The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 261 327 337
Rank change year-on-year
+66 +10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 405 229 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 130 147
Average daily rate £359 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £18.20 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.25 £25.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +34 378 £359 +9.12% 127
London +9 126 £388 +3.33% 38
Yorkshire +26 66 £350 +74.56% 12
South East +7 55 £325 -7.14% 42
South West +7 39 £350 +55.55% 4
City of London -9 33 £413 +8.55% 12
North West -1 31 £325 -7.14% 10
West Yorkshire +2 27 £325 +13.53% 3
East of England -18 24 £375 +15.38% 10
Somerset +9 22 £363 -
Leeds +3 22 £313 - 3
Berkshire +10 21 £325 -19.25% 6
South Yorkshire +8 18 £275 +61.76% 9
Taunton 0 17 £363 -
Essex -9 17 £375 - 4
Hampshire +10 16 £300 -11.76% 12
Manchester -2 16 £356 +7.14% 5
West Midlands -14 16 £325 +8.33% 5
East Midlands 0 10 £358 - 2
North Yorkshire - 10 £375 -
Scotland -13 9 £335 -4.28% 3
North East - 9 £273 - 4
Merseyside +9 8 £258 +47.14% 1
Tyne and Wear - 8 £300 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £300 - 1
Southampton - 8 £288 - 6
Birmingham -8 7 £383 +53.00% 1
Cheshire -8 7 £350 -16.16% 2
Glasgow +8 6 £313 -7.40% 1
Doncaster +6 6 £269 -19.17%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

1 634 (90.31%) SQL
2 594 (84.62%) SQL Server
3 277 (39.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 251 (35.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 238 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 212 (30.20%) T-SQL
7 199 (28.35%) Performance Tuning
8 175 (24.93%) SQL Server 2005
9 165 (23.50%) Oracle
9 165 (23.50%) Microsoft
10 155 (22.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 151 (21.51%) Clustering
12 143 (20.37%) Replication
13 140 (19.94%) Windows
14 138 (19.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 110 (15.67%) Finance
16 101 (14.39%) Oracle Database
17 90 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
18 80 (11.40%) Migration
18 80 (11.40%) Oracle Database 11g
19 69 (9.83%) SQL Server 2000
20 67 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
21 66 (9.40%) ETL
22 62 (8.83%) Data Warehouse
23 60 (8.55%) Oracle Database 10g
24 59 (8.40%) Security Cleared
25 49 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
25 49 (6.98%) MS Excel
26 48 (6.84%) ITIL
26 48 (6.84%) Banking

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (2.85%) IIS
2 19 (2.71%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (0.85%) Apache
6 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.43%) JCAPS
7 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.28%) LiveLink
8 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.14%) SugarCRM
9 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.00%) MS Office
3 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.28%) Global One
2 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Siebel Analytics
3 1 (0.14%) Line 50
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.28%) SaaS
2 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.84%) SAN
2 8 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.00%) DNS
4 6 (0.85%) LAN
4 6 (0.85%) NAS
5 5 (0.71%) Internet
5 5 (0.71%) WAN
6 4 (0.57%) VPN
7 2 (0.28%) Firewall
7 2 (0.28%) VLAN
7 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.14%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.14%) Intranet
8 1 (0.14%) RFID
8 1 (0.14%) SSL
8 1 (0.14%) FTP
8 1 (0.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 594 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 277 (39.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 251 (35.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 238 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 175 (24.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 155 (22.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 138 (19.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 101 (14.39%) Oracle Database
9 80 (11.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 69 (9.83%) SQL Server 2000
11 62 (8.83%) Data Warehouse
12 60 (8.55%) Oracle Database 10g
13 40 (5.70%) DTS
14 28 (3.99%) Relational Database
15 22 (3.13%) RDBMS
16 15 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
17 13 (1.85%) MySQL
18 12 (1.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 9 (1.28%) OLTP
20 7 (1.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 12 (1.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.85%) Toad
4 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.28%) PVCS
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.14%) JDeveloper
General
1 110 (15.67%) Finance
2 48 (6.84%) Banking
3 10 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.14%) Law
5 8 (1.14%) Games
5 8 (1.14%) Retail
6 7 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.85%) Marketing
8 5 (0.71%) Legal
8 5 (0.71%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Automotive
9 3 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.28%) Advertising
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.13%) .NET
2 11 (1.57%) XML
3 9 (1.28%) ASP.NET
4 6 (0.85%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.28%) Web Services
6 2 (0.28%) COM
6 2 (0.28%) Middleware
6 2 (0.28%) Ajax
6 2 (0.28%) JSON
7 1 (0.14%) MDX
7 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.14%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) CSS
7 1 (0.14%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 151 (21.51%) Clustering
2 143 (20.37%) Replication
3 19 (2.71%) NHS
4 15 (2.14%) Statistics
5 10 (1.42%) CESG
6 9 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 6 (0.85%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.57%) Online Games
8 4 (0.57%) FMCG
9 3 (0.43%) DTV
10 2 (0.28%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.28%) GIS
10 2 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.28%) Open Source
11 1 (0.14%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.14%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.14%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.14%) Market Risk
11 1 (0.14%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.14%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 140 (19.94%) Windows
2 49 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (3.85%) Linux
5 23 (3.28%) UNIX
6 15 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.42%) Solaris
8 6 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (0.57%) AIX
9 4 (0.57%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (28.35%) Performance Tuning
2 90 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 80 (11.40%) Migration
4 67 (9.54%) Business Intelligence
5 66 (9.40%) ETL
6 48 (6.84%) ITIL
7 38 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
8 37 (5.27%) High Availability
9 32 (4.56%) Incident Management
10 27 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
11 26 (3.70%) Data Modelling
11 26 (3.70%) Database Security
11 26 (3.70%) Database Tuning
12 22 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
13 20 (2.85%) Data Migration
14 17 (2.42%) Change Management
15 16 (2.28%) Security Management
16 12 (1.71%) Project Management
17 11 (1.57%) E-Commerce
18 10 (1.42%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 634 (90.31%) SQL
2 212 (30.20%) T-SQL
3 36 (5.13%) C#
4 31 (4.42%) PL/SQL
5 16 (2.28%) PowerShell
6 13 (1.85%) VB
7 11 (1.57%) Perl
8 10 (1.42%) Java
9 8 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.85%) PHP
10 6 (0.85%) VBScript
11 5 (0.71%) Korn
11 5 (0.71%) XPath
11 5 (0.71%) XQuery
11 5 (0.71%) C
12 3 (0.43%) Ruby
12 3 (0.43%) VBA
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) Python
14 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 42 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 21 (2.99%) MCDBA
5 18 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.99%) MCITP
7 11 (1.57%) Degree
8 10 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.85%) MCSA
9 6 (0.85%) MCT
10 4 (0.57%) OCP
10 4 (0.57%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.28%) MCSE
11 2 (0.28%) MCTS
12 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.55%) SLA
2 19 (2.71%) QA
3 8 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.43%) HL7
4 3 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 40 (5.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 36 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
3 20 (2.85%) Active Directory
4 16 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.00%) LiteSpeed
6 6 (0.85%) vSphere
7 4 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 41 (5.84%) Data Guard
2 13 (1.85%) SCOM
3 10 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (0.71%) Foglight
5 5 (0.71%) Control-M
6 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.43%) MOM
6 3 (0.43%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 165 (23.50%) Oracle
1 165 (23.50%) Microsoft
2 41 (5.84%) VMware
3 16 (2.28%) Sybase
4 11 (1.57%) NetApp
4 11 (1.57%) Citrix
5 10 (1.42%) SAP
6 9 (1.28%) Veritas
7 7 (1.00%) BMC
8 6 (0.85%) SolarWinds
9 5 (0.71%) Tableau
9 5 (0.71%) Dell
9 5 (0.71%) Sun
10 4 (0.57%) Siebel
10 4 (0.57%) HP
10 4 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.43%) DataFlux
11 3 (0.43%) Symantec
11 3 (0.43%) CommVault
11 3 (0.43%) Informatica
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rotherham
Modis International - London
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 90-130 Per Day
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
West London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Abingdon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 18 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + negotiable, DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 18 days ago
East Anglia
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago