The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 533 479 421
Rank change year-on-year
-54 -58
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 81 145 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.30% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 89 134
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 -
SQL Server DBA
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -19 30 £355 -16.47% 13
South East -20 16 £400 +14.28% 5
Yorkshire +11 10 £369 +1.72% 1
East of England +5 8 £406 +16.07% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £365 +14.06%
East Midlands +5 4 £375 +22.95% 1
North West -5 4 £300 -25.00% 2
South West -9 3 £338 +5.88% 6
North East - 1 £525 -
SQL Server DBA
UK

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 198 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 145 (73.23%) SQL
3 91 (45.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 86 (43.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (42.42%) T-SQL
6 83 (41.92%) Microsoft
7 82 (41.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 79 (39.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 69 (34.85%) Performance Tuning
10 58 (29.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 57 (28.79%) SQL Server 2014
12 53 (26.77%) Clustering
13 52 (26.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 50 (25.25%) Migration
15 48 (24.24%) Replication
16 44 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
17 43 (21.72%) Windows
18 33 (16.67%) High Availability
19 32 (16.16%) Finance
20 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
21 23 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
22 20 (10.10%) .NET
22 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
23 19 (9.60%) Windows Server
24 18 (9.09%) Database Tuning
24 18 (9.09%) Oracle
24 18 (9.09%) C#
25 17 (8.59%) SQL Server 2000
26 14 (7.07%) Database Mirroring
27 13 (6.57%) Oracle Database

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.03%) IIS
2 4 (2.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.01%) CMS
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.56%) SAN
2 4 (2.02%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (1.52%) Internet
4 2 (1.01%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.51%) DHCP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) Firewall
5 1 (0.51%) Network Security
5 1 (0.51%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 91 (45.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 86 (43.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (41.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 79 (39.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 58 (29.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 57 (28.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 52 (26.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (8.59%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (6.57%) Oracle Database
11 9 (4.55%) DTS
11 9 (4.55%) Relational Database
12 8 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (4.04%) RDBMS
12 8 (4.04%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (2.02%) MySQL
14 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (2.02%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (16.16%) Finance
2 12 (6.06%) Retail
3 11 (5.56%) Law
4 8 (4.04%) Legal
4 8 (4.04%) Marketing
5 3 (1.52%) Back Office
5 3 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.10%) .NET
2 8 (4.04%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.54%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.53%) XML
5 4 (2.02%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.52%) NHibernate
7 2 (1.01%) REST
7 2 (1.01%) Web Services
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.51%) CSS
8 1 (0.51%) WCF
8 1 (0.51%) XSD
8 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 53 (26.77%) Clustering
2 48 (24.24%) Replication
3 12 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.01%) Reinsurance
5 1 (0.51%) Data Conversion
5 1 (0.51%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.51%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.72%) Windows
2 19 (9.60%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.54%) Linux
5 7 (3.54%) Unix
6 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (34.85%) Performance Tuning
2 50 (25.25%) Migration
3 44 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 33 (16.67%) High Availability
5 23 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (9.09%) Database Tuning
7 14 (7.07%) Database Mirroring
8 10 (5.05%) Database Security
8 10 (5.05%) ETL
8 10 (5.05%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.04%) Data Modelling
9 8 (4.04%) ITIL
9 8 (4.04%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (3.03%) Data Migration
11 6 (3.03%) Data Security
11 6 (3.03%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.03%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (73.23%) SQL
2 84 (42.42%) T-SQL
3 30 (15.15%) PowerShell
4 18 (9.09%) C#
5 9 (4.55%) C
5 9 (4.55%) VBScript
6 6 (3.03%) Java
7 4 (2.02%) C++
7 4 (2.02%) Perl
8 3 (1.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.52%) Python
8 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) PHP
9 1 (0.51%) Tcl
9 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.52%) MCDBA
3 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.01%) MCTS
3 2 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.51%) Degree
4 1 (0.51%) MCP
4 1 (0.51%) MCSA
4 1 (0.51%) OCP
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.02%) QA
2 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.54%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.03%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (2.02%) SCOM
2 2 (1.01%) Nagios
2 2 (1.01%) SCCM
2 2 (1.01%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 83 (41.92%) Microsoft
2 18 (9.09%) Oracle
3 11 (5.56%) VMware
4 6 (3.03%) RedGate
5 5 (2.53%) Sybase
6 4 (2.02%) iManage
7 3 (1.52%) HP
8 2 (1.01%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.01%) EMC
8 2 (1.01%) Recommind
9 1 (0.51%) IDERA
9 1 (0.51%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.51%) Sun
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago