The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 359 367 359
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 40 51 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £51.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +92.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
SQL Server DBA
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +9 5 £450 -2.70% 9
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 93 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (73.12%) SQL
3 43 (46.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (44.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (40.86%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (39.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (38.71%) Microsoft
8 34 (36.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 33 (35.48%) T-SQL
10 27 (29.03%) Replication
11 24 (25.81%) Finance
11 24 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
12 23 (24.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 22 (23.66%) Clustering
14 21 (22.58%) Oracle
15 20 (21.51%) Windows
16 19 (20.43%) Oracle Database
17 18 (19.35%) SQL Server 2000
18 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
19 15 (16.13%) Migration
20 14 (15.05%) Banking
20 14 (15.05%) ITIL
20 14 (15.05%) High Availability
20 14 (15.05%) Capacity Planning
21 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database 11g
22 12 (12.90%) MCITP
22 12 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
23 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
23 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.60%) SAN
2 3 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 43 (46.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 41 (44.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (39.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 34 (36.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (25.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (24.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (20.43%) Oracle Database
9 18 (19.35%) SQL Server 2000
10 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (8.60%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (6.45%) RDBMS
13 6 (6.45%) Relational Database
14 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 12c
15 4 (4.30%) DTS
16 3 (3.23%) OLTP
16 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 3 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
16 3 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (10.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 24 (25.81%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.08%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.08%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) .NET
2 2 (2.15%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (29.03%) Replication
2 22 (23.66%) Clustering
3 1 (1.08%) Statistics
3 1 (1.08%) Data Extraction
3 1 (1.08%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Windows
2 9 (9.68%) Linux
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (7.53%) UNIX
5 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.08%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (40.86%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (16.13%) Migration
4 14 (15.05%) ITIL
4 14 (15.05%) High Availability
4 14 (15.05%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (8.60%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.45%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.38%) ETL
7 5 (5.38%) Database Security
7 5 (5.38%) Server Monitoring
8 4 (4.30%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.23%) Change Management
9 3 (3.23%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (2.15%) Document Management
10 2 (2.15%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.15%) Change Control
10 2 (2.15%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 68 (73.12%) SQL
2 33 (35.48%) T-SQL
3 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.53%) Perl
5 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.15%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) Korn
7 1 (1.08%) Java
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
7 1 (1.08%) VB
7 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.90%) MCITP
3 6 (6.45%) MCDBA
4 5 (5.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.30%) MCTS
6 2 (2.15%) OCP
6 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.15%) MCSA
7 1 (1.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (8.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) Data Guard
2 5 (5.38%) SCOM
3 3 (3.23%) SCCM
4 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.15%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.15%) Ionix
5 1 (1.08%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 36 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (22.58%) Oracle
3 4 (4.30%) Sybase
3 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.23%) Remedy
5 2 (2.15%) VMware
5 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 1 (1.08%) Mercator
6 1 (1.08%) Sun
6 1 (1.08%) BMC
6 1 (1.08%) Veritas
6 1 (1.08%) Red Gate
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