The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West 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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 136 133 126
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.069% 0.20% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.20% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 17
Median daily rate £325 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.25 -
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2783 2947 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.06% 95.96% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1773 1806 1843
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 171 187
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the South West region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the South West region.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SQL Server DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bristol -5 2 £325 -18.75% 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 West region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (60.00%) Ingres
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Optimisation
4 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
5 1 (20.00%) SAP XI
5 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (20.00%) SAP BI
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) Ingres
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) SAP BI
4 1 (20.00%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (20.00%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Optimisation
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Cutover Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) ETL Development
3 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware