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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 332 285 285
Rank change year-on-year
-47 0
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 298 335 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.65% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.70% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 205 168
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
Average hourly rate £42.13 £30.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.25% -0.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £24.45 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.23 £36.05 £69.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.13 £30.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+39.25% -10.37%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -55 271 £375 +7.14% 123
London -14 122 £375 +3.44% 38
South East -49 48 £380 +16.92% 24
City of London +24 43 £350 -6.66% 14
South West -21 24 £369 +13.46% 9
Surrey +5 23 £375 +15.38% 8
Yorkshire -27 22 £320 -15.23% 18
West Yorkshire -15 18 £413 +3.12% 7
West Midlands +5 15 £350 +27.27% 6
East of England -18 14 £388 +19.23% 9
North West -3 13 £338 +12.50% 9
Leeds -9 13 £425 +6.25% 5
Wales -13 11 £350 +5.26% 5
Manchester -3 10 £320 +2.40% 3
Bristol -5 10 £458 +26.20% 4
Scotland -11 10 £348 +6.92% 3
Birmingham -2 9 £338 +22.72%
Edinburgh -3 8 £374 +49.50% 2
Hertfordshire +5 7 £419 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £325 -21.21%
Milton Keynes -11 7 £325 -21.21%
Hampshire -23 7 £400 +40.35% 10
South Wales -11 6 £350 +5.26% 5
East Midlands +2 5 £378 +18.89% 6
Kent -4 5 £394 -25.00% 2
North East - 5 £300 - 3
Bromley +9 4 £333 -9.89%
St Albans - 4 - -
Durham - 4 - - 1
Watford +4 3 £419 -

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 520 (91.87%) SQL
2 461 (81.45%) SQL Server
3 241 (42.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 210 (37.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 204 (36.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 182 (32.16%) T-SQL
7 175 (30.92%) Performance Tuning
8 147 (25.97%) Microsoft
9 132 (23.32%) Replication
10 130 (22.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 127 (22.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 116 (20.49%) Oracle
13 110 (19.43%) Windows
14 97 (17.14%) Clustering
15 85 (15.02%) SQL Server 2005
16 83 (14.66%) Finance
17 70 (12.37%) Migration
18 66 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
19 63 (11.13%) Data Warehouse
20 55 (9.72%) Oracle Database
21 52 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
22 51 (9.01%) Relational Database
23 50 (8.83%) Security Cleared
23 50 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
24 49 (8.66%) RDBMS
25 46 (8.13%) MS Excel
25 46 (8.13%) Banking
26 44 (7.77%) MySQL
27 43 (7.60%) SQL Server 2000
28 41 (7.24%) Linux

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.77%) IIS
3 8 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (1.24%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.35%) Apache
7 1 (0.18%) CMS
7 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.24%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.18%) GitHub
2 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.83%) SAN
2 4 (0.71%) NAS
3 2 (0.35%) FTP
3 2 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) SSH
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 461 (81.45%) SQL Server
2 241 (42.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 210 (37.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 204 (36.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 130 (22.97%) SQL Server 2012
6 127 (22.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 85 (15.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 63 (11.13%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (9.72%) Oracle Database
10 51 (9.01%) Relational Database
11 49 (8.66%) RDBMS
12 44 (7.77%) MySQL
13 43 (7.60%) SQL Server 2000
14 27 (4.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 21 (3.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 20 (3.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (3.18%) OLAP
18 17 (3.00%) DTS
18 17 (3.00%) Sybase ASE
19 15 (2.65%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 23 (4.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (1.77%) Visual Studio
4 8 (1.41%) Toad
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) PVCS
General
1 83 (14.66%) Finance
2 46 (8.13%) Banking
3 12 (2.12%) Investment Banking
3 12 (2.12%) Retail
4 9 (1.59%) Marketing
5 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.71%) Advertising
7 4 (0.71%) Legal
8 3 (0.53%) Electronics
8 3 (0.53%) Law
8 3 (0.53%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Games
9 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.18%) .NET
2 11 (1.94%) XML
3 10 (1.77%) Web Services
4 7 (1.24%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.06%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.71%) MDX
7 3 (0.53%) Middleware
7 3 (0.53%) HTML
8 2 (0.35%) SOAP
8 2 (0.35%) ODBC
8 2 (0.35%) WinForms
8 2 (0.35%) RESTful
9 1 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 132 (23.32%) Replication
2 97 (17.14%) Clustering
3 41 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.18%) NHS
5 12 (2.12%) Data Integration
6 11 (1.94%) Statistics
7 10 (1.77%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.77%) Open Source
8 6 (1.06%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.88%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.53%) HACMP
11 2 (0.35%) DTV
11 2 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.35%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.35%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.18%) User Experience
12 1 (0.18%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.18%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 110 (19.43%) Windows
2 41 (7.24%) Linux
3 28 (4.95%) UNIX
4 24 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (3.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (2.65%) Solaris
8 8 (1.41%) AIX
9 5 (0.88%) SUSE
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (30.92%) Performance Tuning
2 70 (12.37%) Migration
3 66 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
4 50 (8.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (6.54%) Performance Monitoring
6 36 (6.36%) ETL
7 34 (6.01%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (5.48%) Change Management
9 28 (4.95%) ITIL
9 28 (4.95%) Database Security
10 24 (4.24%) E-Commerce
10 24 (4.24%) Data Migration
10 24 (4.24%) Database Tuning
11 22 (3.89%) High Availability
12 20 (3.53%) Data Modelling
13 14 (2.47%) Performance Management
13 14 (2.47%) Release Management
14 11 (1.94%) CRM
15 9 (1.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 520 (91.87%) SQL
2 182 (32.16%) T-SQL
3 32 (5.65%) PL/SQL
3 32 (5.65%) PowerShell
4 16 (2.83%) C#
4 16 (2.83%) Shell Script
5 11 (1.94%) Perl
5 11 (1.94%) VB
6 9 (1.59%) Korn
7 6 (1.06%) VBScript
8 4 (0.71%) Java
8 4 (0.71%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.35%) Python
9 2 (0.35%) C
9 2 (0.35%) VBA
10 1 (0.18%) R
10 1 (0.18%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (8.83%) Security Cleared
3 35 (6.18%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.77%) MCITP
5 18 (3.18%) MCDBA
6 15 (2.65%) Degree
7 14 (2.47%) MCTS
8 12 (2.12%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.24%) MCSE
10 5 (0.88%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.53%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.35%) MCSA
12 2 (0.35%) OCP
13 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.18%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.77%) QA
2 9 (1.59%) SLA
3 4 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (4.06%) Oracle RAC
1 23 (4.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (3.89%) Data Guard
2 18 (3.18%) SCOM
3 11 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (1.06%) SCCM
6 3 (0.53%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
Vendors
1 147 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 116 (20.49%) Oracle
3 34 (6.01%) Sybase
4 21 (3.71%) Red Hat
5 20 (3.53%) Red Gate
6 17 (3.00%) VMware
7 14 (2.47%) BMC
8 10 (1.77%) IBM
9 8 (1.41%) Sun
10 6 (1.06%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.71%) Veritas
12 3 (0.53%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (0.53%) SAP
13 2 (0.35%) HP
13 2 (0.35%) JD Edwards
13 2 (0.35%) Embarcadero
13 2 (0.35%) Citrix
13 2 (0.35%) Netezza
13 2 (0.35%) Mercator
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
ITF Solutions
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Bristol
Streamline Connections
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Artemis IT Recruitment
Rate: Up tp £375 pd
Posted: 15 days ago
Doncaster
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Rotherham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
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