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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 141 175 190
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +15
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 11 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.30% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 13
Average daily rate £450 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £325 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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
2993 4783 5548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.41% 95.01% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2363 3663 3992
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (86.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (75.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (68.97%) SQL
4 20 (68.97%) T-SQL
5 18 (62.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (41.38%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
7 10 (34.48%) Finance
7 10 (34.48%) Clustering
8 9 (31.03%) Business Continuity
8 9 (31.03%) Database Mirroring
8 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
9 8 (27.59%) Windows
10 7 (24.14%) Replication
10 7 (24.14%) Data Security
10 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (20.69%) .NET
11 6 (20.69%) C#
11 6 (20.69%) Kerberos
11 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
11 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
11 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
11 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
11 6 (20.69%) High Availability
12 5 (17.24%) ITIL
12 5 (17.24%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (86.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (75.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (62.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
8 3 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (6.90%) DTS
9 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (6.90%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (34.48%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Clustering
2 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
3 7 (24.14%) Replication
4 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (10.34%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (31.03%) Business Continuity
2 9 (31.03%) Database Mirroring
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Data Security
4 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.69%) High Availability
4 6 (20.69%) Problem Management
4 6 (20.69%) Process Improvement
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Migration
6 3 (10.34%) BCP
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
6 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (10.34%) Information Security
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (10.34%) Scrum
6 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 3 (10.34%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) SQL
1 20 (68.97%) T-SQL
2 6 (20.69%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCDBA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCTS
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Red Gate
3 1 (3.45%) EMC
3 1 (3.45%) VMware
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