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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 351 287 333
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +46
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 289 345 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.71% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 249 122
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£360 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £274 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £48.00 £38.86 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.53% +49.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 - £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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
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 £240
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 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -46 263 £370 +2.06% 121
London +8 108 £420 +8.52% 36
South East -16 44 £350 +7.69% 19
City of London +8 37 £450 +12.50% 9
Yorkshire -47 26 £380 +13.43% 18
East Midlands +2 22 £381 +4.45% 9
North West -24 21 £331 -1.85% 8
Wales +13 17 £203 -56.91% 4
West Yorkshire -22 17 £385 +17.55% 16
South West -15 16 £313 -7.40% 9
Surrey +12 15 £350 -2.77% 3
East of England -1 15 £325 -13.33% 7
Manchester -17 14 £338 -1.81% 6
Leeds -20 14 £385 +18.46% 9
South Wales +10 12 £200 -57.44% 4
Cardiff - 12 £200 - 2
West Midlands -10 10 £338 +7.14% 14
Nottinghamshire 0 9 £381 +1.66% 5
Nottingham -3 9 £381 +1.66% 5
Kent +4 8 £350 -33.49% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 8 £263 - 2
Essex -3 8 £299 -22.90% 3
Hampshire -1 7 £325 +8.33% 3
Scotland -7 7 £301 -7.30% 3
Berkshire -10 6 £400 +25.98% 4
South Yorkshire -23 6 £313 -7.40%
Northamptonshire -1 5 £400 - 3
Glasgow -3 5 £290 -7.20%
Somerset -10 5 £338 -5.26% 2
Reading +8 4 £363 +29.46% 3

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 529 (92.97%) SQL
2 492 (86.47%) SQL Server
3 259 (45.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 214 (37.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 199 (34.97%) T-SQL
6 192 (33.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 174 (30.58%) Performance Tuning
8 156 (27.42%) Microsoft
9 132 (23.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 110 (19.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 106 (18.63%) Replication
11 106 (18.63%) Oracle
12 104 (18.28%) Windows
13 88 (15.47%) Clustering
14 86 (15.11%) Finance
15 85 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
16 78 (13.71%) Data Warehouse
17 71 (12.48%) ETL
17 71 (12.48%) Migration
18 67 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
19 63 (11.07%) SQL Server 2005
20 44 (7.73%) Oracle Database
21 40 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
22 38 (6.68%) MS Excel
22 38 (6.68%) Security Cleared
22 38 (6.68%) Team Foundation Server
23 37 (6.50%) SharePoint
23 37 (6.50%) .NET
24 36 (6.33%) PowerShell
25 34 (5.98%) High Availability

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (6.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
2 5 (0.88%) IIS
2 5 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.18%) Lync
4 1 (0.18%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 38 (6.68%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.23%) 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 32 (5.62%) SAN
2 7 (1.23%) NAS
2 7 (1.23%) LAN
3 4 (0.70%) WAN
4 3 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.53%) Internet
4 3 (0.53%) Firewall
5 2 (0.35%) SSH
5 2 (0.35%) SSL
5 2 (0.35%) FTP
5 2 (0.35%) Network Security
6 1 (0.18%) HTTP
6 1 (0.18%) LDAP
6 1 (0.18%) RTP
6 1 (0.18%) DAB
6 1 (0.18%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (86.47%) SQL Server
2 259 (45.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 214 (37.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 192 (33.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 132 (23.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 110 (19.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (13.71%) Data Warehouse
8 63 (11.07%) SQL Server 2005
9 44 (7.73%) Oracle Database
10 30 (5.27%) MySQL
11 29 (5.10%) Relational Database
12 27 (4.75%) SQL Server 2000
12 27 (4.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (3.69%) RDBMS
13 21 (3.69%) DTS
14 20 (3.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 16 (2.81%) OLAP
16 12 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
17 11 (1.93%) Data Mart
17 11 (1.93%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 38 (6.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.05%) Toad
3 6 (1.05%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.53%) Subversion
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.18%) Flyway
7 1 (0.18%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.18%) ERwin
7 1 (0.18%) JIRA
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 86 (15.11%) Finance
2 22 (3.87%) Banking
3 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.05%) Retail
5 5 (0.88%) Law
6 4 (0.70%) Legal
7 3 (0.53%) Marketing
7 3 (0.53%) Front Office
7 3 (0.53%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Electronics
8 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.50%) .NET
2 12 (2.11%) Web Services
3 10 (1.76%) XML
4 7 (1.23%) MDX
5 4 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.70%) CGI
6 3 (0.53%) ODBC
6 3 (0.53%) LAMP
7 2 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.18%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.18%) Flash
8 1 (0.18%) COM
8 1 (0.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 106 (18.63%) Replication
2 88 (15.47%) Clustering
3 24 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.87%) NHS
5 16 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.41%) Statistics
6 8 (1.41%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.23%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.70%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.35%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.35%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.18%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.18%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.18%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 104 (18.28%) Windows
2 31 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (5.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (4.04%) Linux
5 14 (2.46%) UNIX
5 14 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.76%) Windows 2000 Server
6 10 (1.76%) AIX
7 8 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (30.58%) Performance Tuning
2 85 (14.94%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (12.48%) ETL
3 71 (12.48%) Migration
4 67 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (5.98%) High Availability
5 34 (5.98%) Database Mirroring
5 34 (5.98%) ITIL
6 33 (5.80%) Performance Monitoring
7 30 (5.27%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (4.92%) Data Modelling
9 27 (4.75%) Capacity Planning
10 24 (4.22%) Database Security
11 23 (4.04%) Data Migration
12 16 (2.81%) Change Management
13 15 (2.64%) CRM
13 15 (2.64%) Incident Management
14 11 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (1.76%) Database Tuning
15 10 (1.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 529 (92.97%) SQL
2 199 (34.97%) T-SQL
3 36 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 26 (4.57%) PL/SQL
5 21 (3.69%) C#
6 16 (2.81%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.46%) Korn
8 11 (1.93%) Perl
9 10 (1.76%) VB
10 8 (1.41%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.88%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.88%) VBScript
12 4 (0.70%) Java
13 3 (0.53%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.53%) Ruby
14 2 (0.35%) VB6
14 2 (0.35%) C
14 2 (0.35%) Python
15 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (6.68%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 18 (3.16%) MCITP
5 16 (2.81%) MCDBA
6 7 (1.23%) MCSE
6 7 (1.23%) MCTS
7 6 (1.05%) Degree
7 6 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.05%) MCP
7 6 (1.05%) MCSA
8 4 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.53%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.53%) CCNA
9 3 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.64%) SLA
2 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 25 (4.39%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.23%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) SRDF
6 1 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (2.28%) Data Guard
2 12 (2.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (1.23%) SCOM
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Flashback
5 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.53%) SCCM
6 3 (0.53%) Puppet
6 3 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.35%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 156 (27.42%) Microsoft
2 106 (18.63%) Oracle
3 27 (4.75%) VMware
4 19 (3.34%) Red Gate
5 14 (2.46%) Red Hat
6 9 (1.58%) Sybase
6 9 (1.58%) Sun
7 8 (1.41%) Business Objects
8 7 (1.23%) Citrix
8 7 (1.23%) IBM
9 6 (1.05%) HP
9 6 (1.05%) 3PAR
10 5 (0.88%) Tableau
11 4 (0.70%) Greenplum
11 4 (0.70%) CommVault
11 4 (0.70%) NetApp
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco
12 3 (0.53%) Remedy
13 2 (0.35%) Teradata
13 2 (0.35%) Brocade
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Posted: 19 hours ago
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Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
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Rate: £270 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £400 - £500
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Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Taunton
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Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
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Brentwood, Essex
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Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
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Dundee
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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Taunton
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Rate: £300 - £355 per annum
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