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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 239 219 216
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 26 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 7
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£413 £313 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -11.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £278 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.55% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.25 - £23.75
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
9003 8266 7349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.46% 91.37% 92.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4878 4452 3572
Average daily rate £375 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 471 590
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.40 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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 +13 9 £413 -
Kent +1 9 - -
Hampshire -12 3 £320 +16.36% 3
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -3 1 £300 -
Berkshire -13 1 £425 +30.76% 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 42 (85.71%) SQL
3 20 (40.82%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (32.65%) Oracle
7 15 (30.61%) T-SQL
7 15 (30.61%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (26.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.45%) Replication
10 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
13 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
13 6 (12.24%) Migration
13 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
13 6 (12.24%) MS Office
14 5 (10.20%) Windows
14 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (10.20%) OLTP
14 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (10.20%) Clustering
15 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (8.16%) Degree
15 4 (8.16%) SCOM
15 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
15 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.04%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) SAN
2 1 (2.04%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (38.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (34.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (20.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
8 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
9 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (10.20%) OLTP
10 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (8.16%) SQLPlus
11 3 (6.12%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (4.08%) SSDT
12 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (4.08%) Star Schema
12 2 (4.08%) OLAP
13 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (4.08%) Toad
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.04%) Banking
1 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Replication
2 5 (10.20%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) AIX
3 1 (2.04%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (30.61%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (26.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (12.24%) Migration
5 5 (10.20%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.16%) ETL
6 4 (8.16%) ITIL
7 3 (6.12%) CRM
7 3 (6.12%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.12%) High Availability
8 2 (4.08%) Analytics
8 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.08%) Service Management
8 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.08%) BCP
9 1 (2.04%) UML
9 1 (2.04%) Change Management
9 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (85.71%) SQL
2 15 (30.61%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) Korn
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Degree
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) MCTS
3 2 (4.08%) MCITP
3 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.08%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Oracle
2 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) BMC
4 2 (4.08%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Sun
5 1 (2.04%) Teradata