The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 487 452 417
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -35
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 108 130 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 84 72
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.75 - £42.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 - £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 - £109.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 - £86.25

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -57 95 £375 +7.14% 47
London +8 38 £356 +1.78% 14
South East -23 25 £361 -0.34% 18
City of London +12 19 £375 +4.89% 4
Surrey +1 15 £385 +14.07% 5
South West -20 9 £350 -5.40% 3
West Yorkshire -14 7 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -24 7 £425 +3.03% 3
Scotland -2 5 £400 +23.07% 1
Edinburgh -5 5 £400 +60.00% 1
Leeds -8 5 £425 +3.03%
West Midlands -11 5 £363 -
East of England -22 5 £363 +31.81% 5
Birmingham -1 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £325 -10.34%
Milton Keynes -11 4 £325 -10.34%
Wales - 4 £371 - 1
South Wales - 4 £371 - 1
Berkshire +3 3 £385 +40.00% 1
North West -8 3 £375 +15.38% 2
Bristol -13 3 £325 -18.75% 1
Cardiff - 3 £350 - 1
East Midlands -2 2 £414 +18.21% 1
Essex -7 2 £388 +15.67% 1
Hampshire -20 2 £400 +7.89% 7
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 1
Redhill - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £350 - 1
Cheshire +10 1 £400 - 2
West Sussex -2 1 £338 - 2

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title.

1 196 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 150 (76.53%) SQL
3 97 (49.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 83 (42.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 74 (37.76%) T-SQL
6 71 (36.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 67 (34.18%) Performance Tuning
8 60 (30.61%) Microsoft
9 56 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 48 (24.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 43 (21.94%) Replication
12 42 (21.43%) Windows
13 37 (18.88%) Clustering
13 37 (18.88%) SQL Server 2005
14 36 (18.37%) Migration
15 34 (17.35%) Oracle
16 27 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
17 26 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
18 24 (12.24%) Finance
19 22 (11.22%) MS Excel
19 22 (11.22%) PowerShell
20 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
21 20 (10.20%) SQL Server 2000
21 20 (10.20%) Relational Database
22 19 (9.69%) Capacity Planning
22 19 (9.69%) RDBMS
22 19 (9.69%) ITIL
22 19 (9.69%) Oracle Database
23 15 (7.65%) PL/SQL

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server 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 Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.53%) IIS
3 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.10%) SAN
2 3 (1.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 97 (49.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (42.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 71 (36.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 56 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 48 (24.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 37 (18.88%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (10.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 20 (10.20%) Relational Database
10 19 (9.69%) RDBMS
10 19 (9.69%) Oracle Database
11 12 (6.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (5.61%) OLTP
13 9 (4.59%) Oracle Database 10g
13 9 (4.59%) DTS
14 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (4.08%) MySQL
15 6 (3.06%) SQLPlus
15 6 (3.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 7 (3.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.04%) Toad
5 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (12.24%) Finance
2 9 (4.59%) Banking
3 6 (3.06%) Marketing
4 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.53%) Retail
5 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.02%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.51%) Legal
7 1 (0.51%) Local Government
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.63%) .NET
2 6 (3.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (2.04%) Web Services
3 4 (2.04%) XML
4 3 (1.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.51%) Middleware
5 1 (0.51%) WinForms
5 1 (0.51%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 43 (21.94%) Replication
2 37 (18.88%) Clustering
3 12 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.04%) Open Source
6 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.53%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.02%) Statistics
7 2 (1.02%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.02%) DTV
7 2 (1.02%) NHS
7 2 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) IBM XIV
8 1 (0.51%) HACMP
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.43%) Windows
2 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (5.61%) UNIX
4 7 (3.57%) Linux
5 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.04%) AIX
8 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (34.18%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (18.37%) Migration
3 27 (13.78%) Business Intelligence
4 24 (12.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (9.69%) Capacity Planning
5 19 (9.69%) ITIL
6 12 (6.12%) Data Migration
6 12 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (6.12%) High Availability
7 9 (4.59%) E-Commerce
7 9 (4.59%) ETL
7 9 (4.59%) Database Security
8 8 (4.08%) Change Management
9 7 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.06%) Change Control
10 6 (3.06%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.06%) CRM
11 5 (2.55%) Data Modelling
11 5 (2.55%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (2.55%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 150 (76.53%) SQL
2 74 (37.76%) T-SQL
3 22 (11.22%) PowerShell
4 15 (7.65%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.57%) C#
6 6 (3.06%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.06%) Perl
7 4 (2.04%) Korn
8 3 (1.53%) VB
9 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.51%) VBScript
10 1 (0.51%) C
10 1 (0.51%) Java
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) R
10 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.61%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.59%) Degree
4 8 (4.08%) MCTS
5 7 (3.57%) MCITP
6 6 (3.06%) MCDBA
7 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) MCSE
9 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 12 (6.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (4.59%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.55%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.63%) SCOM
2 11 (5.61%) Data Guard
3 8 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.53%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.53%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.02%) SCCM
6 2 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 34 (17.35%) Oracle
3 13 (6.63%) BMC
4 4 (2.04%) Red Gate
4 4 (2.04%) VMware
4 4 (2.04%) IBM
4 4 (2.04%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.53%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.53%) Sybase
5 3 (1.53%) Veritas
6 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.02%) Mercator
6 2 (1.02%) SAP
7 1 (0.51%) HP
7 1 (0.51%) Sun
7 1 (0.51%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.51%) NetApp
7 1 (0.51%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.51%) Sage
7 1 (0.51%) Nimsoft
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