The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 240 204 203
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -1
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 14 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.15% 0.32% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.35% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 10
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £251 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £440 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £22.50
SQL Server 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
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015. 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
Surrey 0 7 £393 +16.29% 2
Berkshire -1 3 £385 +40.00% 2
Hampshire -23 3 £313 -14.75% 6
West Sussex -10 1 £338 +92.85% 1
Kent - - - - 3
Oxfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 36 (81.82%) SQL
3 23 (52.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
5 17 (38.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (38.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 14 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (29.55%) BMC
8 13 (29.55%) Windows
9 12 (27.27%) Oracle
9 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (27.27%) SCOM
10 11 (25.00%) Replication
11 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database
11 10 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (20.45%) Migration
12 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
12 9 (20.45%) ITIL
12 9 (20.45%) OLTP
13 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (15.91%) Clustering
14 7 (15.91%) MCTS
14 7 (15.91%) Data Guard
14 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
15 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (13.64%) Oracle RAC

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 23 (52.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (38.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (38.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (22.73%) Oracle Database
7 9 (20.45%) OLTP
8 6 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (11.36%) SQLPlus
9 5 (11.36%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (9.09%) Relational Database
10 4 (9.09%) RDBMS
11 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (4.55%) OLAP
12 2 (4.55%) MySQL
12 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (6.82%) Toad
3 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Retail
1 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Replication
2 7 (15.91%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Life Science
4 1 (2.27%) HACMP
4 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Windows
2 3 (6.82%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (20.45%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.55%) Logistics
7 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.55%) BCP
7 2 (4.55%) ITSM
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.55%) High Availability
8 1 (2.27%) Change Control
8 1 (2.27%) Kimball Methodology
8 1 (2.27%) Database Security
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.27%) Service Management
8 1 (2.27%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) SQL
2 20 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 9 (20.45%) PowerShell
4 7 (15.91%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
5 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.82%) Korn
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) VB
6 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.91%) MCTS
3 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) SCOM
2 7 (15.91%) Data Guard
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (6.82%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (29.55%) BMC
3 12 (27.27%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Sun
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.27%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Nimsoft