The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 423 365 385
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +20
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 17 69 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.074% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 49 33
Median daily rate £395 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £295 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £488 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
- -19.78%
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
21746 21911 23265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.81% 94.98% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15443 15462 16112
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 348 444
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £39.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the London region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
City of London -2 6 £425 +30.76% 2
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 London region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (74.36%) SQL
3 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
3 20 (51.28%) Clustering
3 20 (51.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (43.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 15 (38.46%) T-SQL
7 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
8 13 (33.33%) Replication
9 12 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (25.64%) Finance
11 9 (23.08%) Migration
11 9 (23.08%) Oracle
11 9 (23.08%) Windows
11 9 (23.08%) Database Security
11 9 (23.08%) High Availability
12 8 (20.51%) ITIL
13 7 (17.95%) Linux
13 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
14 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (15.38%) SAN
14 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
14 6 (15.38%) OCP
14 6 (15.38%) Oracle Certification

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (5.13%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (51.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 20 (51.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (46.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (43.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (38.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (17.95%) Oracle Database
7 5 (12.82%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (7.69%) OLAP
9 3 (7.69%) OLTP
10 2 (5.13%) MySQL
10 2 (5.13%) VLDB
11 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
11 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Banking
3 4 (10.26%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Entity Framework
1 2 (5.13%) NHibernate
2 1 (2.56%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) Clustering
2 13 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (2.56%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.08%) Windows
2 7 (17.95%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.13%) Unix
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (23.08%) Database Security
3 9 (23.08%) High Availability
3 9 (23.08%) Migration
4 8 (20.51%) ITIL
5 7 (17.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.26%) Capacity Management
6 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.69%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
8 2 (5.13%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.13%) ETL
8 2 (5.13%) Security Management
8 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.56%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.56%) Database Tuning
9 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.56%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 29 (74.36%) SQL
2 15 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) OCP
2 6 (15.38%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (12.82%) MCITP
4 4 (10.26%) IBM Certification
5 2 (5.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.26%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) HP
6 1 (2.56%) RedGate