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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 360 349 294
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -55
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 284 283 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.58% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 196 193
Average daily rate £380 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £44.50 £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.66% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £13.60 £25.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £43.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £15.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+193.33% -60.00%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 269 £385 +10.00% 121
London +27 128 £400 +9.21% 44
South East +22 33 £410 +2.50% 19
City of London +32 28 £425 +21.42% 13
Yorkshire -15 25 £381 +25.10% 9
West Yorkshire +1 23 £375 +16.27% 6
North West -16 23 £350 +7.69% 17
West Midlands -13 19 £350 +20.17% 12
Leeds +2 18 £400 -5.88% 3
East of England +8 16 £300 +20.00% 9
Manchester -14 15 £350 +7.76% 16
South West -15 13 £375 -1.63% 7
Scotland -7 12 £330 -5.03% 5
Essex +8 9 £300 +20.00% 2
North East -11 9 £344 - 2
Surrey -11 9 £410 +2.50% 1
Tyne and Wear - 9 £344 - 2
West Sussex +14 8 £413 +33.06%
Hampshire +4 8 £413 +28.90% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £363 - 2
Glasgow +12 7 £375 +22.95% 3
Bristol -13 7 £375 -16.66% 2
Crawley - 6 £413 -
Birmingham -3 5 £305 -5.42% 2
Edinburgh -17 5 £330 -11.70% 1
Dorset - 5 £354 - 2
Hertfordshire +9 4 £390 - 4
Portsmouth -2 4 - - 1
Merseyside -3 4 £363 +81.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 3 £291 +35.46% 2

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 560 (89.89%) SQL
2 545 (87.48%) SQL Server
3 257 (41.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 242 (38.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 231 (37.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 216 (34.67%) Microsoft
7 213 (34.19%) T-SQL
8 198 (31.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 184 (29.53%) Performance Tuning
10 173 (27.77%) Windows
11 154 (24.72%) SQL Server 2005
12 133 (21.35%) Replication
13 124 (19.90%) Finance
14 123 (19.74%) Clustering
15 118 (18.94%) Oracle
16 107 (17.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 105 (16.85%) Migration
18 101 (16.21%) SQL Server 2014
19 94 (15.09%) PowerShell
20 93 (14.93%) High Availability
21 82 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
22 73 (11.72%) Windows Server
23 68 (10.91%) Oracle Database
24 61 (9.79%) Disaster Recovery
25 60 (9.63%) SQL Server 2000
26 59 (9.47%) ETL
27 54 (8.67%) ITIL
28 53 (8.51%) Linux
29 50 (8.03%) MS Excel
30 49 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 32 (5.14%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.41%) IIS
3 10 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.80%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.48%) Apache
5 3 (0.48%) CMS
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.16%) CICS
7 1 (0.16%) Documentum
7 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.16%) Node.js
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 50 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.44%) MS Office
3 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Magento
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.57%) SAN
2 10 (1.61%) DNS
3 8 (1.28%) Kerberos
4 6 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (0.80%) DHCP
6 4 (0.64%) Internet
6 4 (0.64%) VPN
7 3 (0.48%) Firewall
7 3 (0.48%) SSL
8 2 (0.32%) LAN
8 2 (0.32%) Network Security
8 2 (0.32%) SMTP
8 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 545 (87.48%) SQL Server
2 257 (41.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 242 (38.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 231 (37.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 198 (31.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 154 (24.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 107 (17.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 101 (16.21%) SQL Server 2014
9 68 (10.91%) Oracle Database
10 60 (9.63%) SQL Server 2000
11 46 (7.38%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (5.30%) MySQL
13 29 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
14 28 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (3.53%) Relational Database
16 19 (3.05%) MongoDB
17 17 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
18 16 (2.57%) RDBMS
19 15 (2.41%) DTS
19 15 (2.41%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 29 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (2.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (0.80%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.48%) JIRA
5 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.16%) ERwin
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.16%) Toad
General
1 124 (19.90%) Finance
2 22 (3.53%) Banking
3 19 (3.05%) Law
4 17 (2.73%) Retail
5 15 (2.41%) Legal
6 10 (1.61%) Back Office
7 9 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.12%) Automotive
8 7 (1.12%) Marketing
9 4 (0.64%) Publishing
10 3 (0.48%) Advertising
10 3 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.48%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.32%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.54%) .NET
2 13 (2.09%) ASP.NET
3 10 (1.61%) SAP XI
4 9 (1.44%) XML
5 6 (0.96%) Entity Framework
6 5 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.64%) Web Services
8 3 (0.48%) MDX
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 2 (0.32%) WSH
10 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.16%) CSS
10 1 (0.16%) CSS3
10 1 (0.16%) HTML5
10 1 (0.16%) NHibernate
10 1 (0.16%) ODBC
10 1 (0.16%) POSIX
10 1 (0.16%) PostGIS
10 1 (0.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 133 (21.35%) Replication
2 123 (19.74%) Clustering
3 31 (4.98%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.41%) NHS
6 7 (1.12%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.80%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.48%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.32%) iPhone
10 1 (0.16%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.16%) FMCG
10 1 (0.16%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.16%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.16%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.16%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 173 (27.77%) Windows
2 73 (11.72%) Windows Server
3 53 (8.51%) Linux
4 49 (7.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (6.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (5.46%) Unix
8 25 (4.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (2.73%) Solaris
10 10 (1.61%) AIX
11 4 (0.64%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (29.53%) Performance Tuning
2 105 (16.85%) Migration
3 93 (14.93%) High Availability
4 82 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
5 61 (9.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 59 (9.47%) ETL
7 54 (8.67%) ITIL
8 39 (6.26%) Database Mirroring
9 37 (5.94%) Performance Monitoring
10 35 (5.62%) Capacity Planning
10 35 (5.62%) Database Security
11 28 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
12 26 (4.17%) Database Tuning
13 21 (3.37%) Data Migration
14 17 (2.73%) CRM
14 17 (2.73%) Data Modelling
14 17 (2.73%) Performance Optimisation
15 16 (2.57%) Change Management
16 15 (2.41%) Problem Management
17 14 (2.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 560 (89.89%) SQL
2 213 (34.19%) T-SQL
3 94 (15.09%) PowerShell
4 32 (5.14%) C#
5 23 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 21 (3.37%) PL/SQL
7 14 (2.25%) VBScript
8 13 (2.09%) C
9 10 (1.61%) Java
10 9 (1.44%) Perl
11 7 (1.12%) C++
12 4 (0.64%) VB
13 3 (0.48%) Python
14 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 37 (5.94%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.33%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.28%) MCITP
4 8 (1.28%) MCSA
5 7 (1.12%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.12%) MCTS
6 5 (0.80%) Degree
6 5 (0.80%) MCSE
7 4 (0.64%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.32%) OCP
9 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.16%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.05%) SLA
2 9 (1.44%) QA
3 4 (0.64%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) SRDF
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (3.53%) SCOM
2 16 (2.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (2.25%) Data Guard
4 6 (0.96%) Perfmon
5 4 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.48%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.16%) Legato
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.16%) MOM
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.16%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 216 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 118 (18.94%) Oracle
3 27 (4.33%) VMware
4 23 (3.69%) Red Gate
5 21 (3.37%) Red Hat
6 16 (2.57%) IBM
6 16 (2.57%) SAP
6 16 (2.57%) Sybase
7 12 (1.93%) Veritas
8 11 (1.77%) Citrix
9 9 (1.44%) EMC
10 8 (1.28%) Cognizant
10 8 (1.28%) HP
10 8 (1.28%) Informatica
10 8 (1.28%) Netezza
11 7 (1.12%) Cognos
11 7 (1.12%) Tableau
12 6 (0.96%) Greenplum
12 6 (0.96%) iManage
13 4 (0.64%) Sun
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