The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 495 450 427
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -23
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 69 98 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 82
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 £338 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +124.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
SQL Server DBA
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -5 40 £400 +10.34% 14
South East -14 12 £375 +9.09% 4
East Midlands +5 4 £625 +78.57%
North West -1 4 £338 - 1
East of England -25 3 £400 +7.38% 4
South West -26 3 £338 -6.89% 4
Yorkshire -4 2 £400 +128.57% 3
West Midlands -17 1 £300 +2.56% 1
North East - - - -
SQL Server DBA
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SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 239 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 176 (73.64%) SQL
3 113 (47.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 98 (41.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 96 (40.17%) Performance Tuning
6 92 (38.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 87 (36.40%) T-SQL
8 76 (31.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 73 (30.54%) Microsoft
10 68 (28.45%) Clustering
11 62 (25.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 52 (21.76%) Windows
13 51 (21.34%) Oracle
14 48 (20.08%) Replication
15 47 (19.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 43 (17.99%) Finance
17 40 (16.74%) Disaster Recovery
18 39 (16.32%) Oracle Database
19 34 (14.23%) Migration
20 31 (12.97%) SQL Server 2000
21 30 (12.55%) Oracle Database 11g
22 27 (11.30%) Oracle Database 10g
23 24 (10.04%) SAN
24 23 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
25 22 (9.21%) High Availability
26 21 (8.79%) Capacity Planning
26 21 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
27 20 (8.37%) SLA
27 20 (8.37%) Banking
28 19 (7.95%) Data Warehouse

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.51%) IIS
3 3 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.42%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) Summit
3 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 24 (10.04%) SAN
2 3 (1.26%) NAS
3 2 (0.84%) Internet
4 1 (0.42%) LAN
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.42%) FTP
4 1 (0.42%) VPN
4 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 239 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (47.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 98 (41.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (38.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 76 (31.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 62 (25.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 47 (19.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (16.32%) Oracle Database
9 31 (12.97%) SQL Server 2000
10 30 (12.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 27 (11.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 19 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (4.18%) DTS
14 9 (3.77%) Relational Database
15 8 (3.35%) RDBMS
16 7 (2.93%) OLTP
17 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 5 (2.09%) QlikView
18 5 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
19 4 (1.67%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 13 (5.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (2.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) Toad
4 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (17.99%) Finance
2 20 (8.37%) Banking
3 7 (2.93%) Marketing
4 5 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.67%) Electronics
5 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.26%) Retail
7 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 1 (0.42%) Games
8 1 (0.42%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Legal
8 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.42%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.60%) .NET
2 6 (2.51%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.09%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.26%) XML
5 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.42%) JSON
5 1 (0.42%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 68 (28.45%) Clustering
2 48 (20.08%) Replication
3 8 (3.35%) NHS
4 4 (1.67%) DTV
5 2 (0.84%) Statistics
5 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.84%) GIS
6 1 (0.42%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.42%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.42%) PKI
6 1 (0.42%) CESG
6 1 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.42%) Informatics
6 1 (0.42%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.42%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 52 (21.76%) Windows
2 16 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.18%) Linux
5 9 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.35%) UNIX
7 4 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.84%) Solaris
9 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (40.17%) Performance Tuning
2 40 (16.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (14.23%) Migration
4 22 (9.21%) High Availability
5 21 (8.79%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (8.79%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (7.95%) ITIL
7 16 (6.69%) Data Modelling
8 14 (5.86%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (4.18%) ETL
9 10 (4.18%) Database Tuning
10 7 (2.93%) Data Migration
10 7 (2.93%) Data Architecture
10 7 (2.93%) Database Security
11 6 (2.51%) E-Commerce
12 5 (2.09%) Change Management
12 5 (2.09%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (2.09%) Server Monitoring
13 4 (1.67%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (1.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (73.64%) SQL
2 87 (36.40%) T-SQL
3 14 (5.86%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.93%) Perl
4 7 (2.93%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.67%) C#
6 2 (0.84%) Korn
7 1 (0.42%) XQuery
7 1 (0.42%) Java
7 1 (0.42%) VBScript
7 1 (0.42%) VB
7 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.42%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (7.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.02%) MCITP
4 8 (3.35%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.35%) MCDBA
5 5 (2.09%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.67%) MCTS
7 3 (1.26%) MCSA
8 2 (0.84%) MCSE
8 2 (0.84%) MCT
8 2 (0.84%) OCP
8 2 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.42%) Degree
9 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.37%) SLA
2 14 (5.86%) QA
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (6.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 12 (5.02%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (2.93%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.42%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.42%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (4.60%) Data Guard
2 8 (3.35%) SCOM
3 7 (2.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.26%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (0.84%) Ionix
5 2 (0.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.84%) SCCM
5 2 (0.84%) Control-M
5 2 (0.84%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.84%) MOM
6 1 (0.42%) Foglight
Vendors
1 73 (30.54%) Microsoft
2 51 (21.34%) Oracle
3 7 (2.93%) Sybase
4 6 (2.51%) VMware
5 4 (1.67%) Veritas
5 4 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.67%) SAP
6 3 (1.26%) IBM
6 3 (1.26%) BMC
6 3 (1.26%) Remedy
7 2 (0.84%) Tableau
7 2 (0.84%) NetApp
7 2 (0.84%) Dell
7 2 (0.84%) Citrix
8 1 (0.42%) HP
8 1 (0.42%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.42%) Mercator
8 1 (0.42%) Symantec
8 1 (0.42%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.42%) Open Text
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago