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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
UK
Rank 385 353 339
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 212 294 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.59% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 213 187
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £468 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Median hourly rate £60.00 £44.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +67.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £44.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
- +67.61%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -44 202 £375 -3.22% 94
London -63 66 £400 - 29
South West +16 27 £338 -15.62% 11
Yorkshire +23 26 £350 -6.66% 9
North West +16 22 £300 -14.21% 16
South East -4 19 £394 -2.77% 13
West Yorkshire +13 16 £340 -9.33% 6
Leeds +6 15 £335 -10.66% 6
West Midlands -5 15 £356 +9.61% 7
Manchester +6 13 £300 -14.40% 7
City of London -18 11 £375 -16.66% 12
East of England -2 10 £325 +8.33% 1
North East -21 10 £475 +40.74%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 9 £475 +33.33%
Tyne and Wear -22 9 £475 +35.71%
South Yorkshire - 9 £363 - 2
Greenford - 8 £413 -
Wiltshire +8 7 £390 +4.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £356 - 1
Staffordshire - 7 £308 -
East Midlands +12 6 £300 -27.27% 8
Sheffield - 6 £400 - 2
Cheshire +26 5 £325 -13.33% 6
Scotland +16 5 £375 +13.63% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £388 +29.16%
Kent +1 5 £425 +22.74% 1
Warrington - 5 £325 - 1
Cheltenham - 5 £325 -
Reading +12 4 £388 +19.23% 1
Surrey +12 4 £375 -8.53% 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 435 (94.36%) SQL
2 395 (85.68%) SQL Server
3 193 (41.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 172 (37.31%) Microsoft
5 158 (34.27%) T-SQL
6 148 (32.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 141 (30.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 125 (27.11%) Performance Tuning
9 119 (25.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 116 (25.16%) Windows
11 112 (24.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 100 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
13 94 (20.39%) Oracle
14 82 (17.79%) Migration
14 82 (17.79%) High Availability
15 79 (17.14%) PowerShell
15 79 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 79 (17.14%) Replication
16 77 (16.70%) ETL
17 75 (16.27%) Clustering
18 74 (16.05%) Finance
19 57 (12.36%) Linux
20 56 (12.15%) SQL Server 2005
21 54 (11.71%) Oracle Database
22 53 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
23 48 (10.41%) MS Excel
23 48 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
24 46 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
24 46 (9.98%) Windows Server
25 43 (9.33%) ITIL

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 (4.56%) IIS
2 11 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (2.39%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.22%) Apache
6 1 (0.22%) CMS
6 1 (0.22%) Drupal
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.30%) MS Office
4 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.43%) SPSS
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.22%) Epicor iScala
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 46 (9.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.90%) IaaS
3 15 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.25%) PaaS
4 13 (2.82%) SaaS
5 2 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.29%) SAN
2 5 (1.08%) Firewall
3 3 (0.65%) DNS
3 3 (0.65%) LDAP
4 2 (0.43%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.43%) FTP
4 2 (0.43%) Intranet
4 2 (0.43%) Network Security
4 2 (0.43%) VLAN
4 2 (0.43%) VPN
4 2 (0.43%) WAN
5 1 (0.22%) DAB
5 1 (0.22%) DHCP
5 1 (0.22%) LAN
5 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.22%) SSL
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 395 (85.68%) SQL Server
2 193 (41.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 148 (32.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 141 (30.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 119 (25.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 112 (24.30%) SQL Server 2014
7 79 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (12.15%) SQL Server 2005
9 54 (11.71%) Oracle Database
10 53 (11.50%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (7.38%) MySQL
12 32 (6.94%) SQL Server 2000
13 25 (5.42%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (4.99%) Relational Database
15 22 (4.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (4.77%) Oracle Database 12c
16 20 (4.34%) PostgreSQL
17 19 (4.12%) OLTP
18 18 (3.90%) RDBMS
19 17 (3.69%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.95%) Subversion
3 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 7 (1.52%) NUnit
5 3 (0.65%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.65%) Toad
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.22%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (16.05%) Finance
2 24 (5.21%) Banking
3 22 (4.77%) Advertising
4 8 (1.74%) Law
4 8 (1.74%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.30%) Legal
6 4 (0.87%) Local Government
6 4 (0.87%) Retail
7 3 (0.65%) Marketing
7 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.43%) Back Office
8 2 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.81%) .NET
2 17 (3.69%) Web Services
3 10 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.74%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.74%) Entity Framework
5 7 (1.52%) ADO
5 7 (1.52%) Dapper ORM
6 3 (0.65%) SOAP
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.22%) HTML
8 1 (0.22%) LAMP
8 1 (0.22%) MDX
8 1 (0.22%) Middleware
8 1 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.14%) Replication
2 75 (16.27%) Clustering
3 21 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.34%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.95%) Statistics
6 8 (1.74%) NHS
7 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.30%) Data Structures
9 4 (0.87%) FMCG
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle Licensing
10 3 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.65%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.43%) Fintech
11 2 (0.43%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.43%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.22%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.22%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.22%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 116 (25.16%) Windows
2 57 (12.36%) Linux
3 46 (9.98%) Windows Server
4 31 (6.72%) Unix
5 22 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.08%) AIX
9 5 (1.08%) Solaris
10 4 (0.87%) Windows 2000
10 4 (0.87%) Windows Vista
10 4 (0.87%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.43%) zOS
12 1 (0.22%) Android
12 1 (0.22%) CentOS
12 1 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (27.11%) Performance Tuning
2 100 (21.69%) Business Intelligence
3 82 (17.79%) High Availability
3 82 (17.79%) Migration
4 77 (16.70%) ETL
5 48 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 43 (9.33%) ITIL
7 26 (5.64%) Data Modelling
8 25 (5.42%) Agile Software Development
9 24 (5.21%) Data Management
10 23 (4.99%) Database Mirroring
11 22 (4.77%) Performance Monitoring
12 20 (4.34%) Database Security
13 19 (4.12%) Data Migration
14 18 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 17 (3.69%) Incident Management
16 15 (3.25%) Change Management
16 15 (3.25%) Mentoring
17 14 (3.04%) DevOps
17 14 (3.04%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 435 (94.36%) SQL
2 158 (34.27%) T-SQL
3 79 (17.14%) PowerShell
4 20 (4.34%) PL/SQL
5 19 (4.12%) Shell Script
6 16 (3.47%) C#
7 9 (1.95%) VB
8 7 (1.52%) C
9 5 (1.08%) VBScript
10 4 (0.87%) Java
10 4 (0.87%) PHP
11 2 (0.43%) C++
11 2 (0.43%) Delphi
11 2 (0.43%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.43%) Pascal
11 2 (0.43%) Perl
11 2 (0.43%) Python
11 2 (0.43%) R
11 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (4.77%) MCITP
3 16 (3.47%) Security Cleared
4 13 (2.82%) Degree
5 10 (2.17%) MCSE
5 10 (2.17%) SC Cleared
6 9 (1.95%) MCDBA
6 9 (1.95%) Oracle Certification
7 8 (1.74%) MCSA
7 8 (1.74%) MCTS
8 7 (1.52%) OCP
9 4 (0.87%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.87%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.22%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.22%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.22%) MCP
10 1 (0.22%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (0.65%) QA
1 3 (0.65%) SLA
2 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (2.39%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.65%) vSphere
7 1 (0.22%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (3.90%) SCOM
2 17 (3.69%) Failover Clustering
3 16 (3.47%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (2.17%) Data Guard
4 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (1.95%) Nagios
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 3 (0.65%) SCCM
8 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.43%) Puppet
9 1 (0.22%) Ansible
9 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.22%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.22%) Simpana
Vendors
1 172 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 94 (20.39%) Oracle
3 39 (8.46%) VMware
4 18 (3.90%) SAP
5 15 (3.25%) Sybase
6 13 (2.82%) RedGate
7 9 (1.95%) Rackspace
7 9 (1.95%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.30%) Cognos
8 6 (1.30%) Tableau
9 5 (1.08%) IBM
9 5 (1.08%) IDERA
9 5 (1.08%) iManage
9 5 (1.08%) NetApp
10 3 (0.65%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.65%) Talend
11 2 (0.43%) Cisco
11 2 (0.43%) F5
11 2 (0.43%) SaltStack
11 2 (0.43%) Vertica
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Recital Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago