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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 330 267 317
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +50
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 306 398 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.73% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.79% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 281 132
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£350 £359 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £263 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +63.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £39.95 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.70 £135.25 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +63.46%

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 27 April 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
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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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 -66 272 £350 -2.43% 137
London -27 108 £413 +8.19% 48
South East -27 46 £325 - 20
City of London +8 35 £438 +6.06% 11
Yorkshire -61 27 £294 -18.96% 15
East Midlands +12 25 £325 -10.95% 3
North West -30 22 £325 - 27
Wales - 22 £203 - 4
West Midlands -8 20 £375 +15.38% 12
Surrey +9 16 £325 -7.14% 9
South Wales - 16 £200 - 4
Cardiff - 16 £200 - 3
South Yorkshire -13 15 £275 - 1
South West -26 15 £375 +7.14% 3
Leicester +18 10 £305 +3.38%
Leicestershire +12 10 £305 +3.38%
Kent +3 10 £350 -33.33% 1
Manchester -16 10 £356 - 17
West Yorkshire -26 10 £310 -4.76% 14
Scotland +4 9 £338 +0.74% 3
East of England -3 8 £249 -33.66% 9
Bristol +6 7 £448 +98.88% 3
Sheffield -5 7 £283 -29.37% 1
Bradford - 7 £310 - 4
Nottinghamshire +2 6 £344 - 2
Glasgow -2 6 £290 -7.20% 1
Hampshire -19 6 £320 +6.66% 5
Buckinghamshire - 6 £263 -
Nottingham - 6 £344 - 2
Berkshire -9 5 £400 +23.07% 3

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 534 (94.01%) SQL
2 500 (88.03%) SQL Server
3 260 (45.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 223 (39.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 205 (36.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 190 (33.45%) Performance Tuning
7 184 (32.39%) T-SQL
8 147 (25.88%) Microsoft
9 128 (22.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 119 (20.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 104 (18.31%) Replication
12 100 (17.61%) Oracle
13 98 (17.25%) Windows
14 91 (16.02%) Business Intelligence
14 91 (16.02%) Clustering
14 91 (16.02%) Finance
15 83 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
16 74 (13.03%) Disaster Recovery
17 70 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
18 67 (11.80%) Migration
18 67 (11.80%) ETL
19 47 (8.27%) Performance Monitoring
20 44 (7.75%) MS Excel
21 39 (6.87%) Oracle Database
22 38 (6.69%) High Availability
22 38 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
23 37 (6.51%) SharePoint
23 37 (6.51%) Database Mirroring
24 36 (6.34%) Security Cleared
25 33 (5.81%) MySQL

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 37 (6.51%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.23%) IIS
4 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.18%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 44 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.94%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.46%) SAN
2 9 (1.58%) NAS
3 7 (1.23%) LAN
4 4 (0.70%) WAN
4 4 (0.70%) Firewall
5 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.53%) Internet
6 2 (0.35%) FTP
6 2 (0.35%) SSL
7 1 (0.18%) SSH
7 1 (0.18%) Network Security
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) Extranet
7 1 (0.18%) RTP
7 1 (0.18%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 500 (88.03%) SQL Server
2 260 (45.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 223 (39.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 205 (36.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 128 (22.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 119 (20.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 83 (14.61%) Data Warehouse
8 70 (12.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 39 (6.87%) Oracle Database
10 33 (5.81%) MySQL
11 31 (5.46%) Relational Database
12 29 (5.11%) RDBMS
13 27 (4.75%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (3.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (2.82%) OLAP
17 13 (2.29%) DTS
18 12 (2.11%) OLAP Cube
19 10 (1.76%) Impala
19 10 (1.76%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.06%) Toad
4 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) ERwin
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 91 (16.02%) Finance
2 24 (4.23%) Banking
3 11 (1.94%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.06%) Legal
5 5 (0.88%) Retail
6 3 (0.53%) Law
6 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.53%) Front Office
6 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.53%) Marketing
7 2 (0.35%) Electronics
7 2 (0.35%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Automotive
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Local Government
8 1 (0.18%) Back Office
8 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.93%) .NET
2 12 (2.11%) Web Services
3 10 (1.76%) XML
4 8 (1.41%) MDX
5 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.70%) CGI
6 3 (0.53%) LAMP
6 3 (0.53%) ODBC
7 2 (0.35%) RESTful
7 2 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.35%) SOAP
8 1 (0.18%) HTML
8 1 (0.18%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 104 (18.31%) Replication
2 91 (16.02%) Clustering
3 25 (4.40%) NHS
4 21 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.94%) Data Integration
7 9 (1.58%) Statistics
8 5 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.53%) Open Source
11 2 (0.35%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.35%) Data Extraction
11 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.35%) Equities
12 1 (0.18%) E-Learning
12 1 (0.18%) Derivative
12 1 (0.18%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 98 (17.25%) Windows
2 28 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 28 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (3.70%) Linux
4 18 (3.17%) UNIX
5 10 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.76%) AIX
6 9 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.53%) SUSE
10 2 (0.35%) Solaris
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (33.45%) Performance Tuning
2 91 (16.02%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (13.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 67 (11.80%) ETL
4 67 (11.80%) Migration
5 47 (8.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 38 (6.69%) High Availability
7 37 (6.51%) Database Mirroring
8 31 (5.46%) ITIL
9 30 (5.28%) Capacity Planning
10 26 (4.58%) Database Security
10 26 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (4.40%) Data Modelling
12 24 (4.23%) Data Migration
13 17 (2.99%) Change Management
14 13 (2.29%) Database Tuning
14 13 (2.29%) Incident Management
15 11 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (1.94%) CRM
16 10 (1.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 534 (94.01%) SQL
2 184 (32.39%) T-SQL
3 22 (3.87%) PL/SQL
3 22 (3.87%) PowerShell
4 20 (3.52%) C#
5 14 (2.46%) VB
6 12 (2.11%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.76%) Korn
7 10 (1.76%) Perl
8 6 (1.06%) VBScript
8 6 (1.06%) VB.NET
9 5 (0.88%) Java
10 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.53%) Ruby
11 2 (0.35%) Python
11 2 (0.35%) VB6
11 2 (0.35%) C
12 1 (0.18%) PHP
12 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 38 (6.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (6.34%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.70%) MCITP
5 20 (3.52%) MCDBA
6 9 (1.58%) Degree
7 7 (1.23%) MCTS
8 6 (1.06%) MCP
9 5 (0.88%) MCSE
9 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.70%) MCSA
10 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.53%) CCNA
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.94%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 26 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.18%) SRDF
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (2.29%) Data Guard
2 12 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (0.88%) SCOM
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle Flashback
5 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 147 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 100 (17.61%) Oracle
3 27 (4.75%) VMware
4 18 (3.17%) Red Gate
5 16 (2.82%) Sybase
6 10 (1.76%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.41%) Sun
8 6 (1.06%) HP
8 6 (1.06%) IBM
8 6 (1.06%) 3PAR
9 5 (0.88%) Tableau
10 4 (0.70%) Greenplum
10 4 (0.70%) CommVault
10 4 (0.70%) Citrix
10 4 (0.70%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.53%) Cisco
11 3 (0.53%) Remedy
12 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.35%) Mercator
12 2 (0.35%) Teradata
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