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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 537 494 454
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -40
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 83 124 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 77 106
Median daily rate £380 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £289 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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
46884 47464 45584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30954 30430 28412
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1810 1872
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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
London -30 22 £365 -2.01% 11
South East -17 16 £445 +27.14% 9
Yorkshire +7 14 £408 +16.42% 4
East of England +8 12 £381 +12.96%
North West -8 7 £325 -18.75% 8
West Midlands -25 6 £365 +14.06% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £350 +15.70% 1
North East - 2 £317 - 1
South West -2 1 £350 +12.44% 3
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 193 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 139 (72.02%) SQL
3 84 (43.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (42.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 78 (40.41%) T-SQL
6 76 (39.38%) Microsoft
6 76 (39.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 70 (36.27%) Performance Tuning
8 66 (34.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 64 (33.16%) SQL Server 2014
10 58 (30.05%) Clustering
11 50 (25.91%) SQL Server 2005
12 48 (24.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 45 (23.32%) Migration
13 45 (23.32%) Business Intelligence
14 44 (22.80%) High Availability
15 43 (22.28%) Replication
16 35 (18.13%) Windows
17 33 (17.10%) Finance
17 33 (17.10%) PowerShell
18 30 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
19 21 (10.88%) SQL Server 2000
20 20 (10.36%) MS Excel
20 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Clustering
21 19 (9.84%) C#
21 19 (9.84%) .NET
22 17 (8.81%) Oracle
22 17 (8.81%) Windows Server
23 15 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
23 15 (7.77%) 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 5 (2.59%) IIS
2 4 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.04%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.74%) SAN
2 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.04%) Internet
3 1 (0.52%) DHCP
3 1 (0.52%) DNS
3 1 (0.52%) Firewall
3 1 (0.52%) Network Security
3 1 (0.52%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 84 (43.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 82 (42.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 76 (39.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (34.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 64 (33.16%) SQL Server 2014
7 50 (25.91%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (24.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 21 (10.88%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (7.25%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (5.18%) Oracle Database
12 9 (4.66%) DTS
12 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
14 6 (3.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 5 (2.59%) RDBMS
16 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
16 4 (2.07%) VLDB
17 3 (1.55%) Data Mining
17 3 (1.55%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (17.10%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Retail
3 8 (4.15%) Banking
3 8 (4.15%) Law
4 5 (2.59%) Legal
5 4 (2.07%) Marketing
6 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 1 (0.52%) Advertising
7 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.84%) .NET
2 11 (5.70%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.18%) Entity Framework
4 7 (3.63%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.55%) NHibernate
6 2 (1.04%) REST
6 2 (1.04%) XML
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.52%) CSS
7 1 (0.52%) MDX
7 1 (0.52%) WCF
7 1 (0.52%) Web Services
7 1 (0.52%) WSH
7 1 (0.52%) XSD
7 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (30.05%) Clustering
2 43 (22.28%) Replication
3 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.04%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.04%) Statistics
6 1 (0.52%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.52%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.52%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.13%) Windows
2 17 (8.81%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.63%) Linux
5 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.11%) Unix
7 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (36.27%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (23.32%) Business Intelligence
2 45 (23.32%) Migration
3 44 (22.80%) High Availability
4 30 (15.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (7.25%) Database Tuning
6 12 (6.22%) ITIL
6 12 (6.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (5.70%) Mentoring
8 10 (5.18%) Database Security
8 10 (5.18%) ETL
9 9 (4.66%) Database Mirroring
9 9 (4.66%) Unit Testing
10 8 (4.15%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (4.15%) Database Optimisation
11 7 (3.63%) Data Modelling
11 7 (3.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (3.11%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (3.11%) Change Management
12 6 (3.11%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 139 (72.02%) SQL
2 78 (40.41%) T-SQL
3 33 (17.10%) PowerShell
4 19 (9.84%) C#
5 7 (3.63%) VBScript
6 4 (2.07%) C
6 4 (2.07%) Perl
7 3 (1.55%) Java
7 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.55%) Python
7 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) Tcl
8 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (2.07%) MCSE
3 3 (1.55%) Degree
3 3 (1.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.04%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.04%) MCITP
4 2 (1.04%) OCP
4 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.52%) MCP
5 1 (0.52%) MCSA
5 1 (0.52%) MCTS
5 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.70%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.07%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (7.25%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.07%) SCOM
4 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.04%) SCCM
6 1 (0.52%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.52%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 76 (39.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.81%) Oracle
3 15 (7.77%) VMware
4 6 (3.11%) Sybase
5 5 (2.59%) RedGate
6 3 (1.55%) iManage
7 2 (1.04%) AppDynamics
7 2 (1.04%) HP
7 2 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco
8 1 (0.52%) EMC
8 1 (0.52%) IDERA
8 1 (0.52%) NetApp
8 1 (0.52%) Recommind
8 1 (0.52%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.52%) Sun
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