The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 146 183 198
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +15
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 13 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 9
Median daily rate £313 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £425 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £563 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 -
SQL Server 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
3190 5352 5733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 94.98% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4084 4305
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 80
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £32.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 29 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (66.67%) T-SQL
5 13 (61.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (61.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (42.86%) High Availability
7 9 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (42.86%) Clustering
8 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 8 (38.10%) Replication
9 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (23.81%) Database Security
11 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
12 3 (14.29%) Migration
12 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (14.29%) .NET
13 2 (9.52%) C#
13 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
13 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
13 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
13 2 (9.52%) Data Security
13 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
13 2 (9.52%) Retail
13 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
13 2 (9.52%) NHibernate

SQL Server 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 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
2 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (61.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (61.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (4.76%) DTS
8 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.76%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (9.52%) Entity Framework
2 2 (9.52%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Clustering
2 8 (38.10%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) High Availability
1 9 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (23.81%) Database Security
4 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
5 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) Data Security
5 2 (9.52%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Case Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.52%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) Tcl
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCDBA
1 1 (4.76%) MCTS
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) AppDynamics
2 1 (4.76%) EMC
2 1 (4.76%) VMware