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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 476 422 436
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 103 132 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 107 45
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£373 £374 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £48.00 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 - £25.00
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -10 43 £413 +3.12% 23
South East 0 30 £400 +23.07% 14
East of England +7 6 £344 -8.33% 3
East Midlands -10 6 £309 -10.50% 3
North West -26 6 £400 +14.28% 4
South West +2 5 £400 +12.28% 3
Yorkshire -35 5 £363 - 5
West Midlands -11 2 £320 -8.57% 4
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 162 (83.08%) SQL
3 99 (50.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (47.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 82 (42.05%) T-SQL
6 80 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 77 (39.49%) Performance Tuning
8 52 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 51 (26.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 48 (24.62%) Oracle
11 46 (23.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 44 (22.56%) Replication
13 38 (19.49%) Windows
14 34 (17.44%) Finance
14 34 (17.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 32 (16.41%) Clustering
16 31 (15.90%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
18 22 (11.28%) Migration
18 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (10.26%) MS Excel
20 18 (9.23%) ITIL
20 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
21 17 (8.72%) Capacity Planning
22 16 (8.21%) High Availability
22 16 (8.21%) Oracle Database
22 16 (8.21%) SharePoint
23 15 (7.69%) ETL
23 15 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
23 15 (7.69%) Database Mirroring

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 16 (8.21%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.51%) IIS
4 1 (0.51%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.51%) WorkSite
Applications
1 20 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) MS Office
3 3 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.13%) SAN
2 4 (2.05%) LAN
2 4 (2.05%) WAN
3 2 (1.03%) Network Security
4 1 (0.51%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 99 (50.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (47.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 80 (41.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 51 (26.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 46 (23.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 34 (17.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (11.28%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (8.21%) Oracle Database
10 14 (7.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (5.64%) MySQL
12 9 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (4.10%) Relational Database
13 8 (4.10%) RDBMS
13 8 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (3.59%) DTS
14 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (1.54%) SQLPlus
15 3 (1.54%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.54%) Toad
4 1 (0.51%) ERwin
General
1 34 (17.44%) Finance
2 6 (3.08%) Retail
3 4 (2.05%) Banking
4 3 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.03%) Legal
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.64%) .NET
2 6 (3.08%) Web Services
3 3 (1.54%) XML
4 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.51%) Flash
5 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.51%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (22.56%) Replication
2 32 (16.41%) Clustering
3 7 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.08%) NHS
5 3 (1.54%) Statistics
6 2 (1.03%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.03%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.51%) DTV
7 1 (0.51%) Equities
7 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.51%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.51%) Open Source
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.49%) Windows
2 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (4.62%) UNIX
4 8 (4.10%) AIX
5 7 (3.59%) Linux
5 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (39.49%) Performance Tuning
2 31 (15.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (12.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 22 (11.28%) Migration
5 18 (9.23%) ITIL
6 17 (8.72%) Capacity Planning
7 16 (8.21%) High Availability
8 15 (7.69%) ETL
8 15 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
9 13 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.15%) Data Modelling
11 11 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (5.13%) Database Security
13 8 (4.10%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.59%) Service Delivery
15 6 (3.08%) CRM
16 5 (2.56%) Service Management
16 5 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
17 4 (2.05%) User Acceptance Testing
17 4 (2.05%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 162 (83.08%) SQL
2 82 (42.05%) T-SQL
3 18 (9.23%) PowerShell
4 12 (6.15%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.10%) Korn
5 8 (4.10%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.59%) C#
7 5 (2.56%) VBScript
8 4 (2.05%) Perl
8 4 (2.05%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.54%) VB
10 1 (0.51%) PHP
10 1 (0.51%) Java
10 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.54%) MCTS
5 2 (1.03%) MCITP
5 2 (1.03%) MCSE
5 2 (1.03%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.51%) MCP
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (3.59%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (2.05%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.51%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.59%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (3.59%) Data Guard
2 5 (2.56%) SCOM
3 4 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.54%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.03%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 48 (24.62%) Oracle
3 12 (6.15%) VMware
4 5 (2.56%) IBM
5 4 (2.05%) 3PAR
5 4 (2.05%) HP
6 3 (1.54%) CommVault
6 3 (1.54%) Citrix
6 3 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.54%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.03%) Sun
7 2 (1.03%) Sybase
7 2 (1.03%) Mercator
7 2 (1.03%) Remedy
7 2 (1.03%) BMC
8 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.51%) Teradata
8 1 (0.51%) OpenText
8 1 (0.51%) SAP
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