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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 142 136 122
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.067% 0.40% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 4
Average daily rate £363 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £328 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
- +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -
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 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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol -5 2 £363 -3.33%
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (79.17%) SQL
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (70.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (62.50%) PowerShell
5 14 (58.33%) Windows
6 13 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 11 (45.83%) ETL
9 10 (41.67%) Ingres
9 10 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (41.67%) SAP
9 10 (41.67%) Identity Management
9 10 (41.67%) ETL Development
10 9 (37.50%) Linux
10 9 (37.50%) CRM
11 8 (33.33%) Unix
11 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
11 8 (33.33%) SAP BI
11 8 (33.33%) SAP XI
11 8 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
11 8 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 8 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
11 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
11 8 (33.33%) Xcelsius
11 8 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
11 8 (33.33%) SQL Optimisation
12 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (70.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (41.67%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (41.67%) Ingres
4 8 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 8 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
4 8 (33.33%) SAP BI
4 8 (33.33%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (33.33%) Xcelsius
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) SAP XI
2 2 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) Digital Media
1 2 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (45.83%) ETL
3 10 (41.67%) ETL Development
3 10 (41.67%) Identity Management
4 9 (37.50%) CRM
5 8 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
5 8 (33.33%) SQL Optimisation
6 6 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (25.00%) High Availability
7 5 (20.83%) Database Security
7 5 (20.83%) DevOps
8 2 (8.33%) Migration
9 1 (4.17%) Content Management
9 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
9 1 (4.17%) Database Mirroring
9 1 (4.17%) ERP
9 1 (4.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.17%) SOA
9 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 15 (62.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) SAP
3 6 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) NetApp