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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 497 463 442
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -21
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 86 102 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 73 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £303
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £44.75 £41.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.83% +82.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 - £22.75
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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 +7 43 £400 +6.66% 8
South East -10 21 £413 +12.24% 6
East of England -25 8 £350 -6.04% 3
East Midlands +4 5 £625 +85.18%
West Midlands -13 4 £300 +2.56% 2
South West -40 3 £338 - 1
North West - 2 £355 -
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 213 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 153 (71.83%) SQL
3 102 (47.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (46.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 93 (43.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 88 (41.31%) Performance Tuning
7 82 (38.50%) T-SQL
8 79 (37.09%) Microsoft
9 71 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 55 (25.82%) SQL Server 2005
10 55 (25.82%) Clustering
11 52 (24.41%) Windows
12 51 (23.94%) Oracle
13 47 (22.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 44 (20.66%) Replication
15 39 (18.31%) Oracle Database
16 36 (16.90%) SQL Server 2000
17 34 (15.96%) Disaster Recovery
18 32 (15.02%) Migration
19 31 (14.55%) Oracle Database 11g
19 31 (14.55%) Oracle Database 10g
20 26 (12.21%) Finance
21 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
22 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
22 22 (10.33%) Capacity Planning
23 21 (9.86%) SAN
24 20 (9.39%) ITIL
25 19 (8.92%) PowerShell
26 18 (8.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) Apache
3 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.47%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.47%) SaaS
1 1 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (9.86%) SAN
2 3 (1.41%) NAS
3 2 (0.94%) Internet
4 1 (0.47%) LAN
4 1 (0.47%) WAN
4 1 (0.47%) FTP
4 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 213 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 102 (47.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (46.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 93 (43.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 71 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 55 (25.82%) SQL Server 2005
7 47 (22.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (18.31%) Oracle Database
9 36 (16.90%) SQL Server 2000
10 31 (14.55%) Oracle Database 10g
10 31 (14.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 17 (7.98%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (5.63%) Relational Database
13 11 (5.16%) RDBMS
14 10 (4.69%) DTS
15 8 (3.76%) OLTP
16 7 (3.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 5 (2.35%) Oracle9i Database
17 5 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
18 4 (1.88%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (8.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.94%) Toad
5 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 26 (12.21%) Finance
2 12 (5.63%) Banking
3 6 (2.82%) Marketing
4 5 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.88%) Electronics
6 3 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Retail
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Games
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.69%) .NET
2 6 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.35%) XML
4 3 (1.41%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.47%) Web Services
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.47%) Middleware
5 1 (0.47%) WinForms
5 1 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (25.82%) Clustering
2 44 (20.66%) Replication
3 6 (2.82%) NHS
4 4 (1.88%) DTV
5 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.94%) Open Source
6 2 (0.94%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.94%) GIS
6 2 (0.94%) Statistics
7 1 (0.47%) Informatics
7 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.47%) Online Games
7 1 (0.47%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.47%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.41%) Windows
2 17 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (5.63%) UNIX
5 11 (5.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.23%) Linux
7 4 (1.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.94%) Solaris
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (41.31%) Performance Tuning
2 34 (15.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (15.02%) Migration
4 22 (10.33%) Business Intelligence
4 22 (10.33%) Capacity Planning
5 20 (9.39%) ITIL
6 17 (7.98%) High Availability
7 12 (5.63%) Data Modelling
8 10 (4.69%) Performance Analysis
9 9 (4.23%) E-Commerce
10 8 (3.76%) Database Security
11 7 (3.29%) Database Tuning
12 6 (2.82%) ETL
12 6 (2.82%) Change Management
13 5 (2.35%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.35%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (2.35%) Server Monitoring
14 4 (1.88%) Data Architecture
14 4 (1.88%) Data Migration
14 4 (1.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 153 (71.83%) SQL
2 82 (38.50%) T-SQL
3 19 (8.92%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.69%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.76%) Perl
6 7 (3.29%) C#
7 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.41%) Korn
9 2 (0.94%) Java
10 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.47%) Python
10 1 (0.47%) XQuery
10 1 (0.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (7.04%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.10%) MCITP
4 8 (3.76%) MCDBA
5 7 (3.29%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.29%) MCTS
6 4 (1.88%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.41%) MCSE
7 3 (1.41%) MCSA
7 3 (1.41%) Degree
8 2 (0.94%) OCP
8 2 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.94%) MCT
9 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.45%) SLA
2 9 (4.23%) QA
3 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (8.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 12 (5.63%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.82%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.47%) vSphere
5 1 (0.47%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 13 (6.10%) SCOM
1 13 (6.10%) Data Guard
2 6 (2.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.88%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (1.88%) SCCM
5 3 (1.41%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.41%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.94%) Control-M
6 2 (0.94%) MOM
6 2 (0.94%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.94%) Ionix
6 2 (0.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.47%) Foglight
Vendors
1 79 (37.09%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.94%) Oracle
3 8 (3.76%) BMC
4 7 (3.29%) Veritas
5 4 (1.88%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.88%) Sybase
5 4 (1.88%) SAP
5 4 (1.88%) VMware
6 3 (1.41%) Red Gate
6 3 (1.41%) IBM
6 3 (1.41%) Remedy
7 2 (0.94%) NetApp
7 2 (0.94%) Mercator
7 2 (0.94%) Dell
7 2 (0.94%) Citrix
7 2 (0.94%) Tableau
7 2 (0.94%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.47%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.47%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.47%) Sun
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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