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 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 305 314 308
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 110 119 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.51% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 78 72
Average daily rate
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£375 £394 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £269 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.36% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 £41.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.81% +56.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +78.32%
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
22549 23350 24613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.05% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15536 16044 16216
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 442 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 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
City of London +21 39 £345 -18.82% 11
Bromley - 2 - -
Carshalton - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (89.19%) SQL
2 174 (78.38%) SQL Server
3 102 (45.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 88 (39.64%) Performance Tuning
5 85 (38.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 79 (35.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 65 (29.28%) T-SQL
7 65 (29.28%) Microsoft
8 54 (24.32%) Oracle
8 54 (24.32%) Replication
8 54 (24.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 53 (23.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 41 (18.47%) SQL Server 2005
11 36 (16.22%) Finance
11 36 (16.22%) Clustering
12 35 (15.77%) Banking
13 34 (15.32%) Windows
14 32 (14.41%) Linux
15 30 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
16 29 (13.06%) Relational Database
17 26 (11.71%) Oracle Database
17 26 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (11.71%) SQL Server 2000
17 26 (11.71%) RDBMS
18 25 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (11.26%) Disaster Recovery
19 24 (10.81%) ITIL
19 24 (10.81%) Sybase
20 23 (10.36%) Migration
21 22 (9.91%) MCITP

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.45%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.15%) SAN
2 2 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (78.38%) SQL Server
2 102 (45.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 85 (38.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (35.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 54 (24.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (23.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 41 (18.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 29 (13.06%) Relational Database
9 26 (11.71%) Oracle Database
9 26 (11.71%) RDBMS
9 26 (11.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 20 (9.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (8.11%) Sybase ASE
11 18 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (6.31%) DTS
14 11 (4.95%) MySQL
15 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (3.15%) Crystal Reports
16 7 (3.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 16 (7.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.80%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.45%) JIRA
4 1 (0.45%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (16.22%) Finance
2 35 (15.77%) Banking
3 11 (4.95%) Investment Banking
4 5 (2.25%) Advertising
5 4 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.35%) Law
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
6 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.05%) .NET
2 4 (1.80%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.90%) XML
4 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 54 (24.32%) Replication
2 36 (16.22%) Clustering
3 26 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.25%) Statistics
4 5 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.80%) Open Source
6 3 (1.35%) NHS
7 2 (0.90%) Grid Computing
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) Data Extraction
7 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.32%) Windows
2 32 (14.41%) Linux
3 17 (7.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (7.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (7.21%) UNIX
5 14 (6.31%) Solaris
5 14 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) SUSE
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (39.64%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (11.26%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (11.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (10.81%) ITIL
4 23 (10.36%) Migration
5 20 (9.01%) Capacity Planning
6 18 (8.11%) High Availability
6 18 (8.11%) E-Commerce
7 17 (7.66%) Database Tuning
8 14 (6.31%) Change Management
9 10 (4.50%) Database Security
9 10 (4.50%) Server Monitoring
10 9 (4.05%) ETL
11 8 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (3.15%) Data Modelling
13 6 (2.70%) PRINCE2
13 6 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (2.70%) Validation
13 6 (2.70%) Release Management
13 6 (2.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 198 (89.19%) SQL
2 65 (29.28%) T-SQL
3 21 (9.46%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 7 (3.15%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.80%) Perl
6 4 (1.80%) C#
7 3 (1.35%) Java
7 3 (1.35%) Korn
8 2 (0.90%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.90%) VBScript
8 2 (0.90%) VB
9 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.45%) VBA
9 1 (0.45%) Python
9 1 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.45%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (9.91%) MCITP
3 11 (4.95%) MCDBA
4 9 (4.05%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.15%) MCTS
6 6 (2.70%) Oracle Certification
7 5 (2.25%) MCSE
7 5 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.80%) Degree
8 4 (1.80%) MCSA
8 4 (1.80%) OCP
9 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.15%) QA
2 4 (1.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (5.86%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (4.95%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (3.60%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
4 1 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.45%) vSphere
4 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (5.41%) Data Guard
2 7 (3.15%) SCOM
3 6 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.80%) SCCM
5 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.35%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.35%) Ionix
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.90%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 65 (29.28%) Microsoft
2 54 (24.32%) Oracle
3 24 (10.81%) Sybase
4 17 (7.66%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.25%) IBM
6 4 (1.80%) Red Gate
7 3 (1.35%) Veritas
7 3 (1.35%) Sun
8 2 (0.90%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (0.90%) Remedy
8 2 (0.90%) VMware
9 1 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.45%) webMethods
9 1 (0.45%) Mercator
9 1 (0.45%) BMC
9 1 (0.45%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.45%) Talend
9 1 (0.45%) ServiceNow
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