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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 543 491 495
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 100 155 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 94 74
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £439 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £349 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -59 94 £360 +2.85% 38
London -32 24 £370 +5.71% 16
South East -13 21 £445 +27.14% 6
Yorkshire +5 14 £425 +21.42% 3
North West -2 11 £325 -13.33% 8
West Midlands -16 11 £348 -15.63% 1
West Yorkshire +2 10 £438 +20.68% 1
Kent - 9 £460 -
City of London +35 8 £314 -3.46% 3
East of England +11 7 £320 -1.53% 1
Surrey -12 7 £375 +7.14%
Cheshire +6 5 £313 - 2
Leeds -2 5 £438 +20.68% 1
Birmingham -8 4 - -
Chester - 4 £313 - 1
Hertfordshire +15 3 £365 -
Bradford +1 3 - -
East Midlands 0 3 £363 -3.33% 1
Manchester -15 3 £325 -13.33% 4
Merseyside - 3 £325 -
Liverpool - 3 £325 -
Tonbridge - 3 £460 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £263 -
West Sussex -6 2 £380 +4.82% 2
North Yorkshire - 2 £390 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £317 -
Telford - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £425 -
Guildford - 2 £313 -
North East - 2 £317 -

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 209 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 146 (69.86%) SQL
3 90 (43.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 80 (38.28%) Performance Tuning
4 80 (38.28%) T-SQL
5 78 (37.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 75 (35.89%) Microsoft
7 74 (35.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 72 (34.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 68 (32.54%) Clustering
10 67 (32.06%) SQL Server 2014
11 53 (25.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 51 (24.40%) Replication
12 51 (24.40%) Business Intelligence
13 44 (21.05%) High Availability
14 41 (19.62%) SQL Server 2005
14 41 (19.62%) Migration
15 40 (19.14%) Windows
16 36 (17.22%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (16.75%) PowerShell
18 34 (16.27%) Finance
19 26 (12.44%) Oracle
19 26 (12.44%) Microsoft Clustering
20 24 (11.48%) SAN
21 20 (9.57%) ITIL
21 20 (9.57%) .NET
21 20 (9.57%) Database Mirroring
22 18 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
22 18 (8.61%) Windows Server
23 17 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012

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 (2.39%) IIS
1 5 (2.39%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.48%) CMS
3 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (7.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.48%) SAN
2 5 (2.39%) NAS
3 2 (0.96%) Firewall
3 2 (0.96%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.96%) Network Security
4 1 (0.48%) Internet
4 1 (0.48%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 209 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 90 (43.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 78 (37.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 74 (35.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 72 (34.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 67 (32.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 53 (25.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 41 (19.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (7.18%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (6.70%) Data Warehouse
11 12 (5.74%) Relational Database
12 10 (4.78%) Oracle Database
12 10 (4.78%) RDBMS
12 10 (4.78%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (3.83%) DB2
15 6 (2.87%) MongoDB
16 5 (2.39%) DTS
16 5 (2.39%) OLAP
16 5 (2.39%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (3.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (16.27%) Finance
2 11 (5.26%) Banking
3 10 (4.78%) Retail
4 6 (2.87%) Law
5 5 (2.39%) Billing
6 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.44%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) Back Office
7 2 (0.96%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.57%) .NET
2 12 (5.74%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.31%) Entity Framework
4 7 (3.35%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.96%) NHibernate
5 2 (0.96%) REST
6 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.48%) CSS
6 1 (0.48%) MDX
6 1 (0.48%) WCF
6 1 (0.48%) Web Services
6 1 (0.48%) WSH
6 1 (0.48%) XML
6 1 (0.48%) XSD
6 1 (0.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 68 (32.54%) Clustering
2 51 (24.40%) Replication
3 15 (7.18%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.44%) Statistics
5 2 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
5 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.96%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.48%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.48%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.14%) Windows
2 18 (8.61%) Windows Server
2 18 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (4.31%) Linux
4 9 (4.31%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (2.87%) Unix
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (38.28%) Performance Tuning
2 51 (24.40%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (21.05%) High Availability
4 41 (19.62%) Migration
5 36 (17.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (9.57%) Database Mirroring
6 20 (9.57%) ITIL
7 15 (7.18%) Mentoring
8 12 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (5.74%) ETL
9 11 (5.26%) Change Management
9 11 (5.26%) Database Security
10 10 (4.78%) Database Tuning
11 9 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (3.83%) Database Optimisation
12 8 (3.83%) Unit Testing
13 7 (3.35%) Project Management
14 6 (2.87%) Analytics
14 6 (2.87%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (2.87%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 146 (69.86%) SQL
2 80 (38.28%) T-SQL
3 35 (16.75%) PowerShell
4 17 (8.13%) C#
5 5 (2.39%) VB
6 4 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.91%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.91%) VBScript
7 3 (1.44%) Java
7 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.96%) C
8 2 (0.96%) Perl
8 2 (0.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) Python
9 1 (0.48%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (6.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.35%) MCDBA
3 4 (1.91%) MCSE
3 4 (1.91%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.44%) Degree
4 3 (1.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.96%) MCITP
5 2 (0.96%) OCP
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSA
6 1 (0.48%) MCTS
6 1 (0.48%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.44%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.31%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.39%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.96%) vSphere
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (12.44%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (4.78%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (3.83%) SCOM
4 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.96%) SCCM
6 1 (0.48%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.48%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.48%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 75 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.44%) Oracle
3 17 (8.13%) VMware
4 8 (3.83%) Sybase
5 5 (2.39%) RedGate
6 4 (1.91%) Sun
7 3 (1.44%) iManage
8 2 (0.96%) AppDynamics
8 2 (0.96%) HP
8 2 (0.96%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.48%) Cisco
9 1 (0.48%) Cognos
9 1 (0.48%) EMC
9 1 (0.48%) IDERA
9 1 (0.48%) NetApp
9 1 (0.48%) Recommind
9 1 (0.48%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.48%) SolarWinds
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Colchester
TDA Group
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £380 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
TDA Group
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago