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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 338 263 339
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +76
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 270 381 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.80% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 271 124
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£340 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £265 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.95 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £135.25 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 -21 101 £400 +3.22% 51
South East -30 46 £325 +1.56% 9
Yorkshire -51 28 £288 -20.68% 9
East Midlands +19 25 £325 -9.09% 5
West Midlands -8 23 £363 +11.53% 9
North West -26 20 £325 -0.76% 20
South West -17 17 £325 -7.14% 5
East of England +4 9 £225 -40.00% 10
North East - - - -
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

1 487 (94.38%) SQL
2 458 (88.76%) SQL Server
3 235 (45.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 202 (39.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 188 (36.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 174 (33.72%) Performance Tuning
7 169 (32.75%) T-SQL
8 129 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 123 (23.84%) SQL Server 2012
10 112 (21.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 96 (18.60%) Replication
12 95 (18.41%) Oracle
13 93 (18.02%) Windows
14 80 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
14 80 (15.50%) Finance
15 76 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
16 72 (13.95%) Clustering
17 70 (13.57%) Disaster Recovery
17 70 (13.57%) SQL Server 2005
18 62 (12.02%) Migration
19 61 (11.82%) ETL
20 47 (9.11%) Performance Monitoring
21 41 (7.95%) Oracle Database
22 39 (7.56%) MS Excel
23 34 (6.59%) SharePoint
24 33 (6.40%) MySQL
24 33 (6.40%) High Availability
25 32 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
26 31 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
27 30 (5.81%) Database Mirroring

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 34 (6.59%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.36%) IIS
4 5 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.19%) SAS
6 1 (0.19%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.19%) WorkSite
Applications
1 39 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.13%) MS Office
3 3 (0.58%) MS Project
4 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.65%) SAN
2 7 (1.36%) LAN
3 4 (0.78%) WAN
3 4 (0.78%) NAS
4 3 (0.58%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.58%) Firewall
4 3 (0.58%) Internet
5 2 (0.39%) FTP
5 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.39%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) SSH
6 1 (0.19%) Network Security
6 1 (0.19%) HTTP
6 1 (0.19%) RTP
6 1 (0.19%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 458 (88.76%) SQL Server
2 235 (45.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 202 (39.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 188 (36.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 123 (23.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (21.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 80 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
8 70 (13.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 41 (7.95%) Oracle Database
10 33 (6.40%) MySQL
11 26 (5.04%) SQL Server 2000
12 22 (4.26%) Relational Database
13 20 (3.88%) RDBMS
13 20 (3.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 18 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (2.71%) OLAP
16 13 (2.52%) DTS
17 11 (2.13%) OLAP Cube
18 10 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
19 9 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 21 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.16%) Toad
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.19%) ERwin
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 80 (15.50%) Finance
2 21 (4.07%) Banking
3 12 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 7 (1.36%) Retail
5 6 (1.16%) Legal
6 3 (0.58%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.58%) Law
6 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.58%) Front Office
6 3 (0.58%) Marketing
7 2 (0.39%) Games
7 2 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.19%) Automotive
8 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.19%) Publishing
8 1 (0.19%) Billing
8 1 (0.19%) Local Government
8 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.23%) .NET
2 11 (2.13%) Web Services
3 8 (1.55%) XML
4 7 (1.36%) MDX
5 4 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.58%) ODBC
6 3 (0.58%) CGI
6 3 (0.58%) LAMP
7 2 (0.39%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.39%) RESTful
7 2 (0.39%) SOAP
8 1 (0.19%) HTML
8 1 (0.19%) COM
8 1 (0.19%) WSH
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 96 (18.60%) Replication
2 72 (13.95%) Clustering
3 26 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.46%) NHS
5 15 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.13%) Data Integration
7 10 (1.94%) Statistics
8 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.78%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.58%) Open Source
11 2 (0.39%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.39%) E-Learning
12 1 (0.19%) Equities
12 1 (0.19%) CLARiiON
12 1 (0.19%) Symmetrix
12 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.19%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 93 (18.02%) Windows
2 23 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 23 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (4.26%) Linux
4 16 (3.10%) UNIX
5 10 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.74%) AIX
7 6 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (0.78%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.58%) SUSE
10 2 (0.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.19%) VMS
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (33.72%) Performance Tuning
2 76 (14.73%) Business Intelligence
3 70 (13.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 62 (12.02%) Migration
5 61 (11.82%) ETL
6 47 (9.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 33 (6.40%) High Availability
8 31 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (5.81%) Database Mirroring
10 27 (5.23%) ITIL
10 27 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (4.65%) Database Security
12 21 (4.07%) Data Modelling
12 21 (4.07%) Data Migration
13 16 (3.10%) Change Management
14 12 (2.33%) Database Tuning
14 12 (2.33%) Incident Management
15 11 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
16 10 (1.94%) Performance Management
16 10 (1.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 487 (94.38%) SQL
2 169 (32.75%) T-SQL
3 25 (4.84%) PowerShell
4 20 (3.88%) PL/SQL
5 17 (3.29%) C#
6 12 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.94%) Korn
7 10 (1.94%) Perl
7 10 (1.94%) VB
8 8 (1.55%) VBScript
9 6 (1.16%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.16%) Java
10 3 (0.58%) Python
10 3 (0.58%) Ruby
11 2 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) VB6
12 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.88%) MCITP
4 18 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 13 (2.52%) MCDBA
6 10 (1.94%) Degree
7 8 (1.55%) MCTS
8 6 (1.16%) MCP
9 5 (0.97%) MCSE
9 5 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.78%) MCSA
10 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.58%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.58%) CCNA
11 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.58%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.16%) SLA
2 4 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 28 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.36%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.19%) SRDF
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 12 (2.33%) Data Guard
2 7 (1.36%) SCOM
3 5 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle Flashback
5 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 129 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 95 (18.41%) Oracle
3 27 (5.23%) VMware
4 18 (3.49%) Red Gate
5 17 (3.29%) Sybase
6 10 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.74%) Sun
8 6 (1.16%) HP
9 5 (0.97%) IBM
9 5 (0.97%) Tableau
9 5 (0.97%) 3PAR
10 4 (0.78%) Greenplum
10 4 (0.78%) CommVault
10 4 (0.78%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.78%) Citrix
11 3 (0.58%) BMC
11 3 (0.58%) Cisco
12 2 (0.39%) SAP
12 2 (0.39%) Dell
12 2 (0.39%) EMC
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