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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 361 345 320
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -25
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 37 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 30
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£375 £358 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -14.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 - £22.50
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +15 15 £363 -9.37% 7
Croydon - 1 £425 -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 79 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (86.08%) SQL
3 48 (60.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (46.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (44.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 34 (43.04%) Performance Tuning
7 30 (37.97%) T-SQL
8 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
9 23 (29.11%) Replication
10 22 (27.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (25.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2005
13 16 (20.25%) Finance
14 13 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 13 (16.46%) Windows
14 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
14 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
15 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2000
16 11 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (13.92%) Migration
16 11 (13.92%) Clustering
17 10 (12.66%) Oracle
17 10 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
18 9 (11.39%) Database Security
18 9 (11.39%) .NET
18 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
19 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
20 7 (8.86%) High Availability

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.27%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.27%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 48 (60.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 37 (46.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (44.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 22 (27.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (25.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 11 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (10.13%) Relational Database
11 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (8.86%) RDBMS
12 5 (6.33%) MySQL
13 3 (3.80%) DTS
13 3 (3.80%) MS Access
14 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
14 2 (2.53%) OLTP
14 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
14 2 (2.53%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Marketing
3 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.27%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.39%) .NET
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) MDX
3 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.27%) XML
3 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Replication
2 11 (13.92%) Clustering
3 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.06%) Open Source
5 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.27%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Statistics
7 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (16.46%) Windows
2 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.33%) UNIX
4 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.53%) Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (13.92%) Migration
4 10 (12.66%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (11.39%) Database Security
5 9 (11.39%) E-Commerce
6 7 (8.86%) High Availability
7 6 (7.59%) Data Modelling
7 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.59%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.33%) Change Management
8 5 (6.33%) ETL
9 4 (5.06%) ITIL
9 4 (5.06%) Regression Testing
9 4 (5.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.80%) Server Monitoring
10 3 (3.80%) Line Management
10 3 (3.80%) Release Management
10 3 (3.80%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (86.08%) SQL
2 30 (37.97%) T-SQL
3 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.80%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.53%) C#
5 2 (2.53%) Java
5 2 (2.53%) Perl
6 1 (1.27%) R
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby
6 1 (1.27%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.27%) C
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.80%) MCITP
4 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) MCTS
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) Backup Exec
1 3 (3.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.27%) SCCM
2 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle
3 3 (3.80%) Sybase
3 3 (3.80%) Veritas
4 2 (2.53%) VMware
4 2 (2.53%) Red Gate
5 1 (1.27%) Talend
5 1 (1.27%) Vertica
5 1 (1.27%) Open Text
5 1 (1.27%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
5 1 (1.27%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.27%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.27%) Sun
5 1 (1.27%) Dell
5 1 (1.27%) Sage
5 1 (1.27%) Mercator
5 1 (1.27%) Remedy
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