The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 222 201 183
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 44 57 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.61% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.65% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 25 43
Median daily rate £413 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 -
% change year-on-year
-27.08% -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8708 8818 8401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.07% 94.72% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5248 4918 4604
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 431 461
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Hampshire +3 14 £463 +42.30% 1
Surrey -15 9 £410 +17.14% 2
West Sussex -19 9 £413 - 3
Buckinghamshire +11 6 £350 +33.33% 2
Berkshire -4 6 £425 +6.25%
East Sussex +2 1 - -
Kent -24 1 £434 +24.00% 1
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 74 (90.24%) SQL
2 70 (85.37%) SQL Server
3 35 (42.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (40.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (40.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 28 (34.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 26 (31.71%) T-SQL
6 26 (31.71%) Windows
7 25 (30.49%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
9 20 (24.39%) SQL Server 2012
10 19 (23.17%) Oracle
11 18 (21.95%) Finance
11 18 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
12 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
13 16 (19.51%) Oracle Database
13 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
14 15 (18.29%) Clustering
14 15 (18.29%) SQL Server 2014
15 14 (17.07%) VBScript
16 13 (15.85%) .NET
16 13 (15.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 12 (14.63%) Migration
17 12 (14.63%) IBM
17 12 (14.63%) DV Cleared
17 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.63%) Capacity Planning
17 12 (14.63%) High Availability
18 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
18 11 (13.41%) Business Intelligence

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.22%) IaaS
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.10%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (4.88%) Firewall
3 2 (2.44%) DHCP
3 2 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (1.22%) Internet
4 1 (1.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (85.37%) SQL Server
2 35 (42.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (40.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (40.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (34.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (30.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (24.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (19.51%) Oracle Database
8 15 (18.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 9 (10.98%) DataStage
11 8 (9.76%) RDBMS
11 8 (9.76%) Relational Database
12 5 (6.10%) DTS
12 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (4.88%) MongoDB
13 4 (4.88%) MySQL
13 4 (4.88%) NoSQL
13 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.88%) MSI
2 4 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.22%) Toad
General
1 18 (21.95%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) XML
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.22%) CSS
3 1 (1.22%) MDX
3 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Clustering
2 8 (9.76%) Statistics
3 6 (7.32%) Replication
4 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.44%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.20%) AIX
3 10 (12.20%) Unix
4 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.88%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.44%) Linux
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.95%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (15.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (14.63%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (14.63%) High Availability
3 12 (14.63%) Migration
4 11 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (10.98%) ETL
6 7 (8.54%) Software Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Database Security
8 5 (6.10%) Database Tuning
8 5 (6.10%) OO
8 5 (6.10%) Project Management
8 5 (6.10%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (4.88%) Data Migration
9 4 (4.88%) ITIL
10 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.66%) Change Management
10 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.66%) DevOps
11 2 (2.44%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (90.24%) SQL
2 26 (31.71%) T-SQL
3 14 (17.07%) VBScript
4 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
5 9 (10.98%) C#
5 9 (10.98%) PL/SQL
6 7 (8.54%) VB.NET
7 5 (6.10%) C++
7 5 (6.10%) Java
8 2 (2.44%) VB
9 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.22%) MCITP
5 1 (1.22%) MCP
5 1 (1.22%) MCTS
5 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) Microsoft
2 19 (23.17%) Oracle
3 12 (14.63%) IBM
4 9 (10.98%) Cognizant
4 9 (10.98%) Informatica
4 9 (10.98%) Netezza
5 8 (9.76%) VMware
6 5 (6.10%) HP
6 5 (6.10%) Lumension
6 5 (6.10%) RedGate
7 4 (4.88%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix
8 2 (2.44%) Cognos
9 1 (1.22%) Dell
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.22%) Sun
9 1 (1.22%) Sybase
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