The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 139 98 112
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.095% 0.32% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.34% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 14
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £313 £303
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
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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
2955 2050 2911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.36% 92.80% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1907 1263 1706
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £214 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 157 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire -18 1 - - 1
Bristol - - - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Oracle
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (43.75%) SLA
5 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (31.25%) Clustering
7 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (25.00%) Data Guard
9 3 (18.75%) NHS
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (12.50%) Migration
10 2 (12.50%) Replication
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (6.25%) Sybase
11 1 (6.25%) Windows
11 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
11 1 (6.25%) CRM

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Summit
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (6.25%) QlikView
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) NHS
3 2 (12.50%) Replication
4 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) CRM
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 14001
2 1 (6.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Sybase