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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 416 418 465
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +47
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 176 85 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 50 68
Average daily rate £366 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £461 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £311
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
- -2.91%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -2 63 £400 +6.66% 13
Yorkshire +6 34 £363 +80.79% 4
South East -12 18 £325 -13.33% 17
South West -7 17 £350 +16.66%
East of England -16 15 £375 +47.05% 4
North West -8 9 £350 -
West Midlands -14 8 £358 -15.88% 1
East Midlands - 7 £365 - 2
North East - 3 £240 - 3
SQL Server DBA
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SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 292 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 228 (78.08%) SQL
3 128 (43.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 114 (39.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 110 (37.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 105 (35.96%) Performance Tuning
7 102 (34.93%) T-SQL
8 86 (29.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 85 (29.11%) Clustering
10 82 (28.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 77 (26.37%) Microsoft
12 67 (22.95%) Oracle
13 60 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 60 (20.55%) Replication
13 60 (20.55%) Windows
14 53 (18.15%) Finance
15 51 (17.47%) Disaster Recovery
16 40 (13.70%) Oracle Database
17 39 (13.36%) Migration
18 35 (11.99%) SQL Server 2000
19 32 (10.96%) Oracle Database 11g
20 28 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
21 27 (9.25%) Oracle Database 10g
22 26 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
22 26 (8.90%) SAN
22 26 (8.90%) Capacity Planning
23 25 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
23 25 (8.56%) SLA
24 24 (8.22%) ITIL
24 24 (8.22%) High Availability

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (3.42%) IIS
2 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.68%) LiveLink
4 2 (0.68%) Apache
4 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Summit
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.90%) SAN
2 5 (1.71%) NAS
3 3 (1.03%) DNS
3 3 (1.03%) Internet
4 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.34%) VPN
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 128 (43.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 114 (39.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 110 (37.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (29.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 82 (28.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 60 (20.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 40 (13.70%) Oracle Database
9 35 (11.99%) SQL Server 2000
10 32 (10.96%) Oracle Database 11g
11 28 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (9.25%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (2.05%) MySQL
14 6 (2.05%) RDBMS
14 6 (2.05%) DTS
14 6 (2.05%) Relational Database
15 5 (1.71%) DB2
16 4 (1.37%) OLTP
17 3 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.68%) Toad
4 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (18.15%) Finance
2 24 (8.22%) Banking
3 7 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.05%) Marketing
5 5 (1.71%) Publishing
5 5 (1.71%) Games
6 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (0.68%) Advertising
8 2 (0.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.42%) .NET
2 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.68%) XML
4 1 (0.34%) JSON
4 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 85 (29.11%) Clustering
2 60 (20.55%) Replication
3 11 (3.77%) NHS
4 4 (1.37%) FMCG
5 3 (1.03%) CESG
5 3 (1.03%) DTV
6 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.68%) GIS
6 2 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.68%) Statistics
7 1 (0.34%) Online Games
7 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.34%) Open Source
7 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 60 (20.55%) Windows
2 25 (8.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (4.11%) Linux
5 9 (3.08%) UNIX
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.68%) Solaris
7 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.34%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (35.96%) Performance Tuning
2 51 (17.47%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (13.36%) Migration
4 26 (8.90%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (8.90%) Capacity Planning
5 24 (8.22%) ITIL
5 24 (8.22%) High Availability
6 17 (5.82%) Performance Analysis
7 15 (5.14%) Data Modelling
8 14 (4.79%) Database Tuning
9 13 (4.45%) ETL
10 11 (3.77%) Data Migration
11 10 (3.42%) Change Management
12 9 (3.08%) Data Architecture
12 9 (3.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (2.74%) Incident Management
13 8 (2.74%) Problem Management
14 7 (2.40%) Database Security
15 6 (2.05%) Time Management
16 5 (1.71%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 228 (78.08%) SQL
2 102 (34.93%) T-SQL
3 10 (3.42%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.42%) PL/SQL
4 7 (2.40%) Perl
5 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.68%) VBA
6 2 (0.68%) Java
6 2 (0.68%) Korn
6 2 (0.68%) Ruby
7 1 (0.34%) C#
7 1 (0.34%) VBScript
7 1 (0.34%) VB
7 1 (0.34%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.40%) MCITP
6 5 (1.71%) MCSA
7 4 (1.37%) MCDBA
8 3 (1.03%) OCP
8 3 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.68%) MCT
10 1 (0.34%) MCTS
10 1 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.34%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.56%) SLA
2 11 (3.77%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (5.48%) Oracle RAC
2 12 (4.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (3.08%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) LiteSpeed
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (3.42%) Data Guard
2 8 (2.74%) SCOM
3 7 (2.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (1.03%) Foglight
4 3 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.68%) Control-M
5 2 (0.68%) MOM
6 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 77 (26.37%) Microsoft
2 67 (22.95%) Oracle
3 11 (3.77%) VMware
4 10 (3.42%) Sybase
5 5 (1.71%) NetApp
6 4 (1.37%) Veritas
6 4 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.37%) Dell
6 4 (1.37%) SAP
7 3 (1.03%) Tableau
7 3 (1.03%) Citrix
7 3 (1.03%) BMC
8 2 (0.68%) Open Text
8 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.68%) Red Gate
8 2 (0.68%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.34%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.34%) Twitter
9 1 (0.34%) HP
9 1 (0.34%) Symantec
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