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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 325 367 353
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 343 249 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.48% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 174 154
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £316
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £43.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -1.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.57

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
53473 51353 48123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.48% 92.45% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33986 31093 28245
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2035 2149
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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
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 5 August 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 +65 316 £350 -5.40% 115
London +3 98 £330 -12.00% 33
South East +27 68 £350 -6.66% 32
Yorkshire +15 47 £375 +14.50% 14
West Yorkshire +11 38 £380 +25.61% 9
City of London -2 35 £325 -13.33% 11
Leeds - 34 £380 - 5
South West +14 27 £328 -4.72% 8
North West -12 24 £350 - 11
Hampshire +12 22 £319 -7.06% 10
East of England +1 22 £338 -10.00% 5
Manchester +7 19 £350 +64.70% 5
Surrey +12 18 £350 - 4
East Midlands -5 16 £400 -3.61% 3
Scotland +7 15 £381 +17.30% 1
Essex +2 14 £325 -16.12% 3
Southampton +11 11 £310 -11.04% 3
Bristol +4 9 £390 +11.42% 3
West Midlands -3 8 £338 +3.84% 9
West Sussex -6 8 £335 +57.64% 1
Wales -11 8 £350 -25.53% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £381 +27.08% 3
Crawley - 7 £330 -
Nottingham -5 6 £388 - 3
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £355 -5.33%
Nottinghamshire -12 6 £388 - 3
Somerset +8 5 £338 -
Derbyshire -1 5 - -
Taunton +9 4 £338 -
Dorset +3 4 £375 +11.11% 1

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 605 (92.51%) SQL
2 565 (86.39%) SQL Server
3 288 (44.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 270 (41.28%) T-SQL
5 255 (38.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 221 (33.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 204 (31.19%) Microsoft
8 197 (30.12%) Performance Tuning
9 177 (27.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 148 (22.63%) Windows
11 128 (19.57%) Oracle
12 111 (16.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 109 (16.67%) Replication
14 103 (15.75%) Clustering
15 100 (15.29%) Migration
16 92 (14.07%) Finance
17 88 (13.46%) SQL Server 2005
18 77 (11.77%) Data Warehouse
19 76 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
20 70 (10.70%) ETL
20 70 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
21 62 (9.48%) MS Excel
22 54 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
23 53 (8.10%) ITIL
24 52 (7.95%) Oracle Database
25 49 (7.49%) PowerShell
26 47 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
26 47 (7.19%) VMware
27 41 (6.27%) Database Mirroring
28 39 (5.96%) Performance Monitoring

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 35 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.22%) IIS
3 7 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.15%) Lync
5 1 (0.15%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.15%) WordPress
5 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.15%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.68%) MS Office
3 6 (0.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.31%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.46%) Summit
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.92%) SaaS
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.82%) SAN
2 8 (1.22%) LAN
3 7 (1.07%) NAS
4 6 (0.92%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.92%) Firewall
5 5 (0.76%) WAN
6 3 (0.46%) DNS
6 3 (0.46%) VLAN
6 3 (0.46%) Internet
6 3 (0.46%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.31%) Network Security
7 2 (0.31%) SSH
7 2 (0.31%) SSL
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
8 1 (0.15%) HTTP
8 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.15%) VPN
8 1 (0.15%) Extranet
8 1 (0.15%) RTP
8 1 (0.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 565 (86.39%) SQL Server
2 288 (44.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 255 (38.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 221 (33.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 177 (27.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 111 (16.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 88 (13.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 77 (11.77%) Data Warehouse
9 52 (7.95%) Oracle Database
10 38 (5.81%) Relational Database
11 35 (5.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 34 (5.20%) Oracle Database 11g
12 34 (5.20%) MySQL
13 25 (3.82%) RDBMS
14 24 (3.67%) DTS
15 17 (2.60%) MongoDB
16 15 (2.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 14 (2.14%) Data Mart
18 12 (1.83%) OLAP
19 11 (1.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 38 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (0.61%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.46%) Subversion
6 3 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.15%) ERwin
8 1 (0.15%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.15%) Flyway
8 1 (0.15%) JIRA
General
1 92 (14.07%) Finance
2 22 (3.36%) Banking
3 7 (1.07%) Retail
3 7 (1.07%) Law
4 5 (0.76%) Publishing
4 5 (0.76%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.61%) Marketing
5 4 (0.61%) Legal
6 3 (0.46%) Games
6 3 (0.46%) Front Office
6 3 (0.46%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.31%) Advertising
8 1 (0.15%) Back Office
8 1 (0.15%) Electronics
8 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.35%) .NET
2 10 (1.53%) MDX
3 9 (1.38%) XML
4 8 (1.22%) Web Services
5 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.61%) CGI
6 3 (0.46%) LAMP
6 3 (0.46%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.31%) BSON
7 2 (0.31%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.15%) COM
8 1 (0.15%) Flash
8 1 (0.15%) LINQ
8 1 (0.15%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 109 (16.67%) Replication
2 103 (15.75%) Clustering
3 23 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.36%) NHS
5 17 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.22%) Statistics
8 6 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.46%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.31%) Performance Metrics
11 2 (0.31%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.31%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.15%) User Experience
12 1 (0.15%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.15%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 148 (22.63%) Windows
2 47 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (5.50%) Linux
4 31 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (3.06%) UNIX
7 16 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (1.22%) Solaris
10 7 (1.07%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) SUSE
11 3 (0.46%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (30.12%) Performance Tuning
2 100 (15.29%) Migration
3 76 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 70 (10.70%) ETL
4 70 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
5 53 (8.10%) ITIL
6 41 (6.27%) Database Mirroring
7 39 (5.96%) Performance Monitoring
7 39 (5.96%) High Availability
8 38 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
9 36 (5.50%) Data Migration
10 31 (4.74%) Data Modelling
11 29 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (3.82%) Database Security
13 19 (2.91%) Release Management
14 16 (2.45%) Change Management
14 16 (2.45%) CRM
15 14 (2.14%) Database Tuning
15 14 (2.14%) Incident Management
16 13 (1.99%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 605 (92.51%) SQL
2 270 (41.28%) T-SQL
3 49 (7.49%) PowerShell
4 25 (3.82%) C#
5 22 (3.36%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.60%) Shell Script
7 14 (2.14%) Korn
8 11 (1.68%) VB
8 11 (1.68%) Perl
9 9 (1.38%) VBScript
10 8 (1.22%) Python
10 8 (1.22%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.92%) Java
12 5 (0.76%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.46%) Ruby
13 3 (0.46%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.46%) C++
14 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 32 (4.89%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.60%) MCITP
4 17 (2.60%) Degree
5 15 (2.29%) MCTS
6 13 (1.99%) MCSA
7 12 (1.83%) MCDBA
8 7 (1.07%) MCSE
8 7 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.92%) MCP
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.46%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.46%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.15%) OCP
12 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.68%) SLA
2 6 (0.92%) QA
3 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (4.74%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.15%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 16 (2.45%) SCOM
2 8 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (1.07%) Data Guard
3 7 (1.07%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.46%) Puppet
5 3 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.46%) SCCM
6 2 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.15%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.15%) Foglight
Vendors
1 204 (31.19%) Microsoft
2 128 (19.57%) Oracle
3 47 (7.19%) VMware
4 21 (3.21%) Red Gate
5 18 (2.75%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.29%) Citrix
7 12 (1.83%) Sybase
8 8 (1.22%) IBM
9 7 (1.07%) BMC
9 7 (1.07%) HP
9 7 (1.07%) Tableau
10 6 (0.92%) 3PAR
10 6 (0.92%) NetApp
11 5 (0.76%) Sun
11 5 (0.76%) Mitel
12 4 (0.61%) Greenplum
12 4 (0.61%) Veritas
12 4 (0.61%) CommVault
13 3 (0.46%) Dell
13 3 (0.46%) Cisco
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + extensions
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £290 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago