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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 408 335 265
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -70
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 270 358 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.63% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.67% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 250 301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.22 £25.25 £39.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.25 £135.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 2016.

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 1 May 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
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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 -51 251 £375 +1.35% 68
London -53 93 £375 -9.09% 25
South East -17 51 £410 +26.15% 4
City of London +31 27 £350 -17.64% 7
Yorkshire -3 26 £390 +30.00% 11
West Midlands -8 25 £338 -12.90% 8
East of England +18 22 £388 +42.20% 3
Hampshire +11 20 £426 +30.92%
West Yorkshire +2 18 £427 +38.04% 7
South West +5 15 £325 -13.33% 8
Leeds +10 13 £428 +31.53% 4
Scotland -16 12 £375 +25.00% 7
Hertfordshire +18 11 £400 +14.28%
Surrey -17 10 £410 +9.33% 2
Glasgow +10 9 £340 +23.07% 5
West Sussex -6 9 £413 -
Southampton +21 8 £306 -
Essex +10 8 £300 +4.80%
Milton Keynes +9 8 £355 +18.33%
Buckinghamshire +8 8 £355 +35.23%
North East - 8 £283 -
Birmingham +5 7 £320 -14.66% 3
North West -26 7 £325 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £283 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £283 -
Bristol -2 6 £325 -26.13% 1
North Yorkshire +8 5 £370 -10.30%
Crawley -6 5 £413 -
Wales -11 5 £369 +82.09% 1
South Wales -18 5 £369 +84.37%

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 486 (89.34%) SQL
2 470 (86.40%) SQL Server
3 222 (40.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 200 (36.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 196 (36.03%) T-SQL
6 185 (34.01%) SQL Server 2008
7 181 (33.27%) Microsoft
8 180 (33.09%) Performance Tuning
9 158 (29.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 148 (27.21%) Windows
11 133 (24.45%) Clustering
12 132 (24.26%) SQL Server 2005
13 119 (21.88%) Replication
14 108 (19.85%) SQL Server 2014
14 108 (19.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 104 (19.12%) Migration
16 95 (17.46%) Finance
17 90 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
18 84 (15.44%) Oracle
19 80 (14.71%) High Availability
20 79 (14.52%) PowerShell
21 63 (11.58%) Oracle Database
22 62 (11.40%) Windows Server
23 59 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
24 54 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
25 52 (9.56%) .NET
26 48 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
27 47 (8.64%) MS Excel
28 46 (8.46%) SQL Server 2000
29 42 (7.72%) ITIL

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 23 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.39%) IIS
3 12 (2.21%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.37%) CMS
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.18%) Apache
6 1 (0.18%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.18%) CICS
6 1 (0.18%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.18%) Confluence
6 1 (0.18%) Documentum
6 1 (0.18%) Node.js
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 47 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.74%) MS Office
3 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.18%) SAP R/3
3 1 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.18%) IaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Office 365
3 1 (0.18%) PaaS
3 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.41%) SAN
2 10 (1.84%) Firewall
3 9 (1.65%) DNS
4 8 (1.47%) Kerberos
5 6 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (0.74%) DHCP
6 4 (0.74%) Internet
7 3 (0.55%) SSL
7 3 (0.55%) VPN
8 2 (0.37%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.37%) SMTP
9 1 (0.18%) Network Security
9 1 (0.18%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.18%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 470 (86.40%) SQL Server
2 222 (40.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 200 (36.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 185 (34.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 158 (29.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 132 (24.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 108 (19.85%) SQL Server 2014
7 108 (19.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (11.58%) Oracle Database
9 46 (8.46%) SQL Server 2000
10 26 (4.78%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (4.60%) Oracle Database 11g
12 23 (4.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 21 (3.86%) MySQL
14 20 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
15 17 (3.13%) Relational Database
16 16 (2.94%) MongoDB
16 16 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
17 15 (2.76%) RDBMS
18 13 (2.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (4.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.65%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.74%) MSI
5 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.55%) Toad
6 1 (0.18%) ERwin
6 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.18%) JIRA
6 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 95 (17.46%) Finance
2 18 (3.31%) Law
3 17 (3.13%) Banking
3 17 (3.13%) Legal
3 17 (3.13%) Retail
4 11 (2.02%) Marketing
5 5 (0.92%) Automotive
5 5 (0.92%) Back Office
6 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.37%) Publishing
7 2 (0.37%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Games
8 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.56%) .NET
2 15 (2.76%) ASP.NET
3 8 (1.47%) Entity Framework
3 8 (1.47%) XML
4 7 (1.29%) .NET Framework
5 5 (0.92%) Web Services
6 3 (0.55%) NHibernate
7 2 (0.37%) COM
7 2 (0.37%) CSS
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 2 (0.37%) REST
8 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.18%) HTML
8 1 (0.18%) HTML5
8 1 (0.18%) MDX
8 1 (0.18%) POSIX
8 1 (0.18%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.18%) WCF
8 1 (0.18%) XSD
8 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 133 (24.45%) Clustering
2 119 (21.88%) Replication
3 30 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.21%) NHS
6 8 (1.47%) Hedge funds
6 8 (1.47%) Statistics
7 4 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.37%) Data Conversion
8 2 (0.37%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.37%) iPad
8 2 (0.37%) iPhone
8 2 (0.37%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.37%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.18%) FMCG
9 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.18%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.18%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 148 (27.21%) Windows
2 62 (11.40%) Windows Server
3 54 (9.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 48 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (7.35%) Linux
6 33 (6.07%) Unix
7 27 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (2.21%) AIX
9 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (1.10%) Solaris
11 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.18%) CentOS
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.18%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (33.09%) Performance Tuning
2 104 (19.12%) Migration
3 90 (16.54%) Business Intelligence
4 80 (14.71%) High Availability
5 59 (10.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 42 (7.72%) ITIL
7 34 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (6.25%) ETL
8 31 (5.70%) Database Mirroring
8 31 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 27 (4.96%) Database Tuning
10 21 (3.86%) Database Security
11 17 (3.13%) Data Migration
11 17 (3.13%) Mentoring
11 17 (3.13%) Problem Management
12 16 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (2.94%) Change Management
12 16 (2.94%) Data Modelling
13 13 (2.39%) Project Management
13 13 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 486 (89.34%) SQL
2 196 (36.03%) T-SQL
3 79 (14.52%) PowerShell
4 34 (6.25%) C#
5 27 (4.96%) PL/SQL
6 25 (4.60%) Shell Script
7 23 (4.23%) VBScript
8 9 (1.65%) C
8 9 (1.65%) Java
9 7 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 6 (1.10%) C++
10 6 (1.10%) Perl
11 4 (0.74%) Python
11 4 (0.74%) VB
12 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.18%) PHP
13 1 (0.18%) Ruby
13 1 (0.18%) Tcl
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 26 (4.78%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.57%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (1.65%) Degree
7 7 (1.29%) MCDBA
8 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.74%) MCITP
9 4 (0.74%) MCSE
10 3 (0.55%) MCSA
10 3 (0.55%) MCTS
11 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) MCP
11 1 (0.18%) OCP
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.65%) SLA
2 7 (1.29%) QA
3 5 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (5.51%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.21%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (4.60%) Oracle RMAN
2 16 (2.94%) SCOM
3 14 (2.57%) Data Guard
4 7 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.10%) Perfmon
5 6 (1.10%) SCCM
5 6 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.37%) MAINVIEW
8 2 (0.37%) Nagios
8 2 (0.37%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.18%) Ansible
9 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.18%) Legato
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 181 (33.27%) Microsoft
2 84 (15.44%) Oracle
3 36 (6.62%) VMware
4 15 (2.76%) HP
5 14 (2.57%) IBM
6 12 (2.21%) RedGate
7 11 (2.02%) EMC
8 9 (1.65%) Cognizant
8 9 (1.65%) Informatica
8 9 (1.65%) Netezza
9 7 (1.29%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.29%) Sybase
10 6 (1.10%) iManage
10 6 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 5 (0.92%) Lumension
12 4 (0.74%) Intel Security
12 4 (0.74%) Meridio
12 4 (0.74%) SAP
13 3 (0.55%) SimCorp
13 3 (0.55%) Veritas
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