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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 413 342 287
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -55
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 257 323 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.59% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.63% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 230 269
Median daily rate £355 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
- +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £38.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +23.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 -
% change year-on-year
-27.08% -

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

SQL DBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 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
England -65 235 £360 -4.00% 76
London -44 75 £363 -13.69% 34
South East -25 44 £413 +17.85% 9
Yorkshire +5 25 £350 -6.66% 8
City of London +20 22 £313 -30.55% 9
West Midlands -1 22 £340 -2.85% 2
South West -5 20 £335 +7.63% 9
East of England +5 18 £400 +23.07% 3
West Yorkshire -1 17 £350 -7.89% 6
North East - 15 £281 - 4
Hampshire -1 14 £463 +42.30% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £281 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 14 £281 - 3
Scotland -10 12 £340 +12.86% 4
Bristol +8 11 £350 +12.00% 2
North West -23 10 £300 -9.43% 6
Hertfordshire +9 9 £420 +20.00% 3
Leeds -6 9 £330 -14.28% 3
Surrey -16 9 £410 +17.14% 2
West Sussex -17 9 £413 - 3
Glasgow +7 8 £325 +17.64% 2
Southampton +17 6 £313 - 1
Milton Keynes +5 6 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £350 +33.33% 2
Crawley -1 6 £413 - 3
Berkshire -7 6 £425 +6.25%
East Midlands -11 6 £360 -4.00% 2
Wales 0 5 £400 +97.53% 1
Essex -4 5 £325 +8.78%
South Wales -5 5 £400 +100.00% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 467 (88.95%) SQL
2 452 (86.10%) SQL Server
3 213 (40.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 181 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 181 (34.48%) Performance Tuning
5 178 (33.90%) T-SQL
6 173 (32.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 164 (31.24%) Microsoft
8 150 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 139 (26.48%) Clustering
10 133 (25.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 133 (25.33%) Windows
11 113 (21.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 108 (20.57%) SQL Server 2014
13 107 (20.38%) Replication
14 96 (18.29%) Migration
15 89 (16.95%) Finance
16 84 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
17 81 (15.43%) Oracle
18 79 (15.05%) High Availability
19 72 (13.71%) PowerShell
20 59 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
21 57 (10.86%) Oracle Database
22 51 (9.71%) Windows Server
23 47 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
24 45 (8.57%) MS Excel
25 44 (8.38%) SQL Server 2000
26 42 (8.00%) Security Cleared
27 41 (7.81%) ITIL
28 38 (7.24%) .NET

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 20 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.10%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (2.10%) IIS
3 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.38%) CMS
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.19%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
5 1 (0.19%) Node.js
5 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.19%) IaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Office 365
3 1 (0.19%) PaaS
3 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.71%) SAN
2 9 (1.71%) Firewall
3 6 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (0.76%) DNS
4 4 (0.76%) Internet
4 4 (0.76%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.57%) DHCP
5 3 (0.57%) NAS
6 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.19%) Network Security
7 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (0.19%) SMTP
7 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 452 (86.10%) SQL Server
2 213 (40.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 181 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 173 (32.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 150 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 133 (25.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 113 (21.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 108 (20.57%) SQL Server 2014
9 57 (10.86%) Oracle Database
10 44 (8.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 24 (4.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 23 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (4.19%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (3.81%) Relational Database
15 19 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (3.24%) RDBMS
17 15 (2.86%) DTS
17 15 (2.86%) MongoDB
18 14 (2.67%) MySQL
19 13 (2.48%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 22 (4.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.95%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.76%) MSI
5 3 (0.57%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.57%) Toad
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) JIRA
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 89 (16.95%) Finance
2 20 (3.81%) Law
3 17 (3.24%) Legal
4 16 (3.05%) Banking
5 15 (2.86%) Retail
6 10 (1.90%) Marketing
7 4 (0.76%) Automotive
7 4 (0.76%) Back Office
7 4 (0.76%) Billing
7 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Games
9 1 (0.19%) Local Government
9 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.24%) .NET
2 11 (2.10%) ASP.NET
3 8 (1.52%) Entity Framework
3 8 (1.52%) XML
4 7 (1.33%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.95%) Web Services
6 3 (0.57%) NHibernate
7 2 (0.38%) COM
7 2 (0.38%) CSS
7 2 (0.38%) MDX
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.38%) REST
8 1 (0.19%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.19%) CSS3
8 1 (0.19%) HTML5
8 1 (0.19%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.19%) Sass
8 1 (0.19%) WCF
8 1 (0.19%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 139 (26.48%) Clustering
2 107 (20.38%) Replication
3 27 (5.14%) Data Centre
4 19 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.71%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.52%) NHS
6 8 (1.52%) Statistics
7 5 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.38%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.38%) iPad
8 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.38%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.19%) Data Extraction
9 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.19%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 133 (25.33%) Windows
2 51 (9.71%) Windows Server
3 47 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (7.05%) Linux
6 34 (6.48%) Unix
7 19 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (2.48%) AIX
9 5 (0.95%) Solaris
10 4 (0.76%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (34.48%) Performance Tuning
2 96 (18.29%) Migration
3 84 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
4 79 (15.05%) High Availability
5 59 (11.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (7.81%) ITIL
7 34 (6.48%) Capacity Planning
8 31 (5.90%) Database Mirroring
9 30 (5.71%) ETL
10 29 (5.52%) Database Tuning
11 26 (4.95%) Performance Monitoring
12 19 (3.62%) Change Management
12 19 (3.62%) Mentoring
13 18 (3.43%) Database Security
14 16 (3.05%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (3.05%) Data Modelling
15 15 (2.86%) Project Management
16 13 (2.48%) CRM
16 13 (2.48%) Data Migration
17 12 (2.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 467 (88.95%) SQL
2 178 (33.90%) T-SQL
3 72 (13.71%) PowerShell
4 26 (4.95%) Shell Script
5 25 (4.76%) C#
6 24 (4.57%) PL/SQL
7 23 (4.38%) VBScript
8 9 (1.71%) C
8 9 (1.71%) Java
9 8 (1.52%) VB
10 7 (1.33%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.14%) C++
11 6 (1.14%) Perl
12 4 (0.76%) Python
13 3 (0.57%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.38%) VBA
15 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.19%) PHP
15 1 (0.19%) Ruby
15 1 (0.19%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.48%) Degree
4 13 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.10%) MCDBA
6 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.76%) MCITP
8 4 (0.76%) MCSE
8 4 (0.76%) MCTS
9 2 (0.38%) MCSA
9 2 (0.38%) OCP
9 2 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.19%) HND
10 1 (0.19%) MCP
10 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.71%) SLA
2 7 (1.33%) QA
3 5 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.95%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 17 (3.24%) SCOM
3 9 (1.71%) SCCM
4 7 (1.33%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.33%) Perfmon
5 6 (1.14%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.57%) MAINVIEW
7 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.38%) Nagios
8 2 (0.38%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.19%) Ansible
9 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.19%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.19%) Legato
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 164 (31.24%) Microsoft
2 81 (15.43%) Oracle
3 32 (6.10%) VMware
4 21 (4.00%) HP
5 13 (2.48%) IBM
6 12 (2.29%) RedGate
7 9 (1.71%) Cognizant
7 9 (1.71%) Informatica
7 9 (1.71%) Netezza
8 8 (1.52%) EMC
8 8 (1.52%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.33%) Sybase
10 6 (1.14%) iManage
11 5 (0.95%) Lumension
11 5 (0.95%) Meridio
11 5 (0.95%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.76%) Intel Security
13 3 (0.57%) BMC
13 3 (0.57%) Citrix
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