The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 490 427 426
Rank change year-on-year
-63 -1
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 93 126 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 72 67
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£375 £358 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £429 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £46.25 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 - £22.50

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 79 £375 +4.89% 61
London -16 37 £375 +4.89% 22
City of London +15 15 £363 -9.37% 7
South East -12 13 £385 +28.33% 16
South West -12 11 £375 +10.29% 2
Surrey -4 6 £393 +16.29% 1
Scotland -6 6 £375 +15.38% 1
Yorkshire -31 5 £425 +3.03% 6
Edinburgh - 5 £400 - 1
West Midlands +3 4 £363 -5.22% 3
West Yorkshire -18 4 £425 +3.03% 4
Berkshire +2 3 £385 +40.00% 2
Birmingham -2 3 £363 -5.22%
East of England -4 3 £350 - 2
North West -10 3 £375 +15.38% 7
Leeds -21 3 £425 +3.03% 2
Hampshire -22 3 £313 +32.97% 7
South Wales - 3 £425 -
Wales - 3 £425 -
East Midlands +11 2 £414 +23.50% 3
Cardiff - 2 £448 -
West Sussex -15 1 £338 +92.85% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £340 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Croydon - 1 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 £400 - 2
Camberley - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title.

1 192 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 158 (82.29%) SQL
3 92 (47.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 84 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 78 (40.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 70 (36.46%) Performance Tuning
7 69 (35.94%) T-SQL
8 54 (28.13%) Microsoft
8 54 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 52 (27.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 47 (24.48%) Replication
11 41 (21.35%) Clustering
12 40 (20.83%) Windows
13 35 (18.23%) Oracle
14 33 (17.19%) Migration
14 33 (17.19%) SQL Server 2005
15 26 (13.54%) Disaster Recovery
15 26 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
16 24 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (12.50%) Finance
17 22 (11.46%) MS Excel
17 22 (11.46%) PowerShell
18 20 (10.42%) Relational Database
18 20 (10.42%) ITIL
19 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
19 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (8.85%) High Availability
20 17 (8.85%) Capacity Planning
21 16 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
21 16 (8.33%) Oracle Database

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited SQL Server DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with SQL Server DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.56%) IIS
3 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) Apache
5 1 (0.52%) WorkSite
Applications
1 22 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.60%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.73%) SAN
2 5 (2.60%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 92 (47.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 84 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 78 (40.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 54 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 52 (27.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 33 (17.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 26 (13.54%) Data Warehouse
9 20 (10.42%) Relational Database
10 19 (9.90%) RDBMS
11 16 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (8.33%) Oracle Database
12 11 (5.73%) OLTP
13 9 (4.69%) MySQL
13 9 (4.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 8 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
15 7 (3.65%) DTS
16 6 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
16 6 (3.13%) SQLPlus
17 5 (2.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 14 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 4 (2.08%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.08%) Toad
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.52%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (3.13%) Banking
3 5 (2.60%) Marketing
4 4 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.08%) Retail
5 3 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.04%) Legal
6 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.25%) .NET
2 4 (2.08%) XML
3 3 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) Middleware
4 1 (0.52%) WinForms
4 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.52%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 47 (24.48%) Replication
2 41 (21.35%) Clustering
3 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.08%) Open Source
6 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.56%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.04%) Statistics
7 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) HACMP
8 1 (0.52%) DTV
8 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.52%) Life Science
8 1 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.52%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.83%) Windows
2 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (4.17%) UNIX
4 6 (3.13%) Linux
5 5 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.08%) AIX
7 3 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (36.46%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (17.19%) Migration
3 26 (13.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 24 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (10.42%) ITIL
6 17 (8.85%) High Availability
6 17 (8.85%) Capacity Planning
7 13 (6.77%) Data Migration
7 13 (6.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (5.73%) ETL
9 9 (4.69%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.69%) Database Security
10 8 (4.17%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.65%) Change Control
12 6 (3.13%) CRM
12 6 (3.13%) Business Continuity
12 6 (3.13%) Change Management
13 5 (2.60%) Data Management
13 5 (2.60%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 158 (82.29%) SQL
2 69 (35.94%) T-SQL
3 22 (11.46%) PowerShell
4 14 (7.29%) PL/SQL
5 6 (3.13%) VB
5 6 (3.13%) Perl
6 4 (2.08%) Korn
6 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
6 4 (2.08%) C#
6 4 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.04%) Java
7 2 (1.04%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.52%) C
8 1 (0.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.52%) R
8 1 (0.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.73%) Security Cleared
3 9 (4.69%) Degree
4 8 (4.17%) MCDBA
5 7 (3.65%) MCITP
5 7 (3.65%) MCTS
6 6 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.52%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (3.65%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.52%) Firmware
5 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (6.25%) SCOM
2 8 (4.17%) Data Guard
3 6 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (1.56%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 35 (18.23%) Oracle
3 13 (6.77%) BMC
4 5 (2.60%) VMware
5 4 (2.08%) Sybase
5 4 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.56%) Veritas
6 3 (1.56%) Mercator
6 3 (1.56%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.56%) Red Gate
7 2 (1.04%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.04%) IBM
7 2 (1.04%) Sun
8 1 (0.52%) Sage
8 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.52%) NetApp
8 1 (0.52%) Remedy
8 1 (0.52%) Open Text
8 1 (0.52%) HP
8 1 (0.52%) Dell
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