The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 191 207 211
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 12 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.31% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £201 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 - -
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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
5454 6536 7200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.47% 92.37% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3999 4755 5149
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 136 180
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 £12.45 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £30.25 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA across the City of London region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA across the City of London region.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (31.25%) Replication
7 5 (31.25%) Clustering
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) UNIX
8 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) High Availability
9 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (18.75%) Veritas
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
9 3 (18.75%) Degree
10 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (12.50%) .NET
10 2 (12.50%) Data Mining

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Data Mining
6 1 (6.25%) OLTP
6 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.25%) Sybase IQ
6 1 (6.25%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (6.25%) SSDT
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 1 (6.25%) SQL CLR
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) High Availability
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Direct Marketing
5 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) Veritas
4 1 (6.25%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) Sun