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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
UK
Rank 399 376 351
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -25
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 206 273 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.53% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.55% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 201 196
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Median hourly rate - £44.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -28 190 £355 -5.33% 70
London -64 40 £388 +1.97% 28
South East +8 29 £406 +1.56% 18
North West +27 26 £338 -3.57% 8
Yorkshire +18 23 £340 -9.33% 4
South West +14 21 £325 -13.33% 4
Manchester +19 20 £328 -6.49% 5
West Midlands +3 19 £350 +3.70% 5
West Yorkshire +8 14 £335 -10.66% 3
Leeds -3 13 £330 -16.19% 3
East of England -5 13 £388 +29.16% 2
East Midlands +17 10 £333 -
Hampshire +7 10 £438 +6.06% 7
North East -5 9 £400 +3.22% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 9 £400 +3.22% 1
City of London -15 9 £369 -1.66% 5
Staffordshire +3 8 £250 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 8 £400 -11.11% 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £363 -
Scotland +20 7 £325 -1.51% 6
Wiltshire - 6 £315 - 1
Cheshire +38 5 £350 - 1
Bristol +3 5 £313 -16.66%
Birmingham -1 5 £363 +13.28% 2
Kent +7 4 £400 +15.52% 1
Nottinghamshire +4 4 £300 -
Surrey -2 4 £394 -3.96% 2
Belfast - 4 £275 -
County Antrim - 4 £275 -
Sheffield - 4 £400 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 428 (93.04%) SQL
2 391 (85.00%) SQL Server
3 193 (41.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 184 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 151 (32.83%) T-SQL
6 144 (31.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 142 (30.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 124 (26.96%) SQL Server 2012
9 113 (24.57%) Performance Tuning
10 112 (24.35%) SQL Server 2014
11 110 (23.91%) Windows
12 94 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
13 87 (18.91%) High Availability
14 84 (18.26%) Oracle
15 79 (17.17%) Migration
15 79 (17.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 77 (16.74%) Replication
17 76 (16.52%) Clustering
18 72 (15.65%) Finance
19 70 (15.22%) PowerShell
20 68 (14.78%) ETL
21 55 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
22 54 (11.74%) Linux
23 50 (10.87%) MS Excel
24 48 (10.43%) ITIL
24 48 (10.43%) Oracle Database
25 47 (10.22%) Windows Server
25 47 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
25 47 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
26 39 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.57%) IIS
2 17 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (2.39%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.43%) JBoss
4 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.22%) Apache
5 1 (0.22%) CMS
5 1 (0.22%) Drupal
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 50 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.30%) MS Office
4 3 (0.65%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) Epicor iScala
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.26%) IaaS
3 14 (3.04%) PaaS
4 13 (2.83%) SaaS
5 11 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.70%) SAN
2 4 (0.87%) Firewall
3 3 (0.65%) LDAP
4 2 (0.43%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.43%) DNS
4 2 (0.43%) FTP
4 2 (0.43%) Intranet
4 2 (0.43%) LAN
4 2 (0.43%) VLAN
4 2 (0.43%) VPN
4 2 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) DAB
5 1 (0.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 391 (85.00%) SQL Server
2 193 (41.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 144 (31.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 142 (30.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 124 (26.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (24.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 79 (17.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (10.43%) Oracle Database
9 47 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (10.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 38 (8.26%) MySQL
11 29 (6.30%) SQL Server 2016
12 26 (5.65%) SQL Server 2000
13 25 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
13 25 (5.43%) Relational Database
14 21 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (3.91%) Oracle Database 12c
15 18 (3.91%) RDBMS
16 14 (3.04%) Oracle Database 10g
17 13 (2.83%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.74%) Subversion
4 7 (1.52%) NUnit
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.43%) Toad
6 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA
6 1 (0.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (15.65%) Finance
2 22 (4.78%) Advertising
3 20 (4.35%) Banking
4 9 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.74%) Legal
6 7 (1.52%) Law
7 6 (1.30%) Local Government
8 4 (0.87%) Marketing
8 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.65%) Back Office
9 3 (0.65%) Electronics
9 3 (0.65%) Retail
10 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (7.39%) .NET
2 20 (4.35%) Web Services
3 9 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.74%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.74%) Entity Framework
5 7 (1.52%) ADO
5 7 (1.52%) Dapper ORM
6 3 (0.65%) SOAP
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.22%) HTML
8 1 (0.22%) JSON
8 1 (0.22%) LAMP
8 1 (0.22%) MDX
8 1 (0.22%) Middleware
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.74%) Replication
2 76 (16.52%) Clustering
3 21 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.57%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.09%) Data Structures
5 4 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (0.87%) Driving Licence
5 4 (0.87%) FMCG
5 4 (0.87%) Management Information System
5 4 (0.87%) Oracle Licensing
6 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.65%) NHS
7 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.43%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.43%) Fintech
7 2 (0.43%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.22%) HACMP
8 1 (0.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 110 (23.91%) Windows
2 54 (11.74%) Linux
3 47 (10.22%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.74%) Unix
5 28 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.30%) AIX
10 4 (0.87%) Solaris
11 2 (0.43%) CentOS
11 2 (0.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.43%) zOS
12 1 (0.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (24.57%) Performance Tuning
2 94 (20.43%) Business Intelligence
3 87 (18.91%) High Availability
4 79 (17.17%) Migration
5 68 (14.78%) ETL
6 55 (11.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (10.43%) ITIL
8 23 (5.00%) Data Management
9 22 (4.78%) Database Mirroring
9 22 (4.78%) Performance Monitoring
10 21 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (4.57%) Data Modelling
11 20 (4.35%) Data Migration
12 17 (3.70%) Change Management
12 17 (3.70%) CRM
13 14 (3.04%) Database Security
13 14 (3.04%) Problem Management
13 14 (3.04%) SQL Optimisation
14 12 (2.61%) DevOps
14 12 (2.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 428 (93.04%) SQL
2 151 (32.83%) T-SQL
3 70 (15.22%) PowerShell
4 18 (3.91%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.04%) C#
6 12 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.96%) VB
8 5 (1.09%) C++
9 4 (0.87%) Java
10 3 (0.65%) Perl
10 3 (0.65%) PHP
10 3 (0.65%) Python
10 3 (0.65%) R
11 2 (0.43%) C
11 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 37 (8.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (5.87%) Security Cleared
3 21 (4.57%) MCITP
4 16 (3.48%) MCDBA
5 14 (3.04%) Degree
6 13 (2.83%) SC Cleared
7 12 (2.61%) MCSE
8 7 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.30%) MCSA
9 6 (1.30%) MCTS
9 6 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (1.09%) OCP
11 4 (0.87%) MCP
12 3 (0.65%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.22%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.22%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.30%) QA
2 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.65%) SLA
3 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 22 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.74%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (1.74%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
1 17 (3.70%) SCOM
2 16 (3.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (2.83%) Data Guard
4 11 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.96%) Nagios
6 5 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.43%) Ansible
8 2 (0.43%) Puppet
8 2 (0.43%) SCCM
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Sentry
9 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) Simpana
Vendors
1 184 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 84 (18.26%) Oracle
3 31 (6.74%) VMware
4 16 (3.48%) SAP
5 14 (3.04%) Sybase
6 13 (2.83%) RedGate
7 12 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.96%) Rackspace
9 7 (1.52%) Tableau
10 6 (1.30%) IDERA
10 6 (1.30%) NetApp
11 4 (0.87%) Cisco
11 4 (0.87%) Cognos
11 4 (0.87%) iManage
12 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix
13 2 (0.43%) F5
13 2 (0.43%) IBM
13 2 (0.43%) SaltStack
13 2 (0.43%) WorldPay
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £600 per day + Free Parking
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago