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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 219 211 203
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 43 59 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 30
Median daily rate £434 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £310 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £346 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
Kent +17 11 £460 +41.53%
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £345 -1.42% 2
West Sussex -12 8 £413 - 2
Surrey -19 6 £413 +17.85% 2
Hampshire -3 5 £364 +17.41% 3
Berkshire 0 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Sussex - 2 - -
East Sussex +10 1 - - 2
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 78 (85.71%) SQL
2 77 (84.62%) SQL Server
3 35 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 34 (37.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (32.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 25 (27.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 24 (26.37%) Performance Tuning
7 24 (26.37%) Finance
8 23 (25.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (25.27%) T-SQL
8 23 (25.27%) Windows
9 22 (24.18%) Oracle
9 22 (24.18%) SQL Server 2005
10 21 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
11 19 (20.88%) Security Cleared
11 19 (20.88%) Clustering
12 17 (18.68%) PowerShell
12 17 (18.68%) High Availability
13 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
13 16 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (16.48%) Disaster Recovery
14 15 (16.48%) Oracle Database
15 13 (14.29%) .NET
16 12 (13.19%) Migration
16 12 (13.19%) DV Cleared
17 11 (12.09%) Windows Server
17 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Clustering
18 10 (10.99%) Replication
18 10 (10.99%) VBScript

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 (3.30%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.20%) IIS
3 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.10%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.10%) IaaS
3 1 (1.10%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.40%) Firewall
2 2 (2.20%) SAN
3 1 (1.10%) DHCP
3 1 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (1.10%) Internet
3 1 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 35 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 34 (37.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 30 (32.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 25 (27.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (25.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 22 (24.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 21 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 15 (16.48%) Oracle Database
10 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (7.69%) DataStage
12 5 (5.49%) NoSQL
12 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
12 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
12 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (4.40%) DTS
13 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
14 3 (3.30%) MySQL
14 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MSI
1 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (4.40%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.10%) Toad
General
1 24 (26.37%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Marketing
4 2 (2.20%) Back Office
4 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.10%) CSS
2 1 (1.10%) MDX
2 1 (1.10%) REST
2 1 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Clustering
2 10 (10.99%) Replication
3 8 (8.79%) Statistics
4 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.20%) Reinsurance
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.27%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) Windows Server
3 8 (8.79%) Unix
4 7 (7.69%) AIX
4 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Vista
6 3 (3.30%) Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (18.68%) High Availability
3 16 (17.58%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (16.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (13.19%) Migration
6 9 (9.89%) Capacity Planning
6 9 (9.89%) ETL
7 6 (6.59%) Database Security
8 5 (5.49%) Investment Management
9 4 (4.40%) Database Tuning
9 4 (4.40%) ITIL
9 4 (4.40%) Project Management
9 4 (4.40%) Software Testing
10 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (3.30%) Change Management
10 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
10 3 (3.30%) Data Migration
10 3 (3.30%) Database Mirroring
10 3 (3.30%) DevOps
10 3 (3.30%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (85.71%) SQL
2 23 (25.27%) T-SQL
3 17 (18.68%) PowerShell
4 10 (10.99%) C#
4 10 (10.99%) VBScript
5 8 (8.79%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.79%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.20%) C++
6 2 (2.20%) Java
7 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.10%) Perl
7 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (20.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.19%) DV Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Degree
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.10%) MCITP
5 1 (1.10%) MCP
5 1 (1.10%) MCTS
5 1 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) COBIT
1 1 (1.10%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Docker
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.20%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.10%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.10%) Puppet
4 1 (1.10%) SCOM
4 1 (1.10%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Oracle
2 21 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) IBM
4 7 (7.69%) Cognizant
4 7 (7.69%) Informatica
4 7 (7.69%) Netezza
4 7 (7.69%) VMware
5 5 (5.49%) HP
5 5 (5.49%) Lumension
6 4 (4.40%) Intel Security
7 3 (3.30%) RedGate
8 2 (2.20%) Citrix
8 2 (2.20%) Cognos
8 2 (2.20%) Sun
8 2 (2.20%) Sybase
9 1 (1.10%) Dell
9 1 (1.10%) Google
9 1 (1.10%) Red Hat