The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 302 297 324
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +27
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 112 131 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.52% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.56% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 83 55
Average daily rate
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£350 £385 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 £32.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% +20.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +63.91%
SQL DBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22357 23435 23860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.91% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15602 16136 15765
Average daily rate £425 £433 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 417 578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in London

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in London

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in London

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
City of London +32 39 £345 -13.75% 13
Bromley - 2 - - 2
Carshalton - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 198 (91.24%) SQL
2 169 (77.88%) SQL Server
3 99 (45.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 89 (41.01%) Performance Tuning
5 82 (37.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 71 (32.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 70 (32.26%) T-SQL
7 70 (32.26%) Microsoft
8 58 (26.73%) Replication
9 52 (23.96%) Oracle
9 52 (23.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 51 (23.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (18.43%) Windows
12 39 (17.97%) Banking
13 38 (17.51%) Clustering
14 37 (17.05%) SQL Server 2005
15 35 (16.13%) Finance
16 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (13.82%) Relational Database
17 30 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
18 29 (13.36%) Linux
18 29 (13.36%) Disaster Recovery
19 27 (12.44%) ITIL
19 27 (12.44%) RDBMS
20 25 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
20 25 (11.52%) Sybase
21 24 (11.06%) Migration
22 23 (10.60%) SQL Server 2000
22 23 (10.60%) MCITP
23 22 (10.14%) PowerShell

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.84%) SAN
2 1 (0.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (77.88%) SQL Server
2 99 (45.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 82 (37.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 71 (32.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 52 (23.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 51 (23.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (17.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 30 (13.82%) Relational Database
9 27 (12.44%) RDBMS
10 23 (10.60%) SQL Server 2000
11 22 (10.14%) Oracle Database
12 18 (8.29%) Sybase ASE
13 17 (7.83%) Data Warehouse
14 16 (7.37%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (5.99%) Oracle Database 10g
15 13 (5.99%) DTS
16 11 (5.07%) MySQL
17 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 7 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
19 6 (2.76%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 16 (7.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.84%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.46%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 39 (17.97%) Banking
2 35 (16.13%) Finance
3 11 (5.07%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.84%) Retail
4 4 (1.84%) Advertising
5 3 (1.38%) Law
5 3 (1.38%) Legal
5 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.07%) .NET
2 4 (1.84%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.92%) XML
4 1 (0.46%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (26.73%) Replication
2 38 (17.51%) Clustering
3 30 (13.82%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.23%) Statistics
5 6 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.84%) Open Source
7 3 (1.38%) NHS
8 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.92%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.92%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.92%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.46%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 40 (18.43%) Windows
2 29 (13.36%) Linux
3 18 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (6.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (6.45%) Solaris
5 14 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (5.99%) UNIX
7 12 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.92%) SUSE
9 1 (0.46%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (41.01%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (13.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (12.44%) ITIL
4 25 (11.52%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (11.06%) Migration
6 21 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (7.83%) Database Tuning
7 17 (7.83%) High Availability
7 17 (7.83%) Change Management
8 16 (7.37%) E-Commerce
9 12 (5.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (5.53%) Server Monitoring
10 8 (3.69%) Release Management
10 8 (3.69%) Data Migration
10 8 (3.69%) Data Modelling
10 8 (3.69%) ETL
11 7 (3.23%) Database Security
12 6 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (2.76%) Validation
12 6 (2.76%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 198 (91.24%) SQL
2 70 (32.26%) T-SQL
3 22 (10.14%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.69%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.84%) C#
7 3 (1.38%) Java
8 2 (0.92%) Korn
8 2 (0.92%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.92%) VBScript
8 2 (0.92%) VB
8 2 (0.92%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.46%) Python
9 1 (0.46%) VBA
9 1 (0.46%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (10.60%) MCITP
3 10 (4.61%) MCDBA
4 8 (3.69%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (3.23%) MCTS
6 5 (2.30%) OCP
7 4 (1.84%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.84%) Degree
7 4 (1.84%) MCSE
7 4 (1.84%) MCSA
8 3 (1.38%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.23%) QA
2 4 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (5.53%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (3.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) vSphere
3 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 12 (5.53%) Data Guard
2 7 (3.23%) SCOM
3 6 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.84%) SCCM
5 3 (1.38%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.38%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.38%) Ionix
6 2 (0.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.46%) Control-M
Vendors
1 70 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.96%) Oracle
3 25 (11.52%) Sybase
4 14 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 6 (2.76%) IBM
6 4 (1.84%) Red Gate
6 4 (1.84%) VMware
7 3 (1.38%) Sun
7 3 (1.38%) Veritas
8 2 (0.92%) Remedy
8 2 (0.92%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.46%) Sage
9 1 (0.46%) BMC
9 1 (0.46%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.46%) webMethods
9 1 (0.46%) Mercator
9 1 (0.46%) Talend
9 1 (0.46%) ServiceNow
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