.72% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 28
Average daily rate
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£335 £370 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% -10.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £44.50 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £46.75 £40.57
% change year-on-year
-19.78% +15.23%
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
4894 5420 6771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.99% 92.15% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3855 3933 4940
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 90 147
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015, 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 74 (97.37%) SQL
2 69 (90.79%) SQL Server
3 50 (65.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (48.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 36 (47.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (44.74%) T-SQL
7 28 (36.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (32.89%) Replication
9 24 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (27.63%) Windows
10 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
11 20 (26.32%) Clustering
12 18 (23.68%) Finance
12 18 (23.68%) Database Mirroring
12 18 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (22.37%) Oracle
14 15 (19.74%) SQL Server 2005
15 14 (18.42%) ITIL
16 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (14.47%) Disaster Recovery
18 10 (13.16%) Migration
18 10 (13.16%) DTS
18 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
19 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
19 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
20 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
20 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
20 8 (10.53%) UNIX
20 8 (10.53%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) LAN
1 4 (5.26%) WAN
1 4 (5.26%) SAN
2 1 (1.32%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.32%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (90.79%) SQL Server
2 50 (65.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (48.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (47.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (36.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (23.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (19.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (13.16%) DTS
8 10 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 9 (11.84%) Oracle Database
10 7 (9.21%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (7.89%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
14 3 (3.95%) RDBMS
15 2 (2.63%) Big Data
16 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
16 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
16 1 (1.32%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) ERwin
1 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 18 (23.68%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Publishing
4 2 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) CGI
2 2 (2.63%) MDX
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (32.89%) Replication
2 20 (26.32%) Clustering
3 9 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.63%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.32%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.32%) Statistics
7 1 (1.32%) Life Science
7 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.63%) Windows
2 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.53%) UNIX
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.89%) AIX
5 5 (6.58%) Solaris
6 2 (2.63%) Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (23.68%) Database Mirroring
3 14 (18.42%) ITIL
4 13 (17.11%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (13.16%) Migration
7 7 (9.21%) Scrum
8 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
8 6 (7.89%) High Availability
8 6 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (6.58%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.58%) Project Management
10 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
10 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.26%) SDLC
11 3 (3.95%) Database Security
11 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity Planning
11 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (3.95%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 74 (97.37%) SQL
2 34 (44.74%) T-SQL
3 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.21%) PL/SQL
5 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.26%) Korn
6 4 (5.26%) C#
7 3 (3.95%) Perl
7 3 (3.95%) VB
8 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.32%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.32%) Python
9 1 (1.32%) VBScript
9 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.63%) Degree
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) MCTS
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.32%) OCP
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle RMAN
1 6 (7.89%) Data Guard
2 4 (5.26%) SCOM
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.32%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) 3PAR
3 6 (7.89%) IBM
3 6 (7.89%) HP
4 5 (6.58%) Red Gate
4 5 (6.58%) Sybase
5 3 (3.95%) Veritas
6 2 (2.63%) Brocade
7 1 (1.32%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.32%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.32%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) VMware
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) CommVault
7 1 (1.32%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp