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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 143 137 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.095% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.10% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 5
Average daily rate
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£351 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £338 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 - -
SQL Server DBA
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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
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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
Bristol - 3 £328 -
Devon - 1 £275 -
Somerset - 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (46.15%) Replication
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Clustering
5 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Windows
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (15.38%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Replication
2 5 (38.46%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Solaris
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) SUSE
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (30.77%) High Availability
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) MCDBA
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft