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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 153 145 180
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +35
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 12
Median daily rate £338 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £341 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.75

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
2819 3054 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 95.53% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2413 3800
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 24 February 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) High Availability
4 4 (40.00%) Replication
4 4 (40.00%) ETL
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Database Security
6 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) QA
6 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (10.00%) Data Mining
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
2 4 (40.00%) High Availability
2 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) Database Security
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Security Auditing
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (10.00%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Certification
1 1 (10.00%) MCITP
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) OCP
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) WorldPay
3 1 (10.00%) Cognos
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) iManage
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Reuters