The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank - - 87
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 0 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - - 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £303
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
SQL Server DBA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1259 1145 1297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.88% 94.24% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 745 585 633
Average daily rate £335 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £214 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 93 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £23.75 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the Manchester region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the Manchester region.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SQL Server DBA
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (60.00%) Database Tuning
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (20.00%) SLA
4 2 (20.00%) Replication
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (20.00%) GIS
4 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Performance Analysis
2 6 (60.00%) Database Tuning
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware