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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 342 335 343
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 289 291 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.58% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 205 139
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.86 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.48% +17.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £26.00

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
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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 -8 268 £350 -5.40% 113
London -20 95 £375 -3.22% 41
South East -16 48 £350 - 20
Yorkshire -4 39 £375 +20.00% 10
West Yorkshire -1 30 £375 +8.30% 8
City of London -3 28 £425 +6.25% 15
Leeds +4 25 £375 - 4
North West -19 25 £325 -7.14% 16
East Midlands +1 19 £400 -3.03% 6
Hampshire +1 18 £310 +3.33% 7
Manchester -9 18 £315 -6.66% 9
East of England +4 17 £325 -14.75% 6
South West -19 16 £338 -1.81% 4
Scotland +9 14 £413 +10.00% 2
Surrey +8 13 £350 -5.08% 4
Southampton +6 12 £310 +3.33% 4
Essex +1 9 £325 -18.75% 3
Derbyshire - 8 £363 -
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £290 -31.76% 2
West Midlands -1 6 £318 +15.45% 10
Somerset -10 6 £338 -5.26%
Derby - 6 £363 -
Dorset +7 5 £375 +11.11%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £350 -
Nottingham -3 5 £400 +6.66% 4
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £400 +6.66% 4
Cheshire -14 5 £338 -5.26% 3
Northamptonshire +4 4 £400 - 2
Taunton +2 4 £338 -3.57%
Wales -13 4 £250 -46.80% 3

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 560 (93.02%) SQL
2 518 (86.05%) SQL Server
3 271 (45.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 247 (41.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 233 (38.70%) T-SQL
6 190 (31.56%) SQL Server 2008
7 180 (29.90%) Performance Tuning
8 176 (29.24%) Microsoft
9 142 (23.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 121 (20.10%) Windows
11 114 (18.94%) Oracle
12 108 (17.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 107 (17.77%) Replication
14 94 (15.61%) Finance
15 91 (15.12%) Clustering
16 90 (14.95%) Migration
17 77 (12.79%) Data Warehouse
18 76 (12.62%) Disaster Recovery
19 75 (12.46%) SQL Server 2005
20 74 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
21 67 (11.13%) ETL
22 50 (8.31%) Oracle Database
23 48 (7.97%) MS Excel
24 46 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
25 42 (6.98%) ITIL
26 41 (6.81%) SharePoint
26 41 (6.81%) PowerShell
27 39 (6.48%) Security Cleared
28 37 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
28 37 (6.15%) .NET

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 41 (6.81%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (0.83%) IIS
4 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.17%) Lync
5 1 (0.17%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 48 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.50%) MS Office
3 5 (0.83%) MS Project
4 2 (0.33%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Business One
3 2 (0.33%) Summit
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.66%) SaaS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.48%) SAN
2 8 (1.33%) LAN
3 7 (1.16%) NAS
4 6 (1.00%) Firewall
5 5 (0.83%) WAN
6 3 (0.50%) Internet
6 3 (0.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.50%) VLAN
7 2 (0.33%) Network Security
7 2 (0.33%) SSL
7 2 (0.33%) SSH
7 2 (0.33%) FTP
8 1 (0.17%) HTTP
8 1 (0.17%) Extranet
8 1 (0.17%) RTP
8 1 (0.17%) DAB
8 1 (0.17%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 518 (86.05%) SQL Server
2 271 (45.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 247 (41.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 190 (31.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 142 (23.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 108 (17.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 77 (12.79%) Data Warehouse
8 75 (12.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 50 (8.31%) Oracle Database
10 34 (5.65%) SQL Server 2000
11 32 (5.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 31 (5.15%) Relational Database
13 25 (4.15%) MySQL
14 22 (3.65%) RDBMS
14 22 (3.65%) DTS
15 17 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 15 (2.49%) OLAP
17 14 (2.33%) Data Mart
18 13 (2.16%) MS Access
19 9 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 37 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.16%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.50%) Subversion
6 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.33%) Toad
8 1 (0.17%) ERwin
8 1 (0.17%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.17%) Flyway
8 1 (0.17%) JIRA
General
1 94 (15.61%) Finance
2 22 (3.65%) Banking
3 7 (1.16%) Retail
3 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 5 (0.83%) Law
5 4 (0.66%) Marketing
6 3 (0.50%) Games
6 3 (0.50%) Legal
6 3 (0.50%) Front Office
6 3 (0.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.17%) Publishing
8 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.17%) Back Office
8 1 (0.17%) Electronics
8 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.15%) .NET
2 9 (1.50%) XML
2 9 (1.50%) MDX
3 8 (1.33%) Web Services
4 4 (0.66%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.66%) CGI
5 3 (0.50%) LAMP
5 3 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 2 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.17%) COM
7 1 (0.17%) Flash
7 1 (0.17%) LINQ
7 1 (0.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 107 (17.77%) Replication
2 91 (15.12%) Clustering
3 21 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.16%) NHS
5 15 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.66%) Statistics
8 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.66%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.50%) EqualLogic
9 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.33%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.33%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.33%) Life Science
11 1 (0.17%) CMDB
11 1 (0.17%) Data Conversion
11 1 (0.17%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 121 (20.10%) Windows
2 35 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (5.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (4.98%) Linux
5 16 (2.66%) UNIX
6 14 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
8 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.16%) AIX
10 4 (0.66%) Solaris
10 4 (0.66%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.33%) CentOS
11 2 (0.33%) SUSE
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (29.90%) Performance Tuning
2 90 (14.95%) Migration
3 76 (12.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 74 (12.29%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (11.13%) ETL
6 42 (6.98%) ITIL
7 35 (5.81%) High Availability
8 34 (5.65%) Database Mirroring
9 33 (5.48%) Performance Monitoring
9 33 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
10 27 (4.49%) Data Migration
10 27 (4.49%) Data Modelling
10 27 (4.49%) Database Security
11 24 (3.99%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (2.82%) Change Management
13 14 (2.33%) Incident Management
14 12 (1.99%) Release Management
14 12 (1.99%) CRM
15 11 (1.83%) Database Tuning
16 10 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 560 (93.02%) SQL
2 233 (38.70%) T-SQL
3 41 (6.81%) PowerShell
4 23 (3.82%) PL/SQL
5 22 (3.65%) C#
6 17 (2.82%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.99%) Korn
8 11 (1.83%) VB
9 9 (1.50%) Perl
10 8 (1.33%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.00%) Python
11 6 (1.00%) VBScript
11 6 (1.00%) Java
12 3 (0.50%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.50%) Ruby
13 2 (0.33%) C++
13 2 (0.33%) PHP
14 1 (0.17%) C
14 1 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 46 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (6.48%) Security Cleared
3 33 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 16 (2.66%) MCITP
5 14 (2.33%) MCDBA
6 11 (1.83%) Degree
7 9 (1.50%) MCSA
8 8 (1.33%) MCSE
9 7 (1.16%) MCTS
10 6 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.00%) MCP
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.50%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.50%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.50%) CCNA
12 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.33%) SLA
2 5 (0.83%) QA
3 4 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.66%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.17%) Firmware
6 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.17%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 9 (1.50%) SCOM
1 9 (1.50%) Data Guard
2 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.50%) Puppet
3 3 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (0.50%) SCCM
3 3 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Foglight
Vendors
1 176 (29.24%) Microsoft
2 114 (18.94%) Oracle
3 37 (6.15%) VMware
4 22 (3.65%) Red Gate
5 15 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 11 (1.83%) Citrix
7 9 (1.50%) Sybase
7 9 (1.50%) Sun
8 8 (1.33%) IBM
8 8 (1.33%) Business Objects
9 7 (1.16%) HP
9 7 (1.16%) NetApp
9 7 (1.16%) Tableau
10 6 (1.00%) 3PAR
11 4 (0.66%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.66%) Dell
11 4 (0.66%) CommVault
12 3 (0.50%) BMC
12 3 (0.50%) SAP
12 3 (0.50%) Cisco
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