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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 171 189 177
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 15 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £351 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 - £22.50
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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
4624 5603 5353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.26% 93.70% 93.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3536 4053 4000
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £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 78 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.81 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.01 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (87.88%) SQL
3 21 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (51.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (45.45%) Replication
7 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
9 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
9 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (27.27%) Windows
11 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (21.21%) Database Security
13 6 (18.18%) Oracle
13 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
13 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (15.15%) Change Management
14 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (15.15%) Finance
14 5 (15.15%) Clustering
14 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (15.15%) .NET
14 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
15 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (12.12%) UNIX
15 4 (12.12%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (3.03%) IIS
1 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (63.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (54.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (51.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (24.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (9.09%) DTS
11 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
11 2 (6.06%) MongoDB
11 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
11 2 (6.06%) Big Data
11 2 (6.06%) OLTP
11 2 (6.06%) Data Mining
11 2 (6.06%) MySQL
11 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
12 1 (3.03%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.03%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) MDX
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Replication
2 5 (15.15%) Clustering
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Open Source
5 1 (3.03%) DTV
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) UNIX
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (21.21%) Database Security
3 5 (15.15%) Change Management
3 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (15.15%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
4 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Data Transformation
6 2 (6.06%) Information Management
6 2 (6.06%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.06%) CRM
6 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.03%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.06%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.03%) C#
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (3.03%) Sage
4 1 (3.03%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) SimCorp
4 1 (3.03%) Talend
4 1 (3.03%) Vertica
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