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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 543 482 520
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +38
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 96 176 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 125 85
Median daily rate £375 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £290 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.25 -

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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -62 94 £375 +7.14% 26
South East -3 22 £445 +27.14% 4
London -44 18 £413 +21.32% 11
North West +18 17 £319 -10.52% 3
East of England +14 11 £340 +4.61%
West Midlands -22 11 £362 -9.05% 1
Cheshire +17 9 £300 -11.11%
Yorkshire -2 9 £425 +21.42% 2
Kent - 9 £460 -
Chester - 8 £300 -
Hertfordshire +11 7 £340 +4.61%
West Yorkshire -3 7 £425 +17.24% 2
Surrey -4 7 £375 +7.14%
City of London +20 6 £406 +25.00% 3
Birmingham -10 5 £375 - 1
Merseyside +12 4 £308 -
Watford - 4 £330 -
South West +3 3 £325 -7.47% 3
Manchester -2 3 £331 -5.35% 3
Leeds -5 3 £438 +18.64% 2
West Sussex -9 3 £500 +49.25% 1
Liverpool - 3 £325 -
Tonbridge - 3 £460 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £263 -
Berkshire +13 2 £580 +47.77%
Bradford +4 2 - -
Staffordshire +1 2 £300 -33.33%
Crawley -1 2 £500 +50.37% 1
Bristol -2 2 £350 +6.87% 1
Tyne and Wear -19 2 £317 -

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 187 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 134 (71.66%) SQL
3 83 (44.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 73 (39.04%) Performance Tuning
5 71 (37.97%) Clustering
6 69 (36.90%) T-SQL
7 66 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 64 (34.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 62 (33.16%) SQL Server 2012
9 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
10 56 (29.95%) SQL Server 2014
11 51 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 49 (26.20%) Replication
13 48 (25.67%) Business Intelligence
14 40 (21.39%) High Availability
15 38 (20.32%) Migration
15 38 (20.32%) Windows
16 34 (18.18%) Finance
17 33 (17.65%) PowerShell
18 32 (17.11%) SQL Server 2005
18 32 (17.11%) Oracle
19 29 (15.51%) Disaster Recovery
20 28 (14.97%) SAN
21 25 (13.37%) Microsoft Clustering
22 20 (10.70%) VMware
22 20 (10.70%) ITIL
23 18 (9.63%) Database Security
23 18 (9.63%) Database Mirroring
24 16 (8.56%) Linux
24 16 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification

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 5 (2.67%) IIS
2 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.97%) SAN
2 5 (2.67%) NAS
3 2 (1.07%) Firewall
3 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.07%) Network Security
4 1 (0.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.53%) SSL
4 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 187 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 83 (44.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 66 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 64 (34.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 62 (33.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 56 (29.95%) SQL Server 2014
7 51 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (17.11%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (8.02%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (6.95%) Relational Database
11 11 (5.88%) Oracle Database
11 11 (5.88%) RDBMS
11 11 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (5.35%) SQL Server 2000
13 9 (4.81%) DB2
13 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
15 4 (2.14%) DTS
15 4 (2.14%) OLAP
15 4 (2.14%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
3 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (18.18%) Finance
2 12 (6.42%) Banking
3 6 (3.21%) Retail
4 5 (2.67%) Billing
5 3 (1.60%) Law
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.07%) Advertising
6 2 (1.07%) Back Office
6 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.07%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) .NET
2 6 (3.21%) ASP.NET
3 5 (2.67%) Entity Framework
4 3 (1.60%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.07%) NHibernate
5 2 (1.07%) REST
5 2 (1.07%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.53%) CSS
6 1 (0.53%) MDX
6 1 (0.53%) WCF
6 1 (0.53%) Web Services
6 1 (0.53%) WSH
6 1 (0.53%) XSD
6 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 71 (37.97%) Clustering
2 49 (26.20%) Replication
3 15 (8.02%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.60%) Statistics
5 2 (1.07%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.07%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.53%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.53%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.53%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (20.32%) Windows
2 16 (8.56%) Linux
3 15 (8.02%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (3.74%) Unix
6 4 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (39.04%) Performance Tuning
2 48 (25.67%) Business Intelligence
3 40 (21.39%) High Availability
4 38 (20.32%) Migration
5 29 (15.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (10.70%) ITIL
7 18 (9.63%) Database Mirroring
7 18 (9.63%) Database Security
8 14 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (6.95%) ETL
10 12 (6.42%) Mentoring
11 11 (5.88%) Change Management
11 11 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 10 (5.35%) Database Tuning
12 10 (5.35%) Incident Management
13 9 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (4.81%) Project Management
14 8 (4.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (3.21%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 134 (71.66%) SQL
2 69 (36.90%) T-SQL
3 33 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.35%) C#
5 5 (2.67%) VB
6 4 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.14%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.14%) VBScript
7 3 (1.60%) C
7 3 (1.60%) Java
7 3 (1.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.07%) PHP
8 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.53%) Perl
9 1 (0.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (8.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.74%) MCDBA
3 6 (3.21%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (2.67%) MCITP
4 5 (2.67%) OCP
5 4 (2.14%) Degree
5 4 (2.14%) MCSE
5 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.60%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.53%) MCP
7 1 (0.53%) MCSA
7 1 (0.53%) MCTS
7 1 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 10 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.21%) Active Directory
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.07%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (13.37%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (5.35%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (4.81%) SCOM
4 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.60%) SCCM
5 1 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.53%) Nagios
5 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.53%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.53%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 62 (33.16%) Microsoft
2 32 (17.11%) Oracle
3 20 (10.70%) VMware
4 7 (3.74%) Sybase
5 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.14%) IBM
6 4 (2.14%) RedGate
7 3 (1.60%) Sun
8 2 (1.07%) AppDynamics
8 2 (1.07%) Cognos
8 2 (1.07%) iManage
9 1 (0.53%) Cisco
9 1 (0.53%) HP
9 1 (0.53%) NetApp
9 1 (0.53%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds
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