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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 181 193 183
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £358 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 - £86.25
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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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 26 (86.67%) SQL
3 17 (56.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (40.00%) Replication
7 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
10 7 (23.33%) Windows
11 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (20.00%) Database Security
11 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (16.67%) Migration
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (16.67%) Clustering
12 5 (16.67%) UNIX
12 5 (16.67%) Oracle
12 5 (16.67%) .NET
12 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (13.33%) Change Management
13 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
13 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
14 3 (10.00%) Big Data
14 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (56.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (10.00%) Big Data
9 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (6.67%) MySQL
10 2 (6.67%) OLTP
10 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
10 2 (6.67%) DTS
10 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
10 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
10 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
10 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (10.00%) Marketing
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) MDX
3 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Replication
2 5 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (23.33%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) UNIX
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (20.00%) Database Security
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.00%) High Availability
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) Information Management
6 2 (6.67%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.67%) Data Transformation
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps
7 1 (3.33%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (86.67%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) R
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (10.00%) Veritas
4 1 (3.33%) Talend
4 1 (3.33%) Vertica
4 1 (3.33%) SimCorp
4 1 (3.33%) Sage
4 1 (3.33%) Sun
4 1 (3.33%) SAP
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