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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 347 292 326
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +34
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 292 338 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.70% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 206 147
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £322
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 7
Average hourly rate £44.75 £22.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.70% -25.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.55 £23.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £22.95 £46.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+95.65% -25.20%

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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
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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 -59 272 £350 - 111
London -29 126 £375 - 37
South East -32 57 £375 +11.11% 14
City of London +11 43 £363 -9.37% 18
Surrey +11 26 £363 +39.42% 2
North West +9 21 £325 +13.04% 13
Manchester +7 18 £315 +5.00% 8
West Midlands -2 17 £350 +19.14% 10
Yorkshire -23 15 £275 -20.28% 21
East of England -29 14 £388 +29.16% 4
West Yorkshire 0 12 £320 -15.23% 15
South West -29 11 £325 -3.70% 6
Hampshire -25 9 £375 +31.57% 7
Leeds -12 8 £320 -15.78% 8
Milton Keynes -5 7 £325 -22.38%
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £325 -22.38%
Scotland -16 7 £381 +17.30% 3
Hertfordshire -2 6 £419 - 3
Birmingham -2 6 £338 +20.00% 2
Kent -3 6 £338 -28.94%
Edinburgh -9 6 £400 +28.00% 1
Berkshire -10 5 £425 +25.92% 2
Wales -29 5 £350 +5.26% 3
North East - 5 £300 -
Bromley +8 4 £333 -9.89% 1
East Midlands -4 4 £358 +10.00% 6
Essex -10 4 £375 +11.11% 1
Bristol -13 4 £325 - 2
Redhill - 4 - -
Durham - 4 - -

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 506 (91.34%) SQL
2 448 (80.87%) SQL Server
3 239 (43.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 208 (37.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 203 (36.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 180 (32.49%) Performance Tuning
7 176 (31.77%) T-SQL
8 141 (25.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 138 (24.91%) Microsoft
10 134 (24.19%) Replication
11 117 (21.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 114 (20.58%) Windows
13 112 (20.22%) Oracle
14 94 (16.97%) Clustering
15 91 (16.43%) SQL Server 2005
16 74 (13.36%) Finance
17 69 (12.45%) Migration
18 59 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
19 58 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
20 54 (9.75%) Disaster Recovery
20 54 (9.75%) Security Cleared
21 52 (9.39%) MS Excel
21 52 (9.39%) Oracle Database
22 51 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
22 51 (9.21%) SQL Server 2000
23 47 (8.48%) Banking
24 46 (8.30%) Relational Database
25 44 (7.94%) RDBMS
26 43 (7.76%) MySQL
27 40 (7.22%) Linux

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 22 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.62%) IIS
3 8 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.36%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (9.39%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.44%) MS Office
3 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) SaaS
2 1 (0.18%) GitHub
2 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.71%) SAN
2 3 (0.54%) NAS
3 2 (0.36%) FTP
3 2 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (80.87%) SQL Server
2 239 (43.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 208 (37.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 203 (36.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 141 (25.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 117 (21.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 91 (16.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 52 (9.39%) Oracle Database
9 51 (9.21%) SQL Server 2000
9 51 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
10 46 (8.30%) Relational Database
11 44 (7.94%) RDBMS
12 43 (7.76%) MySQL
13 25 (4.51%) DTS
13 25 (4.51%) Oracle Database 11g
14 21 (3.79%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (3.61%) OLTP
16 19 (3.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 18 (3.25%) Sybase ASE
18 15 (2.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 21 (3.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 14 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.72%) Toad
5 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.18%) PVCS
General
1 74 (13.36%) Finance
2 47 (8.48%) Banking
3 13 (2.35%) Retail
4 12 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.26%) Marketing
5 7 (1.26%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.72%) Advertising
6 4 (0.72%) Law
6 4 (0.72%) Legal
7 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.32%) .NET
2 11 (1.99%) XML
3 8 (1.44%) ASP.NET
3 8 (1.44%) .NET Framework
4 4 (0.72%) MDX
4 4 (0.72%) Web Services
5 3 (0.54%) HTML
5 3 (0.54%) Middleware
6 2 (0.36%) WinForms
6 2 (0.36%) SOAP
6 2 (0.36%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.18%) WSH
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 134 (24.19%) Replication
2 94 (16.97%) Clustering
3 40 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.35%) NHS
5 12 (2.17%) Statistics
6 9 (1.62%) Open Source
7 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.08%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.72%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.54%) HACMP
10 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.36%) DTV
11 2 (0.36%) PMI
11 2 (0.36%) E-Learning
11 2 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.36%) Informatics
11 2 (0.36%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 114 (20.58%) Windows
2 40 (7.22%) Linux
3 29 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (4.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (4.51%) UNIX
7 14 (2.53%) Solaris
7 14 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.90%) AIX
9 4 (0.72%) SUSE
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (32.49%) Performance Tuning
2 69 (12.45%) Migration
3 58 (10.47%) Business Intelligence
4 54 (9.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 40 (7.22%) Capacity Planning
6 38 (6.86%) ITIL
7 33 (5.96%) Performance Monitoring
8 31 (5.60%) High Availability
9 30 (5.42%) Change Management
10 29 (5.23%) Database Security
11 28 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.33%) ETL
12 24 (4.33%) Database Tuning
13 23 (4.15%) E-Commerce
14 22 (3.97%) Data Modelling
15 21 (3.79%) Data Migration
16 14 (2.53%) Release Management
17 13 (2.35%) Performance Management
18 11 (1.99%) Server Monitoring
19 10 (1.81%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 506 (91.34%) SQL
2 176 (31.77%) T-SQL
3 31 (5.60%) PowerShell
4 25 (4.51%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.71%) C#
6 12 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.99%) VB
8 6 (1.08%) Perl
9 5 (0.90%) VBScript
9 5 (0.90%) Korn
10 4 (0.72%) Java
10 4 (0.72%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.36%) VBA
11 2 (0.36%) Python
11 2 (0.36%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.18%) R
12 1 (0.18%) Ruby
12 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.18%) C
Qualifications
1 59 (10.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (9.75%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.68%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.78%) MCITP
5 23 (4.15%) MCDBA
6 16 (2.89%) Degree
6 16 (2.89%) MCTS
7 12 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.62%) MCSE
9 5 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.72%) MCSA
11 3 (0.54%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.36%) OCP
13 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.18%) MCT
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.89%) QA
2 8 (1.44%) SLA
3 5 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
2 19 (3.43%) Oracle RAC
3 13 (2.35%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 23 (4.15%) SCOM
2 19 (3.43%) Data Guard
3 9 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (1.62%) SCCM
4 6 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.54%) Ionix
6 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.18%) Control-M
7 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 138 (24.91%) Microsoft
2 112 (20.22%) Oracle
3 36 (6.50%) Sybase
4 25 (4.51%) Red Gate
5 16 (2.89%) Red Hat
5 16 (2.89%) VMware
6 15 (2.71%) BMC
7 12 (2.17%) IBM
8 7 (1.26%) Sun
9 4 (0.72%) SAP
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas
10 3 (0.54%) EMC
10 3 (0.54%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.54%) Remedy
10 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.36%) HP
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix
11 2 (0.36%) Embarcadero
11 2 (0.36%) Mercator
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Eames Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £425 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Solihull
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago