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 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 323 298 332
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +34
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 316 341 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.69% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 228 137
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£339 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £265 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-9.64% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £42.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £148.50 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +78.94%

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -43 275 £350 -3.44% 131
London -11 98 £400 +3.22% 62
South East -31 49 £325 -0.76% 20
City of London +17 33 £425 +5.59% 21
Yorkshire -43 28 £288 -20.68% 11
West Midlands +5 27 £350 +3.70% 7
South West +7 25 £381 +17.30% 5
Wales - 24 £203 - 4
East Midlands +11 22 £325 -9.09% 4
Surrey +21 20 £406 +16.07% 6
Bristol +9 17 £400 +77.77% 3
South Yorkshire +3 17 £280 -30.00% 2
North West -19 16 £318 -0.78% 10
South Wales - 16 £200 - 4
Cardiff - 16 £200 - 4
Scotland -2 12 £340 +3.42% 3
Kent +2 11 £350 -33.17% 1
East of England +1 9 £250 -33.33% 12
West Yorkshire -30 9 £305 -6.23% 7
Manchester -9 8 £331 -8.62% 5
Bradford - 7 £310 - 1
Coventry +2 6 £180 - 1
Hampshire -13 6 £298 -7.39% 5
Merseyside -17 6 £219 -15.04% 2
Nottinghamshire -2 5 £375 +7.14% 3
Essex -4 5 £273 -27.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £263 -32.25%
Birmingham -8 5 £348 -9.15% 2
Liverpool -9 5 £200 -27.27% 2
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - -

SQL DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 553 (93.73%) SQL
2 522 (88.47%) SQL Server
3 265 (44.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 230 (38.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 204 (34.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 200 (33.90%) Performance Tuning
7 178 (30.17%) T-SQL
8 144 (24.41%) Microsoft
9 136 (23.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 128 (21.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 124 (21.02%) Replication
12 105 (17.80%) Oracle
13 103 (17.46%) Windows
14 102 (17.29%) Clustering
15 95 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
16 91 (15.42%) Finance
17 78 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
18 77 (13.05%) SQL Server 2005
19 71 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
20 67 (11.36%) ETL
21 65 (11.02%) Migration
22 49 (8.31%) Performance Monitoring
23 46 (7.80%) MS Excel
24 45 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
25 44 (7.46%) Security Cleared
26 43 (7.29%) Oracle Database
27 37 (6.27%) Database Mirroring
27 37 (6.27%) SharePoint
28 36 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
28 36 (6.10%) High Availability

SQL DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 37 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (1.53%) IIS
4 5 (0.85%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.17%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.17%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 46 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.03%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) MS Project
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Utilities
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.17%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.08%) SAN
2 9 (1.53%) NAS
3 5 (0.85%) LAN
4 4 (0.68%) Firewall
5 3 (0.51%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.34%) SSL
6 2 (0.34%) WAN
6 2 (0.34%) FTP
6 2 (0.34%) Internet
7 1 (0.17%) Extranet
7 1 (0.17%) RTP
7 1 (0.17%) DAB
7 1 (0.17%) HTTP
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 522 (88.47%) SQL Server
2 265 (44.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 230 (38.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 204 (34.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 136 (23.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 128 (21.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 78 (13.22%) Data Warehouse
8 77 (13.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 43 (7.29%) Oracle Database
10 33 (5.59%) Relational Database
11 31 (5.25%) RDBMS
12 29 (4.92%) MySQL
12 29 (4.92%) SQL Server 2000
13 22 (3.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 19 (3.22%) OLAP
15 17 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (2.03%) DTS
16 12 (2.03%) OLTP
16 12 (2.03%) OLAP Cube
17 11 (1.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 30 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.02%) Toad
4 1 (0.17%) ERwin
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.17%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.17%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 91 (15.42%) Finance
2 25 (4.24%) Banking
3 12 (2.03%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.36%) Retail
5 6 (1.02%) Legal
6 5 (0.85%) Marketing
7 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.68%) Law
8 3 (0.51%) Electronics
8 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.51%) Front Office
9 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.17%) Automotive
10 1 (0.17%) Billing
10 1 (0.17%) Local Government
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Advertising
10 1 (0.17%) Publishing
10 1 (0.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.75%) .NET
2 9 (1.53%) XML
3 8 (1.36%) Web Services
4 4 (0.68%) MDX
5 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.51%) ODBC
5 3 (0.51%) CGI
5 3 (0.51%) LAMP
6 2 (0.34%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.34%) SOAP
6 2 (0.34%) RESTful
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.17%) HTML
7 1 (0.17%) COM
7 1 (0.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 124 (21.02%) Replication
2 102 (17.29%) Clustering
3 31 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.24%) NHS
5 17 (2.88%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.54%) Statistics
7 11 (1.86%) Data Integration
8 7 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.68%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.51%) Open Source
11 3 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.34%) DTV
12 2 (0.34%) E-Learning
12 2 (0.34%) Data Extraction
12 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.17%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.17%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.17%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 103 (17.46%) Windows
2 31 (5.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (4.07%) Linux
5 15 (2.54%) UNIX
6 11 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.36%) AIX
9 6 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (0.85%) Windows 2000
11 4 (0.68%) SUSE
12 3 (0.51%) Solaris
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.17%) HPUX
14 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (33.90%) Performance Tuning
2 95 (16.10%) Business Intelligence
3 71 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 67 (11.36%) ETL
5 65 (11.02%) Migration
6 49 (8.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 37 (6.27%) Database Mirroring
8 36 (6.10%) High Availability
8 36 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
9 32 (5.42%) ITIL
10 26 (4.41%) Database Security
11 25 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.07%) Data Migration
13 23 (3.90%) Data Modelling
14 20 (3.39%) Change Management
15 15 (2.54%) Database Tuning
16 13 (2.20%) Incident Management
17 12 (2.03%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (1.86%) Performance Management
18 11 (1.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 553 (93.73%) SQL
2 178 (30.17%) T-SQL
3 26 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 22 (3.73%) PL/SQL
5 16 (2.71%) VB
6 15 (2.54%) C#
7 10 (1.69%) Shell Script
8 8 (1.36%) Korn
8 8 (1.36%) Perl
9 7 (1.19%) VBScript
10 6 (1.02%) Java
10 6 (1.02%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.51%) Python
11 3 (0.51%) Ruby
12 2 (0.34%) VB6
12 2 (0.34%) C
13 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.17%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.17%) R
Qualifications
1 45 (7.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (7.46%) Security Cleared
3 34 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 26 (4.41%) MCITP
5 21 (3.56%) MCDBA
6 12 (2.03%) Degree
7 9 (1.53%) MCTS
8 6 (1.02%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.85%) MCP
9 5 (0.85%) MCSE
10 4 (0.68%) MCSA
10 4 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.51%) CCNA
11 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.51%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.51%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.34%) OCP
12 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.86%) SLA
2 3 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 27 (4.58%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.85%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.17%) SRDF
5 1 (0.17%) Firmware
5 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.03%) Data Guard
2 10 (1.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (1.36%) SCOM
4 6 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.68%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 144 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 105 (17.80%) Oracle
3 29 (4.92%) VMware
4 18 (3.05%) Red Gate
4 18 (3.05%) Sybase
5 10 (1.69%) Sun
5 10 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 5 (0.85%) Tableau
7 4 (0.68%) Greenplum
7 4 (0.68%) HP
7 4 (0.68%) Business Objects
7 4 (0.68%) Citrix
7 4 (0.68%) BMC
7 4 (0.68%) CommVault
7 4 (0.68%) IBM
8 3 (0.51%) SAP
8 3 (0.51%) Cisco
8 3 (0.51%) 3PAR
8 3 (0.51%) Remedy
9 2 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
Guildford
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Brentwood
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £220 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago