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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 396 350 329
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -21
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 261 326 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.61% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 227 224
Median daily rate £355 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £443 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £38.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 29 June 2016.

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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -52 237 £363 +2.11% 77
London -39 61 £400 +6.66% 21
South East -16 42 £434 +24.00% 13
Yorkshire -6 31 £348 -7.33% 7
East of England +15 25 £375 +15.38% 1
West Yorkshire -21 22 £350 -6.66% 5
North East - 20 £283 - 4
South West 0 19 £348 +6.92% 7
North West -17 18 £300 -7.69% 16
Tyne and Wear - 18 £284 - 4
City of London +32 17 £340 -20.00% 4
West Midlands -17 17 £340 +4.61% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 17 £283 - 4
Hertfordshire +24 13 £400 +14.28%
Scotland -16 12 £340 -15.00%
Kent +17 11 £460 +41.53%
Leeds -18 10 £330 -12.00% 3
Milton Keynes +11 8 £345 -
Glasgow +10 8 £319 +10.86%
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £345 -1.42% 1
West Sussex -7 8 £413 - 1
Bristol +12 7 £338 +8.00% 1
Crawley +7 7 £413 -
Essex +2 7 £325 - 1
Manchester -18 7 £331 +5.15% 9
South Wales +19 6 £315 +26.00% 1
Wales +19 6 £315 +26.00% 1
Cardiff +9 5 £315 +26.00% 1
Cheshire -3 5 £300 -7.69% 1
Hampshire -4 5 £364 +17.41% 2

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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.

1 461 (88.15%) SQL
2 451 (86.23%) SQL Server
3 210 (40.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 187 (35.76%) Performance Tuning
5 169 (32.31%) T-SQL
6 166 (31.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 165 (31.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 160 (30.59%) Microsoft
9 150 (28.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 145 (27.72%) Clustering
11 129 (24.67%) Windows
12 119 (22.75%) SQL Server 2005
13 117 (22.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 116 (22.18%) SQL Server 2014
15 105 (20.08%) Replication
16 96 (18.36%) High Availability
17 91 (17.40%) Business Intelligence
18 88 (16.83%) Migration
19 85 (16.25%) Finance
19 85 (16.25%) Oracle
20 74 (14.15%) PowerShell
21 69 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
22 55 (10.52%) Oracle Database
23 51 (9.75%) Windows Server
23 51 (9.75%) Security Cleared
24 49 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
25 48 (9.18%) SQL Server 2000
26 46 (8.80%) ITIL
26 46 (8.80%) MS Excel
27 45 (8.60%) Linux

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 22 (4.21%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (1.91%) IIS
3 3 (0.57%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.19%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.19%) CMS
4 1 (0.19%) Commerce Server
4 1 (0.19%) Confluence
4 1 (0.19%) JBoss
4 1 (0.19%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.19%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.38%) IaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.19%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.19%) Office 365
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.69%) SAN
2 9 (1.72%) Firewall
3 5 (0.96%) NAS
4 3 (0.57%) Internet
5 2 (0.38%) DHCP
5 2 (0.38%) DNS
5 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.38%) Network Security
5 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.19%) DAB
6 1 (0.19%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.19%) SMTP
6 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (86.23%) SQL Server
2 210 (40.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 166 (31.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 165 (31.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 150 (28.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 119 (22.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 117 (22.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 116 (22.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 55 (10.52%) Oracle Database
10 48 (9.18%) SQL Server 2000
11 31 (5.93%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (4.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 21 (4.02%) Oracle Database 11g
14 20 (3.82%) Relational Database
15 18 (3.44%) RDBMS
16 17 (3.25%) DTS
17 15 (2.87%) DB2
17 15 (2.87%) Oracle Database 12c
17 15 (2.87%) SQL Server 2016
18 13 (2.49%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 22 (4.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.76%) MSI
5 3 (0.57%) Toad
6 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 85 (16.25%) Finance
2 23 (4.40%) Banking
3 13 (2.49%) Retail
4 12 (2.29%) Law
4 12 (2.29%) Legal
5 6 (1.15%) Billing
6 5 (0.96%) Marketing
7 4 (0.76%) Automotive
8 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Local Government
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.07%) .NET
2 16 (3.06%) ASP.NET
3 11 (2.10%) Entity Framework
4 10 (1.91%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.96%) XML
6 4 (0.76%) Web Services
7 3 (0.57%) MDX
7 3 (0.57%) NHibernate
8 2 (0.38%) COM
8 2 (0.38%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) CSS
9 1 (0.19%) jQuery
9 1 (0.19%) LAMP
9 1 (0.19%) Middleware
9 1 (0.19%) POSIX
9 1 (0.19%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.19%) WCF
9 1 (0.19%) WSH
9 1 (0.19%) XSD
9 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 145 (27.72%) Clustering
2 105 (20.08%) Replication
3 25 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.91%) Statistics
6 9 (1.72%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.53%) NHS
8 7 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.57%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.38%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.38%) iPad
10 2 (0.38%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.19%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.19%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.19%) PMI
11 1 (0.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 129 (24.67%) Windows
2 51 (9.75%) Windows Server
3 49 (9.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (8.60%) Linux
5 39 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 36 (6.88%) Unix
7 18 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.91%) AIX
9 5 (0.96%) Solaris
10 4 (0.76%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
12 1 (0.19%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (35.76%) Performance Tuning
2 96 (18.36%) High Availability
3 91 (17.40%) Business Intelligence
4 88 (16.83%) Migration
5 69 (13.19%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (8.80%) ITIL
7 34 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
8 33 (6.31%) ETL
9 30 (5.74%) Database Mirroring
10 29 (5.54%) Performance Monitoring
11 25 (4.78%) Change Management
11 25 (4.78%) Database Tuning
12 24 (4.59%) Mentoring
13 20 (3.82%) Database Security
14 19 (3.63%) Incident Management
15 16 (3.06%) Data Modelling
15 16 (3.06%) Project Management
15 16 (3.06%) Service Delivery
16 15 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (2.68%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 461 (88.15%) SQL
2 169 (32.31%) T-SQL
3 74 (14.15%) PowerShell
4 27 (5.16%) C#
4 27 (5.16%) Shell Script
5 23 (4.40%) PL/SQL
6 19 (3.63%) VBScript
7 10 (1.91%) VB
8 7 (1.34%) Java
8 7 (1.34%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.15%) Perl
10 5 (0.96%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.76%) C
11 4 (0.76%) Python
12 3 (0.57%) C++
12 3 (0.57%) VBA
13 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.38%) PHP
14 1 (0.19%) Pig Latin
14 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (6.31%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.44%) Degree
5 15 (2.87%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.49%) MCDBA
7 10 (1.91%) MCSE
8 6 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.15%) MCITP
9 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.57%) MCTS
10 3 (0.57%) OCP
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.38%) MCSA
12 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.19%) HND
12 1 (0.19%) MCP
12 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.10%) SLA
2 6 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.15%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.76%) QA
4 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (4.78%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.87%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.19%) Docker
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.19%) vSphere
6 1 (0.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (7.27%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (4.97%) Failover Clustering
3 24 (4.59%) Oracle RMAN
4 21 (4.02%) SCOM
5 10 (1.91%) SCCM
6 9 (1.72%) Perfmon
7 8 (1.53%) Data Guard
8 7 (1.34%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.76%) MAINVIEW
11 4 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.38%) Puppet
13 1 (0.19%) Ansible
13 1 (0.19%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.19%) Nagios
13 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Flashback
13 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 160 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 85 (16.25%) Oracle
3 34 (6.50%) VMware
4 21 (4.02%) HP
5 11 (2.10%) IBM
5 11 (2.10%) RedGate
5 11 (2.10%) ServiceNow
6 8 (1.53%) Sybase
7 7 (1.34%) Cognizant
7 7 (1.34%) EMC
7 7 (1.34%) Informatica
7 7 (1.34%) Netezza
8 6 (1.15%) Meridio
8 6 (1.15%) SimCorp
9 5 (0.96%) Lumension
10 4 (0.76%) BMC
10 4 (0.76%) Intel Security
11 3 (0.57%) Citrix
11 3 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.57%) SAP
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