The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 163 139 168
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +29
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 9 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 1.04% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 1.09% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 37 30
Median daily rate £425 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +9.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.45% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £38.75 £46.75
% change year-on-year
-1.93% -17.11%
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
3278 4409 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.01% 95.19% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2605 3474 4063
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £288 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

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 26 September 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, SQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 23 (88.46%) SQL Server
3 13 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (38.46%) Clustering
7 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (30.77%) Database Security
8 8 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (30.77%) Replication
8 8 (30.77%) Banking
8 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (30.77%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
9 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
10 6 (23.08%) Oracle
10 6 (23.08%) C
10 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (19.23%) High Availability
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (19.23%) Windows
11 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (88.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server 2012
2 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (34.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (7.69%) OLAP
8 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
8 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
8 2 (7.69%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (11.54%) Retail
4 2 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Entity Framework
1 2 (7.69%) NHibernate
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Clustering
2 8 (30.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Database Security
1 8 (30.77%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (26.92%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (19.23%) Data Modelling
3 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (19.23%) High Availability
4 4 (15.38%) Capacity Management
4 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (3.85%) Analytics
6 1 (3.85%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) ETL Development
6 1 (3.85%) Kanban
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (92.31%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
3 6 (23.08%) C
4 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 2 (7.69%) Delphi
5 2 (7.69%) Pascal
5 2 (7.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (19.23%) OCP
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (15.38%) IBM Certification
3 4 (15.38%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
4 4 (15.38%) IBM
5 3 (11.54%) Sybase