The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 376 375 380
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 39 53 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £268 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 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 £45.88 - -
SQL Server 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
22220 23303 24417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.26% 92.98% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15334 15998 16052
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 £273 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 439 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £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 Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in London

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in London

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram in London

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the London region over the 3 months to 17 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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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
City of London +14 12 £400 -11.11% 2
Bromley - 2 - -
Carshalton - - - -
Croydon - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - -
Westminster - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 64 (72.73%) SQL
3 46 (52.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (47.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (46.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 41 (46.59%) Performance Tuning
6 38 (43.18%) Microsoft
7 34 (38.64%) T-SQL
8 32 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (30.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 25 (28.41%) SQL Server 2005
11 21 (23.86%) Replication
11 21 (23.86%) Clustering
11 21 (23.86%) SQL Server 2000
12 19 (21.59%) Windows
13 18 (20.45%) Oracle
14 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
15 14 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (15.91%) Migration
15 14 (15.91%) High Availability
16 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
16 13 (14.77%) Capacity Planning
16 13 (14.77%) ITIL
17 12 (13.64%) MCITP
17 12 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
18 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database 10g
19 10 (11.36%) RDBMS

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) SAN
2 2 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (52.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (47.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (46.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 32 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (30.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 25 (28.41%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (23.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 12 (13.64%) Oracle Database
10 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (11.36%) RDBMS
10 10 (11.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (11.36%) Relational Database
11 9 (10.23%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (4.55%) DTS
12 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (3.41%) Big Data
13 3 (3.41%) MySQL
13 3 (3.41%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (7.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.14%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 8 (9.09%) Banking
3 3 (3.41%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Replication
1 21 (23.86%) Clustering
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.27%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.27%) Open Source
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.14%) Statistics
4 1 (1.14%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (21.59%) Windows
2 11 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (11.36%) UNIX
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.82%) Linux
6 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.59%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (15.91%) Migration
2 14 (15.91%) High Availability
3 13 (14.77%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (14.77%) ITIL
4 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.23%) E-Commerce
6 6 (6.82%) Database Security
7 5 (5.68%) Server Monitoring
8 4 (4.55%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.41%) Line Management
9 3 (3.41%) Change Control
9 3 (3.41%) Change Management
9 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.41%) Information Management
9 3 (3.41%) ETL
10 2 (2.27%) Service Management
10 2 (2.27%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (72.73%) SQL
2 34 (38.64%) T-SQL
3 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.55%) Perl
4 4 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.41%) C#
6 2 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.27%) Java
7 1 (1.14%) Korn
7 1 (1.14%) Ruby
7 1 (1.14%) C
7 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (13.64%) MCITP
3 6 (6.82%) MCDBA
4 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.55%) MCTS
5 4 (4.55%) Degree
6 2 (2.27%) OCP
6 2 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.27%) MCSE
6 2 (2.27%) MCSA
7 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (5.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Data Guard
1 5 (5.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.55%) SCOM
3 3 (3.41%) SCCM
3 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.27%) Ionix
Vendors
1 38 (43.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.45%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) Sybase
4 3 (3.41%) Red Gate
4 3 (3.41%) Veritas
4 3 (3.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (1.14%) Mercator
6 1 (1.14%) Sun
6 1 (1.14%) Cognizant
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