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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 161 159 154
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 12 46 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.83% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.88% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 35
Median daily rate £406 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.33 £37.50 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-8.46% -72.22%
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
3358 5251 5446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.26% 95.04% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 4096 3935
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 102
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.73 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -6.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (42.42%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (36.36%) Clustering
8 11 (33.33%) Finance
8 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
9 10 (30.30%) Replication
10 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (27.27%) Database Security
11 7 (21.21%) Banking
11 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (21.21%) Linux
11 7 (21.21%) High Availability
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
13 5 (15.15%) Legal
13 5 (15.15%) C
13 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
13 5 (15.15%) Windows
13 5 (15.15%) Oracle
13 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) Firewall
1 1 (3.03%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 16 (48.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (39.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
8 4 (12.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
9 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
10 2 (6.06%) OLAP
10 2 (6.06%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Banking
3 5 (15.15%) Legal
4 3 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Entity Framework
1 2 (6.06%) NHibernate
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Clustering
2 10 (30.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.21%) Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (15.15%) Windows
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Solaris
5 1 (3.03%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (27.27%) Database Security
4 7 (21.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (21.21%) High Availability
5 5 (15.15%) Data Modelling
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) Capacity Management
7 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL
8 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
8 2 (6.06%) DevOps
9 1 (3.03%) Analytics
9 1 (3.03%) Case Management
9 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
9 1 (3.03%) Database Tuning
9 1 (3.03%) ETL
9 1 (3.03%) ETL Development
9 1 (3.03%) Kanban
9 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.15%) C
4 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.06%) Delphi
5 2 (6.06%) Pascal
5 2 (6.06%) VBA
6 1 (3.03%) Tcl
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) OCP
2 4 (12.12%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (9.09%) IBM Certification
3 3 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) IBM
4 3 (9.09%) Sybase
5 1 (3.03%) AppDynamics