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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 431 319 363
Rank change year-on-year
-112 +44
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 238 405 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.73% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 290 201
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 2
Median hourly rate £34.33 £37.50 £88.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% -57.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.83 £16.00 £51.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.50 £125.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.33 £37.50 £135.00
% change year-on-year
-8.46% -72.22%

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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
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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 -103 227 £363 +3.57% 73
London -56 59 £400 +15.94% 25
South East -23 40 £430 +22.85% 8
North West +25 34 £325 -7.14% 10
West Midlands -24 24 £350 - 4
East of England +1 22 £320 -1.53% 5
Yorkshire -28 20 £350 -6.66% 3
South West 0 19 £325 -7.14% 12
West Yorkshire -19 14 £388 +3.33% 3
Kent +26 13 £445 +36.92%
Cheshire +14 13 £313 -10.71%
City of London -2 12 £406 +11.30% 10
Manchester -17 10 £356 -1.72% 7
Chester - 10 £306 -
Hertfordshire +14 9 £340 +4.61% 3
Surrey -10 9 £400 +14.28%
Birmingham -9 8 £385 +10.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £300 +11.62%
Milton Keynes +19 7 £300 +140.00%
North East -24 7 £291 -3.42%
Merseyside +10 6 £290 - 1
Tyne and Wear -27 6 £296 -1.59%
Scotland +5 5 £442 +21.93% 1
West Sussex -4 5 £450 +37.40% 2
Bristol -6 5 £375 -16.66% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 5 £291 -3.42%
Leeds -28 5 £438 +16.66% 3
Suffolk - 5 £300 -
Gloucestershire +12 4 £116 - 2
Liverpool +11 4 £325 - 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 438 (89.39%) SQL
2 426 (86.94%) SQL Server
3 197 (40.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 185 (37.76%) Performance Tuning
5 158 (32.24%) T-SQL
6 154 (31.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 143 (29.18%) Microsoft
8 135 (27.55%) SQL Server 2008
9 129 (26.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 127 (25.92%) Clustering
11 118 (24.08%) Windows
12 108 (22.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 107 (21.84%) SQL Server 2014
14 98 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
15 95 (19.39%) Replication
15 95 (19.39%) Oracle
16 92 (18.78%) Business Intelligence
17 87 (17.76%) High Availability
18 81 (16.53%) Migration
19 73 (14.90%) PowerShell
20 72 (14.69%) Finance
21 63 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
22 57 (11.63%) Oracle Database
23 51 (10.41%) Linux
24 49 (10.00%) ETL
24 49 (10.00%) Windows Server
25 48 (9.80%) ITIL
26 45 (9.18%) SAN
27 44 (8.98%) Security Cleared
28 43 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification

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 18 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.84%) IIS
4 2 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.41%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.20%) JBoss
5 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.22%) SimCorp Dimension
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.20%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.20%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.20%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.61%) IaaS
4 2 (0.41%) PaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.18%) SAN
2 9 (1.84%) Firewall
3 5 (1.02%) NAS
4 3 (0.61%) Network Security
5 2 (0.41%) DHCP
5 2 (0.41%) DNS
5 2 (0.41%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.41%) Internet
6 1 (0.20%) DAB
6 1 (0.20%) Intranet
6 1 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.20%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.20%) SSL
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (86.94%) SQL Server
2 197 (40.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 154 (31.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 135 (27.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 129 (26.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 108 (22.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 107 (21.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 98 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 57 (11.63%) Oracle Database
10 40 (8.16%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
12 24 (4.90%) Relational Database
13 21 (4.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 21 (4.29%) RDBMS
14 19 (3.88%) DTS
15 17 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
16 16 (3.27%) SQL Server 2016
17 15 (3.06%) DB2
17 15 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
18 12 (2.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 20 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 13 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.02%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.61%) MSI
4 3 (0.61%) Subversion
4 3 (0.61%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.41%) Toad
6 1 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.20%) tSQLt
General
1 72 (14.69%) Finance
2 29 (5.92%) Banking
3 10 (2.04%) Retail
4 8 (1.63%) Legal
5 6 (1.22%) Billing
5 6 (1.22%) Law
6 4 (0.82%) Marketing
7 3 (0.61%) Advertising
7 3 (0.61%) Automotive
7 3 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.20%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.51%) .NET
2 9 (1.84%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.02%) Entity Framework
4 4 (0.82%) Web Services
4 4 (0.82%) XML
5 2 (0.41%) COM
5 2 (0.41%) CSS
5 2 (0.41%) MDX
5 2 (0.41%) NHibernate
5 2 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.20%) ADO
6 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.20%) jQuery
6 1 (0.20%) Middleware
6 1 (0.20%) SAP PI
6 1 (0.20%) WCF
6 1 (0.20%) WSH
6 1 (0.20%) XSD
6 1 (0.20%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 127 (25.92%) Clustering
2 95 (19.39%) Replication
3 30 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.65%) Statistics
6 11 (2.24%) NHS
7 9 (1.84%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.82%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.41%) Data Conversion
10 2 (0.41%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.41%) iPad
10 2 (0.41%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.20%) Data Extraction
11 1 (0.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.20%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.20%) PMI
11 1 (0.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 118 (24.08%) Windows
2 51 (10.41%) Linux
3 49 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 38 (7.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (7.14%) Unix
5 35 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.43%) AIX
8 7 (1.43%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.82%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.61%) Solaris
11 2 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.20%) CentOS
12 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (37.76%) Performance Tuning
2 92 (18.78%) Business Intelligence
3 87 (17.76%) High Availability
4 81 (16.53%) Migration
5 63 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 49 (10.00%) ETL
7 48 (9.80%) ITIL
8 32 (6.53%) Database Mirroring
9 28 (5.71%) Mentoring
10 27 (5.51%) Capacity Planning
10 27 (5.51%) Change Management
11 26 (5.31%) Database Security
12 25 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.10%) Performance Monitoring
13 24 (4.90%) Incident Management
14 23 (4.69%) Project Management
15 19 (3.88%) Database Tuning
16 18 (3.67%) Data Modelling
17 17 (3.47%) Capacity Management
17 17 (3.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 438 (89.39%) SQL
2 158 (32.24%) T-SQL
3 73 (14.90%) PowerShell
4 25 (5.10%) Shell Script
5 24 (4.90%) PL/SQL
6 17 (3.47%) VBScript
7 16 (3.27%) C#
8 9 (1.84%) VB
9 7 (1.43%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.43%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.22%) Java
11 5 (1.02%) C
11 5 (1.02%) VBA
12 3 (0.61%) Perl
12 3 (0.61%) PHP
13 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.41%) Delphi
13 2 (0.41%) Pascal
14 1 (0.20%) Pig Latin
14 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 43 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (6.12%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.29%) Degree
5 14 (2.86%) MCDBA
6 13 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.65%) MCSE
7 11 (2.24%) MCITP
8 8 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (1.43%) OCP
10 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.02%) MCSA
10 5 (1.02%) MCTS
11 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.61%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.41%) MCP
14 1 (0.20%) HND
14 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.63%) SLA
2 6 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.82%) QA
5 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (5.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.45%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.61%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) Docker
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (6.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 23 (4.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (4.69%) SCOM
3 20 (4.08%) Failover Clustering
4 10 (2.04%) SCCM
5 8 (1.63%) Perfmon
6 7 (1.43%) Data Guard
7 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (0.82%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.61%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.41%) Puppet
11 1 (0.20%) Ansible
11 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.20%) Nagios
11 1 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Flashback
11 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 143 (29.18%) Microsoft
2 95 (19.39%) Oracle
3 36 (7.35%) VMware
4 19 (3.88%) HP
5 12 (2.45%) Sybase
6 11 (2.24%) IBM
6 11 (2.24%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.04%) SimCorp
8 8 (1.63%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.22%) Cognos
9 6 (1.22%) Informatica
9 6 (1.22%) Meridio
9 6 (1.22%) RedGate
10 4 (0.82%) BMC
10 4 (0.82%) Cognizant
10 4 (0.82%) Lumension
10 4 (0.82%) Netezza
10 4 (0.82%) Vertica
11 3 (0.61%) Intel Security
11 3 (0.61%) Talend
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