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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 361 351 341
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 47 55 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.21% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 47 34
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£375 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-12.75% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.25 - £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
20684 21615 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.43% 92.67% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14220 15100 13816
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £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 368 383 422
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.86 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 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 1 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 +8 15 £450 +2.85% 2
Docklands, London - 2 £450 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 71 (85.54%) SQL
3 49 (59.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 44 (53.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 36 (43.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 33 (39.76%) T-SQL
7 28 (33.73%) Performance Tuning
8 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
9 24 (28.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 23 (27.71%) Finance
11 21 (25.30%) Windows
12 19 (22.89%) Replication
13 18 (21.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
14 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (18.07%) Clustering
16 14 (16.87%) SQL Server 2005
16 14 (16.87%) Oracle
17 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
18 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
19 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
19 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
19 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
19 9 (10.84%) Migration
20 8 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
20 8 (9.64%) MySQL
21 7 (8.43%) Web Services
21 7 (8.43%) .NET
21 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
21 7 (8.43%) High Availability

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) IIS
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.20%) WorkSite
2 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (19.28%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.82%) LAN
1 4 (4.82%) WAN
2 2 (2.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (59.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 44 (53.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (43.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (28.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 16 (19.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (16.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (9.64%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (9.64%) MySQL
9 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (7.23%) DTS
10 5 (6.02%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (4.82%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
13 2 (2.41%) PerformancePoint
13 2 (2.41%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.20%) ERwin
4 1 (1.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
3 2 (2.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.43%) Web Services
1 7 (8.43%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) MDX
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.89%) Replication
2 15 (18.07%) Clustering
3 4 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (1.20%) Equities
5 1 (1.20%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.20%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Windows
2 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.23%) UNIX
4 4 (4.82%) AIX
5 2 (2.41%) Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (21.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (10.84%) Data Modelling
3 9 (10.84%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (10.84%) Migration
4 7 (8.43%) High Availability
4 7 (8.43%) Database Mirroring
5 6 (7.23%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.02%) ITIL
6 5 (6.02%) ETL
6 5 (6.02%) Database Security
7 4 (4.82%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Change Management
8 3 (3.61%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Scrum
9 2 (2.41%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.41%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 71 (85.54%) SQL
2 33 (39.76%) T-SQL
3 11 (13.25%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.82%) Korn
4 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.82%) PL/SQL
4 4 (4.82%) C#
4 4 (4.82%) VBScript
5 2 (2.41%) VB
6 1 (1.20%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.20%) Java
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (3.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.20%) MCSE
4 1 (1.20%) MCP
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (6.02%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle Clusterware
2 4 (4.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.20%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Data Guard
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (30.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.87%) Oracle
3 5 (6.02%) VMware
4 4 (4.82%) 3PAR
4 4 (4.82%) HP
4 4 (4.82%) IBM
5 3 (3.61%) CommVault
6 2 (2.41%) Remedy
6 2 (2.41%) Sybase
7 1 (1.20%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.20%) Dell
7 1 (1.20%) EMC
7 1 (1.20%) Sun
7 1 (1.20%) Mercator
7 1 (1.20%) OpenText
7 1 (1.20%) Vertica
7 1 (1.20%) Talend
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