The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL DBA role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 359 340 330
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 267 276 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.56% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 169 161
Average daily rate
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£355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £320
% change year-on-year
+14.36% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 £41.04 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% +66.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £22.15 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £99.70 £45.63 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +78.32%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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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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
England -13 247 £350 +3.32% 92
London +9 110 £375 -4.76% 37
City of London +21 39 £345 -18.82% 15
South East -21 37 £375 +18.57% 10
North West +16 33 £340 +36.00% 18
East of England -27 29 £365 +12.30% 5
West Midlands -8 17 £343 +17.09% 6
Cheshire +18 15 £363 - 6
Hampshire +8 12 £420 +5.00% 3
Manchester +1 12 £300 +10.59% 9
Cambridgeshire +6 11 £375 +30.43%
Berkshire 0 11 £425 +30.76% 1
East Midlands +3 10 £503 +54.61% 1
Surrey +7 9 £325 +16.07% 4
Scotland -12 9 £325 -13.33% 3
Wales -17 9 £470 +62.06% 2
Birmingham -3 8 £350 +21.73%
South Wales -9 7 £450 +55.17% 1
Hertfordshire -13 7 £325 - 1
Suffolk - 7 £350 -
Ipswich - 5 £350 -
Newport - 5 £470 - 1
Reading - 5 £438 - 1
Leicestershire +7 4 £625 +92.30%
Essex -12 4 £363 +1.75% 4
Glasgow -15 4 £293 -22.00% 1
Lancashire -21 4 £384 +53.50% 1
South West -30 4 £425 +25.92% 2
Warrington - 4 £345 - 1
Havant -1 3 £450 +12.50%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title.

1 533 (88.98%) SQL
2 485 (80.97%) SQL Server
3 262 (43.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 228 (38.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 219 (36.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 197 (32.89%) Performance Tuning
7 195 (32.55%) T-SQL
8 165 (27.55%) Oracle
8 165 (27.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 160 (26.71%) Microsoft
10 123 (20.53%) Windows
11 116 (19.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 115 (19.20%) Replication
13 110 (18.36%) Clustering
14 107 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 99 (16.53%) Oracle Database
16 72 (12.02%) Security Cleared
17 71 (11.85%) Oracle Database 11g
17 71 (11.85%) Finance
18 67 (11.19%) Migration
18 67 (11.19%) Oracle Database 10g
19 65 (10.85%) SQL Server 2000
20 60 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
21 56 (9.35%) SC Cleared
22 54 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
23 52 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
23 52 (8.68%) Oracle RMAN
24 51 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
25 48 (8.01%) Data Guard
26 47 (7.85%) SLA

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.34%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.83%) IIS
3 5 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.50%) Apache
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 46 (7.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.17%) SaaS
1 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.51%) SAN
2 3 (0.50%) Internet
2 3 (0.50%) NAS
3 2 (0.33%) LAN
3 2 (0.33%) WAN
3 2 (0.33%) VPN
4 1 (0.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 485 (80.97%) SQL Server
2 262 (43.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 228 (38.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 219 (36.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 165 (27.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 116 (19.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 107 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 99 (16.53%) Oracle Database
9 71 (11.85%) Oracle Database 11g
10 67 (11.19%) Oracle Database 10g
11 65 (10.85%) SQL Server 2000
12 52 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (7.18%) MySQL
14 39 (6.51%) Relational Database
15 36 (6.01%) DTS
16 35 (5.84%) RDBMS
17 20 (3.34%) Sybase ASE
18 17 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 17 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
19 12 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 30 (5.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.83%) Toad
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) PVCS
6 1 (0.17%) JIRA
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 71 (11.85%) Finance
2 42 (7.01%) Banking
3 11 (1.84%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.67%) Retail
5 9 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.34%) Marketing
7 6 (1.00%) Advertising
7 6 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.67%) Legal
8 4 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.67%) Games
9 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.50%) Electronics
9 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.18%) .NET
2 14 (2.34%) ASP.NET
3 13 (2.17%) XML
4 6 (1.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.67%) Middleware
6 2 (0.33%) WinForms
6 2 (0.33%) MDX
6 2 (0.33%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.33%) Web Services
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.17%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 115 (19.20%) Replication
2 110 (18.36%) Clustering
3 32 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.34%) Statistics
4 14 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.00%) NHS
6 5 (0.83%) Open Source
7 4 (0.67%) Online Games
8 3 (0.50%) HACMP
8 3 (0.50%) DTV
8 3 (0.50%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.33%) PMI
9 2 (0.33%) GIS
9 2 (0.33%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.17%) IBM XIV
10 1 (0.17%) User Experience
10 1 (0.17%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.53%) Windows
2 46 (7.68%) Linux
3 38 (6.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (5.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (4.01%) UNIX
7 17 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (2.67%) Solaris
9 6 (1.00%) AIX
10 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (32.89%) Performance Tuning
2 67 (11.19%) Migration
3 54 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
4 51 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (7.01%) ITIL
6 41 (6.84%) Capacity Planning
7 30 (5.01%) ETL
8 28 (4.67%) E-Commerce
9 27 (4.51%) Database Tuning
10 24 (4.01%) High Availability
10 24 (4.01%) Data Modelling
10 24 (4.01%) Change Management
10 24 (4.01%) Database Security
11 20 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (3.01%) Performance Analysis
13 15 (2.50%) Incident Management
14 14 (2.34%) PRINCE2
15 13 (2.17%) Release Management
16 12 (2.00%) Data Migration
16 12 (2.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 533 (88.98%) SQL
2 195 (32.55%) T-SQL
3 30 (5.01%) PL/SQL
3 30 (5.01%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.67%) C#
5 15 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.17%) VB
7 9 (1.50%) Java
7 9 (1.50%) Perl
8 7 (1.17%) Korn
9 6 (1.00%) PHP
9 6 (1.00%) C
10 4 (0.67%) VBScript
11 2 (0.33%) VBA
11 2 (0.33%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.17%) Python
12 1 (0.17%) XQuery
12 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.17%) Ruby
12 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 72 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 34 (5.68%) MCITP
5 27 (4.51%) MCDBA
6 14 (2.34%) Degree
6 14 (2.34%) DV Cleared
6 14 (2.34%) MCTS
7 11 (1.84%) MCSE
8 8 (1.34%) MCSA
8 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.67%) OCP
11 3 (0.50%) MCT
12 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.33%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.85%) SLA
2 22 (3.67%) QA
3 8 (1.34%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 52 (8.68%) Oracle RMAN
2 33 (5.51%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.50%) LiteSpeed
4 3 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 48 (8.01%) Data Guard
2 21 (3.51%) SCOM
3 13 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.50%) SCCM
5 8 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.67%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.50%) Control-M
7 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.50%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.50%) MOM
7 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.50%) Ionix
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.17%) Foglight
9 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 165 (27.55%) Oracle
2 160 (26.71%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.34%) Sybase
4 23 (3.84%) Red Gate
5 20 (3.34%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.67%) VMware
7 11 (1.84%) BMC
7 11 (1.84%) IBM
8 7 (1.17%) Veritas
9 6 (1.00%) Citrix
9 6 (1.00%) SAP
10 5 (0.83%) Remedy
11 3 (0.50%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.50%) NetApp
11 3 (0.50%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.50%) Sun
11 3 (0.50%) HP
12 2 (0.33%) Dell
12 2 (0.33%) EMC
12 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeenshire
LA International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago