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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 233 235 221
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 26 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 7
Average daily rate
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£413 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £524 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.62% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.25 - £25.00
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
9227 8896 7720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.68% 91.94% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5092 4904 3850
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 480 603
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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
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 21 April 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 +11 9 £413 - 2
Kent +5 9 - -
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
Berkshire -6 2 £413 +26.92%
Hampshire -15 2 £373 +35.45% 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 -
East Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (86.05%) SQL
3 21 (48.84%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (39.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (37.21%) T-SQL
7 14 (32.56%) Oracle
8 13 (30.23%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (30.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
10 10 (23.26%) Replication
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
12 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (13.95%) Migration
12 6 (13.95%) MS Office
13 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (11.63%) Database Mirroring
14 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
14 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
14 4 (9.30%) Clustering
14 4 (9.30%) ETL
14 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
14 4 (9.30%) Windows
15 3 (6.98%) AIX
15 3 (6.98%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.33%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (39.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (18.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle Database
7 5 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (9.30%) RDBMS
8 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.98%) SQLPlus
9 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (4.65%) OLTP
10 2 (4.65%) Star Schema
10 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (4.65%) SSDT
10 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (2.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Toad
General
1 1 (2.33%) Banking
1 1 (2.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) .NET
2 2 (4.65%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Replication
2 4 (9.30%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Life Science
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) AIX
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (30.23%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (30.23%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (13.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.95%) Migration
4 5 (11.63%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.30%) ETL
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) CRM
6 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.98%) High Availability
6 3 (6.98%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Analytics
7 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.65%) BCP
7 2 (4.65%) Service Management
8 1 (2.33%) Software Delivery
8 1 (2.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (86.05%) SQL
2 16 (37.21%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.98%) Korn
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) MCTS
3 1 (2.33%) MCITP
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) SCOM
2 2 (4.65%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.65%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (32.56%) Oracle
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) BMC
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Teradata
5 1 (2.33%) Sun