The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
England / South East
Rank 224 230 233
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 12 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 7
Median daily rate £400 £393 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £353 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £417 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.50

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
6818 7725 8535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.35% 94.17% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3956 4555 4590
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 410 415
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server DBA across the South East region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server DBA across the South East region.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Berkshire +17 2 £388 +3.33%
Surrey +14 2 £381 -7.01%
Hampshire +1 2 £344 -11.29%
Kent - 2 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 South East region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (80.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle
6 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (30.00%) Migration
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (25.00%) Replication
8 5 (25.00%) High Availability
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (20.00%) MCITP
10 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (15.00%) Scrum
10 3 (15.00%) Degree
10 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
11 2 (10.00%) SQL Optimisation
11 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (10.00%) Power BI
11 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 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:

Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (10.00%) Power BI
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) High Availability
4 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Optimisation
7 1 (5.00%) Change Control
7 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (5.00%) Database Security
7 1 (5.00%) ETL
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL
7 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Project Management
7 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCITP
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Cognos
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) VMware