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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 177 196 200
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 15 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.084% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.090% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Average daily rate
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£450 £401 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% +5.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £352 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £492 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 - £25.00
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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
5035 5529 5961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.79% 92.49% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4139 4385
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 69 141
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 24 (100.00%) SQL
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (95.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (45.83%) Replication
6 9 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle
8 6 (25.00%) Finance
8 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (20.83%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (20.83%) UNIX
9 5 (20.83%) Windows
10 4 (16.67%) AIX
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (16.67%) DTS
10 4 (16.67%) LAN
10 4 (16.67%) WAN
10 4 (16.67%) IBM
10 4 (16.67%) HP
10 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (16.67%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) LAN
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (95.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (58.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (16.67%) DTS
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) ERwin
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.17%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
4 1 (4.17%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) UNIX
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (20.83%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (12.50%) High Availability
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) Database Security
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 24 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (16.67%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Clusterware
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) SRDF
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (16.67%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) Remedy