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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 492 439 445
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 115 146 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 112 49
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£361 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £48.00 - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 - £25.00

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 -54 103 £373 -0.33% 58
London -10 43 £413 +3.12% 24
South East 0 30 £400 +23.07% 14
City of London +19 15 £450 +12.35% 4
Surrey +15 12 £381 -1.61% 1
Wales - 10 £200 - 1
Kent +11 9 - - 1
South Wales - 8 £200 - 1
Cardiff - 8 £200 -
East of England +7 6 £344 -8.33% 4
East Midlands -10 6 £309 -10.50% 2
North West -26 6 £400 +14.28% 3
South West +2 5 £400 +12.28% 3
Yorkshire -35 5 £363 - 4
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - - 1
Staines - 4 £413 -
Redhill - 4 £350 -
Bristol +2 3 £313 +38.88% 1
Hampshire -3 3 £425 +54.54% 2
Leeds -17 3 £288 -11.53% 3
Manchester -18 3 £400 +14.28% 2
West Yorkshire -18 3 £288 -18.14% 4
West Sussex - 3 - - 3
Maidstone - 3 - -
Leicester +4 2 £305 +3.38%
North Yorkshire +3 2 £413 +3.12%
Leicestershire +2 2 £305 +3.38%
York +2 2 £413 +10.00%
Essex +1 2 £325 -18.75% 2
Hertfordshire +1 2 - - 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 218 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 179 (82.11%) SQL
3 105 (48.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (44.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 92 (42.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 89 (40.83%) Performance Tuning
7 87 (39.91%) T-SQL
8 57 (26.15%) Microsoft
9 56 (25.69%) Replication
10 55 (25.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 51 (23.39%) Oracle
11 51 (23.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 45 (20.64%) Clustering
13 41 (18.81%) Windows
14 37 (16.97%) Finance
15 35 (16.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 33 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (11.47%) Performance Monitoring
18 24 (11.01%) Migration
18 24 (11.01%) MS Excel
19 22 (10.09%) Data Warehouse
20 20 (9.17%) ITIL
21 18 (8.26%) ETL
21 18 (8.26%) High Availability
21 18 (8.26%) PowerShell
22 17 (7.80%) Capacity Planning
22 17 (7.80%) Database Mirroring
22 17 (7.80%) SharePoint
23 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
23 16 (7.34%) Oracle Database

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 17 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.38%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.46%) WorkSite
4 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (11.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.83%) MS Office
3 3 (1.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.50%) SAN
2 4 (1.83%) LAN
2 4 (1.83%) WAN
3 2 (0.92%) NAS
3 2 (0.92%) Network Security
4 1 (0.46%) RTP
4 1 (0.46%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 105 (48.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 98 (44.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 92 (42.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 55 (25.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 51 (23.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (16.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (10.09%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (7.34%) Oracle Database
10 14 (6.42%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (5.50%) MySQL
11 12 (5.50%) Relational Database
12 11 (5.05%) RDBMS
13 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (4.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (3.21%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (3.21%) DTS
17 3 (1.38%) Data Mart
17 3 (1.38%) BODI
Development Applications
1 15 (6.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (1.38%) Toad
4 1 (0.46%) ERwin
General
1 37 (16.97%) Finance
2 6 (2.75%) Retail
3 4 (1.83%) Banking
4 3 (1.38%) Marketing
4 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.92%) Legal
5 2 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) Back Office
6 1 (0.46%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.05%) .NET
2 6 (2.75%) Web Services
3 5 (2.29%) XML
4 2 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.46%) MDX
5 1 (0.46%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 56 (25.69%) Replication
2 45 (20.64%) Clustering
3 7 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.75%) NHS
5 3 (1.38%) Statistics
5 3 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.92%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.92%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.46%) Life Science
7 1 (0.46%) Derivative
7 1 (0.46%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.46%) Open Source
7 1 (0.46%) DTV
7 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.46%) EPoS
7 1 (0.46%) Equities
7 1 (0.46%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.46%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.81%) Windows
2 12 (5.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (4.13%) UNIX
4 8 (3.67%) AIX
5 7 (3.21%) Linux
6 5 (2.29%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (40.83%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (15.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (11.47%) Performance Monitoring
4 24 (11.01%) Migration
5 20 (9.17%) ITIL
6 18 (8.26%) ETL
6 18 (8.26%) High Availability
7 17 (7.80%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (7.80%) Database Mirroring
8 16 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (6.88%) Data Modelling
10 12 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (4.59%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.59%) Database Security
12 7 (3.21%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.21%) CRM
13 5 (2.29%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.29%) Service Management
14 4 (1.83%) Change Management
14 4 (1.83%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 179 (82.11%) SQL
2 87 (39.91%) T-SQL
3 18 (8.26%) PowerShell
4 12 (5.50%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.67%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.67%) Korn
6 7 (3.21%) C#
7 5 (2.29%) VBScript
7 5 (2.29%) VB
8 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
8 4 (1.83%) Perl
9 1 (0.46%) PHP
9 1 (0.46%) Java
9 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.29%) MCDBA
5 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.38%) MCTS
6 3 (1.38%) MCITP
7 2 (0.92%) MCSE
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.46%) Degree
8 1 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.46%) MCP
8 1 (0.46%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.83%) SLA
1 4 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.67%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (3.21%) Oracle Clusterware
4 4 (1.83%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) SRDF
5 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.21%) Data Guard
1 7 (3.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (2.29%) SCOM
3 4 (1.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (1.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.92%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.39%) Oracle
3 12 (5.50%) VMware
4 5 (2.29%) IBM
5 4 (1.83%) HP
5 4 (1.83%) 3PAR
6 3 (1.38%) CommVault
6 3 (1.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.38%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.38%) Citrix
7 2 (0.92%) Sun
7 2 (0.92%) Sybase
7 2 (0.92%) BMC
7 2 (0.92%) Mercator
7 2 (0.92%) Remedy
7 2 (0.92%) Teradata
8 1 (0.46%) Red Gate
8 1 (0.46%) Tableau
8 1 (0.46%) Interwoven
8 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
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