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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 541 466 416
Rank change year-on-year
-75 -50
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 106 175 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.33% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 121 162
Median daily rate £378 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £50.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £50.25 -

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -74 101 £383 +10.86% 29
London -43 40 £393 -7.64% 9
South East -18 20 £356 -12.30% 2
Yorkshire +1 17 £390 +30.00% 6
City of London +26 11 £313 -28.57% 4
West Yorkshire +11 9 £434 +40.14% 4
East of England +6 9 £381 +38.63% 1
Leeds +1 9 £434 +50.86% 3
Hampshire +1 8 £325 -25.71%
Hertfordshire +16 6 £406 -
West Midlands -5 6 £380 +13.43% 2
Surrey -9 6 £413 - 1
North Yorkshire +10 5 £370 -10.30%
North West -10 4 £313 -13.79% 3
West Sussex -20 4 £369 -
Southampton +16 3 £306 -
Scotland -20 3 £375 -6.25%
Bristol +7 2 £325 -18.75%
York +5 2 £370 -10.30%
Gatwick +5 2 £325 -
Welwyn Garden City +2 2 £425 -
Birmingham +1 2 - - 1
Northallerton -2 2 - -
South West -4 2 £325 -10.34% 5
East Midlands -5 2 £388 +27.04% 1
Crawley -8 2 £413 -
Wales -10 2 £338 +68.75%
South Wales -11 2 £338 +68.75%
South Yorkshire -11 2 £356 +29.54% 1
Cheshire -12 2 £313 -

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 172 (74.46%) SQL
3 113 (48.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (46.75%) T-SQL
5 105 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 103 (44.59%) Microsoft
7 93 (40.26%) SQL Server 2008
8 84 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 77 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
10 64 (27.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 60 (25.97%) Clustering
12 59 (25.54%) Replication
13 58 (25.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 56 (24.24%) SQL Server 2014
15 54 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (23.38%) Windows
16 51 (22.08%) Migration
17 44 (19.05%) Finance
18 35 (15.15%) High Availability
19 33 (14.29%) PowerShell
20 29 (12.55%) .NET
21 27 (11.69%) Oracle
22 26 (11.26%) C#
23 24 (10.39%) MS Excel
23 24 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
23 24 (10.39%) Windows Server
24 22 (9.52%) Oracle Database
25 21 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
26 19 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
27 18 (7.79%) Data Centre

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 8 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.03%) IIS
3 4 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.87%) CMS
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.30%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.76%) SAN
2 8 (3.46%) Kerberos
3 4 (1.73%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.30%) Firewall
4 3 (1.30%) Internet
4 3 (1.30%) SSL
4 3 (1.30%) VPN
5 2 (0.87%) DHCP
5 2 (0.87%) DNS
5 2 (0.87%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.87%) SMTP
6 1 (0.43%) Network Security
6 1 (0.43%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 113 (48.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 105 (45.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 93 (40.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 84 (36.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 64 (27.71%) SQL Server 2005
7 58 (25.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 56 (24.24%) SQL Server 2014
9 22 (9.52%) Oracle Database
10 21 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (3.90%) RDBMS
12 9 (3.90%) Relational Database
13 8 (3.46%) DTS
13 8 (3.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (3.46%) SQL Server 2016
14 6 (2.60%) MySQL
15 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
16 4 (1.73%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 10 (4.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (19.05%) Finance
2 12 (5.19%) Retail
3 10 (4.33%) Law
4 9 (3.90%) Legal
5 8 (3.46%) Marketing
6 4 (1.73%) Back Office
6 4 (1.73%) Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.55%) .NET
2 8 (3.46%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.03%) Entity Framework
4 6 (2.60%) XML
5 4 (1.73%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.30%) NHibernate
7 2 (0.87%) REST
7 2 (0.87%) Web Services
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.43%) CSS
8 1 (0.43%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.43%) WCF
8 1 (0.43%) XSD
8 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (25.97%) Clustering
2 59 (25.54%) Replication
3 18 (7.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.87%) iPhone
5 2 (0.87%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.43%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.43%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 54 (23.38%) Windows
2 24 (10.39%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (5.63%) Linux
6 9 (3.90%) Unix
6 9 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 54 (23.38%) Business Intelligence
3 51 (22.08%) Migration
4 35 (15.15%) High Availability
5 24 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (6.49%) Database Tuning
6 15 (6.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (6.06%) Database Mirroring
7 14 (6.06%) ETL
8 13 (5.63%) Database Security
9 11 (4.76%) ITIL
10 10 (4.33%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.33%) Data Security
11 8 (3.46%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.03%) Data Migration
12 7 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (2.60%) Problem Management
13 6 (2.60%) Software Testing
13 6 (2.60%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 172 (74.46%) SQL
2 108 (46.75%) T-SQL
3 33 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 26 (11.26%) C#
5 9 (3.90%) C
5 9 (3.90%) VBScript
6 6 (2.60%) Java
7 4 (1.73%) C++
7 4 (1.73%) Perl
7 4 (1.73%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.30%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.30%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) Tcl
9 1 (0.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.30%) MCDBA
2 3 (1.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (0.87%) MCTS
4 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.43%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.43%) Degree
4 1 (0.43%) MCP
4 1 (0.43%) MCSA
4 1 (0.43%) OCP
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.73%) QA
2 3 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (4.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (1.73%) SCOM
2 2 (0.87%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.87%) Nagios
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.87%) SCCM
2 2 (0.87%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 103 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 27 (11.69%) Oracle
3 12 (5.19%) VMware
4 5 (2.16%) RedGate
4 5 (2.16%) Sybase
5 4 (1.73%) iManage
5 4 (1.73%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.30%) HP
7 2 (0.87%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.87%) EMC
7 2 (0.87%) Recommind
8 1 (0.43%) CA
8 1 (0.43%) Cognos
8 1 (0.43%) IBM
8 1 (0.43%) IDERA
8 1 (0.43%) SAP
8 1 (0.43%) Sun
8 1 (0.43%) Veritas
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