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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 490 434 431
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 90 125 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 56
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £272 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 3
Average hourly rate £45.88 £22.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.88% -47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £32.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £22.50 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 - -
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
47219 44152 43699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.53% 92.85% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 30291 27295 25073
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 1930 2332
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £38.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -4 37 £333 -5.00% 9
South East -24 31 £369 -3.15% 8
South West -29 8 £325 -3.70% 4
Yorkshire -24 5 £298 -20.66% 9
West Midlands -10 4 £388 +10.71% 4
East of England -24 3 £375 +30.43% 1
East Midlands -2 1 £378 +7.85% 2
North West -6 1 £425 - 1
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 175 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 130 (74.29%) SQL
3 91 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 76 (43.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 69 (39.43%) T-SQL
6 67 (38.29%) Performance Tuning
7 64 (36.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 59 (33.71%) Microsoft
9 55 (31.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 42 (24.00%) Replication
11 39 (22.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 38 (21.71%) Windows
13 36 (20.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 35 (20.00%) Clustering
15 33 (18.86%) Migration
16 28 (16.00%) Oracle
17 24 (13.71%) ITIL
17 24 (13.71%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (13.71%) Capacity Planning
18 23 (13.14%) MS Excel
19 22 (12.57%) PowerShell
20 21 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
21 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
22 17 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
22 17 (9.71%) Oracle Database
23 16 (9.14%) High Availability
24 15 (8.57%) SCOM
25 14 (8.00%) OLTP
25 14 (8.00%) Finance

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.14%) IIS
2 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.57%) Apache
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.43%) SAN
2 1 (0.57%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 76 (43.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 64 (36.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (31.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (22.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (20.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 21 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (9.71%) Oracle Database
10 14 (8.00%) OLTP
11 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
12 11 (6.29%) RDBMS
12 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 11 (6.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (4.57%) DTS
14 5 (2.86%) OLAP
14 5 (2.86%) MySQL
15 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (2.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (6.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.57%) Toad
5 1 (0.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 14 (8.00%) Finance
2 8 (4.57%) Banking
3 5 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.29%) Retail
4 4 (2.29%) Marketing
5 3 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.43%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.29%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.71%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.57%) Middleware
5 1 (0.57%) WinForms
5 1 (0.57%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.57%) MDX
5 1 (0.57%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 42 (24.00%) Replication
2 35 (20.00%) Clustering
3 12 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.71%) Open Source
6 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.14%) Statistics
6 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.14%) NHS
6 2 (1.14%) DTV
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.57%) HACMP
7 1 (0.57%) Informatics
7 1 (0.57%) PKI
7 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.57%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 38 (21.71%) Windows
2 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.57%) UNIX
4 5 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.71%) Linux
7 1 (0.57%) AIX
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.29%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (18.86%) Migration
3 24 (13.71%) ITIL
3 24 (13.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (13.71%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (9.71%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (9.14%) High Availability
6 9 (5.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (4.57%) Database Security
8 7 (4.00%) Data Migration
8 7 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.00%) Change Management
9 6 (3.43%) CRM
10 5 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.86%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
11 4 (2.29%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (2.29%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.29%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 130 (74.29%) SQL
2 69 (39.43%) T-SQL
3 22 (12.57%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.14%) PL/SQL
5 7 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.14%) Perl
7 2 (1.14%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.57%) Python
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) Java
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
8 1 (0.57%) Korn
8 1 (0.57%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.14%) MCTS
3 9 (5.14%) Degree
4 8 (4.57%) MCITP
5 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.71%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.43%) QA
2 2 (1.14%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.14%) Oracle RMAN
1 9 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.43%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (8.57%) SCOM
2 8 (4.57%) Data Guard
3 5 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.29%) SCCM
5 3 (1.71%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.71%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.14%) Ionix
6 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 59 (33.71%) Microsoft
2 28 (16.00%) Oracle
3 13 (7.43%) BMC
4 4 (2.29%) VMware
4 4 (2.29%) IBM
5 3 (1.71%) Red Gate
5 3 (1.71%) Sybase
5 3 (1.71%) Veritas
6 2 (1.14%) SAP
6 2 (1.14%) Mercator
6 2 (1.14%) Remedy
6 2 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.57%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.57%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (0.57%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.57%) Nimsoft
7 1 (0.57%) Vertica
7 1 (0.57%) Talend
7 1 (0.57%) Sun
7 1 (0.57%) HP
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