The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 157 138 103
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -35
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 7 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.59% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.62% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 20
Median daily rate £331 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £246 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £404 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+14.61% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
SQL 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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3822 3689 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.42% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2313 1974 1559
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 222 199
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £11.36 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -13 3 £313 -3.84% 1
Manchester -16 3 £388 +8.77% 4
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, SQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 31 (93.94%) SQL Server
2 26 (78.79%) SQL
3 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (48.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (30.30%) Windows
9 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
9 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (24.24%) Replication
10 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (21.21%) Clustering
11 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
12 6 (18.18%) Migration
12 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
13 5 (15.15%) DNS
13 5 (15.15%) NHS
13 5 (15.15%) .NET
14 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
14 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
14 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
14 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
15 3 (9.09%) High Availability
15 3 (9.09%) Finance

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (93.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (48.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (42.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (21.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (6.06%) MS Access
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
10 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (3.03%) MySQL
10 1 (3.03%) OLTP
10 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Replication
2 7 (21.21%) Clustering
3 5 (15.15%) NHS
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 3 (9.09%) High Availability
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.06%) Benchmarking
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) ETL
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Data Management
6 1 (3.03%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.03%) Database Tuning
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (78.79%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Data Guard
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.03%) Legato
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle