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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 464 397 425
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +28
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 92 152 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.36% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 96 49
Average daily rate
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£345 £365 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.47% -14.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-10.95% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £53.75 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.75 - £22.50
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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
44116 42764 38322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.52% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27497 25733 22352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1713 1858 2142
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015. 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 -18 32 £360 -3.03% 28
South East -23 19 £385 +18.46% 15
Yorkshire -25 16 £305 -18.73% 8
South West -15 9 £388 +19.23% 2
West Midlands 0 5 £375 +2.73% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £320 -12.32% 6
East of England -3 3 £350 -6.66% 3
North West -18 2 £280 -27.74% 6
North East - - - -
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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.

1 187 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 156 (83.42%) SQL
3 79 (42.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 79 (42.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
5 73 (39.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (37.97%) T-SQL
7 50 (26.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 46 (24.60%) Microsoft
8 46 (24.60%) Replication
9 41 (21.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (20.32%) Windows
11 34 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 33 (17.65%) Clustering
13 32 (17.11%) Oracle
14 29 (15.51%) Migration
15 25 (13.37%) Finance
15 25 (13.37%) Data Warehouse
16 23 (12.30%) Disaster Recovery
17 21 (11.23%) Capacity Planning
17 21 (11.23%) Performance Monitoring
18 20 (10.70%) PowerShell
19 19 (10.16%) ITIL
20 17 (9.09%) MS Excel
21 16 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
22 15 (8.02%) Oracle Database
23 13 (6.95%) High Availability
24 12 (6.42%) ETL
24 12 (6.42%) SharePoint
24 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.60%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.60%) IIS
2 3 (1.60%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.53%) WorkSite
4 1 (0.53%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 17 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
2 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.35%) SAN
2 1 (0.53%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 79 (42.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 79 (42.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 73 (39.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 50 (26.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 41 (21.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 34 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 25 (13.37%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (8.02%) Oracle Database
9 11 (5.88%) OLTP
10 10 (5.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (5.35%) Relational Database
11 9 (4.81%) RDBMS
12 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 7 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (3.21%) MySQL
14 5 (2.67%) SQLPlus
15 4 (2.14%) MS Access
15 4 (2.14%) DTS
15 4 (2.14%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.60%) Toad
4 2 (1.07%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (13.37%) Finance
2 5 (2.67%) Banking
2 5 (2.67%) Marketing
3 4 (2.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.14%) Retail
4 3 (1.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.07%) Electronics
5 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.07%) Legal
5 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.81%) .NET
2 3 (1.60%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.53%) MDX
3 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.60%) Replication
2 33 (17.65%) Clustering
3 9 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.67%) NHS
5 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.60%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.60%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.07%) Open Source
7 2 (1.07%) Statistics
7 2 (1.07%) DTV
7 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) HACMP
8 1 (0.53%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.32%) Windows
2 6 (3.21%) Linux
3 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.67%) AIX
3 5 (2.67%) UNIX
3 5 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (15.51%) Migration
3 23 (12.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (11.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 21 (11.23%) Capacity Planning
5 19 (10.16%) ITIL
6 16 (8.56%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.95%) High Availability
8 12 (6.42%) ETL
9 11 (5.88%) Data Migration
10 10 (5.35%) Database Security
10 10 (5.35%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.21%) CRM
11 6 (3.21%) E-Commerce
11 6 (3.21%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.21%) Business Continuity
11 6 (3.21%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (2.67%) Change Management
12 5 (2.67%) Service Management
12 5 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 156 (83.42%) SQL
2 71 (37.97%) T-SQL
3 20 (10.70%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.35%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
5 4 (2.14%) Korn
5 4 (2.14%) Perl
6 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.53%) Python
7 1 (0.53%) R
7 1 (0.53%) PHP
7 1 (0.53%) C
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) Java
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
7 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (5.35%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.28%) MCTS
4 7 (3.74%) Degree
5 5 (2.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.67%) VCP4
6 4 (2.14%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.14%) MCITP
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.53%) MCSE
7 1 (0.53%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (2.14%) Data Guard
3 3 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (1.60%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 46 (24.60%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.11%) Oracle
3 11 (5.88%) BMC
3 11 (5.88%) VMware
4 4 (2.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.14%) Sybase
5 3 (1.60%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.07%) SAP
6 2 (1.07%) Sun
6 2 (1.07%) Mercator
7 1 (0.53%) Remedy
7 1 (0.53%) Open Text
7 1 (0.53%) Sage
7 1 (0.53%) SimCorp
7 1 (0.53%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.53%) Nimsoft
7 1 (0.53%) Vertica
7 1 (0.53%) Talend
7 1 (0.53%) HP
7 1 (0.53%) Dell
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