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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 159 187 188
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 38 39 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.58% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 22
Average daily rate
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£340 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +63.91%
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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
5463 6690 7160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.48% 92.22% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4023 4855 5145
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 137 168
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £38.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 66 (94.29%) SQL
2 49 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 25 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (32.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (32.86%) Performance Tuning
5 19 (27.14%) T-SQL
5 19 (27.14%) Oracle
6 18 (25.71%) Banking
7 17 (24.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (22.86%) Replication
9 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
10 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (14.29%) Finance
12 10 (14.29%) Linux
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (12.86%) ITIL
13 9 (12.86%) Migration
13 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (11.43%) Sybase
14 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
15 7 (10.00%) Database Tuning
15 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
15 7 (10.00%) Sybase ASE
15 7 (10.00%) Windows
15 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
15 7 (10.00%) Clustering
15 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (35.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (32.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (24.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (11.43%) Relational Database
8 7 (10.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (10.00%) Sybase ASE
8 7 (10.00%) RDBMS
9 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (5.71%) MySQL
10 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (4.29%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (2.86%) DTS
12 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
12 2 (2.86%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (25.71%) Banking
2 10 (14.29%) Finance
3 4 (5.71%) Advertising
4 3 (4.29%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Law
5 2 (2.86%) Legal
5 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Replication
2 11 (15.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Clustering
4 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.71%) Statistics
6 3 (4.29%) NHS
7 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.29%) Linux
2 7 (10.00%) Windows
3 6 (8.57%) Solaris
3 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (8.57%) UNIX
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (12.86%) Migration
2 9 (12.86%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (10.00%) Database Tuning
4 6 (8.57%) Change Management
5 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 5 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.71%) ETL
6 4 (5.71%) Information Management
6 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.71%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.29%) High Availability
8 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.86%) Data Management
8 2 (2.86%) Project Management
8 2 (2.86%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.86%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 66 (94.29%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) T-SQL
3 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.43%) Apex Code
4 1 (1.43%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.43%) VBA
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) Korn
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.14%) MCITP
3 3 (4.29%) Degree
3 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
4 1 (1.43%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.29%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (4.29%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.86%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) Oracle
2 15 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.43%) Sybase
4 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.29%) Veritas
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.43%) Talend
6 1 (1.43%) Sun
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago