The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 335 269 284
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +15
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 263 324 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.69% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.75% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 199 161
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £240 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +10.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.23 £133.75 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
SQL DBA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL DBA in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL DBA across the England region.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL DBA across the England region.

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -20 117 £375 +3.44% 32
South East -46 45 £375 +27.11% 24
South West -16 23 £369 +15.23% 6
Yorkshire -30 20 £320 -15.78% 22
West Midlands +6 16 £338 +20.00% 2
East of England -23 15 £375 +15.38% 8
North West -6 13 £338 +12.50% 6
North East -24 6 £300 -7.69% 1
East Midlands +3 5 £378 +21.77% 6
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title.

1 471 (93.08%) SQL
2 412 (81.42%) SQL Server
3 218 (43.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 188 (37.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 183 (36.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 169 (33.40%) T-SQL
7 162 (32.02%) Performance Tuning
8 128 (25.30%) Microsoft
9 120 (23.72%) Replication
9 120 (23.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 112 (22.13%) SQL Server 2012
11 98 (19.37%) Oracle
12 88 (17.39%) Windows
13 87 (17.19%) Clustering
14 76 (15.02%) Finance
15 74 (14.62%) SQL Server 2005
16 63 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
17 62 (12.25%) Migration
18 61 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (10.08%) Oracle Database
20 47 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
21 45 (8.89%) Banking
22 43 (8.50%) Relational Database
23 41 (8.10%) RDBMS
24 40 (7.91%) Linux
25 39 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
25 39 (7.71%) Security Cleared
26 38 (7.51%) MS Excel
26 38 (7.51%) SQL Server 2000
27 37 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (2.96%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.78%) IIS
3 8 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.19%) MS Office
3 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
3 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.37%) SAN
2 2 (0.40%) Firewall
2 2 (0.40%) FTP
3 1 (0.20%) SSH
3 1 (0.20%) NAS
3 1 (0.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (81.42%) SQL Server
2 218 (43.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 188 (37.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 183 (36.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 120 (23.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 112 (22.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 74 (14.62%) SQL Server 2005
8 63 (12.45%) Data Warehouse
9 51 (10.08%) Oracle Database
10 43 (8.50%) Relational Database
11 41 (8.10%) RDBMS
12 38 (7.51%) SQL Server 2000
13 36 (7.11%) MySQL
14 24 (4.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (3.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (3.56%) Oracle Database 10g
17 17 (3.36%) OLAP
17 17 (3.36%) Sybase ASE
18 15 (2.96%) OLTP
19 14 (2.77%) DTS
Development Applications
1 17 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.38%) Toad
4 1 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 76 (15.02%) Finance
2 45 (8.89%) Banking
3 12 (2.37%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.98%) Retail
5 9 (1.78%) Marketing
6 6 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.79%) Legal
7 4 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.79%) Advertising
8 3 (0.59%) Electronics
9 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.40%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.94%) .NET
2 10 (1.98%) Web Services
3 8 (1.58%) XML
4 4 (0.79%) MDX
5 3 (0.59%) ODBC
5 3 (0.59%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.40%) SOAP
6 2 (0.40%) Middleware
6 2 (0.40%) WinForms
6 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.40%) RESTful
6 2 (0.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.20%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 120 (23.72%) Replication
2 87 (17.19%) Clustering
3 39 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.36%) NHS
5 12 (2.37%) Data Integration
6 11 (2.17%) Statistics
7 10 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.38%) Open Source
9 6 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.59%) HACMP
11 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.40%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.40%) DTV
12 2 (0.40%) E-Learning
13 1 (0.20%) Equities
13 1 (0.20%) Grid Computing
13 1 (0.20%) PMI
13 1 (0.20%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 88 (17.39%) Windows
2 40 (7.91%) Linux
3 25 (4.94%) UNIX
4 18 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (3.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (2.77%) Solaris
6 13 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.38%) AIX
9 5 (0.99%) SUSE
10 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.20%) VMS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (32.02%) Performance Tuning
2 62 (12.25%) Migration
3 61 (12.06%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (9.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (7.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 34 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
6 34 (6.72%) ETL
7 31 (6.13%) Change Management
8 29 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
9 26 (5.14%) Database Security
10 24 (4.74%) ITIL
11 22 (4.35%) Database Tuning
12 21 (4.15%) Data Migration
13 20 (3.95%) E-Commerce
13 20 (3.95%) High Availability
14 15 (2.96%) Performance Management
15 14 (2.77%) Release Management
16 13 (2.57%) Data Modelling
17 11 (2.17%) CRM
18 8 (1.58%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 471 (93.08%) SQL
2 169 (33.40%) T-SQL
3 30 (5.93%) PowerShell
4 29 (5.73%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.96%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.57%) C#
7 9 (1.78%) Perl
8 8 (1.58%) VB
8 8 (1.58%) Korn
9 6 (1.19%) VBScript
10 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.59%) Java
12 2 (0.40%) Python
13 1 (0.20%) Ruby
13 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.20%) R
13 1 (0.20%) C
13 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (7.71%) Security Cleared
2 37 (7.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.34%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.56%) MCITP
5 13 (2.57%) MCTS
6 11 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 10 (1.98%) Degree
8 6 (1.19%) MCDBA
9 5 (0.99%) MCSE
10 4 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.59%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.20%) MCT
12 1 (0.20%) OCP
12 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.78%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.59%) SLA
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 21 (4.15%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.78%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 20 (3.95%) Data Guard
2 18 (3.56%) SCOM
3 9 (1.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 8 (1.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.19%) SCCM
6 3 (0.59%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.59%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.20%) Control-M
7 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 128 (25.30%) Microsoft
2 98 (19.37%) Oracle
3 35 (6.92%) Sybase
4 21 (4.15%) Red Hat
5 17 (3.36%) VMware
6 14 (2.77%) BMC
7 11 (2.17%) Red Gate
8 9 (1.78%) IBM
9 7 (1.38%) Sun
10 6 (1.19%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.79%) Veritas
12 3 (0.59%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.59%) SAP
13 2 (0.40%) HP
13 2 (0.40%) Citrix
13 2 (0.40%) Netezza
13 2 (0.40%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.40%) Mercator
14 1 (0.20%) Symantec
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