The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 371 345 300
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -45
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 231 241 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.47% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.51% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 151 207
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £313
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +56.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
- +78.32%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50543 47172 53524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30720 27585 29825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2000 2142 2717
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -24 207 £375 +7.14% 90
London +1 101 £390 +7.58% 33
City of London +18 31 £375 -4.76% 11
South East -20 29 £375 +17.18% 9
North West +2 18 £350 +40.00% 13
Wales -7 16 £470 +55.37% 3
East of England -25 15 £388 +4.02% 8
South Wales -14 13 £470 +55.37% 3
Cheshire +13 12 £369 -4.83% 4
South West -19 12 £338 +20.00% 9
East Midlands +5 11 £380 +85.36% 2
Newport - 11 £470 -
Hertfordshire 0 9 £388 +19.23% 2
Yorkshire -12 9 £328 +23.58% 10
West Midlands -11 8 £313 +3.30% 6
West Yorkshire +4 7 £303 -6.92% 6
Hampshire -8 6 £338 -15.62% 3
Somerset - 6 £338 -
Chester +9 5 £356 -8.06%
Berkshire +4 5 £340 -7.48% 1
Glasgow -2 5 £293 -13.33% 4
Scotland -22 5 £293 -13.33% 4
Bradford +9 4 £275 -8.33%
Manchester -1 4 £213 - 6
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £300 - 1
Birmingham -5 4 £288 -4.95% 6
Oxfordshire -6 4 £363 +20.83% 1
Leicestershire - 4 £625 - 1
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £388 +6.89% 1
East Sussex -4 3 £375 -11.76%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 564 (89.67%) SQL
2 528 (83.94%) SQL Server
3 261 (41.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 249 (39.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 222 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 207 (32.91%) T-SQL
7 193 (30.68%) Performance Tuning
8 176 (27.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 162 (25.76%) Oracle
10 153 (24.32%) Microsoft
11 138 (21.94%) SQL Server 2005
12 134 (21.30%) Clustering
13 129 (20.51%) Windows
14 121 (19.24%) Replication
15 115 (18.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 106 (16.85%) Oracle Database
17 91 (14.47%) Finance
18 77 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
19 70 (11.13%) Disaster Recovery
20 69 (10.97%) Migration
20 69 (10.97%) Security Cleared
21 66 (10.49%) SQL Server 2000
22 59 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
23 54 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
24 52 (8.27%) Oracle RMAN
24 52 (8.27%) SC Cleared
25 51 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
26 50 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
26 50 (7.95%) Data Guard
27 47 (7.47%) ETL

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 29 (4.61%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.91%) WebLogic
3 10 (1.59%) IIS
4 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.48%) Apache
5 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (0.48%) JCAPS
5 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.16%) CMS
6 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 45 (7.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.43%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.16%) Summit
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.56%) SAN
2 5 (0.79%) NAS
3 4 (0.64%) LAN
3 4 (0.64%) WAN
4 3 (0.48%) Internet
4 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.32%) VLAN
5 2 (0.32%) VPN
6 1 (0.16%) FTP
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 528 (83.94%) SQL Server
2 261 (41.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 249 (39.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 222 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 176 (27.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 138 (21.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 115 (18.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 106 (16.85%) Oracle Database
9 77 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 66 (10.49%) SQL Server 2000
11 59 (9.38%) Oracle Database 10g
12 50 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
13 46 (7.31%) DTS
14 34 (5.41%) Relational Database
15 28 (4.45%) RDBMS
16 26 (4.13%) MySQL
17 16 (2.54%) Oracle Reports
18 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 14 (2.23%) Sybase ASE
19 12 (1.91%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 27 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.79%) Toad
5 3 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.32%) PVCS
7 1 (0.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.16%) JIRA
General
1 91 (14.47%) Finance
2 47 (7.47%) Banking
3 10 (1.59%) Retail
4 9 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.11%) Marketing
7 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.79%) Advertising
7 5 (0.79%) Legal
8 4 (0.64%) Electronics
8 4 (0.64%) Law
8 4 (0.64%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.41%) .NET
2 17 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 10 (1.59%) XML
4 7 (1.11%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.48%) Middleware
5 3 (0.48%) MDX
6 2 (0.32%) JSON
6 2 (0.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 2 (0.32%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) CSS
7 1 (0.16%) Web Services
7 1 (0.16%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.16%) WinForms
7 1 (0.16%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 134 (21.30%) Clustering
2 121 (19.24%) Replication
3 17 (2.70%) Statistics
4 13 (2.07%) NHS
5 11 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 5 (0.79%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.64%) Online Games
7 4 (0.64%) CESG
7 4 (0.64%) DTV
8 2 (0.32%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.32%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.32%) GIS
8 2 (0.32%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.32%) PMI
9 1 (0.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.16%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.16%) PKI
9 1 (0.16%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 129 (20.51%) Windows
2 43 (6.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (5.41%) Linux
4 31 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (4.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.54%) UNIX
7 12 (1.91%) Solaris
8 10 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.48%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (30.68%) Performance Tuning
2 70 (11.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 69 (10.97%) Migration
4 51 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
5 47 (7.47%) ETL
6 40 (6.36%) Capacity Planning
6 40 (6.36%) ITIL
7 33 (5.25%) High Availability
8 28 (4.45%) Data Modelling
9 24 (3.82%) Database Tuning
10 22 (3.50%) Performance Analysis
11 21 (3.34%) Database Security
12 20 (3.18%) E-Commerce
13 17 (2.70%) Incident Management
14 16 (2.54%) Data Migration
15 14 (2.23%) PRINCE2
16 12 (1.91%) CRM
17 11 (1.75%) Change Management
17 11 (1.75%) Server Monitoring
18 10 (1.59%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 564 (89.67%) SQL
2 207 (32.91%) T-SQL
3 34 (5.41%) PL/SQL
4 23 (3.66%) PowerShell
5 22 (3.50%) C#
6 13 (2.07%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.75%) Perl
7 11 (1.75%) VB
8 8 (1.27%) Korn
8 8 (1.27%) Java
9 6 (0.95%) PHP
9 6 (0.95%) C
10 4 (0.64%) VBScript
11 2 (0.32%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.32%) VBA
12 1 (0.16%) XQuery
12 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 69 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 54 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 52 (8.27%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.45%) MCDBA
4 28 (4.45%) MCITP
5 14 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.43%) Degree
7 8 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (1.11%) MCSA
8 7 (1.11%) MCTS
9 6 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
10 5 (0.79%) MCT
10 5 (0.79%) MCSE
11 4 (0.64%) OCP
11 4 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.32%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.16%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (7.31%) SLA
2 26 (4.13%) QA
3 8 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.48%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (8.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 36 (5.72%) Oracle RAC
3 17 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.79%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 50 (7.95%) Data Guard
2 15 (2.38%) SCOM
3 13 (2.07%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (0.64%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.48%) Control-M
6 3 (0.48%) MOM
6 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.48%) Ionix
6 3 (0.48%) SCCM
6 3 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.16%) Foglight
8 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 162 (25.76%) Oracle
2 153 (24.32%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.97%) Sybase
4 23 (3.66%) VMware
5 17 (2.70%) Red Gate
6 11 (1.75%) SAP
7 10 (1.59%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.43%) Citrix
9 7 (1.11%) BMC
9 7 (1.11%) IBM
9 7 (1.11%) Veritas
10 6 (0.95%) Remedy
11 3 (0.48%) CommVault
11 3 (0.48%) Sun
11 3 (0.48%) Business Objects
12 2 (0.32%) Tableau
12 2 (0.32%) Capita
12 2 (0.32%) Netezza
12 2 (0.32%) Informatica
12 2 (0.32%) NetApp
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Radiant Info
Posted: 17 hours ago
Peterborough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago