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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 324 372 350
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -22
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 357 258 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.46% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 179 162
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £268 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £88.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.74% +113.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +232.75%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +51 331 £350 - 126
London +15 105 £335 -10.66% 31
South East +20 73 £350 -6.66% 38
Yorkshire +12 45 £375 +25.00% 14
West Yorkshire +14 39 £375 +36.36% 7
City of London +4 39 £325 -11.56% 6
Leeds - 35 £375 - 5
South West +8 24 £363 +3.57% 6
East of England -4 24 £325 -8.45% 8
North West -30 24 £350 - 18
Surrey +13 21 £350 +7.69% 5
Hampshire +2 21 £381 -14.32% 9
Essex +11 18 £325 -10.34% 3
West Midlands +2 16 £350 +6.06% 4
Scotland +1 15 £381 +30.34% 6
Manchester -8 14 £363 +70.58% 7
Southampton +10 12 £310 -11.04% 1
East Midlands -9 11 £394 +3.61% 6
Bristol +5 10 £450 +28.57% 4
Wales -6 8 £338 -26.63% 2
West Sussex - 8 £335 - 3
Berkshire -6 7 £400 -5.88% 10
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £269 -10.41% 6
Cheshire -17 7 £350 -3.78% 7
North East -21 7 £301 -5.99% 1
Crawley - 7 £330 -
Birmingham +3 6 £350 -
Reading -7 6 £393 -10.28% 4
Tyne and Wear -21 6 £301 -7.67% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 6 £301 -7.67% 1

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 600 (92.31%) SQL
2 563 (86.62%) SQL Server
3 291 (44.77%) T-SQL
4 287 (44.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 249 (38.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 221 (34.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 207 (31.85%) Microsoft
8 198 (30.46%) Performance Tuning
9 172 (26.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 155 (23.85%) Windows
11 127 (19.54%) Oracle
12 117 (18.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 112 (17.23%) Clustering
14 111 (17.08%) Replication
15 105 (16.15%) Migration
16 95 (14.62%) Finance
17 86 (13.23%) SQL Server 2005
18 76 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
19 75 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
20 71 (10.92%) ETL
21 64 (9.85%) MS Excel
22 61 (9.38%) PowerShell
23 60 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
24 55 (8.46%) ITIL
25 53 (8.15%) Oracle Database
26 50 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
27 48 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
27 48 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
28 47 (7.23%) VMware
28 47 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 34 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.69%) IIS
3 8 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.15%) WordPress
4 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.15%) Lync
4 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (9.85%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.85%) MS Office
3 5 (0.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Summit
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.77%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.69%) SAN
2 7 (1.08%) NAS
3 6 (0.92%) Firewall
3 6 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.77%) LAN
4 5 (0.77%) WAN
5 4 (0.62%) Internet
6 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.46%) VLAN
6 3 (0.46%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) SSL
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
7 2 (0.31%) Network Security
7 2 (0.31%) SSH
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
8 1 (0.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (86.62%) SQL Server
2 287 (44.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 249 (38.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 221 (34.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 172 (26.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 117 (18.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 86 (13.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 76 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (8.15%) Oracle Database
10 42 (6.46%) Relational Database
11 36 (5.54%) SQL Server 2000
12 33 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 33 (5.08%) MySQL
13 28 (4.31%) DTS
13 28 (4.31%) RDBMS
14 25 (3.85%) MongoDB
15 16 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
16 14 (2.15%) Data Mart
17 11 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 11 (1.69%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 48 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (1.38%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.46%) Subversion
6 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.15%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.15%) Flyway
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.15%) ERwin
7 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 95 (14.62%) Finance
2 23 (3.54%) Banking
3 9 (1.38%) Retail
4 8 (1.23%) Law
5 5 (0.77%) Legal
5 5 (0.77%) Advertising
6 4 (0.62%) Publishing
6 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 4 (0.62%) Marketing
7 3 (0.46%) Games
7 3 (0.46%) Automotive
7 3 (0.46%) Front Office
8 2 (0.31%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.00%) .NET
2 11 (1.69%) MDX
3 10 (1.54%) Web Services
3 10 (1.54%) XML
4 4 (0.62%) CGI
4 4 (0.62%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.46%) BSON
5 3 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 3 (0.46%) LAMP
5 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.15%) Flash
7 1 (0.15%) WSH
7 1 (0.15%) LINQ
7 1 (0.15%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.15%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.23%) Clustering
2 111 (17.08%) Replication
3 21 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.77%) Data Centre
5 17 (2.62%) NHS
6 12 (1.85%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.92%) Statistics
7 6 (0.92%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.77%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.31%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.31%) EqualLogic
10 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.15%) User Experience
11 1 (0.15%) Life Science
11 1 (0.15%) CMDB
11 1 (0.15%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 155 (23.85%) Windows
2 47 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (6.15%) Linux
4 34 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (3.54%) UNIX
7 15 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.85%) Solaris
9 7 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (0.92%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) SUSE
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (30.46%) Performance Tuning
2 105 (16.15%) Migration
3 75 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 71 (10.92%) ETL
5 60 (9.23%) Business Intelligence
6 55 (8.46%) ITIL
7 50 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
8 40 (6.15%) High Availability
9 35 (5.38%) Data Migration
9 35 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
10 34 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
12 31 (4.77%) Database Security
13 28 (4.31%) Data Modelling
14 24 (3.69%) Release Management
15 17 (2.62%) Change Management
16 15 (2.31%) Data Management
17 14 (2.15%) CRM
17 14 (2.15%) Database Tuning
18 13 (2.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 600 (92.31%) SQL
2 291 (44.77%) T-SQL
3 61 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 24 (3.69%) C#
5 21 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 19 (2.92%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.15%) Perl
8 13 (2.00%) Korn
9 12 (1.85%) VBScript
9 12 (1.85%) VB
10 9 (1.38%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.23%) Python
12 6 (0.92%) Java
13 5 (0.77%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.77%) C++
13 5 (0.77%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.46%) Ruby
15 2 (0.31%) C
16 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (7.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (5.23%) Security Cleared
3 28 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.92%) Degree
5 16 (2.46%) MCTS
5 16 (2.46%) MCSA
6 13 (2.00%) MCITP
7 8 (1.23%) MCDBA
8 7 (1.08%) MCSE
9 6 (0.92%) MCP
9 6 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.46%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.46%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.15%) OCP
12 1 (0.15%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.15%) SLA
2 13 (2.00%) QA
3 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (4.77%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.31%) SRDF
5 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (3.54%) SCOM
2 10 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (1.23%) Data Guard
3 8 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.46%) Puppet
5 3 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.46%) SCCM
6 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.31%) SnapMirror
6 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Foglight
Vendors
1 207 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 127 (19.54%) Oracle
3 47 (7.23%) VMware
4 17 (2.62%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.31%) Red Gate
6 14 (2.15%) Citrix
7 13 (2.00%) Sybase
8 8 (1.23%) IBM
8 8 (1.23%) BMC
9 7 (1.08%) HP
9 7 (1.08%) NetApp
10 6 (0.92%) 3PAR
11 5 (0.77%) Mitel
11 5 (0.77%) Veritas
12 4 (0.62%) CommVault
12 4 (0.62%) Sun
12 4 (0.62%) Tableau
13 3 (0.46%) Remedy
13 3 (0.46%) Cisco
13 3 (0.46%) SAP
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