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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 338 338 287
Rank change year-on-year
0 -51
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 260 265 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.60% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 190 195
Average daily rate £383 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+193.33% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+193.33% -60.00%
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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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
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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 125 £400 +10.72% 52
South East +12 31 £410 +6.49% 21
Yorkshire -11 25 £381 +30.90% 13
North West -8 22 £350 +7.69% 14
West Midlands -23 19 £350 +7.69% 12
East of England +7 15 £300 +20.00% 10
South West -23 13 £375 -0.82% 10
North East -15 8 £325 - 1
East Midlands -16 2 £425 +25.92% 1
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 512 (89.98%) SQL
2 495 (86.99%) SQL Server
3 232 (40.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 227 (39.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 217 (38.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 204 (35.85%) Microsoft
7 193 (33.92%) T-SQL
8 178 (31.28%) SQL Server 2012
9 165 (29.00%) Performance Tuning
10 158 (27.77%) Windows
11 141 (24.78%) SQL Server 2005
12 120 (21.09%) Replication
13 113 (19.86%) Finance
14 109 (19.16%) Clustering
15 104 (18.28%) Oracle
16 97 (17.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 95 (16.70%) SQL Server 2014
17 95 (16.70%) Migration
18 88 (15.47%) PowerShell
19 86 (15.11%) High Availability
20 79 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
21 68 (11.95%) Windows Server
22 61 (10.72%) Oracle Database
23 56 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
24 55 (9.67%) ETL
25 51 (8.96%) SQL Server 2000
26 49 (8.61%) Linux
27 47 (8.26%) ITIL
28 46 (8.08%) .NET
28 46 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 27 (4.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.28%) IIS
3 9 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.53%) Apache
5 3 (0.53%) CMS
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.18%) CICS
7 1 (0.18%) Documentum
7 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.18%) Node.js
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.64%) SAN
2 10 (1.76%) DNS
3 8 (1.41%) Kerberos
4 6 (1.05%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (0.88%) DHCP
6 3 (0.53%) Firewall
6 3 (0.53%) Internet
6 3 (0.53%) SSL
6 3 (0.53%) VPN
7 2 (0.35%) LAN
7 2 (0.35%) Network Security
7 2 (0.35%) SMTP
8 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (86.99%) SQL Server
2 232 (40.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 227 (39.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 217 (38.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 178 (31.28%) SQL Server 2012
6 141 (24.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 97 (17.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 95 (16.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 61 (10.72%) Oracle Database
10 51 (8.96%) SQL Server 2000
11 44 (7.73%) Data Warehouse
12 30 (5.27%) MySQL
13 27 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
14 26 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (3.87%) Relational Database
16 17 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
17 16 (2.81%) MongoDB
17 16 (2.81%) RDBMS
18 15 (2.64%) DTS
19 14 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 26 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.53%) JIRA
5 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) ERwin
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Toad
General
1 113 (19.86%) Finance
2 20 (3.51%) Banking
3 19 (3.34%) Law
4 16 (2.81%) Retail
5 15 (2.64%) Legal
6 9 (1.58%) Back Office
6 9 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.23%) Marketing
8 5 (0.88%) Automotive
9 4 (0.70%) Publishing
10 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Games
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.08%) .NET
2 13 (2.28%) ASP.NET
3 10 (1.76%) SAP XI
4 7 (1.23%) XML
5 6 (1.05%) Entity Framework
6 5 (0.88%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.53%) MDX
7 3 (0.53%) Web Services
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.35%) WSH
9 1 (0.18%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.18%) CSS
9 1 (0.18%) CSS3
9 1 (0.18%) HTML
9 1 (0.18%) HTML5
9 1 (0.18%) ODBC
9 1 (0.18%) POSIX
9 1 (0.18%) PostGIS
9 1 (0.18%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 120 (21.09%) Replication
2 109 (19.16%) Clustering
3 29 (5.10%) Data Centre
4 21 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.28%) NHS
6 5 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.53%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.35%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.35%) iPhone
8 2 (0.35%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.18%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.18%) FMCG
9 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.18%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.18%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.18%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 158 (27.77%) Windows
2 68 (11.95%) Windows Server
3 49 (8.61%) Linux
4 46 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (5.98%) Unix
8 21 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (2.99%) Solaris
10 10 (1.76%) AIX
11 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (29.00%) Performance Tuning
2 95 (16.70%) Migration
3 86 (15.11%) High Availability
4 79 (13.88%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 55 (9.67%) ETL
7 47 (8.26%) ITIL
8 36 (6.33%) Database Mirroring
9 34 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
10 33 (5.80%) Database Security
11 31 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (4.39%) Database Tuning
14 16 (2.81%) CRM
14 16 (2.81%) Data Migration
15 15 (2.64%) Performance Optimisation
15 15 (2.64%) Problem Management
16 14 (2.46%) Change Management
16 14 (2.46%) Scrum
17 13 (2.28%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 512 (89.98%) SQL
2 193 (33.92%) T-SQL
3 88 (15.47%) PowerShell
4 32 (5.62%) C#
5 23 (4.04%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.69%) PL/SQL
7 13 (2.28%) C
7 13 (2.28%) VBScript
8 10 (1.76%) Java
9 9 (1.58%) Perl
10 7 (1.23%) C++
11 4 (0.70%) VB
12 3 (0.53%) Python
13 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (5.27%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.22%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.41%) MCITP
5 7 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.23%) MCSA
5 7 (1.23%) MCTS
6 4 (0.70%) Degree
6 4 (0.70%) MCSE
7 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.53%) MCDBA
8 2 (0.35%) OCP
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.16%) SLA
2 8 (1.41%) QA
3 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 22 (3.87%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (3.34%) SCOM
2 16 (2.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (2.46%) Data Guard
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.53%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.53%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.18%) Legato
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.18%) MOM
6 1 (0.18%) Nagios
6 1 (0.18%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.18%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 204 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 104 (18.28%) Oracle
3 24 (4.22%) VMware
4 22 (3.87%) Red Gate
5 17 (2.99%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.81%) IBM
6 16 (2.81%) SAP
6 16 (2.81%) Sybase
7 11 (1.93%) Citrix
7 11 (1.93%) Veritas
8 9 (1.58%) EMC
9 8 (1.41%) Cognizant
9 8 (1.41%) HP
9 8 (1.41%) Informatica
9 8 (1.41%) Netezza
10 7 (1.23%) Cognos
10 7 (1.23%) Tableau
11 6 (1.05%) Greenplum
11 6 (1.05%) iManage
12 4 (0.70%) Sun
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