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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 333 288 314
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +26
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 278 324 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.63% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.69% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 199 139
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£350 £354 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +88.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +88.88%

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -66 247 £350 - 151
London -22 83 £375 - 44
South West +1 34 £400 +23.07% 11
South East -39 33 £393 +20.76% 31
West Midlands +14 27 £350 +1.44% 7
Yorkshire -34 26 £283 -24.66% 27
City of London +5 25 £350 -9.67% 15
Bristol +11 24 £440 +10.00% 4
North West -10 17 £244 -23.82% 12
Wales - 17 £350 - 2
Surrey +12 15 £413 +22.22% 6
South Yorkshire +5 15 £280 -13.84% 9
East Midlands +2 15 £323 -9.79% 11
West Yorkshire -30 11 £315 -14.64% 14
Manchester -7 10 £310 -4.61% 5
Scotland +5 9 £348 -4.13% 1
East of England -8 9 £250 -24.81% 8
Somerset +3 8 £375 - 1
Hampshire -22 8 £400 +70.21% 5
South Wales - 8 £350 - 2
Bradford -13 7 £310 -16.91% 3
Birmingham -5 6 £363 -5.22% 3
Merseyside -14 6 £219 -17.45% 2
Cardiff - 6 £338 - 2
Coventry - 6 £180 -
Cambridge +5 5 £215 -33.84%
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £215 -33.84%
Liverpool -11 5 £200 -27.27% 2
Staffordshire -2 4 £300 -7.69%
Derbyshire - 4 £300 - 2

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 533 (93.51%) SQL
2 488 (85.61%) SQL Server
3 242 (42.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 215 (37.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 186 (32.63%) Performance Tuning
6 185 (32.46%) SQL Server 2008
7 178 (31.23%) T-SQL
8 136 (23.86%) Microsoft
9 126 (22.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 119 (20.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 116 (20.35%) Replication
12 106 (18.60%) Windows
13 95 (16.67%) Oracle
14 94 (16.49%) Clustering
15 90 (15.79%) Finance
16 80 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
17 78 (13.68%) SQL Server 2005
18 74 (12.98%) Migration
19 70 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
20 68 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
21 48 (8.42%) ETL
22 45 (7.89%) Security Cleared
23 44 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
24 43 (7.54%) MS Excel
24 43 (7.54%) Oracle Database
25 41 (7.19%) Performance Monitoring
26 40 (7.02%) Relational Database
27 38 (6.67%) RDBMS
28 35 (6.14%) High Availability
29 34 (5.96%) Capacity Planning

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 27 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.58%) IIS
3 7 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (0.70%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.18%) SAS
6 1 (0.18%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
Applications
1 43 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.05%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.53%) Oracle Utilities
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) SaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (4.39%) SAN
2 6 (1.05%) NAS
3 3 (0.53%) LAN
4 2 (0.35%) FTP
4 2 (0.35%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) SSH
5 1 (0.18%) Internet
5 1 (0.18%) Extranet
5 1 (0.18%) RTP
5 1 (0.18%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (85.61%) SQL Server
2 242 (42.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 215 (37.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 185 (32.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 126 (22.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 119 (20.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (13.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 70 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
9 43 (7.54%) Oracle Database
10 40 (7.02%) Relational Database
11 38 (6.67%) RDBMS
12 28 (4.91%) MySQL
13 27 (4.74%) SQL Server 2000
14 24 (4.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 19 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (3.16%) OLAP
17 16 (2.81%) OLTP
18 11 (1.93%) OLAP Cube
19 10 (1.75%) Impala
19 10 (1.75%) DTS
Development Applications
1 25 (4.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (1.23%) Toad
4 5 (0.88%) 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 90 (15.79%) Finance
2 33 (5.79%) Banking
3 16 (2.81%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.40%) Retail
5 6 (1.05%) Marketing
5 6 (1.05%) Legal
6 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.70%) Law
7 3 (0.53%) Electronics
7 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.35%) Games
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Russian Language
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
9 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.21%) .NET
2 8 (1.40%) Web Services
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (0.53%) MDX
4 3 (0.53%) XML
4 3 (0.53%) ODBC
4 3 (0.53%) HTML
5 2 (0.35%) SOAP
5 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.35%) RESTful
5 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.18%) COM
6 1 (0.18%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 116 (20.35%) Replication
2 94 (16.49%) Clustering
3 31 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (4.04%) NHS
5 15 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.46%) Statistics
7 12 (2.11%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.88%) Open Source
10 4 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.53%) HACMP
11 3 (0.53%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.53%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.35%) DTV
12 2 (0.35%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
13 1 (0.18%) Informatics
13 1 (0.18%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 106 (18.60%) Windows
2 26 (4.56%) Linux
3 23 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (2.81%) UNIX
5 14 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.40%) AIX
8 7 (1.23%) Solaris
9 6 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (0.70%) SUSE
10 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) VMS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (32.63%) Performance Tuning
2 80 (14.04%) Business Intelligence
3 74 (12.98%) Migration
4 68 (11.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 48 (8.42%) ETL
6 41 (7.19%) Performance Monitoring
7 35 (6.14%) High Availability
8 34 (5.96%) Capacity Planning
9 32 (5.61%) Data Migration
10 30 (5.26%) ITIL
10 30 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (4.74%) Database Security
12 26 (4.56%) Data Modelling
13 24 (4.21%) Change Management
14 21 (3.68%) Database Tuning
15 14 (2.46%) Release Management
16 12 (2.11%) User Acceptance Testing
17 11 (1.93%) CRM
18 10 (1.75%) E-Commerce
18 10 (1.75%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 533 (93.51%) SQL
2 178 (31.23%) T-SQL
3 25 (4.39%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.86%) PL/SQL
5 14 (2.46%) VB
6 11 (1.93%) C#
7 9 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.23%) Perl
9 6 (1.05%) VBScript
9 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
9 6 (1.05%) Korn
10 4 (0.70%) Java
11 3 (0.53%) C
12 2 (0.35%) Python
12 2 (0.35%) VB6
13 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.18%) R
13 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.51%) MCITP
5 18 (3.16%) MCDBA
6 12 (2.11%) MCTS
7 10 (1.75%) Degree
8 8 (1.40%) VCP4
8 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.53%) MCSE
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.35%) OCP
11 1 (0.18%) MCSA
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.93%) SLA
2 7 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (2.81%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 13 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.18%) Firmware
4 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.28%) Data Guard
2 12 (2.11%) SCOM
3 7 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.53%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.18%) Control-M
5 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 136 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 95 (16.67%) Oracle
3 24 (4.21%) Sybase
4 22 (3.86%) VMware
5 17 (2.98%) Red Gate
6 15 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 12 (2.11%) Sun
8 11 (1.93%) BMC
9 5 (0.88%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.70%) IBM
11 3 (0.53%) Greenplum
11 3 (0.53%) Tableau
11 3 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.53%) SAP
11 3 (0.53%) Citrix
12 2 (0.35%) Embarcadero
12 2 (0.35%) NetApp
12 2 (0.35%) HP
12 2 (0.35%) Dell
12 2 (0.35%) Mercator
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