The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 412 326 374
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +48
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 257 370 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.69% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 257 177
Median daily rate £350 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.80% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -37.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

SQL DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

SQL DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK.

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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
England -78 239 £350 - 79
London -66 59 £400 +14.28% 25
South East -24 42 £435 +24.28% 8
Yorkshire -26 29 £350 -6.66% 5
North West +4 25 £325 -8.77% 21
West Midlands -15 22 £348 +0.86% 3
West Yorkshire -20 20 £388 +3.33% 3
North East -29 20 £283 -32.73%
South West -9 19 £341 +5.00% 13
East of England +16 18 £300 -7.69% 3
Tyne and Wear -26 18 £284 -32.44%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 17 £283 -32.73%
Kent +17 12 £453 +39.23%
City of London +17 12 £340 -1.44% 6
Leeds -19 9 £425 +13.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 8 £325 -7.14%
Milton Keynes +14 8 £325 -
Cheshire +5 8 £313 -13.79% 4
Scotland -8 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Surrey -18 8 £400 +14.28% 1
Manchester -25 8 £331 -3.63% 8
Liverpool +4 6 £223 - 2
Merseyside +4 6 £223 - 2
Bristol -4 6 £350 -12.50% 6
Staffordshire - 6 £313 - 1
Hertfordshire +19 5 £365 - 1
Wales +16 5 £308 -1.60%
South Wales +15 5 £308 +9.33%
Glasgow +5 5 £313 +8.69%
West Sussex -7 5 £413 +22.22% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, SQL 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 featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 461 (88.15%) SQL
1 461 (88.15%) SQL Server
2 210 (40.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 197 (37.67%) Performance Tuning
4 181 (34.61%) T-SQL
5 167 (31.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 159 (30.40%) Microsoft
7 157 (30.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 146 (27.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 139 (26.58%) Clustering
10 129 (24.67%) Windows
11 121 (23.14%) SQL Server 2014
12 117 (22.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 108 (20.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 107 (20.46%) Replication
15 93 (17.78%) High Availability
16 92 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
17 88 (16.83%) Oracle
18 86 (16.44%) Migration
19 77 (14.72%) Finance
19 77 (14.72%) PowerShell
20 70 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
21 55 (10.52%) Oracle Database
22 53 (10.13%) Windows Server
23 49 (9.37%) ITIL
24 48 (9.18%) Security Cleared
25 46 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
26 45 (8.60%) Linux
27 43 (8.22%) SAN
28 41 (7.84%) SQL Server 2000

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 21 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.72%) IIS
4 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.19%) CMS
5 1 (0.19%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
5 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.22%) SAN
2 10 (1.91%) Firewall
3 5 (0.96%) NAS
4 3 (0.57%) Internet
4 3 (0.57%) Network Security
5 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.19%) DAB
6 1 (0.19%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) Intranet
6 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.19%) SSL
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (88.15%) SQL Server
2 210 (40.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 167 (31.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 157 (30.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 146 (27.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 121 (23.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 117 (22.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 108 (20.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 55 (10.52%) Oracle Database
10 41 (7.84%) SQL Server 2000
11 37 (7.07%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (4.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 22 (4.21%) Relational Database
14 19 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (3.63%) RDBMS
15 16 (3.06%) DTS
15 16 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (2.68%) DB2
17 13 (2.49%) Oracle Database 12c
18 12 (2.29%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (4.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 17 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.76%) MSI
5 3 (0.57%) Toad
6 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.38%) Subversion
6 2 (0.38%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.19%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.19%) tSQLt
General
1 77 (14.72%) Finance
2 28 (5.35%) Banking
3 13 (2.49%) Retail
4 9 (1.72%) Law
4 9 (1.72%) Legal
5 6 (1.15%) Billing
6 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.76%) Marketing
7 3 (0.57%) Automotive
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
8 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.07%) .NET
2 16 (3.06%) ASP.NET
3 10 (1.91%) .NET Framework
3 10 (1.91%) Entity Framework
4 5 (0.96%) Web Services
5 3 (0.57%) XML
6 2 (0.38%) COM
6 2 (0.38%) CSS
6 2 (0.38%) MDX
6 2 (0.38%) NHibernate
6 2 (0.38%) REST
7 1 (0.19%) ADO
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.19%) jQuery
7 1 (0.19%) POSIX
7 1 (0.19%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.19%) WCF
7 1 (0.19%) WSH
7 1 (0.19%) XSD
7 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 139 (26.58%) Clustering
2 107 (20.46%) Replication
3 29 (5.54%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.10%) NHS
5 11 (2.10%) Statistics
6 9 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.53%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.34%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.76%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.38%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.38%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.38%) iPad
10 2 (0.38%) PMI
10 2 (0.38%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.19%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 129 (24.67%) Windows
2 53 (10.13%) Windows Server
3 46 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (8.60%) Linux
5 38 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.88%) Unix
7 20 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.34%) AIX
9 5 (0.96%) Solaris
9 5 (0.96%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.19%) CentOS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (37.67%) Performance Tuning
2 93 (17.78%) High Availability
3 92 (17.59%) Business Intelligence
4 86 (16.44%) Migration
5 70 (13.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (9.37%) ITIL
7 38 (7.27%) ETL
8 36 (6.88%) Database Mirroring
9 32 (6.12%) Mentoring
10 29 (5.54%) Capacity Planning
11 26 (4.97%) Performance Monitoring
12 25 (4.78%) Change Management
13 23 (4.40%) Database Security
14 22 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
15 21 (4.02%) Database Tuning
15 21 (4.02%) Project Management
16 19 (3.63%) Incident Management
17 16 (3.06%) Data Modelling
18 14 (2.68%) Capacity Management
19 13 (2.49%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 461 (88.15%) SQL
2 181 (34.61%) T-SQL
3 77 (14.72%) PowerShell
4 26 (4.97%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.78%) PL/SQL
6 24 (4.59%) C#
7 19 (3.63%) VBScript
8 10 (1.91%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.72%) VB
10 7 (1.34%) Java
10 7 (1.34%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.76%) Perl
12 3 (0.57%) PHP
12 3 (0.57%) VBA
13 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.38%) C
13 2 (0.38%) C++
13 2 (0.38%) Python
14 1 (0.19%) Pig Latin
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.82%) Degree
5 15 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.68%) MCDBA
7 12 (2.29%) MCSE
8 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.15%) MCITP
9 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.76%) OCP
10 4 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.57%) MCSA
11 3 (0.57%) MCTS
12 2 (0.38%) MCP
12 2 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.19%) HND
13 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.72%) SLA
2 7 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.15%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.96%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.76%) QA
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (5.16%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.91%) Hyper-V
3 10 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) Docker
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 39 (7.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 27 (5.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 24 (4.59%) SCOM
4 21 (4.02%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (1.91%) SCCM
6 8 (1.53%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.53%) Perfmon
7 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.76%) MAINVIEW
8 4 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.76%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.38%) Puppet
10 1 (0.19%) Ansible
10 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (30.40%) Microsoft
2 88 (16.83%) Oracle
3 40 (7.65%) VMware
4 22 (4.21%) HP
5 11 (2.10%) ServiceNow
5 11 (2.10%) Sybase
6 10 (1.91%) RedGate
7 9 (1.72%) SimCorp
8 7 (1.34%) EMC
8 7 (1.34%) IBM
9 6 (1.15%) Informatica
9 6 (1.15%) Meridio
10 5 (0.96%) Cognos
10 5 (0.96%) Lumension
11 4 (0.76%) BMC
11 4 (0.76%) Cognizant
11 4 (0.76%) Intel Security
11 4 (0.76%) Netezza
11 4 (0.76%) Sun
12 3 (0.57%) Red Hat
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester
TDA Group
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £380 - £410 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
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Bristol
TDA Group
Rate: £375 per day
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