The first table below looks at the demand for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 230 216 216
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 12 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
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£375 £344 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8445 7813 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.67% 91.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4591 4020 4129
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.37 £17.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
SQL Server DBA
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SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Hampshire -9 5 £338 -15.62% 2
Surrey - 2 £388 -
Berkshire 0 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -4 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Kent -5 1 £475 +23.37%
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (41.38%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (34.48%) Clustering
7 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
7 9 (31.03%) Oracle
8 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
10 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
11 5 (17.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (17.24%) Windows
12 4 (13.79%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (13.79%) SAN
12 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (13.79%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (13.79%) Replication
13 3 (10.34%) Migration
13 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (10.34%) High Availability
14 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
14 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
14 2 (6.90%) OLTP

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) FTP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (48.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (24.14%) Oracle Database
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (6.90%) OLTP
11 1 (3.45%) QlikView
11 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
11 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Toad
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Clustering
2 4 (13.79%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.45%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
2 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (10.34%) High Availability
3 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) ETL
3 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) CRM
4 1 (3.45%) BCP
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.45%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Oracle
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.45%) Sybase
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas
3 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec