The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 494 437 415
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -22
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 95 122 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.28% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 79 60
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.75 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 - £109.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 - £86.25
SQL Server 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
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
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 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -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 Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in England

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 19 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 +8 38 £356 +1.78% 14
South East -23 25 £361 -0.34% 18
South West -20 9 £350 -5.40% 3
Yorkshire -24 7 £425 +3.03% 3
West Midlands -11 5 £363 -
East of England -22 5 £363 +31.81% 6
North West -8 3 £375 +15.38% 2
East Midlands -2 2 £414 +18.21% 1
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 179 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 138 (77.09%) SQL
3 92 (51.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (42.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 71 (39.66%) T-SQL
6 66 (36.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (34.64%) Performance Tuning
8 59 (32.96%) Microsoft
9 52 (29.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (24.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 39 (21.79%) Replication
12 38 (21.23%) Windows
13 35 (19.55%) SQL Server 2005
14 32 (17.88%) Migration
15 31 (17.32%) Oracle
16 30 (16.76%) Clustering
17 26 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
18 22 (12.29%) PowerShell
19 21 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
19 21 (11.73%) Disaster Recovery
20 20 (11.17%) SQL Server 2000
21 19 (10.61%) Finance
21 19 (10.61%) MS Excel
21 19 (10.61%) Oracle Database
21 19 (10.61%) Capacity Planning
22 16 (8.94%) Relational Database
22 16 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
22 16 (8.94%) ITIL
23 15 (8.38%) PL/SQL
23 15 (8.38%) RDBMS

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7 (3.91%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.23%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.68%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (1.68%) IIS
4 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.56%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 92 (51.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (42.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (36.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 52 (29.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (24.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 35 (19.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (14.53%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (11.17%) SQL Server 2000
10 19 (10.61%) Oracle Database
11 16 (8.94%) Relational Database
12 15 (8.38%) RDBMS
13 12 (6.70%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (6.15%) OLTP
15 9 (5.03%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (4.47%) MySQL
17 7 (3.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (3.91%) DTS
18 6 (3.35%) SQLPlus
18 6 (3.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (3.91%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.23%) Toad
5 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (10.61%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Banking
3 6 (3.35%) Marketing
4 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.68%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.12%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.26%) .NET
2 6 (3.35%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.23%) Web Services
4 3 (1.68%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.68%) XML
5 1 (0.56%) MDX
5 1 (0.56%) Middleware
5 1 (0.56%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 39 (21.79%) Replication
2 30 (16.76%) Clustering
3 12 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.23%) Open Source
6 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
6 3 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.12%) DTV
7 2 (1.12%) NHS
7 2 (1.12%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.12%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.12%) Statistics
8 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.23%) Windows
2 11 (6.15%) UNIX
3 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (3.91%) Linux
5 5 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.23%) AIX
7 3 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.64%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (17.88%) Migration
3 21 (11.73%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (11.73%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (10.61%) Capacity Planning
5 16 (8.94%) ITIL
6 12 (6.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (5.03%) Data Migration
7 9 (5.03%) Database Security
7 9 (5.03%) High Availability
7 9 (5.03%) E-Commerce
8 8 (4.47%) Change Management
8 8 (4.47%) ETL
9 7 (3.91%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.35%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.35%) CRM
11 5 (2.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.79%) Data Management
12 4 (2.23%) Regression Testing
12 4 (2.23%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 138 (77.09%) SQL
2 71 (39.66%) T-SQL
3 22 (12.29%) PowerShell
4 15 (8.38%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.91%) C#
6 6 (3.35%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.35%) Perl
7 4 (2.23%) Korn
8 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.56%) Ruby
9 1 (0.56%) R
9 1 (0.56%) VBScript
9 1 (0.56%) C
9 1 (0.56%) Java
9 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.47%) MCTS
3 8 (4.47%) Degree
4 5 (2.79%) MCITP
4 5 (2.79%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.23%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.12%) MCSE
7 1 (0.56%) MCSA
7 1 (0.56%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (6.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (5.03%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.79%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (7.26%) SCOM
2 11 (6.15%) Data Guard
3 8 (4.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.68%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.68%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.12%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (32.96%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.32%) Oracle
3 13 (7.26%) BMC
4 4 (2.23%) VMware
4 4 (2.23%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.23%) Red Gate
5 3 (1.68%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.68%) Sybase
5 3 (1.68%) IBM
5 3 (1.68%) Veritas
6 2 (1.12%) Mercator
6 2 (1.12%) SAP
6 2 (1.12%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.56%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.56%) Nimsoft
7 1 (0.56%) Vertica
7 1 (0.56%) Talend
7 1 (0.56%) HP
7 1 (0.56%) Sun
7 1 (0.56%) Cognizant
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Artemis IT Recruitment
Rate: Up tp £375 pd
Posted: 17 days ago
Doncaster
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago