The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 117 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 24 13 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.45% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.48% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 5 21
Average daily rate
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£356 £240 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.43% -17.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £302 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +78.32%
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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
2846 2688 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.90% 92.31% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1580 1328 1552
Average daily rate £350 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 205 219
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Cheshire +24 16 £364 -
Lancashire -13 4 £384 +53.50% 1
Manchester -3 3 £213 - 6
Merseyside - - - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title.

1 45 (97.83%) SQL
2 37 (80.43%) SQL Server
3 23 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 22 (47.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (32.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (32.61%) Oracle
7 14 (30.43%) Migration
7 14 (30.43%) Replication
7 14 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (28.26%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database
9 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
10 10 (21.74%) Performance Analysis
11 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (19.57%) Database Tuning
11 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
12 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (13.04%) .NET
12 6 (13.04%) Windows
12 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
12 6 (13.04%) Clustering
12 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
13 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (8.70%) Finance
14 4 (8.70%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.17%) JCAPS
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (80.43%) SQL Server
2 22 (47.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (32.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (26.09%) Oracle Database
6 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (6.52%) DTS
9 3 (6.52%) OLAP
10 2 (4.35%) Data Mart
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
11 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
1 4 (8.70%) Marketing
2 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (30.43%) Replication
2 6 (13.04%) Clustering
3 3 (6.52%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 2 (4.35%) GIS
5 1 (2.17%) DTV
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) Migration
2 13 (28.26%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (21.74%) Performance Analysis
4 9 (19.57%) Database Tuning
4 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
5 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
5 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.35%) ETL
7 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.35%) Business Process Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) Time Management
7 2 (4.35%) Database Security
7 2 (4.35%) Campaign Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.17%) Dimensional Modelling
8 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 45 (97.83%) SQL
2 23 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VB
3 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) MCSE
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.17%) LiteSpeed
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (2.17%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (2.17%) CommVault
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) SAP
4 1 (2.17%) IBM