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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 540 448 410
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -38
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 90 157 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 106 149
Median daily rate £375 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.25 -
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
48390 47949 46865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.00% 94.73% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31923 29597 29145
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1922 1960
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -19 37 £400 -5.88% 12
South East -31 20 £356 -10.93% 3
Yorkshire -8 10 £350 +16.66% 10
East of England +6 8 £388 +40.90% 1
West Midlands -8 6 £380 +13.43% 3
North West -12 4 £313 -13.79% 4
East Midlands +1 2 £388 +27.04% 1
South West -7 2 £325 -10.34% 7
North East - 1 £525 -
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 214 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 159 (74.30%) SQL
3 100 (46.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (46.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 99 (46.26%) T-SQL
5 98 (45.79%) Microsoft
6 89 (41.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 80 (37.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 70 (32.71%) Performance Tuning
9 61 (28.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 55 (25.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 54 (25.23%) Replication
11 54 (25.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 52 (24.30%) Clustering
12 52 (24.30%) Business Intelligence
13 51 (23.83%) Windows
14 47 (21.96%) Migration
15 35 (16.36%) Finance
16 34 (15.89%) High Availability
17 33 (15.42%) PowerShell
18 29 (13.55%) .NET
19 26 (12.15%) C#
20 24 (11.21%) Windows Server
21 23 (10.75%) Oracle
21 23 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
22 21 (9.81%) MS Excel
23 20 (9.35%) Oracle Database
24 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
24 19 (8.88%) SQL Server 2000
25 18 (8.41%) Data Centre

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 7 (3.27%) IIS
2 6 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.93%) CMS
6 1 (0.47%) Apache
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.47%) MS Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.14%) SAN
2 8 (3.74%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.40%) Firewall
4 3 (1.40%) Internet
4 3 (1.40%) SSL
4 3 (1.40%) VPN
5 2 (0.93%) DHCP
5 2 (0.93%) DNS
5 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.93%) SMTP
6 1 (0.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 100 (46.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 99 (46.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 89 (41.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 80 (37.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 61 (28.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 55 (25.70%) SQL Server 2014
8 54 (25.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (9.35%) Oracle Database
10 19 (8.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (5.61%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (4.21%) RDBMS
12 9 (4.21%) Relational Database
13 8 (3.74%) DTS
13 8 (3.74%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (2.80%) MySQL
15 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
16 4 (1.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (4.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (16.36%) Finance
2 12 (5.61%) Retail
3 10 (4.67%) Law
4 9 (4.21%) Legal
5 8 (3.74%) Marketing
6 4 (1.87%) Back Office
6 4 (1.87%) Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Advertising
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.55%) .NET
2 8 (3.74%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.27%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.34%) XML
5 4 (1.87%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.40%) NHibernate
7 2 (0.93%) REST
7 2 (0.93%) Web Services
8 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.47%) CSS
8 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.47%) WCF
8 1 (0.47%) XSD
8 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 54 (25.23%) Replication
2 52 (24.30%) Clustering
3 18 (8.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (0.93%) iPhone
4 2 (0.93%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.47%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.83%) Windows
2 24 (11.21%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (7.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (6.07%) Linux
6 9 (4.21%) Unix
7 8 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (32.71%) Performance Tuning
2 52 (24.30%) Business Intelligence
3 47 (21.96%) Migration
4 34 (15.89%) High Availability
5 23 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.01%) Database Tuning
7 14 (6.54%) Database Mirroring
8 13 (6.07%) ETL
9 12 (5.61%) Database Security
9 12 (5.61%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (4.67%) Data Security
10 10 (4.67%) ITIL
11 8 (3.74%) Data Modelling
11 8 (3.74%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (2.80%) Business Continuity
13 6 (2.80%) Data Migration
13 6 (2.80%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 159 (74.30%) SQL
2 99 (46.26%) T-SQL
3 33 (15.42%) PowerShell
4 26 (12.15%) C#
5 9 (4.21%) C
5 9 (4.21%) VBScript
6 6 (2.80%) Java
7 4 (1.87%) C++
7 4 (1.87%) Perl
7 4 (1.87%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.87%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.40%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.40%) Python
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) Tcl
9 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.40%) MCDBA
2 3 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.93%) MCTS
4 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.47%) Degree
4 1 (0.47%) MCP
4 1 (0.47%) MCSA
4 1 (0.47%) OCP
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.87%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.87%) SCOM
2 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.93%) Nagios
2 2 (0.93%) SCCM
2 2 (0.93%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 98 (45.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (10.75%) Oracle
3 12 (5.61%) VMware
4 5 (2.34%) RedGate
4 5 (2.34%) Sybase
5 4 (1.87%) iManage
5 4 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.40%) HP
7 2 (0.93%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.93%) EMC
7 2 (0.93%) Recommind
8 1 (0.47%) CA
8 1 (0.47%) Cognos
8 1 (0.47%) IBM
8 1 (0.47%) IDERA
8 1 (0.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Sun
8 1 (0.47%) Veritas
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