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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 166 186 188
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 6 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.41% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.43% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
Median daily rate £406 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -
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
3293 5137 5567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.09% 95.15% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2633 4010 4012
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (78.95%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (52.63%) Replication
5 10 (52.63%) Clustering
5 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (52.63%) T-SQL
6 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
6 9 (47.37%) Database Security
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (31.58%) High Availability
9 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (21.05%) OCP
10 4 (21.05%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
10 4 (21.05%) Migration
11 3 (15.79%) Banking
11 3 (15.79%) Retail
11 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
11 3 (15.79%) MCITP
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database

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 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (57.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (52.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (42.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
8 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
1 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Clustering
1 10 (52.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Database Security
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (31.58%) High Availability
4 4 (21.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (21.05%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 1 (5.26%) Case Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.26%) ETL
7 1 (5.26%) ETL Development
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) SQL
2 10 (52.63%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.79%) C
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.26%) Tcl
4 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (21.05%) OCP
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (15.79%) IBM Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) RHCE
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) IBM
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics