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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 337 302 283
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -19
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 262 292 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.60% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.65% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 171 171
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£361 £358 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.04% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £26.25 £33.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £25.10 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £133.75 £79.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +50.00%

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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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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 -57 232 £375 +4.16% 112
London -12 101 £375 - 38
City of London +22 35 £350 -9.67% 14
South West -4 31 £375 +29.31% 4
South East -51 30 £400 +26.98% 21
Bristol +8 19 £400 - 1
West Midlands +12 17 £291 -2.91% 3
North West +3 15 £331 +1.92% 11
Scotland -1 14 £348 +6.92% 2
East of England -6 12 £300 -7.69% 10
Yorkshire -35 12 £300 -25.00% 16
Surrey +4 11 £400 +18.51% 3
Manchester +4 11 £325 - 5
Wales - 10 £425 - 3
Edinburgh 0 9 £348 - 1
East Midlands +7 8 £364 +6.20% 8
West Yorkshire -24 8 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire -28 7 £400 +60.00% 9
Birmingham 0 6 £325 +8.33%
Kent -9 5 £338 -12.33% 4
Leeds -15 5 £425 +6.25% 5
Coventry - 5 £180 - 1
South Yorkshire +5 4 £280 -37.77% 3
Hertfordshire +4 4 £413 - 4
Sheffield +1 4 £280 -37.77%
Cambridge -4 4 £250 -9.09% 1
Cambridgeshire -14 4 £250 -9.09% 1
Derbyshire - 4 £450 - 1
South Wales - 4 £425 - 2
Berkshire -7 3 £385 +36.88% 2

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 516 (93.48%) SQL
2 462 (83.70%) SQL Server
3 243 (44.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 214 (38.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 179 (32.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 176 (31.88%) Performance Tuning
7 174 (31.52%) T-SQL
8 134 (24.28%) Microsoft
9 127 (23.01%) Replication
10 124 (22.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 118 (21.38%) SQL Server 2012
12 100 (18.12%) Oracle
13 96 (17.39%) Windows
14 95 (17.21%) Clustering
15 79 (14.31%) Finance
16 77 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
17 69 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
18 67 (12.14%) Migration
19 66 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
20 52 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
21 49 (8.88%) Security Cleared
22 47 (8.51%) Oracle Database
23 45 (8.15%) MS Excel
24 44 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
24 44 (7.97%) Relational Database
25 42 (7.61%) RDBMS
25 42 (7.61%) ETL
26 38 (6.88%) SQL Server 2000
26 38 (6.88%) Performance Monitoring
27 36 (6.52%) Banking

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 24 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.63%) IIS
3 7 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.09%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 45 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.09%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.80%) SAN
2 6 (1.09%) NAS
3 2 (0.36%) FTP
3 2 (0.36%) Firewall
4 1 (0.18%) SSH
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (83.70%) SQL Server
2 243 (44.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 214 (38.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 179 (32.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 124 (22.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 118 (21.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 77 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
8 66 (11.96%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (8.51%) Oracle Database
10 44 (7.97%) Relational Database
11 42 (7.61%) RDBMS
12 38 (6.88%) SQL Server 2000
13 34 (6.16%) MySQL
14 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 20 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (3.26%) OLAP
17 15 (2.72%) OLTP
17 15 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
18 11 (1.99%) OLAP Cube
19 10 (1.81%) DTS
Development Applications
1 27 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (2.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (1.63%) Toad
4 7 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.18%) PVCS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 79 (14.31%) Finance
2 36 (6.52%) Banking
3 16 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.17%) Retail
5 7 (1.27%) Marketing
6 5 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.72%) Legal
8 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.36%) Electronics
9 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.80%) .NET
2 10 (1.81%) XML
3 9 (1.63%) Web Services
4 3 (0.54%) HTML
4 3 (0.54%) ODBC
4 3 (0.54%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.54%) MDX
5 2 (0.36%) RESTful
5 2 (0.36%) Middleware
5 2 (0.36%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.36%) SOAP
6 1 (0.18%) WinForms
6 1 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 127 (23.01%) Replication
2 95 (17.21%) Clustering
3 33 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.26%) NHS
5 15 (2.72%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.17%) Data Integration
7 11 (1.99%) Statistics
8 10 (1.81%) Open Source
9 6 (1.09%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.54%) HACMP
13 2 (0.36%) E-Learning
13 2 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.36%) Data Extraction
14 1 (0.18%) IBM XIV
14 1 (0.18%) User Experience
14 1 (0.18%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 96 (17.39%) Windows
2 31 (5.62%) Linux
3 23 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (3.99%) UNIX
5 20 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.99%) Solaris
9 8 (1.45%) AIX
10 5 (0.91%) SUSE
11 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.18%) CentOS
13 1 (0.18%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (31.88%) Performance Tuning
2 69 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 67 (12.14%) Migration
4 52 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 42 (7.61%) ETL
6 38 (6.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 33 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
8 32 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
9 31 (5.62%) Change Management
9 31 (5.62%) Database Security
10 28 (5.07%) ITIL
11 27 (4.89%) High Availability
12 25 (4.53%) Data Migration
13 22 (3.99%) Database Tuning
14 20 (3.62%) Data Modelling
15 17 (3.08%) E-Commerce
16 16 (2.90%) Performance Management
17 14 (2.54%) Release Management
18 10 (1.81%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (1.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 516 (93.48%) SQL
2 174 (31.52%) T-SQL
3 29 (5.25%) PowerShell
4 26 (4.71%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.72%) VB
6 12 (2.17%) C#
7 11 (1.99%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.81%) Perl
9 7 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.27%) Korn
10 6 (1.09%) VBScript
11 5 (0.91%) Java
12 3 (0.54%) Python
13 2 (0.36%) VB6
13 2 (0.36%) C
14 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) Ruby
14 1 (0.18%) VBA
14 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 49 (8.88%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (6.34%) SC Cleared
4 22 (3.99%) MCITP
5 16 (2.90%) MCDBA
6 15 (2.72%) MCTS
7 14 (2.54%) Degree
8 11 (1.99%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.27%) MCSE
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.36%) MCSA
11 2 (0.36%) OCP
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.99%) SLA
2 7 (1.27%) QA
3 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (3.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 17 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (2.72%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.09%) 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%) Firmware
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (3.26%) SCOM
1 18 (3.26%) Data Guard
2 9 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.09%) SCCM
5 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.18%) Control-M
6 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 134 (24.28%) Microsoft
2 100 (18.12%) Oracle
3 28 (5.07%) Sybase
4 16 (2.90%) Red Hat
4 16 (2.90%) VMware
5 13 (2.36%) Red Gate
5 13 (2.36%) BMC
6 12 (2.17%) Sun
7 6 (1.09%) Business Objects
7 6 (1.09%) IBM
8 3 (0.54%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.54%) NetApp
8 3 (0.54%) Veritas
8 3 (0.54%) Mercator
9 2 (0.36%) Embarcadero
9 2 (0.36%) SAP
9 2 (0.36%) HP
9 2 (0.36%) Dell
9 2 (0.36%) Citrix
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Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Circa £200pd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Surrey
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum + competitive
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Rate: competitive
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