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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 490 456 424
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -32
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 72 98 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 76
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £202 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 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
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 29 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 29 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 -15 39 £400 +9.96% 16
South East -10 13 £363 +5.45% 6
East of England -30 6 £375 +0.67% 2
East Midlands -3 4 £625 +78.57%
South West -34 3 £338 -6.89% 3
North West - 3 £355 - 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £400 +128.57% 2
West Midlands -14 2 £300 +2.56% 2
North East - - - -
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SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 235 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 173 (73.62%) SQL
3 112 (47.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 97 (41.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 94 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
6 92 (39.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 85 (36.17%) T-SQL
8 76 (32.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 74 (31.49%) Microsoft
10 66 (28.09%) Clustering
11 60 (25.53%) SQL Server 2005
12 50 (21.28%) Replication
12 50 (21.28%) Oracle
12 50 (21.28%) Windows
13 45 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 40 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (17.02%) Finance
15 39 (16.60%) Oracle Database
16 35 (14.89%) Migration
17 30 (12.77%) SQL Server 2000
17 30 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
18 28 (11.91%) Oracle Database 10g
19 25 (10.64%) SAN
20 23 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (8.94%) Capacity Planning
21 21 (8.94%) High Availability
22 20 (8.51%) SLA
23 19 (8.09%) ITIL
24 18 (7.66%) MS Excel

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (4.68%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.55%) IIS
3 3 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.64%) SAN
2 3 (1.28%) NAS
3 2 (0.85%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) WAN
4 1 (0.43%) FTP
4 1 (0.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 112 (47.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 97 (41.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (39.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 76 (32.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 60 (25.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 45 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 39 (16.60%) Oracle Database
9 30 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 30 (12.77%) SQL Server 2000
10 28 (11.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 18 (7.66%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (3.83%) DTS
12 9 (3.83%) Relational Database
13 8 (3.40%) RDBMS
14 7 (2.98%) OLTP
15 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (2.13%) Oracle9i Database
16 5 (2.13%) QlikView
16 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 14 (5.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.43%) Toad
4 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 40 (17.02%) Finance
2 18 (7.66%) Banking
3 7 (2.98%) Marketing
4 5 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.70%) Electronics
5 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.28%) Retail
6 3 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.68%) .NET
2 6 (2.55%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.28%) XML
5 1 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.43%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.43%) Web Services
5 1 (0.43%) JSON
5 1 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 66 (28.09%) Clustering
2 50 (21.28%) Replication
3 8 (3.40%) NHS
4 4 (1.70%) DTV
5 2 (0.85%) GIS
5 2 (0.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.85%) Statistics
6 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.43%) Informatics
6 1 (0.43%) Online Games
6 1 (0.43%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
6 1 (0.43%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.43%) CESG
6 1 (0.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 50 (21.28%) Windows
2 15 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (5.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (4.26%) Linux
5 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.40%) UNIX
7 4 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.85%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 40 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 35 (14.89%) Migration
4 21 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
4 21 (8.94%) Capacity Planning
4 21 (8.94%) High Availability
5 19 (8.09%) ITIL
6 15 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 12 (5.11%) Performance Analysis
8 9 (3.83%) ETL
8 9 (3.83%) Database Tuning
9 7 (2.98%) Data Migration
9 7 (2.98%) Database Security
9 7 (2.98%) Data Architecture
10 6 (2.55%) E-Commerce
11 5 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (2.13%) Change Management
11 5 (2.13%) Incident Management
11 5 (2.13%) Server Monitoring
12 4 (1.70%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 173 (73.62%) SQL
2 85 (36.17%) T-SQL
3 14 (5.96%) PowerShell
4 7 (2.98%) Perl
5 6 (2.55%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.70%) C#
6 4 (1.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.85%) Korn
8 1 (0.43%) Java
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 23 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (6.81%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.11%) MCITP
4 8 (3.40%) MCDBA
4 8 (3.40%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.70%) MCTS
6 3 (1.28%) MCSA
7 2 (0.85%) MCSE
7 2 (0.85%) MCT
7 2 (0.85%) OCP
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.43%) Degree
8 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.51%) SLA
2 13 (5.53%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (6.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (4.68%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.43%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 11 (4.68%) Data Guard
2 8 (3.40%) SCOM
3 7 (2.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.85%) SCCM
5 2 (0.85%) Control-M
5 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.85%) MOM
5 2 (0.85%) Ionix
5 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.43%) Foglight
Vendors
1 74 (31.49%) Microsoft
2 50 (21.28%) Oracle
3 7 (2.98%) Sybase
4 6 (2.55%) VMware
5 4 (1.70%) SAP
5 4 (1.70%) Veritas
5 4 (1.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.28%) BMC
6 3 (1.28%) Remedy
6 3 (1.28%) IBM
7 2 (0.85%) Dell
7 2 (0.85%) Citrix
7 2 (0.85%) NetApp
7 2 (0.85%) Tableau
8 1 (0.43%) Twitter
8 1 (0.43%) Cyber-Ark
8 1 (0.43%) Wincor Nixdorf
8 1 (0.43%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.43%) Open Text
8 1 (0.43%) JD Edwards
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