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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 365 336 323
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 254 256 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.52% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 159 177
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £306 £313
% change year-on-year
+17.14% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 8
Average hourly rate £88.75 £41.50 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.85% +68.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.75 £38.41 £21.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.75 £51.03 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £135.00 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+232.75% +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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -24 229 £365 +4.28% 72
London +12 111 £375 -1.31% 27
City of London +34 39 £375 -9.09% 14
South East -17 28 £375 +25.00% 6
East of England -8 27 £375 +3.80% 5
North West +1 22 £350 +45.83% 10
Wales 0 16 £470 +55.37% 2
Cheshire +12 15 £364 - 2
West Midlands -4 14 £325 +11.11% 6
South Wales 0 13 £470 +55.37% 1
East Midlands +11 12 £415 +45.61% 4
Newport - 11 £470 -
Cambridgeshire 0 10 £375 - 2
Berkshire +4 9 £425 +23.63% 1
Scotland -16 9 £293 -16.42% 3
Birmingham +3 8 £338 +15.38%
Hertfordshire -9 8 £394 +21.15% 1
Hampshire -10 7 £343 -14.25% 2
Suffolk - 7 £350 -
South West -35 6 £350 +3.70% 4
Reading +16 5 £438 +19.04%
Chester +5 5 £356 -
Glasgow -10 5 £293 -16.42% 3
Yorkshire -17 5 £325 +80.55% 9
Ipswich - 5 £350 -
Warrington - 4 £345 - 2
Leicestershire - 4 £625 - 2
Surrey +1 3 £325 +16.07%
West Yorkshire +1 3 £275 -8.33% 3
Essex -9 3 £375 -2.91%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 542 (89.44%) SQL
2 507 (83.66%) SQL Server
3 256 (42.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 240 (39.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 217 (35.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 203 (33.50%) T-SQL
7 193 (31.85%) Performance Tuning
8 170 (28.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 156 (25.74%) Oracle
9 156 (25.74%) Microsoft
10 127 (20.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 123 (20.30%) Windows
12 119 (19.64%) Clustering
13 114 (18.81%) Replication
14 109 (17.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 99 (16.34%) Oracle Database
16 73 (12.05%) Finance
16 73 (12.05%) Oracle Database 11g
17 71 (11.72%) Migration
18 68 (11.22%) Security Cleared
19 65 (10.73%) SQL Server 2000
20 61 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
21 60 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
22 58 (9.57%) Oracle Database 10g
23 55 (9.08%) SC Cleared
24 52 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
25 49 (8.09%) Oracle RMAN
26 47 (7.76%) SLA
26 47 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
27 46 (7.59%) Data Guard

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.82%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.16%) IIS
4 5 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.17%) CMS
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.17%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.99%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.17%) GitHub
1 1 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.45%) SAN
2 4 (0.66%) NAS
3 3 (0.50%) LAN
3 3 (0.50%) WAN
3 3 (0.50%) Internet
4 2 (0.33%) VPN
5 1 (0.17%) FTP
5 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.17%) VLAN
5 1 (0.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 507 (83.66%) SQL Server
2 256 (42.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 240 (39.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 217 (35.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 170 (28.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 127 (20.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 109 (17.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 99 (16.34%) Oracle Database
9 73 (12.05%) Oracle Database 11g
10 65 (10.73%) SQL Server 2000
11 58 (9.57%) Oracle Database 10g
12 47 (7.76%) Data Warehouse
13 40 (6.60%) DTS
14 36 (5.94%) MySQL
15 33 (5.45%) Relational Database
16 29 (4.79%) RDBMS
17 16 (2.64%) Oracle Reports
18 14 (2.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 13 (2.15%) Sybase ASE
20 11 (1.82%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 27 (4.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.66%) Toad
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.17%) PVCS
6 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 73 (12.05%) Finance
2 37 (6.11%) Banking
3 12 (1.98%) Retail
4 9 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.32%) Marketing
6 6 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.99%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.99%) Advertising
7 5 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.66%) Electronics
8 4 (0.66%) Legal
8 4 (0.66%) Games
9 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.45%) .NET
2 15 (2.48%) XML
3 14 (2.31%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.99%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.33%) JSON
5 2 (0.33%) MDX
5 2 (0.33%) WebCenter
5 2 (0.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (0.33%) WinForms
5 2 (0.33%) Middleware
5 2 (0.33%) Web Services
6 1 (0.17%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.17%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.17%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.17%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 119 (19.64%) Clustering
2 114 (18.81%) Replication
3 17 (2.81%) Statistics
4 12 (1.98%) NHS
4 12 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.83%) Open Source
6 4 (0.66%) Online Games
6 4 (0.66%) DTV
7 3 (0.50%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.33%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.33%) GIS
8 2 (0.33%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.33%) PMI
8 2 (0.33%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.17%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.17%) PKI
9 1 (0.17%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 123 (20.30%) Windows
2 39 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (5.78%) Linux
4 30 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.14%) UNIX
7 11 (1.82%) Solaris
8 10 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.66%) AIX
10 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (31.85%) Performance Tuning
2 71 (11.72%) Migration
3 60 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
5 43 (7.10%) Capacity Planning
6 40 (6.60%) ETL
6 40 (6.60%) ITIL
7 27 (4.46%) E-Commerce
8 26 (4.29%) High Availability
9 25 (4.13%) Data Modelling
10 23 (3.80%) Database Security
11 22 (3.63%) Database Tuning
11 22 (3.63%) Performance Analysis
12 17 (2.81%) Incident Management
13 16 (2.64%) Change Management
14 14 (2.31%) PRINCE2
15 13 (2.15%) CRM
15 13 (2.15%) Data Migration
16 11 (1.82%) Server Monitoring
17 9 (1.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 542 (89.44%) SQL
2 203 (33.50%) T-SQL
3 32 (5.28%) PL/SQL
4 26 (4.29%) PowerShell
5 22 (3.63%) C#
6 12 (1.98%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.82%) VB
8 10 (1.65%) Perl
9 8 (1.32%) Java
10 7 (1.16%) Korn
11 6 (0.99%) PHP
11 6 (0.99%) C
12 3 (0.50%) VBScript
13 2 (0.33%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.33%) VBA
14 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.17%) XQuery
14 1 (0.17%) Ruby
14 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 68 (11.22%) Security Cleared
2 61 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (9.08%) SC Cleared
4 33 (5.45%) MCITP
5 27 (4.46%) MCDBA
6 12 (1.98%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.98%) Degree
7 11 (1.82%) MCTS
8 8 (1.32%) MCSE
8 8 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.16%) MCSA
10 6 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.66%) OCP
12 3 (0.50%) MCT
13 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.33%) IBM Certification
14 1 (0.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (7.76%) SLA
2 22 (3.63%) QA
3 8 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) HL7
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (8.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 30 (4.95%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.50%) LiteSpeed
5 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.33%) vSphere
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (7.59%) Data Guard
2 20 (3.30%) SCOM
3 10 (1.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.49%) SCCM
5 8 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (0.50%) Control-M
7 3 (0.50%) MOM
7 3 (0.50%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.50%) Ionix
8 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.17%) Foglight
9 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 156 (25.74%) Oracle
1 156 (25.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.29%) Sybase
3 20 (3.30%) Red Gate
4 17 (2.81%) VMware
5 11 (1.82%) SAP
6 10 (1.65%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.49%) BMC
8 8 (1.32%) IBM
9 7 (1.16%) Citrix
10 6 (0.99%) Veritas
10 6 (0.99%) Remedy
11 3 (0.50%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.50%) Sun
11 3 (0.50%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.33%) Tableau
12 2 (0.33%) Netezza
12 2 (0.33%) Capita
12 2 (0.33%) HP
12 2 (0.33%) Dell
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Modis International - London
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ITF Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £220.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £320 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £370 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Salford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Warrington
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Peterborough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago