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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 434 327 376
Rank change year-on-year
-107 +49
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 225 376 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.68% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 281 202
Median daily rate £344 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Median hourly rate £39.50 £38.75 £45.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% -15.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £22.45 £43.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.90 £40.00 £90.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £38.75 £46.75
% change year-on-year
-50.96% -17.11%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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
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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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 -88 219 £344 -5.82% 76
London -86 52 £400 +6.66% 22
North West +15 35 £325 -10.34% 12
West Midlands -22 33 £348 -0.57% 1
South West +14 27 £325 -0.76% 12
East of England +10 24 £320 +6.66% 4
South East -22 24 £375 +7.14% 13
Cheshire +20 17 £313 -10.71% 2
Birmingham +4 15 £363 +3.57%
Yorkshire -12 12 £388 +1.97% 7
Chester - 11 £300 -
Bristol -2 10 £325 -16.66% 3
City of London -29 9 £425 +11.47% 6
Suffolk - 9 £315 -
North East -22 8 £475 +57.90% 1
Wiltshire +9 7 £325 +12.55% 2
West Yorkshire -16 7 £425 +11.84% 4
Ipswich - 7 £315 -
Surrey -4 6 £375 +9.09% 1
Manchester -9 6 £363 -3.33% 8
East Midlands -10 6 £331 -11.66% 4
Tyne and Wear -29 6 £475 +57.90% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 6 £475 +57.90% 1
Milton Keynes +12 5 £275 +29.41%
Buckinghamshire +11 5 £275 -8.33% 1
Hertfordshire +7 5 £340 +4.61% 1
Bedfordshire -4 5 £319 -8.92% 1
Leeds -11 5 £403 +5.92% 4
Lancashire +17 4 £325 -13.33%
Warrington +13 4 £363 - 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 442 (90.95%) SQL
2 419 (86.21%) SQL Server
3 184 (37.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 174 (35.80%) Performance Tuning
5 155 (31.89%) T-SQL
6 154 (31.69%) Microsoft
7 142 (29.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 127 (26.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 122 (25.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 117 (24.07%) Clustering
11 110 (22.63%) Windows
12 101 (20.78%) Oracle
13 100 (20.58%) SQL Server 2014
14 94 (19.34%) Business Intelligence
14 94 (19.34%) Replication
15 91 (18.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 86 (17.70%) SQL Server 2005
17 81 (16.67%) High Availability
18 74 (15.23%) Finance
19 70 (14.40%) PowerShell
20 69 (14.20%) Migration
21 64 (13.17%) ETL
22 60 (12.35%) Oracle Database
23 56 (11.52%) Disaster Recovery
24 55 (11.32%) Linux
25 52 (10.70%) ITIL
25 52 (10.70%) Windows Server
26 44 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
27 43 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
27 43 (8.85%) SAN

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 21 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.88%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (1.65%) IIS
4 3 (0.62%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.41%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
6 1 (0.21%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 41 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.23%) SimCorp Dimension
2 3 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Epicor iScala
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.21%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 39 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.26%) IaaS
3 10 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.65%) PaaS
5 6 (1.23%) SaaS
6 2 (0.41%) Office 365
7 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.85%) SAN
2 8 (1.65%) Firewall
3 5 (1.03%) NAS
4 4 (0.82%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) DAB
5 1 (0.21%) DHCP
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) Internet
5 1 (0.21%) Intranet
5 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.21%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 419 (86.21%) SQL Server
2 184 (37.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 142 (29.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 127 (26.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 122 (25.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 100 (20.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 91 (18.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 86 (17.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 60 (12.35%) Oracle Database
10 44 (9.05%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (6.79%) SQL Server 2000
12 24 (4.94%) Relational Database
13 21 (4.32%) RDBMS
14 20 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 20 (4.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 19 (3.91%) DTS
15 19 (3.91%) OLTP
15 19 (3.91%) Oracle Database 12c
15 19 (3.91%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (2.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (3.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.62%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.41%) Subversion
4 2 (0.41%) Toad
5 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.21%) tSQLt
General
1 74 (15.23%) Finance
2 30 (6.17%) Banking
3 10 (2.06%) Advertising
4 8 (1.65%) Retail
5 7 (1.44%) Law
6 6 (1.23%) Legal
7 5 (1.03%) Billing
8 3 (0.62%) Automotive
8 3 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.56%) .NET
2 10 (2.06%) ASP.NET
3 6 (1.23%) Web Services
4 5 (1.03%) Entity Framework
5 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.62%) XML
7 2 (0.41%) COM
7 2 (0.41%) MDX
7 2 (0.41%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.21%) ADO
8 1 (0.21%) CSS
8 1 (0.21%) jQuery
8 1 (0.21%) LAMP
8 1 (0.21%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.21%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.21%) SOAP
8 1 (0.21%) WCF
8 1 (0.21%) WSH
8 1 (0.21%) XSD
8 1 (0.21%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 117 (24.07%) Clustering
2 94 (19.34%) Replication
3 28 (5.76%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.47%) Statistics
6 10 (2.06%) NHS
7 9 (1.85%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.03%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.03%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.41%) Data Conversion
11 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.41%) FMCG
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Licensing
11 2 (0.41%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.21%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.21%) iPad
12 1 (0.21%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 110 (22.63%) Windows
2 55 (11.32%) Linux
3 52 (10.70%) Windows Server
4 33 (6.79%) Unix
5 32 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.44%) AIX
10 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.82%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.62%) Solaris
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.21%) CentOS
13 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (35.80%) Performance Tuning
2 94 (19.34%) Business Intelligence
3 81 (16.67%) High Availability
4 69 (14.20%) Migration
5 64 (13.17%) ETL
6 56 (11.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (10.70%) ITIL
8 33 (6.79%) Database Mirroring
9 26 (5.35%) Capacity Planning
9 26 (5.35%) Mentoring
10 25 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (5.14%) Incident Management
11 24 (4.94%) Database Security
12 23 (4.73%) Change Management
13 22 (4.53%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (4.12%) Data Modelling
14 20 (4.12%) Performance Monitoring
15 19 (3.91%) Project Management
16 18 (3.70%) Data Management
17 16 (3.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 442 (90.95%) SQL
2 155 (31.89%) T-SQL
3 70 (14.40%) PowerShell
4 28 (5.76%) Shell Script
5 27 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 14 (2.88%) C#
7 10 (2.06%) VBScript
8 8 (1.65%) VB
9 7 (1.44%) Java
9 7 (1.44%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.23%) C
10 6 (1.23%) PHP
11 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.03%) VBA
12 2 (0.41%) Delphi
12 2 (0.41%) Pascal
13 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 43 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (8.23%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 22 (4.53%) Degree
5 14 (2.88%) MCSE
6 13 (2.67%) MCDBA
6 13 (2.67%) MCITP
7 10 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.85%) OCP
9 7 (1.44%) MCSA
10 6 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (1.03%) MCTS
12 4 (0.82%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.21%) RHCE
14 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.85%) SLA
2 6 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.23%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.82%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.82%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
4 13 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.82%) vSphere
7 1 (0.21%) Docker
7 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 26 (5.35%) SCOM
3 24 (4.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 23 (4.73%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (1.85%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.65%) Perfmon
7 6 (1.23%) SCCM
8 5 (1.03%) Nagios
9 4 (0.82%) MAINVIEW
10 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.21%) Oracle Flashback
12 1 (0.21%) Puppet
12 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 154 (31.69%) Microsoft
2 101 (20.78%) Oracle
3 35 (7.20%) VMware
4 18 (3.70%) HP
5 15 (3.09%) Sybase
6 13 (2.67%) SAP
7 12 (2.47%) IBM
8 11 (2.26%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.06%) SimCorp
10 9 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.44%) Cognos
12 6 (1.23%) Informatica
12 6 (1.23%) Meridio
13 4 (0.82%) BMC
13 4 (0.82%) Cognizant
13 4 (0.82%) Netezza
13 4 (0.82%) RedGate
13 4 (0.82%) Vertica
14 3 (0.62%) Citrix
14 3 (0.62%) Sun
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Square One Resources
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