The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Database Administrator
Rank 380 345 338
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 256 338 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.65% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 251 212
Median daily rate £375 £385 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Median hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +33.33%

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

SQL DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -39 236 £375 -3.22% 65
London -73 72 £400 - 20
South West +13 32 £325 -15.85% 10
North West +16 30 £313 -16.66% 13
Yorkshire +22 28 £394 +4.30% 5
South East +12 22 £394 -1.56% 6
East of England +7 17 £318 +5.83% 4
West Midlands -15 15 £383 +9.28% 2
South Yorkshire - 15 £444 -
Cheshire +24 12 £325 -18.75% 1
Leeds +16 12 £400 +11.88% 4
West Yorkshire +15 12 £400 +8.10% 4
Wales 0 12 £325 -5.45%
Manchester -3 12 £300 -20.00% 6
North East -28 12 £425 +30.76%
Sheffield - 12 £450 -
South Wales +10 11 £325 -10.34%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 11 £425 +21.42%
Tyne and Wear -30 11 £425 +25.92%
Wiltshire +5 10 £375 +32.74% 2
City of London -28 9 £350 -12.50% 4
Warrington +8 8 £350 -
Greenford - 8 £413 -
Scotland +8 7 £375 +7.14% 1
Gloucestershire +5 7 £325 +71.05% 1
East Midlands -7 7 £325 -18.75% 5
Devon +6 6 £308 -26.56%
Exeter +2 6 £308 +11.81%
Bristol -3 6 £323 -19.37% 4
Cheltenham - 6 £275 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, SQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 443 (92.87%) SQL
2 412 (86.37%) SQL Server
3 195 (40.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 162 (33.96%) T-SQL
5 159 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 144 (30.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 139 (29.14%) Performance Tuning
8 131 (27.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 123 (25.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 112 (23.48%) Windows
11 108 (22.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 104 (21.80%) Business Intelligence
13 101 (21.17%) Oracle
14 88 (18.45%) Clustering
15 87 (18.24%) ETL
16 85 (17.82%) Replication
17 84 (17.61%) High Availability
18 83 (17.40%) Migration
19 82 (17.19%) Finance
20 79 (16.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 78 (16.35%) PowerShell
22 61 (12.79%) SQL Server 2005
23 58 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
24 57 (11.95%) Linux
25 55 (11.53%) Oracle Database
26 46 (9.64%) Windows Server
27 44 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
28 43 (9.01%) .NET
29 41 (8.60%) ITIL
29 41 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (3.98%) IIS
2 13 (2.73%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.63%) JBoss
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.21%) Apache
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.21%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.89%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.21%) Epicor iScala
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.21%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 41 (8.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.31%) IaaS
4 8 (1.68%) PaaS
4 8 (1.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.34%) SAN
2 3 (0.63%) Firewall
2 3 (0.63%) Intranet
2 3 (0.63%) Network Security
3 2 (0.42%) FTP
3 2 (0.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.21%) DAB
4 1 (0.21%) DHCP
4 1 (0.21%) DNS
4 1 (0.21%) Internet
4 1 (0.21%) LAN
4 1 (0.21%) LDAP
4 1 (0.21%) NAS
4 1 (0.21%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.21%) SSL
4 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (86.37%) SQL Server
2 195 (40.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 144 (30.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 131 (27.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 123 (25.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 108 (22.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 79 (16.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 61 (12.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 58 (12.16%) Data Warehouse
10 55 (11.53%) Oracle Database
11 33 (6.92%) MySQL
11 33 (6.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 23 (4.82%) Relational Database
13 22 (4.61%) SQL Server 2016
14 21 (4.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (4.19%) Oracle Database 12c
16 19 (3.98%) OLTP
16 19 (3.98%) RDBMS
17 18 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
18 16 (3.35%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 14 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.89%) Subversion
3 7 (1.47%) NUnit
4 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.84%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.63%) Toad
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.21%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.21%) tSQLt
7 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (17.19%) Finance
2 31 (6.50%) Banking
3 20 (4.19%) Advertising
4 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.05%) Law
6 4 (0.84%) Retail
7 2 (0.42%) Automotive
7 2 (0.42%) Back Office
7 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.42%) Legal
7 2 (0.42%) Local Government
7 2 (0.42%) Marketing
7 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (9.01%) .NET
2 18 (3.77%) Web Services
3 14 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.31%) .NET Framework
4 11 (2.31%) Entity Framework
5 8 (1.68%) ADO
6 7 (1.47%) Dapper ORM
7 3 (0.63%) SOAP
8 1 (0.21%) CSS
8 1 (0.21%) HTML
8 1 (0.21%) LAMP
8 1 (0.21%) MDX
8 1 (0.21%) Middleware
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.21%) WSH
8 1 (0.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.45%) Clustering
2 85 (17.82%) Replication
3 23 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 19 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.52%) Statistics
6 11 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.10%) NHS
8 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.84%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.84%) FMCG
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle Licensing
9 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.42%) Fintech
9 2 (0.42%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.42%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.42%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.21%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.21%) Derivative
10 1 (0.21%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 112 (23.48%) Windows
2 57 (11.95%) Linux
3 46 (9.64%) Windows Server
4 30 (6.29%) Unix
5 24 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.84%) Windows 2000
9 4 (0.84%) Windows Vista
9 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.42%) AIX
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.42%) Solaris
10 2 (0.42%) SUSE
10 2 (0.42%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.21%) Android
11 1 (0.21%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (29.14%) Performance Tuning
2 104 (21.80%) Business Intelligence
3 87 (18.24%) ETL
4 84 (17.61%) High Availability
5 83 (17.40%) Migration
6 44 (9.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 41 (8.60%) ITIL
8 28 (5.87%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (5.24%) Database Mirroring
9 25 (5.24%) Database Security
10 24 (5.03%) Data Modelling
11 22 (4.61%) Mentoring
11 22 (4.61%) Performance Monitoring
12 20 (4.19%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (4.19%) Incident Management
13 19 (3.98%) Data Migration
14 18 (3.77%) Data Management
15 15 (3.14%) Data Encryption
16 14 (2.94%) SQL Optimisation
17 13 (2.73%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 443 (92.87%) SQL
2 162 (33.96%) T-SQL
3 78 (16.35%) PowerShell
4 29 (6.08%) PL/SQL
5 20 (4.19%) Shell Script
6 19 (3.98%) C#
7 10 (2.10%) VB
8 6 (1.26%) C
8 6 (1.26%) VBScript
9 5 (1.05%) Java
9 5 (1.05%) PHP
9 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.84%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.63%) VBA
12 2 (0.42%) C++
12 2 (0.42%) Delphi
12 2 (0.42%) Pascal
12 2 (0.42%) Perl
12 2 (0.42%) Python
13 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (5.03%) MCITP
3 16 (3.35%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.14%) Degree
5 13 (2.73%) MCSE
6 10 (2.10%) MCDBA
6 10 (2.10%) Oracle Certification
6 10 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 8 (1.68%) MCTS
7 8 (1.68%) OCP
8 7 (1.47%) MCSA
9 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.84%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.21%) CESG Certified Professional
11 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.21%) OCA
11 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.21%) RHCE
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.63%) Data Quality
1 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (0.63%) SLA
2 2 (0.42%) ISO 14001
2 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.42%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.84%) vSphere
6 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 22 (4.61%) SCOM
2 21 (4.40%) Failover Clustering
3 18 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
4 14 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (2.10%) Data Guard
6 9 (1.89%) Nagios
7 5 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.84%) SCCM
9 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.42%) Puppet
11 1 (0.21%) Ansible
11 1 (0.21%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 1 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
11 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Flashback
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Statspack
11 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.21%) Simpana
Vendors
1 159 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 101 (21.17%) Oracle
3 37 (7.76%) VMware
4 17 (3.56%) SAP
4 17 (3.56%) Sybase
5 14 (2.94%) RedGate
6 9 (1.89%) Rackspace
7 8 (1.68%) Cognos
7 8 (1.68%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.26%) NetApp
9 5 (1.05%) IBM
9 5 (1.05%) SimCorp
9 5 (1.05%) Tableau
10 4 (0.84%) IDERA
10 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
10 4 (0.84%) Talend
10 4 (0.84%) Vertica
11 3 (0.63%) iManage
11 3 (0.63%) Informatica
11 3 (0.63%) Sun
Dorset
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Stoke on Trent
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Chorley
Foresight Solutions
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
NHS Digital
Rate: £40,028 - £48,034
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 days ago