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 27 May 2015 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 346 353 348
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 44 50 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 44 27
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£400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £350 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 - £25.00
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
20838 21102 20004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.14% 92.91% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14389 14860 13446
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 375 452
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 2015. 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 +10 16 £450 +5.82% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £450 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 67 (88.16%) SQL
3 50 (65.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (56.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (43.42%) T-SQL
6 32 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (32.89%) Microsoft
7 25 (32.89%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (27.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (26.32%) Finance
9 20 (26.32%) Windows
10 17 (22.37%) Replication
11 16 (21.05%) Clustering
11 16 (21.05%) Oracle
12 15 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
14 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
15 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
16 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
17 8 (10.53%) .NET
17 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
18 7 (9.21%) High Availability
18 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
19 6 (7.89%) DTS
19 6 (7.89%) MySQL
19 6 (7.89%) ITIL

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.32%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.26%) LAN
1 4 (5.26%) WAN
2 3 (3.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (65.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (56.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (42.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (27.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (7.89%) DTS
8 6 (7.89%) MySQL
9 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database
11 3 (3.95%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
13 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.32%) ERwin
General
1 20 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Legal
2 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) .NET
2 5 (6.58%) Web Services
3 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.32%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Replication
2 16 (21.05%) Clustering
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) Equities
5 1 (1.32%) Derivative
5 1 (1.32%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.32%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.32%) Windows
2 11 (14.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.58%) UNIX
5 4 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (2.63%) Linux
7 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.53%) Data Modelling
4 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.21%) High Availability
5 6 (7.89%) ITIL
5 6 (7.89%) Database Mirroring
6 5 (6.58%) Database Security
7 4 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.26%) ETL
7 4 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (3.95%) Scrum
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.95%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.95%) Change Management
8 3 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.63%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.63%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (1.32%) Benchmarking
10 1 (1.32%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (88.16%) SQL
2 33 (43.42%) T-SQL
3 12 (15.79%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.26%) VBScript
5 4 (5.26%) C#
5 4 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.26%) Korn
6 2 (2.63%) VB
6 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.32%) Java
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.32%) Degree
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.58%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (5.26%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.95%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.95%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (32.89%) Microsoft
2 16 (21.05%) Oracle
3 5 (6.58%) IBM
4 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) CommVault
6 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) OpenText
7 1 (1.32%) Mercator
7 1 (1.32%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (1.32%) Dell
7 1 (1.32%) EMC
7 1 (1.32%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.32%) Sybase
7 1 (1.32%) Sun
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