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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 372 369 364
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 42 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 40 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £246 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £303
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +56.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
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
22179 23233 24249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.51% 92.90% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15073 15935 15950
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +12 10 £400 -3.03% 2
Bromley - 2 - -
Carshalton - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 94 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 69 (73.40%) SQL
3 47 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (45.74%) Performance Tuning
5 42 (44.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 42 (44.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (42.55%) Microsoft
7 34 (36.17%) T-SQL
8 32 (34.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 27 (28.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (25.53%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (24.47%) Replication
12 22 (23.40%) SQL Server 2000
13 21 (22.34%) Clustering
14 20 (21.28%) Oracle
14 20 (21.28%) Windows
15 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (15.96%) Migration
17 15 (15.96%) Oracle Database
18 14 (14.89%) High Availability
18 14 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
18 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
18 14 (14.89%) ITIL
19 13 (13.83%) Finance
19 13 (13.83%) MCITP
19 13 (13.83%) PowerShell
20 12 (12.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
21 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database 11g
21 11 (11.70%) UNIX

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) SAN
2 3 (3.19%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 47 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (44.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (44.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (34.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 27 (28.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (25.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 22 (23.40%) SQL Server 2000
8 15 (15.96%) Oracle Database
9 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (9.57%) RDBMS
10 9 (9.57%) Relational Database
11 8 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (5.32%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (4.26%) DTS
14 3 (3.19%) MySQL
14 3 (3.19%) OLTP
14 3 (3.19%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 12 (12.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.06%) Law
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.06%) XML
2 1 (1.06%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.47%) Replication
2 21 (22.34%) Clustering
3 2 (2.13%) Open Source
3 2 (2.13%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.06%) Statistics
4 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.06%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.06%) Grid Computing
4 1 (1.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) Windows
2 11 (11.70%) UNIX
2 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.45%) Linux
4 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.06%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (15.96%) Migration
4 14 (14.89%) ITIL
4 14 (14.89%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (14.89%) High Availability
5 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (9.57%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.32%) Server Monitoring
7 5 (5.32%) Database Security
8 4 (4.26%) Data Modelling
8 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.26%) ETL
8 4 (4.26%) Change Management
9 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.19%) Change Control
9 3 (3.19%) Information Management
10 2 (2.13%) Document Management
10 2 (2.13%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (73.40%) SQL
2 34 (36.17%) T-SQL
3 13 (13.83%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.45%) Perl
5 5 (5.32%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.19%) C#
7 2 (2.13%) Java
7 2 (2.13%) Korn
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.06%) Ruby
8 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (18.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.83%) MCITP
3 6 (6.38%) MCDBA
4 5 (5.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.26%) MCTS
6 3 (3.19%) Degree
7 2 (2.13%) OCP
7 2 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.13%) MCSE
7 2 (2.13%) MCSA
8 1 (1.06%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.32%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (5.32%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (5.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (5.32%) SCOM
1 5 (5.32%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.19%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.13%) Ionix
3 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.06%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 40 (42.55%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.28%) Oracle
3 4 (4.26%) Sybase
3 4 (4.26%) Veritas
3 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.19%) Remedy
4 3 (3.19%) Red Gate
5 2 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (1.06%) Mercator
6 1 (1.06%) Sun
6 1 (1.06%) BMC
6 1 (1.06%) Cognizant
City, London
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Rate: £43 - £46 per hour
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Posted: 6 days ago
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London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago