The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
UK / England
Rank 499 494 488
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 69 116 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 93 79
Median daily rate £363 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.84% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.75

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
39191 45477 45277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 95.08% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25743 29635 28205
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1518 1789
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 1 March 2017.

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
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 15 £400 +3.89% 13
London -42 15 £363 -6.45% 17
North West +33 9 £350 -9.67% 5
West Midlands +8 8 £406 +16.07% 2
South West +8 7 £320 -11.72% 7
East of England 0 6 £413 +26.92% 1
Yorkshire +8 4 £356 -8.06% 1
North East -7 3 £350 +7.69%
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 153 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 123 (80.39%) SQL
3 71 (46.41%) Microsoft
4 70 (45.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 65 (42.48%) T-SQL
6 51 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 48 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 43 (28.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 42 (27.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 39 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (23.53%) High Availability
12 34 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
13 33 (21.57%) Oracle
14 30 (19.61%) Windows
14 30 (19.61%) Migration
15 29 (18.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (17.65%) Finance
16 27 (17.65%) ETL
17 26 (16.99%) Replication
18 22 (14.38%) PowerShell
18 22 (14.38%) Oracle Database
19 20 (13.07%) Clustering
19 20 (13.07%) Linux
20 19 (12.42%) Disaster Recovery
20 19 (12.42%) SQL Server 2005
21 18 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
22 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
23 16 (10.46%) MS Excel
24 15 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
24 15 (9.80%) VMware

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) Apache
2 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (10.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.96%) SPSS
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.65%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.31%) SaaS
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.27%) SAN
2 2 (1.31%) LAN
2 2 (1.31%) WAN
3 1 (0.65%) Firewall
3 1 (0.65%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (45.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (28.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 42 (27.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 34 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (18.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 22 (14.38%) Oracle Database
9 19 (12.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
11 15 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (6.54%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (5.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
14 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (3.92%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (3.27%) DTS
16 5 (3.27%) Ingres
16 5 (3.27%) OLTP
16 5 (3.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) Subversion
General
1 27 (17.65%) Finance
2 7 (4.58%) Banking
3 4 (2.61%) Advertising
4 2 (1.31%) Back Office
4 2 (1.31%) Legal
4 2 (1.31%) Local Government
4 2 (1.31%) Retail
4 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) .NET
2 2 (1.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.65%) LAMP
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.65%) SOAP
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.99%) Replication
2 20 (13.07%) Clustering
3 10 (6.54%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.31%) Fintech
6 2 (1.31%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.31%) FMCG
6 2 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.65%) Derivative
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.65%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (19.61%) Windows
2 20 (13.07%) Linux
3 10 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.23%) Unix
5 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.65%) AIX
8 1 (0.65%) CentOS
8 1 (0.65%) Solaris
8 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 39 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
3 36 (23.53%) High Availability
4 30 (19.61%) Migration
5 27 (17.65%) ETL
6 19 (12.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (7.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (7.19%) ITIL
9 9 (5.88%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.88%) SQL Optimisation
10 7 (4.58%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.58%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.92%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (3.92%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.92%) Scrum
12 5 (3.27%) Performance Optimisation
12 5 (3.27%) Release Management
13 4 (2.61%) Database Tuning
13 4 (2.61%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 123 (80.39%) SQL
2 65 (42.48%) T-SQL
3 22 (14.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.88%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.96%) R
6 2 (1.31%) Perl
6 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) Java
7 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.65%) PHP
7 1 (0.65%) Python
7 1 (0.65%) VB
7 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.65%) X++
Qualifications
1 14 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.23%) MCITP
3 6 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.61%) Degree
4 4 (2.61%) MCSE
4 4 (2.61%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.31%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.31%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.31%) MCSA
6 2 (1.31%) MCTS
6 2 (1.31%) OCP
7 1 (0.65%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.65%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.65%) OCA
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) QA
2 3 (1.96%) SLA
3 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.31%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.31%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) HL7
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (4.58%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.27%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.61%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.84%) SCOM
2 7 (4.58%) Failover Clustering
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (3.92%) Data Guard
4 5 (3.27%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Nagios
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.65%) Puppet
6 1 (0.65%) SCCM
6 1 (0.65%) Simpana
Vendors
1 71 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 33 (21.57%) Oracle
3 15 (9.80%) VMware
4 4 (2.61%) Cisco
4 4 (2.61%) NetApp
4 4 (2.61%) Sybase
5 3 (1.96%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.96%) Tableau
6 2 (1.31%) IDERA
6 2 (1.31%) iManage
6 2 (1.31%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.31%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.31%) Remedy
6 2 (1.31%) SAP
6 2 (1.31%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.65%) Cognos
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) IBM
7 1 (0.65%) Reuters
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