The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 555 504 466
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -38
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 88 137 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 83 119
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 -35 82 £384 +9.64% 38
London -10 22 £365 -2.01% 11
South East -3 16 £445 +27.14% 8
Yorkshire +1 14 £408 +16.42% 5
East of England +11 11 £388 +14.81% 1
Kent - 9 £460 - 1
City of London +34 8 £326 -27.50% 1
West Yorkshire +8 8 £438 +20.68% 4
North West -15 7 £325 -18.75% 7
Hertfordshire +25 6 £406 - 1
West Midlands -16 6 £365 +14.06%
Leeds -6 4 £438 +20.68% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £350 +15.70% 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £390 -
Tonbridge - 3 £460 - 1
Bradford +10 2 - - 2
Welwyn Garden City +8 2 £425 -
Crawley +2 2 £413 - 1
Cheshire -5 2 £313 - 1
Surrey -14 2 - - 1
West Sussex -16 2 £413 - 1
Manchester -16 2 £325 -18.75% 4
Merseyside - 2 £325 - 1
Liverpool - 2 £325 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £317 - 2
Telford - 2 - -
Northallerton - 2 - -
Watford - 2 £388 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £350 -

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 210 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 148 (70.48%) SQL
3 96 (45.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (41.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 80 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 77 (36.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 75 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 73 (34.76%) Performance Tuning
10 68 (32.38%) Clustering
11 63 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 56 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 53 (25.24%) SQL Server 2005
14 51 (24.29%) Replication
14 51 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
15 49 (23.33%) High Availability
16 47 (22.38%) Migration
17 43 (20.48%) Windows
18 38 (18.10%) Finance
19 36 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
20 33 (15.71%) PowerShell
21 26 (12.38%) Oracle
22 25 (11.90%) Microsoft Clustering
23 23 (10.95%) MS Excel
24 22 (10.48%) SQL Server 2000
25 20 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
26 19 (9.05%) .NET
26 19 (9.05%) C#
27 18 (8.57%) ITIL
27 18 (8.57%) SAN

SQL Server 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 6 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.38%) IIS
3 3 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.90%) MS Office
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.57%) SAN
2 5 (2.38%) NAS
3 2 (0.95%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.95%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) DHCP
4 1 (0.48%) DNS
4 1 (0.48%) Firewall
4 1 (0.48%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.48%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 96 (45.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (41.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 77 (36.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 75 (35.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 63 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 56 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (25.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (10.48%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (5.71%) Oracle Database
11 12 (5.71%) Relational Database
12 10 (4.76%) RDBMS
13 9 (4.29%) DTS
13 9 (4.29%) SQL Server 2016
14 8 (3.81%) DB2
14 8 (3.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (1.90%) MongoDB
15 4 (1.90%) VLDB
16 3 (1.43%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (18.10%) Finance
2 11 (5.24%) Retail
3 8 (3.81%) Banking
3 8 (3.81%) Law
4 5 (2.38%) Billing
4 5 (2.38%) Legal
5 4 (1.90%) Marketing
6 2 (0.95%) Back Office
7 1 (0.48%) Advertising
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.05%) .NET
2 11 (5.24%) ASP.NET
3 10 (4.76%) Entity Framework
4 7 (3.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.43%) NHibernate
5 3 (1.43%) XML
6 2 (0.95%) REST
7 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.48%) CSS
7 1 (0.48%) MDX
7 1 (0.48%) WCF
7 1 (0.48%) Web Services
7 1 (0.48%) WSH
7 1 (0.48%) XSD
7 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 68 (32.38%) Clustering
2 51 (24.29%) Replication
3 14 (6.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.95%) Reinsurance
5 2 (0.95%) Statistics
6 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.48%) Windows
2 20 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (8.10%) Windows Server
3 17 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.33%) Linux
6 6 (2.86%) Unix
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (34.76%) Performance Tuning
2 51 (24.29%) Business Intelligence
3 49 (23.33%) High Availability
4 47 (22.38%) Migration
5 36 (17.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (8.57%) ITIL
7 14 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
7 14 (6.67%) Database Tuning
7 14 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (5.24%) Change Management
8 11 (5.24%) Database Security
8 11 (5.24%) ETL
8 11 (5.24%) Mentoring
9 9 (4.29%) Data Modelling
9 9 (4.29%) Unit Testing
10 8 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (3.81%) Database Optimisation
11 7 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.33%) Project Management
11 7 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 148 (70.48%) SQL
2 84 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 33 (15.71%) PowerShell
4 19 (9.05%) C#
5 7 (3.33%) VBScript
6 5 (2.38%) VB
7 4 (1.90%) C
7 4 (1.90%) Perl
8 3 (1.43%) Java
8 3 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.43%) Python
8 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) C++
9 1 (0.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) Tcl
9 1 (0.48%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.33%) MCDBA
3 4 (1.90%) MCSE
3 4 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.43%) Degree
4 3 (1.43%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.95%) MCITP
5 2 (0.95%) OCP
5 2 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) MCTS
6 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.43%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.43%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.48%) COBIT
3 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.48%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (11.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 15 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.90%) SCOM
4 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.95%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.48%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.48%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 80 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.38%) Oracle
3 15 (7.14%) VMware
4 6 (2.86%) Sybase
5 5 (2.38%) RedGate
6 3 (1.43%) iManage
7 2 (0.95%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.95%) HP
7 2 (0.95%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco
8 1 (0.48%) EMC
8 1 (0.48%) IDERA
8 1 (0.48%) NetApp
8 1 (0.48%) Recommind
8 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.48%) Sun
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tonbridge
iKas International
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 27 days ago