The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
England / North West
Rank 130 151 144
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £350 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +17.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £358 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £398 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.75

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
2488 3584 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.89% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 2127 1747
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 194 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA across the North West region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA across the North West region.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +11 7 £338 -12.90% 5
Cheshire - 2 £350 - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) SQL
3 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (44.44%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) VMware
8 4 (22.22%) High Availability
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Optimisation
8 4 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle Licensing
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (16.67%) Software Licensing
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) Windows
9 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (11.11%) SPSS
10 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (11.11%) Ingres

SQL Server 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SPSS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
6 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (11.11%) Ingres
6 2 (11.11%) KNIME
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (11.11%) Power BI
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) LAMP
1 1 (5.56%) SOAP
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle Licensing
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) High Availability
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Optimisation
3 4 (22.22%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Optimisation
4 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Software Licensing
5 2 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (11.11%) ETL
5 2 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) R
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) MetaFrame
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
1 2 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Tableau
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) iManage
5 1 (5.56%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (5.56%) Rackspace
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