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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 481 498 458
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 114 72 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 54 64
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £325 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £493 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
SQL Server DBA
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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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
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 £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 45 £330 -17.50% 20
South East +3 27 £350 -6.66% 14
Yorkshire -14 11 £350 -12.50% 4
East of England +4 10 £325 -13.33% 3
South West -4 7 £300 -11.11%
North West -21 7 £375 +5.63% 4
East Midlands +1 5 £375 -40.00% 1
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 185 (80.09%) SQL
3 108 (46.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 106 (45.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 102 (44.16%) T-SQL
6 91 (39.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 84 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
8 77 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 59 (25.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 53 (22.94%) Oracle
10 53 (22.94%) Windows
11 51 (22.08%) Replication
11 51 (22.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 49 (21.21%) Clustering
13 47 (20.35%) SQL Server 2005
14 36 (15.58%) Finance
15 33 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
15 33 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 27 (11.69%) Performance Monitoring
17 26 (11.26%) Migration
18 25 (10.82%) ITIL
19 23 (9.96%) VMware
20 22 (9.52%) PowerShell
21 21 (9.09%) High Availability
22 19 (8.23%) Capacity Planning
22 19 (8.23%) SharePoint
23 18 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
24 17 (7.36%) SQL Server 2000
24 17 (7.36%) Database Mirroring
25 16 (6.93%) Oracle Database

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (8.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.73%) IIS
3 3 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.43%) WordPress
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.43%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 33 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.60%) MS Project
3 5 (2.16%) MS Office
4 2 (0.87%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.73%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.19%) SAN
2 4 (1.73%) LAN
2 4 (1.73%) WAN
3 3 (1.30%) Firewall
3 3 (1.30%) VLAN
3 3 (1.30%) Network Security
4 1 (0.43%) NAS
4 1 (0.43%) VPN
4 1 (0.43%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (46.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 106 (45.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (39.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 59 (25.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (22.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 47 (20.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 18 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (7.36%) SQL Server 2000
10 16 (6.93%) Oracle Database
11 9 (3.90%) MySQL
12 8 (3.46%) RDBMS
12 8 (3.46%) Relational Database
12 8 (3.46%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (3.03%) DTS
14 6 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
16 4 (1.73%) Big Data
16 4 (1.73%) OLTP
16 4 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.43%) ERwin
5 1 (0.43%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 36 (15.58%) Finance
2 4 (1.73%) Retail
2 4 (1.73%) Marketing
3 3 (1.30%) Publishing
3 3 (1.30%) Banking
4 2 (0.87%) Legal
4 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
5 1 (0.43%) Law
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.19%) .NET
2 7 (3.03%) Web Services
3 3 (1.30%) XML
4 2 (0.87%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.87%) MDX
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.43%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.08%) Replication
2 49 (21.21%) Clustering
3 10 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.03%) NHS
6 3 (1.30%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.30%) Statistics
7 2 (0.87%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.43%) Life Science
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
8 1 (0.43%) User Experience
8 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.43%) DTV
8 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.43%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.43%) Equities
8 1 (0.43%) Derivative
8 1 (0.43%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.94%) Windows
2 15 (6.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.33%) UNIX
5 8 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (3.03%) Linux
7 5 (2.16%) AIX
7 5 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (1.73%) Solaris
9 2 (0.87%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (11.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 26 (11.26%) Migration
5 25 (10.82%) ITIL
6 21 (9.09%) High Availability
7 19 (8.23%) Capacity Planning
8 17 (7.36%) Database Mirroring
9 15 (6.49%) ETL
9 15 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 13 (5.63%) Database Security
11 11 (4.76%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.90%) Data Migration
13 8 (3.46%) CRM
14 7 (3.03%) Service Management
15 6 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (2.16%) Performance Testing
16 5 (2.16%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 185 (80.09%) SQL
2 102 (44.16%) T-SQL
3 22 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 10 (4.33%) C#
5 8 (3.46%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.03%) VBScript
7 6 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.16%) Korn
9 4 (1.73%) VB
10 3 (1.30%) C++
10 3 (1.30%) Java
11 2 (0.87%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.43%) Python
12 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.03%) Degree
3 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.73%) MCTS
5 3 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.30%) MCSE
5 3 (1.30%) MCDBA
6 2 (0.87%) MCSA
6 2 (0.87%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.43%) MCITP
7 1 (0.43%) MCP
7 1 (0.43%) RHCE
7 1 (0.43%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.87%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.73%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.43%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (4.33%) SCOM
2 4 (1.73%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.73%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.43%) Foglight
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.43%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 77 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 53 (22.94%) Oracle
3 23 (9.96%) VMware
4 7 (3.03%) Citrix
5 6 (2.60%) IBM
6 5 (2.16%) Red Gate
6 5 (2.16%) HP
7 4 (1.73%) NetApp
7 4 (1.73%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.30%) Tableau
8 3 (1.30%) Veritas
8 3 (1.30%) BMC
8 3 (1.30%) CommVault
8 3 (1.30%) Dell
8 3 (1.30%) Sybase
8 3 (1.30%) SAP
9 1 (0.43%) Cognos
9 1 (0.43%) EMC
9 1 (0.43%) Teradata
9 1 (0.43%) Wall Street Systems
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