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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 164 186 188
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 43 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £309 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £478 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £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 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 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 24 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 71 (95.95%) SQL
2 58 (78.38%) SQL Server
3 32 (43.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 29 (39.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (35.14%) Performance Tuning
6 22 (29.73%) Replication
6 22 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (29.73%) T-SQL
7 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
8 16 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (20.27%) Banking
9 15 (20.27%) Oracle
10 13 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (14.86%) Linux
13 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (13.51%) Finance
14 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (12.16%) Relational Database
15 8 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 8 (10.81%) ITIL
15 8 (10.81%) Windows
15 8 (10.81%) Clustering
15 8 (10.81%) Migration
16 7 (9.46%) Database Tuning
16 7 (9.46%) .NET
16 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
16 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 (4.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (78.38%) SQL Server
2 32 (43.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 29 (39.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 22 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (21.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (16.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (13.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (12.16%) Relational Database
9 7 (9.46%) RDBMS
10 6 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (8.11%) Sybase ASE
10 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (8.11%) Oracle Database
11 4 (5.41%) MySQL
12 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (4.05%) Data Mining
13 2 (2.70%) OLTP
13 2 (2.70%) DTS
13 2 (2.70%) SSDT
13 2 (2.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (20.27%) Banking
2 10 (13.51%) Finance
3 4 (5.41%) Advertising
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 2 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
6 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (29.73%) Replication
2 13 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.81%) Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) NHS
5 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.70%) Statistics
7 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.35%) Open Source
7 1 (1.35%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.86%) Linux
2 8 (10.81%) Windows
3 6 (8.11%) Solaris
3 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.76%) UNIX
5 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.14%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (10.81%) ITIL
3 8 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.81%) Migration
4 7 (9.46%) Database Tuning
5 6 (8.11%) Change Management
6 5 (6.76%) E-Commerce
6 5 (6.76%) Information Management
6 5 (6.76%) Database Security
7 4 (5.41%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.05%) Quality Management
8 3 (4.05%) ETL
8 3 (4.05%) Regression Testing
8 3 (4.05%) High Availability
9 2 (2.70%) Data Transformation
9 2 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (2.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 71 (95.95%) SQL
2 22 (29.73%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.35%) VBA
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) Korn
5 1 (1.35%) Apex Code
5 1 (1.35%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.35%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.11%) MCITP
2 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) MCSE
6 1 (1.35%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.35%) OCP
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.70%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.27%) Oracle
3 6 (8.11%) Sybase
3 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.05%) Veritas
5 1 (1.35%) Sun
5 1 (1.35%) Sage
5 1 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.35%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.35%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.35%) Talend
5 1 (1.35%) SAP
5 1 (1.35%) IBM
City of London
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago