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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 187 197 202
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 18 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.085% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.093% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 12
Average daily rate
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£322 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.55% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £415 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
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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
5384 5393 6672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.37% 92.14% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3934 4896
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.03 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 32 (96.97%) SQL
3 22 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
6 12 (36.36%) Replication
7 11 (33.33%) Clustering
7 11 (33.33%) Oracle
7 11 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (27.27%) Windows
8 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 8 (24.24%) ITIL
9 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (24.24%) Database Mirroring
10 7 (21.21%) Finance
11 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (18.18%) UNIX
11 6 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
11 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
11 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (15.15%) Scrum
12 5 (15.15%) High Availability
12 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
12 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
13 4 (12.12%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 22 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
8 6 (18.18%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (12.12%) DTS
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
10 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) ERwin
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Replication
2 11 (33.33%) Clustering
3 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.03%) Life Science
5 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.03%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.03%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) UNIX
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) AIX
4 3 (9.09%) Solaris
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
1 8 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (24.24%) Database Mirroring
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) Scrum
3 5 (15.15%) Service Delivery
3 5 (15.15%) High Availability
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (9.09%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.06%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.06%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 32 (96.97%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) T-SQL
3 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.12%) Shell Script
4 4 (12.12%) Korn
5 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) MCTS
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.03%) OCP
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (3.03%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (12.12%) Data Guard
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) IBM
3 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
4 3 (9.09%) Sybase
4 3 (9.09%) Veritas
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) Wall Street Systems
5 1 (3.03%) EMC