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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 495 479 448
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -31
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 91 92 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 69 52
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£350 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
SQL Server DBA
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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
46253 45082 41589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.74% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29703 28087 24757
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1758 1832 1975
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.58 £38.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 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 +1 38 £350 -12.50% 28
South East -20 19 £350 -3.44% 14
East of England -3 8 £325 -13.33% 3
Yorkshire -19 8 £350 +5.66% 4
North West -20 7 £388 +12.72% 4
East Midlands -8 5 £315 -49.60% 1
South West +1 4 £313 -10.71% 1
SQL Server DBA
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SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 203 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 169 (83.25%) SQL
3 104 (51.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 101 (49.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (43.35%) T-SQL
6 76 (37.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 74 (36.45%) Performance Tuning
8 67 (33.00%) Microsoft
9 49 (24.14%) Oracle
10 46 (22.66%) Windows
11 45 (22.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 44 (21.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 43 (21.18%) Replication
14 40 (19.70%) SQL Server 2005
15 36 (17.73%) Clustering
16 33 (16.26%) Finance
16 33 (16.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 27 (13.30%) MS Excel
18 22 (10.84%) ITIL
19 21 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
20 20 (9.85%) SharePoint
21 18 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
21 18 (8.87%) VMware
21 18 (8.87%) Migration
21 18 (8.87%) Capacity Planning
21 18 (8.87%) PowerShell
22 15 (7.39%) High Availability
22 15 (7.39%) Oracle Database
23 14 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
23 14 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 20 (9.85%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.48%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.49%) WordPress
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.49%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 27 (13.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.46%) MS Project
3 4 (1.97%) MS Office
4 2 (0.99%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.91%) SAN
2 4 (1.97%) LAN
2 4 (1.97%) WAN
3 3 (1.48%) Firewall
3 3 (1.48%) VLAN
3 3 (1.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 104 (51.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 101 (49.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 76 (37.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 45 (22.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 44 (21.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (19.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (7.39%) Oracle Database
10 14 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (4.93%) MySQL
12 7 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (2.96%) DTS
14 5 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (2.46%) MS Access
14 5 (2.46%) RDBMS
14 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (2.46%) Relational Database
14 5 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (1.97%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.97%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.49%) ERwin
4 1 (0.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 33 (16.26%) Finance
2 5 (2.46%) Retail
3 4 (1.97%) Marketing
4 3 (1.48%) Banking
5 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.99%) Legal
5 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Publishing
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.90%) .NET
2 7 (3.45%) Web Services
3 3 (1.48%) XML
4 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) Flash
5 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.49%) MDX
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.18%) Replication
2 36 (17.73%) Clustering
3 6 (2.96%) NHS
3 6 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.96%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.48%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.48%) Statistics
5 2 (0.99%) Life Science
5 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.49%) CMDB
6 1 (0.49%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.49%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.49%) DTV
6 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.49%) Equities
6 1 (0.49%) Derivative
6 1 (0.49%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 46 (22.66%) Windows
2 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (4.93%) UNIX
3 10 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.94%) Linux
5 5 (2.46%) AIX
5 5 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) CentOS
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.49%) Solaris
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.49%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (36.45%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (16.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (10.84%) ITIL
4 21 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
5 18 (8.87%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (8.87%) Migration
6 15 (7.39%) High Availability
7 13 (6.40%) Database Security
8 12 (5.91%) ETL
9 11 (5.42%) Data Modelling
9 11 (5.42%) Database Mirroring
10 10 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.45%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.96%) CRM
13 6 (2.96%) Data Migration
13 6 (2.96%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (2.46%) Performance Testing
15 4 (1.97%) Performance Analysis
15 4 (1.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (83.25%) SQL
2 88 (43.35%) T-SQL
3 18 (8.87%) PowerShell
4 9 (4.43%) C#
5 8 (3.94%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.96%) VBScript
8 5 (2.46%) Korn
9 4 (1.97%) VB
9 4 (1.97%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.48%) Java
11 2 (0.99%) C++
11 2 (0.99%) Python
11 2 (0.99%) PHP
12 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.46%) Degree
4 4 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.48%) MCSE
5 3 (1.48%) MCTS
6 2 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.49%) RHCE
7 1 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.49%) MCSA
7 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.49%) OCP
7 1 (0.49%) MCITP
7 1 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.99%) QA
2 2 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.49%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.45%) SCOM
2 4 (1.97%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.97%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.49%) Foglight
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 67 (33.00%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.14%) Oracle
3 18 (8.87%) VMware
4 7 (3.45%) Citrix
5 6 (2.96%) IBM
6 5 (2.46%) HP
7 4 (1.97%) Dell
7 4 (1.97%) 3PAR
7 4 (1.97%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.48%) Tableau
8 3 (1.48%) SAP
8 3 (1.48%) BMC
8 3 (1.48%) CommVault
8 3 (1.48%) NetApp
9 2 (0.99%) Remedy
9 2 (0.99%) Sun
10 1 (0.49%) EMC
10 1 (0.49%) Cognos
10 1 (0.49%) Sybase
10 1 (0.49%) OpenText
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