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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 364 380 374
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 45 44 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 30 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £43.50 £32.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% +4.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 - -
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
22783 23592 22837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.32% 93.12% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16027 16277 15189
Average daily rate £425 £433 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% -1.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 396 542
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +28 17 £375 -6.25% 5
Bromley - 2 - -
Carshalton - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 67 (80.72%) SQL
3 49 (59.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 43 (51.81%) Performance Tuning
5 39 (46.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 38 (45.78%) T-SQL
6 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
7 36 (43.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 31 (37.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (26.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (26.51%) Replication
10 21 (25.30%) Windows
11 20 (24.10%) Clustering
11 20 (24.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 19 (22.89%) SQL Server 2000
13 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (18.07%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (18.07%) ITIL
14 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
15 14 (16.87%) Oracle
15 14 (16.87%) Capacity Planning
16 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
16 13 (15.66%) Migration
17 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (14.46%) MCITP
17 12 (14.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
18 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (13.25%) High Availability
19 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
19 10 (12.05%) SharePoint

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 10 (12.05%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (18.07%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.20%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 49 (59.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 39 (46.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (43.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 31 (37.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (26.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (24.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 19 (22.89%) SQL Server 2000
9 10 (12.05%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (12.05%) RDBMS
9 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
10 8 (9.64%) Oracle Database
11 6 (7.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (6.02%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (6.02%) DTS
13 4 (4.82%) OLTP
14 3 (3.61%) MySQL
14 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (3.61%) Big Data
15 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.02%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
1 7 (8.43%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.20%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.51%) Replication
2 20 (24.10%) Clustering
3 11 (13.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Open Source
4 2 (2.41%) Digital Media
4 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.20%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.20%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.20%) Statistics
5 1 (1.20%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.20%) DTV
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (25.30%) Windows
2 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (8.43%) UNIX
5 2 (2.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.81%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (16.87%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (15.66%) Migration
5 11 (13.25%) High Availability
6 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.64%) Server Monitoring
8 7 (8.43%) E-Commerce
9 6 (7.23%) Database Security
10 5 (6.02%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
11 4 (4.82%) Change Management
12 3 (3.61%) ETL
12 3 (3.61%) Information Management
12 3 (3.61%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (3.61%) Line Management
13 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
13 2 (2.41%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (80.72%) SQL
2 38 (45.78%) T-SQL
3 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.61%) C#
4 3 (3.61%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.41%) Java
5 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.20%) Ruby
6 1 (1.20%) Python
6 1 (1.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.20%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (19.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (14.46%) MCITP
3 6 (7.23%) MCDBA
4 4 (4.82%) MCTS
4 4 (4.82%) Degree
4 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.41%) OCP
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.20%) MCSE
6 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (6.02%) Data Guard
2 4 (4.82%) SCOM
3 3 (3.61%) SCCM
3 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.41%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.41%) Ionix
Vendors
1 38 (45.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.87%) Oracle
3 3 (3.61%) Veritas
3 3 (3.61%) Red Gate
4 2 (2.41%) IBM
4 2 (2.41%) Remedy
4 2 (2.41%) Sybase
5 1 (1.20%) SAP
5 1 (1.20%) Sun
5 1 (1.20%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.20%) SimCorp
5 1 (1.20%) Sage
5 1 (1.20%) Mercator
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