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 29 September 2014 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 376 339 357
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 266 289 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.55% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 173 131
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£350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £195 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.23% +53.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.70 £21.80 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.05 £45.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £24.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +63.91%

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
52704 48932 53740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.69% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32323 29402 30051
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2063 2086 2672
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 29 September 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
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 29 September 2014.

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 29 September 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 -41 251 £350 +3.32% 113
London -6 110 £350 -9.09% 50
South East -22 43 £388 +22.52% 12
City of London +24 38 £340 -15.00% 12
East of England -18 30 £355 +18.33% 8
North West +14 29 £328 +31.00% 16
West Midlands +4 18 £350 +19.14% 8
Surrey +4 15 £325 +16.07% 5
Manchester +4 14 £300 +10.59% 8
Hampshire -8 11 £420 +5.00% 4
Berkshire -13 11 £425 +31.78% 1
Cheshire +11 10 £325 - 6
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £375 +30.43% 2
Birmingham +4 8 £350 +24.44% 2
Wales -18 7 £350 +14.28% 2
Hertfordshire -21 7 £325 - 1
Suffolk - 7 £350 -
East Midlands -1 6 £380 +21.60% 4
Scotland -10 6 £295 -5.60% 1
Yorkshire -32 6 £265 +30.86% 12
West Yorkshire -4 5 - - 6
South Wales -8 5 £350 +14.28% 1
Essex -12 5 £375 +5.26% 4
Ipswich - 5 £350 -
Reading - 5 £438 -
Leeds +2 4 - - 1
South West -34 4 £425 +25.92% 3
Warrington - 4 £345 - 2
Lancashire -22 3 £400 +60.00% 1
Shropshire - 3 £373 -

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 504 (90.48%) SQL
2 442 (79.35%) SQL Server
3 241 (43.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 223 (40.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 200 (35.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 188 (33.75%) T-SQL
7 179 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
8 167 (29.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 153 (27.47%) Oracle
10 145 (26.03%) Microsoft
11 112 (20.11%) Windows
12 109 (19.57%) Replication
13 107 (19.21%) SQL Server 2005
14 98 (17.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 96 (17.24%) Clustering
16 89 (15.98%) Oracle Database
17 71 (12.75%) Security Cleared
18 70 (12.57%) Migration
19 63 (11.31%) Oracle Database 10g
19 63 (11.31%) Oracle Database 11g
20 61 (10.95%) SQL Server 2000
20 61 (10.95%) Finance
21 58 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
22 55 (9.87%) SC Cleared
23 50 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
24 49 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
25 47 (8.44%) Oracle RMAN
26 45 (8.08%) MS Excel
26 45 (8.08%) ITIL
26 45 (8.08%) Data Guard

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 27 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.90%) IIS
3 5 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.54%) Apache
5 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.18%) CMS
Applications
1 45 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.08%) MS Office
3 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) SaaS
1 1 (0.18%) GitHub
1 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.69%) SAN
2 3 (0.54%) Internet
3 1 (0.18%) NAS
3 1 (0.18%) FTP
3 1 (0.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (79.35%) SQL Server
2 241 (43.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 223 (40.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 200 (35.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 167 (29.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 107 (19.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 98 (17.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 89 (15.98%) Oracle Database
9 63 (11.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 63 (11.31%) Oracle Database 11g
10 61 (10.95%) SQL Server 2000
11 49 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
12 42 (7.54%) MySQL
12 42 (7.54%) Relational Database
13 38 (6.82%) RDBMS
14 34 (6.10%) DTS
15 20 (3.59%) Sybase ASE
16 17 (3.05%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (2.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 12 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 29 (5.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.26%) Visual Studio
4 6 (1.08%) Toad
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.18%) JIRA
6 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) PVCS
General
1 61 (10.95%) Finance
2 43 (7.72%) Banking
3 11 (1.97%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.62%) Retail
5 7 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.08%) Marketing
7 5 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.72%) Advertising
8 4 (0.72%) Legal
9 3 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.54%) Law
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.75%) .NET
2 13 (2.33%) XML
3 12 (2.15%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.08%) .NET Framework
5 4 (0.72%) Middleware
6 2 (0.36%) WinForms
6 2 (0.36%) Web Services
6 2 (0.36%) HTML
6 2 (0.36%) MDX
6 2 (0.36%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.18%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.18%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 109 (19.57%) Replication
2 96 (17.24%) Clustering
3 34 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.69%) Statistics
4 15 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.62%) NHS
6 8 (1.44%) Open Source
7 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
7 3 (0.54%) HACMP
7 3 (0.54%) Grid Computing
8 2 (0.36%) GIS
8 2 (0.36%) DTV
8 2 (0.36%) PMI
8 2 (0.36%) Data Extraction
8 2 (0.36%) Data Integration
8 2 (0.36%) Informatics
8 2 (0.36%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.18%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 112 (20.11%) Windows
2 39 (7.00%) Linux
3 33 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (4.49%) UNIX
7 16 (2.87%) Solaris
7 16 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (1.08%) AIX
9 3 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) CentOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (32.14%) Performance Tuning
2 70 (12.57%) Migration
3 50 (8.98%) Business Intelligence
4 45 (8.08%) ITIL
5 43 (7.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (7.36%) Capacity Planning
7 28 (5.03%) Database Tuning
7 28 (5.03%) E-Commerce
8 26 (4.67%) Change Management
9 24 (4.31%) ETL
10 22 (3.95%) Data Modelling
11 21 (3.77%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (3.59%) High Availability
12 20 (3.59%) Database Security
13 18 (3.23%) Data Migration
14 16 (2.87%) Performance Analysis
14 16 (2.87%) Performance Monitoring
15 14 (2.51%) Release Management
16 13 (2.33%) Incident Management
16 13 (2.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 504 (90.48%) SQL
2 188 (33.75%) T-SQL
3 34 (6.10%) PowerShell
4 27 (4.85%) PL/SQL
5 20 (3.59%) C#
6 15 (2.69%) Shell Script
7 12 (2.15%) VB
8 8 (1.44%) Java
9 6 (1.08%) Korn
9 6 (1.08%) C
9 6 (1.08%) Perl
10 5 (0.90%) PHP
11 4 (0.72%) VBScript
12 2 (0.36%) VBA
12 2 (0.36%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.18%) Python
13 1 (0.18%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 71 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (9.87%) SC Cleared
4 34 (6.10%) MCITP
5 25 (4.49%) MCDBA
6 16 (2.87%) MCTS
7 13 (2.33%) Degree
7 13 (2.33%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.62%) MCSE
9 8 (1.44%) MCSA
10 6 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
10 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.72%) OCP
11 4 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.36%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.36%) MCT
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 1 (0.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.18%) SLA
2 16 (2.87%) QA
3 7 (1.26%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 47 (8.44%) Oracle RMAN
2 28 (5.03%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 45 (8.08%) Data Guard
2 24 (4.31%) SCOM
3 13 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (1.62%) SCCM
5 8 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.72%) Control-M
7 3 (0.54%) Ionix
7 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.54%) MOM
7 3 (0.54%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.54%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 153 (27.47%) Oracle
2 145 (26.03%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.75%) Sybase
4 23 (4.13%) Red Gate
5 18 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.69%) BMC
7 11 (1.97%) IBM
7 11 (1.97%) VMware
8 6 (1.08%) Veritas
9 5 (0.90%) Remedy
10 4 (0.72%) Citrix
11 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.54%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.54%) SAP
11 3 (0.54%) Sun
12 2 (0.36%) Capita
12 2 (0.36%) Netezza
12 2 (0.36%) Mercator
12 2 (0.36%) HP
12 2 (0.36%) EMC
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35k - 44k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Swansea
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago