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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 542 464 509
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +45
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 82 160 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.32% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 118 72
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £291 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £460 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
- -19.78%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
North West +23 17 £300 -11.11% 6
London -38 17 £395 +8.21% 8
West Midlands -25 15 £362 -8.48% 1
South East -2 10 £325 -2.25% 6
East of England 0 8 £330 +10.00%
Yorkshire +8 5 £425 +23.18% 3
South West +8 5 £325 +0.77% 4
East Midlands -13 3 £400 +6.66% 1
North East -16 2 £438 -
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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.

1 167 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 130 (77.84%) SQL
3 75 (44.91%) Performance Tuning
4 68 (40.72%) T-SQL
5 65 (38.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 60 (35.93%) Microsoft
7 54 (32.34%) Clustering
7 54 (32.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 54 (32.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 48 (28.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 47 (28.14%) SQL Server 2014
10 41 (24.55%) Replication
11 40 (23.95%) Business Intelligence
12 36 (21.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 32 (19.16%) PowerShell
14 31 (18.56%) Migration
14 31 (18.56%) Windows
14 31 (18.56%) High Availability
15 28 (16.77%) Finance
16 27 (16.17%) Oracle
17 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2005
18 22 (13.17%) VMware
19 21 (12.57%) SAN
20 20 (11.98%) Linux
21 19 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
22 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
22 17 (10.18%) Database Security
22 17 (10.18%) Windows Server
23 16 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
23 16 (9.58%) ITIL

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 5 (2.99%) IIS
2 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.60%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) IaaS
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.57%) SAN
2 3 (1.80%) Firewall
3 2 (1.20%) Network Security
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 65 (38.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (32.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 54 (32.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (28.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 47 (28.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 36 (21.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (14.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (7.19%) Oracle Database
11 11 (6.59%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (3.59%) OLTP
14 5 (2.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (2.40%) DTS
15 4 (2.40%) OLAP
15 4 (2.40%) Relational Database
16 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 28 (16.77%) Finance
2 13 (7.78%) Banking
3 4 (2.40%) Retail
4 3 (1.80%) Advertising
4 3 (1.80%) Law
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
5 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) .NET
2 6 (3.59%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.99%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.20%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.20%) XML
6 1 (0.60%) LAMP
6 1 (0.60%) MDX
6 1 (0.60%) REST
6 1 (0.60%) SOAP
6 1 (0.60%) WCF
6 1 (0.60%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) WSH
6 1 (0.60%) XSD
6 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (32.34%) Clustering
2 41 (24.55%) Replication
3 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.80%) Statistics
5 2 (1.20%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.20%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (1.20%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.60%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.56%) Windows
2 20 (11.98%) Linux
3 17 (10.18%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.99%) Unix
8 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.91%) Performance Tuning
2 40 (23.95%) Business Intelligence
3 31 (18.56%) High Availability
3 31 (18.56%) Migration
4 19 (11.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (10.18%) Database Security
6 16 (9.58%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (9.58%) ITIL
7 15 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (8.98%) ETL
8 11 (6.59%) Database Mirroring
8 11 (6.59%) Incident Management
8 11 (6.59%) Mentoring
9 9 (5.39%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.79%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (4.19%) Database Tuning
12 6 (3.59%) Change Management
13 5 (2.99%) Analytics
13 5 (2.99%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (77.84%) SQL
2 68 (40.72%) T-SQL
3 32 (19.16%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.39%) C#
5 4 (2.40%) C
5 4 (2.40%) VB.NET
6 3 (1.80%) Java
6 3 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.80%) PHP
6 3 (1.80%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.80%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.19%) MCITP
2 7 (4.19%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (3.59%) OCP
4 5 (2.99%) MCSE
5 4 (2.40%) Degree
5 4 (2.40%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.20%) MCSA
6 2 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.20%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.60%) RHCE
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.19%) Hyper-V
2 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.80%) vSphere
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (9.58%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (8.38%) SCOM
3 9 (5.39%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.20%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.60%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 60 (35.93%) Microsoft
2 27 (16.17%) Oracle
3 22 (13.17%) VMware
4 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.99%) IBM
6 4 (2.40%) Sybase
7 3 (1.80%) iManage
7 3 (1.80%) RedGate
7 3 (1.80%) Sun
8 2 (1.20%) Cognos
8 2 (1.20%) HP
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix
9 1 (0.60%) NetApp
9 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.60%) SolarWinds
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