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 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 Database Administrator
Rank 128 159 179
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +20
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 24 31 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.65% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 28 23
Average daily rate £425 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £404 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+193.33% -55.55%
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
2993 4783 5548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.41% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 3663 3992
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 59 (96.72%) SQL Server
2 52 (85.25%) SQL
3 38 (62.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (55.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 32 (52.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (47.54%) T-SQL
7 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
8 24 (39.34%) Performance Tuning
9 23 (37.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (34.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 21 (34.43%) Windows
11 19 (31.15%) Replication
12 17 (27.87%) Clustering
12 17 (27.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (27.87%) Windows Server
13 16 (26.23%) Finance
14 13 (21.31%) Migration
15 12 (19.67%) Oracle
16 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (18.03%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (18.03%) High Availability
16 11 (18.03%) Database Mirroring
16 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
17 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
18 9 (14.75%) Business Continuity
18 9 (14.75%) Solaris
19 8 (13.11%) Sybase

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) Kerberos
2 1 (1.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (96.72%) SQL Server
2 38 (62.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (55.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (52.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (37.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 21 (34.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (27.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (11.48%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (8.20%) DTS
10 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
10 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (4.92%) MySQL
11 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
11 3 (4.92%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (4.92%) VLDB
12 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
12 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
13 1 (1.64%) MariaDB
13 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
13 1 (1.64%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Banking
2 3 (4.92%) Legal
3 2 (3.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) MDX
3 1 (1.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.15%) Replication
2 17 (27.87%) Clustering
3 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (34.43%) Windows
2 17 (27.87%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (14.75%) Solaris
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) Linux
5 1 (1.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 11 (18.03%) Database Mirroring
3 11 (18.03%) High Availability
3 11 (18.03%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.75%) Business Continuity
5 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (13.11%) ITIL
7 7 (11.48%) Coaching
7 7 (11.48%) Data Security
7 7 (11.48%) People Management
8 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
8 6 (9.84%) Process Improvement
9 5 (8.20%) Scrum
10 4 (6.56%) SDLC
10 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.56%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (85.25%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) T-SQL
3 8 (13.11%) PowerShell
4 7 (11.48%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.64%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.64%) MCSA
2 1 (1.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) SCOM
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle
3 8 (13.11%) Sybase
3 8 (13.11%) Veritas
4 4 (6.56%) Red Gate
5 2 (3.28%) EMC
5 2 (3.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) Tableau
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 days ago