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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 338 365 349
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 70 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.33% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 44 48
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £313 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £358
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +3.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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
20061 20060 20469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.51% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14232 14223 13899
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 342 392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +45 11 £450 +24.13% 8
Canary Wharf - 1 £450 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 89 (69.53%) SQL
3 74 (57.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 72 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 68 (53.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (49.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 60 (46.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 58 (45.31%) T-SQL
9 46 (35.94%) Performance Tuning
10 41 (32.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 39 (30.47%) Windows
12 37 (28.91%) Finance
13 34 (26.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 33 (25.78%) Replication
15 27 (21.09%) Clustering
16 26 (20.31%) Migration
17 25 (19.53%) Business Intelligence
17 25 (19.53%) SQL Server 2014
18 23 (17.97%) Windows Server
18 23 (17.97%) High Availability
19 20 (15.63%) .NET
20 17 (13.28%) Oracle
20 17 (13.28%) PowerShell
20 17 (13.28%) Database Mirroring
21 15 (11.72%) Data Centre
22 14 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
22 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2000
23 13 (10.16%) C#
23 13 (10.16%) Database Tuning
23 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (5.47%) IIS
2 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 3 (2.34%) DHCP
2 3 (2.34%) DNS
2 3 (2.34%) Firewall
2 3 (2.34%) SSL
2 3 (2.34%) VPN
3 2 (1.56%) Internet
3 2 (1.56%) SMTP
4 1 (0.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (57.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 68 (53.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 63 (49.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 60 (46.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 41 (32.03%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (26.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 25 (19.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (10.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (7.81%) Oracle Database
11 6 (4.69%) DTS
11 6 (4.69%) MySQL
12 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
13 3 (2.34%) Relational Database
14 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (1.56%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 37 (28.91%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Legal
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 7 (5.47%) Law
5 6 (4.69%) Back Office
6 5 (3.91%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Advertising
7 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.63%) .NET
2 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.78%) Entity Framework
2 1 (0.78%) MDX
2 1 (0.78%) NHibernate
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (25.78%) Replication
2 27 (21.09%) Clustering
3 15 (11.72%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.34%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.56%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.56%) iPhone
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Windows
2 23 (17.97%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.69%) Linux
7 4 (3.13%) Solaris
7 4 (3.13%) Unix
8 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.94%) Performance Tuning
2 26 (20.31%) Migration
3 25 (19.53%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (17.97%) High Availability
5 17 (13.28%) Database Mirroring
6 13 (10.16%) Database Tuning
7 10 (7.81%) Data Security
7 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (7.03%) Business Continuity
8 9 (7.03%) ETL
8 9 (7.03%) ITIL
9 7 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (5.47%) Data Modelling
9 7 (5.47%) Database Security
9 7 (5.47%) Problem Management
10 6 (4.69%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (4.69%) Process Improvement
11 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.91%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (69.53%) SQL
2 58 (45.31%) T-SQL
3 17 (13.28%) PowerShell
4 13 (10.16%) C#
5 9 (7.03%) C
6 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.56%) Perl
7 2 (1.56%) Python
7 2 (1.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.56%) MCDBA
2 2 (1.56%) MCSE
2 2 (1.56%) MCTS
2 2 (1.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.78%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) SRDF
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (0.78%) Nagios
2 1 (0.78%) Perfmon
2 1 (0.78%) SnapMirror
2 1 (0.78%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 72 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.28%) Oracle
3 5 (3.91%) VMware
4 4 (3.13%) Red Gate
4 4 (3.13%) Sybase
5 3 (2.34%) EMC
5 3 (2.34%) iManage
5 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
5 3 (2.34%) Veritas
6 2 (1.56%) HP
6 2 (1.56%) Recommind
7 1 (0.78%) CA
7 1 (0.78%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.78%) NetApp
7 1 (0.78%) SAP
7 1 (0.78%) Sun
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