The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 41 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 3 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.02% 3.75% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 3.93% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£375 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +21.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.36% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +78.32%
SQL DBA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
274 280 260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.20% 95.56% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 156 149
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.05 £26.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL DBA in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL DBA across the Kent region.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in Kent

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL DBA across the Kent region.

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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
Maidstone - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
SQL DBA
South East

SQL DBA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) Red Gate
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Ingres
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (25.00%) BCP
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) ResourceLink

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Ingres
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) BCP
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Red Gate