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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 183 202 192
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 13 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.24% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 8
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £320 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.55% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.25 - £23.75
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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
4983 5903 5647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.33% 92.95% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3786 4229 4190
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 90 112
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (92.86%) SQL
3 24 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (57.14%) Replication
5 14 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
7 9 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (21.43%) Database Security
10 6 (21.43%) Windows
10 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (17.86%) Finance
11 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
11 5 (17.86%) Oracle
11 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (17.86%) Migration
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 4 (14.29%) UNIX
12 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
13 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
13 3 (10.71%) Clustering
13 3 (10.71%) DTS
13 3 (10.71%) .NET
13 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (10.71%) Database Mirroring

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 24 (85.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (17.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (10.71%) DTS
10 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
10 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
10 2 (7.14%) Big Data
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (7.14%) MySQL
10 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) ERwin
2 1 (3.57%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Replication
2 3 (10.71%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Open Source
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
4 1 (3.57%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.57%) Symmetrix
4 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) UNIX
3 2 (7.14%) AIX
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (21.43%) Database Security
2 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (17.86%) Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Database Mirroring
6 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
6 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.57%) SOA
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 26 (92.86%) SQL
2 10 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) Korn
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) VBScript
5 1 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Clusterware
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Data Guard
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
2 2 (7.14%) HP
2 2 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Dell
3 1 (3.57%) EMC
3 1 (3.57%) Remedy
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Talend
3 1 (3.57%) Vertica