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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
UK
Rank 523 503 486
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -17
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 74 127 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 103 88
Median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £53.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £53.75

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -17 70 £363 -5.84% 36
London -30 17 £400 +3.22% 15
South East +15 13 £400 +1.91% 11
North West +18 9 £350 -9.67% 4
West Midlands +7 8 £406 +16.07% 2
South West +11 7 £320 -11.72% 2
Manchester +9 7 £338 -12.90% 3
East of England 0 6 £413 +46.01% 1
Yorkshire +8 5 £325 -16.12% 1
Birmingham 0 4 £406 +33.19% 1
City of London -2 4 £338 -20.58% 3
Scotland +21 3 £300 -9.09% 1
West Yorkshire +5 3 £300 -22.58% 1
Hampshire +4 3 £400 +8.47% 4
North East -5 3 £350 +7.69%
Leeds -7 3 £300 -25.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -13 3 £350 +7.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh +13 2 £225 -31.81% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £375 +32.74%
Surrey 0 2 £381 -7.01% 1
Staffordshire -3 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £315 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 -
Kent - 2 £388 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £350 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £400 - 2

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 164 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 132 (80.49%) SQL
3 75 (45.73%) Microsoft
4 74 (45.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 66 (40.24%) T-SQL
6 54 (32.93%) Performance Tuning
7 53 (32.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 47 (28.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 46 (28.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 40 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (23.78%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (23.17%) High Availability
13 34 (20.73%) Oracle
14 30 (18.29%) Windows
14 30 (18.29%) Migration
15 28 (17.07%) Finance
15 28 (17.07%) ETL
15 28 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 27 (16.46%) Replication
17 25 (15.24%) PowerShell
18 24 (14.63%) Oracle Database
19 22 (13.41%) Clustering
20 20 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
20 20 (12.20%) Linux
20 20 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
21 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
22 18 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
23 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
24 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2016
24 16 (9.76%) VMware

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 3 (1.83%) IIS
2 2 (1.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.61%) Apache
3 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.83%) SPSS
3 1 (0.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.61%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.05%) SAN
2 2 (1.22%) LAN
2 2 (1.22%) WAN
3 1 (0.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (45.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 53 (32.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (28.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 46 (28.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 39 (23.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 28 (17.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 24 (14.63%) Oracle Database
9 20 (12.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 10 (6.10%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (4.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (4.88%) Relational Database
14 7 (4.27%) SQL Server 2000
15 6 (3.66%) Oracle Database 10g
15 6 (3.66%) RDBMS
16 5 (3.05%) DTS
16 5 (3.05%) Ingres
16 5 (3.05%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
General
1 28 (17.07%) Finance
2 9 (5.49%) Banking
3 4 (2.44%) Advertising
4 2 (1.22%) Back Office
4 2 (1.22%) Legal
4 2 (1.22%) Local Government
4 2 (1.22%) Retail
4 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Electronics
5 1 (0.61%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.05%) .NET
2 2 (1.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) LAMP
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.61%) SOAP
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (16.46%) Replication
2 22 (13.41%) Clustering
3 10 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.22%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.22%) Fintech
6 2 (1.22%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.22%) FMCG
6 2 (1.22%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.61%) Derivative
7 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.61%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.61%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.29%) Windows
2 20 (12.20%) Linux
3 11 (6.71%) Windows Server
4 8 (4.88%) Unix
5 7 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.61%) CentOS
9 1 (0.61%) Solaris
9 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (32.93%) Performance Tuning
2 40 (24.39%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (23.17%) High Availability
4 30 (18.29%) Migration
5 28 (17.07%) ETL
6 20 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (6.10%) ITIL
9 9 (5.49%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.88%) SQL Optimisation
11 7 (4.27%) Data Modelling
11 7 (4.27%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (3.66%) Database Mirroring
12 6 (3.66%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.66%) Scrum
13 5 (3.05%) Database Security
13 5 (3.05%) Performance Optimisation
13 5 (3.05%) Release Management
14 4 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (80.49%) SQL
2 66 (40.24%) T-SQL
3 25 (15.24%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.49%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.83%) R
6 2 (1.22%) Perl
6 2 (1.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) C
7 1 (0.61%) Java
7 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.61%) PHP
7 1 (0.61%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 17 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.49%) MCITP
3 6 (3.66%) MCSE
3 6 (3.66%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.05%) Degree
5 4 (2.44%) MCSA
5 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.83%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.83%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.22%) MCTS
7 2 (1.22%) OCP
8 1 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.61%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.61%) MCP
8 1 (0.61%) OCA
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.05%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.22%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) HL7
4 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (4.27%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.05%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.61%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (7.32%) SCOM
2 7 (4.27%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (3.66%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.05%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.61%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.61%) Puppet
6 1 (0.61%) SCCM
6 1 (0.61%) Simpana
Vendors
1 75 (45.73%) Microsoft
2 34 (20.73%) Oracle
3 16 (9.76%) VMware
4 4 (2.44%) Cisco
4 4 (2.44%) NetApp
4 4 (2.44%) Sybase
5 3 (1.83%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.83%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.83%) Tableau
6 2 (1.22%) IDERA
6 2 (1.22%) iManage
6 2 (1.22%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.22%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.22%) Remedy
6 2 (1.22%) SAP
6 2 (1.22%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.61%) Citrix
7 1 (0.61%) Cognos
7 1 (0.61%) HP
7 1 (0.61%) IBM
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