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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 569 488 527
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +39
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 86 167 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.29% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 122 74
Median daily rate £340 £348 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
- -19.78%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 September 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 -60 84 £344 -1.71% 35
North West +24 17 £300 -15.78% 8
London -58 17 £395 +8.21% 9
West Midlands -25 15 £362 -8.48% 5
South East +2 12 £425 +27.81% 6
Cheshire +12 10 £300 -11.11% 2
East of England +6 9 £320 -1.53%
Birmingham -2 9 £375 -
Chester - 9 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire +5 6 £330 +1.53%
City of London -2 6 £425 +30.76% 2
Surrey +1 5 £375 +11.11%
Yorkshire +1 5 £425 +23.18% 3
South West +6 4 £350 +7.69% 3
West Yorkshire +2 4 £425 +23.18% 3
Watford - 4 £330 -
Merseyside +10 3 £290 -
Berkshire +9 3 £580 +68.11% 1
Manchester -5 3 £305 -12.85% 5
West Sussex -6 3 £500 +50.37% 1
East Midlands -7 3 £400 +6.66% 1
Crawley +8 2 £500 +51.51% 1
Leicestershire +4 2 £406 -4.41%
Bristol 0 2 £350 +7.27%
Leeds -1 2 £425 +18.88% 3
Staffordshire -4 2 £300 -31.42% 2
North East -26 2 £438 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 2 £438 -
Tyne and Wear -28 2 £438 -
Liverpool - 2 - -

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 174 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 129 (74.14%) SQL
3 75 (43.10%) Performance Tuning
4 70 (40.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 68 (39.08%) T-SQL
6 59 (33.91%) Microsoft
6 59 (33.91%) Clustering
7 55 (31.61%) SQL Server 2008
8 53 (30.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 52 (29.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 48 (27.59%) SQL Server 2014
11 46 (26.44%) Replication
12 45 (25.86%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (23.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 37 (21.26%) High Availability
15 35 (20.11%) Windows
16 33 (18.97%) Oracle
17 32 (18.39%) PowerShell
18 31 (17.82%) Migration
19 29 (16.67%) Finance
20 25 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
20 25 (14.37%) SAN
21 24 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
22 21 (12.07%) Microsoft Clustering
23 20 (11.49%) ITIL
23 20 (11.49%) VMware
24 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
24 18 (10.34%) Database Security
25 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
25 17 (9.77%) Windows Server

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 4 (2.30%) IIS
1 4 (2.30%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.57%) IaaS
3 1 (0.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.37%) SAN
2 5 (2.87%) NAS
3 2 (1.15%) Firewall
3 2 (1.15%) Network Security
4 1 (0.57%) SSL
4 1 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 70 (40.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (31.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 53 (30.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (29.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 48 (27.59%) SQL Server 2014
7 41 (23.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (13.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 16 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (7.47%) Oracle Database
10 13 (7.47%) SQL Server 2016
11 11 (6.32%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (5.17%) Relational Database
13 8 (4.60%) DB2
14 7 (4.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (4.02%) RDBMS
15 6 (3.45%) OLTP
15 6 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
16 5 (2.87%) Oracle Database 10g
17 4 (2.30%) DTS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.57%) Subversion
General
1 29 (16.67%) Finance
2 14 (8.05%) Banking
3 5 (2.87%) Billing
4 4 (2.30%) Retail
5 3 (1.72%) Advertising
5 3 (1.72%) Law
6 2 (1.15%) Back Office
6 2 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.15%) Legal
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.17%) .NET
2 5 (2.87%) ASP.NET
2 5 (2.87%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.72%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.15%) NHibernate
4 2 (1.15%) XML
5 1 (0.57%) MDX
5 1 (0.57%) REST
5 1 (0.57%) WCF
5 1 (0.57%) WSH
5 1 (0.57%) XSD
5 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (33.91%) Clustering
2 46 (26.44%) Replication
3 13 (7.47%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.72%) Statistics
5 2 (1.15%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.15%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.57%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.57%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.57%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
6 1 (0.57%) NHS
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
2 17 (9.77%) Linux
2 17 (9.77%) Windows Server
2 17 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (7.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (43.10%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (25.86%) Business Intelligence
3 37 (21.26%) High Availability
4 31 (17.82%) Migration
5 25 (14.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (11.49%) ITIL
7 18 (10.34%) Database Security
8 16 (9.20%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (9.20%) Database Mirroring
9 15 (8.62%) ETL
10 14 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (6.32%) Change Management
11 11 (6.32%) Incident Management
11 11 (6.32%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (4.60%) Project Management
13 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (4.02%) Database Tuning
15 6 (3.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 129 (74.14%) SQL
2 68 (39.08%) T-SQL
3 32 (18.39%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.17%) C#
5 5 (2.87%) VB
6 4 (2.30%) C
7 3 (1.72%) Java
7 3 (1.72%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.72%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.15%) PHP
8 2 (1.15%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.02%) MCITP
2 7 (4.02%) Oracle Certification
3 6 (3.45%) OCP
4 5 (2.87%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.30%) Degree
5 4 (2.30%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.30%) MCSE
6 3 (1.72%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.72%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.72%) QA
2 2 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 10 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.87%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.72%) vSphere
5 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (12.07%) Microsoft Clustering
2 14 (8.05%) SCOM
3 8 (4.60%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.15%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.57%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (33.91%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.97%) Oracle
3 20 (11.49%) VMware
4 6 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.87%) IBM
6 4 (2.30%) Sybase
7 3 (1.72%) iManage
7 3 (1.72%) RedGate
7 3 (1.72%) Sun
8 2 (1.15%) Cognos
8 2 (1.15%) HP
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco
9 1 (0.57%) NetApp
9 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds
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