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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 519 466 470
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 87 126 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.24% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 81 61
Average daily rate
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£400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £182 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £44.75 £41.50 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.83% +68.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £28.20 £23.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £48.36 £26.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 - £22.75

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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 -35 83 £400 +14.28% 35
London +2 39 £400 - 14
South East -8 20 £425 +17.24% 7
City of London +12 12 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire +4 8 £400 - 2
East of England -36 8 £350 - 3
West Midlands -17 6 £375 +29.31% 1
Surrey - 6 £325 - 4
East Midlands +7 5 £625 +92.30% 1
Leicestershire +7 4 £625 +92.30%
Berkshire +3 4 £425 +38.21% 1
Scotland -15 3 £295 -
South West -28 3 £325 -3.70% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £400 -
Suffolk - 3 £325 -
North West -2 2 £343 - 5
Shropshire - 2 £420 -
Leicester - 2 £625 -
Bromley - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £338 -
Cheshire +9 1 £260 - 3
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £325 +13.04%
Havant -3 1 £440 +10.00%
Edinburgh -9 1 £330 -
Kent -10 1 £475 -
Essex -12 1 £400 +7.38% 3
Cambridge -12 1 £325 +13.04%
Bristol -19 1 £225 -37.93% 1
Bracknell - 1 £425 -
Fareham - 1 £400 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 222 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 155 (69.82%) SQL
3 108 (48.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 99 (44.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 91 (40.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 90 (40.54%) Performance Tuning
7 81 (36.49%) T-SQL
8 78 (35.14%) Microsoft
9 75 (33.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 57 (25.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 57 (25.68%) Oracle
11 55 (24.77%) Windows
11 55 (24.77%) Clustering
12 44 (19.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 43 (19.37%) Oracle Database
14 42 (18.92%) Replication
15 37 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
16 36 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
17 34 (15.32%) Oracle Database 10g
18 33 (14.86%) Migration
19 30 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
20 25 (11.26%) Oracle RMAN
21 23 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (9.91%) Finance
22 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
22 22 (9.91%) Capacity Planning
23 21 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
24 20 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
24 20 (9.01%) Security Cleared
24 20 (9.01%) Data Guard

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 13 (5.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
4 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.45%) SaaS
1 1 (0.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (8.11%) SAN
2 2 (0.90%) Internet
2 2 (0.90%) NAS
3 1 (0.45%) LAN
3 1 (0.45%) WAN
3 1 (0.45%) FTP
3 1 (0.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (48.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 99 (44.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 91 (40.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 75 (33.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 57 (25.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 44 (19.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (19.37%) Oracle Database
9 37 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (16.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 34 (15.32%) Oracle Database 10g
12 20 (9.01%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (5.86%) Relational Database
14 12 (5.41%) RDBMS
15 9 (4.05%) DTS
16 7 (3.15%) OLTP
17 6 (2.70%) MySQL
17 6 (2.70%) Oracle9i Database
17 6 (2.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 4 (1.80%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 9 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.90%) Toad
5 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 22 (9.91%) Finance
2 10 (4.50%) Banking
3 5 (2.25%) Marketing
4 4 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.35%) Electronics
5 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Games
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.50%) .NET
2 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.80%) XML
4 3 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.45%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.45%) Web Services
5 1 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.45%) Middleware
5 1 (0.45%) WinForms
5 1 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (24.77%) Clustering
2 42 (18.92%) Replication
3 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.70%) NHS
5 3 (1.35%) DTV
5 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.90%) GIS
6 2 (0.90%) Statistics
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Open Source
6 2 (0.90%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.45%) Online Games
7 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.45%) Informatics
7 1 (0.45%) HACMP
7 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (24.77%) Windows
2 18 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (7.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (4.95%) UNIX
6 8 (3.60%) Linux
7 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.45%) AIX
9 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (40.54%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (14.86%) Migration
3 30 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (9.91%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (8.56%) ITIL
7 17 (7.66%) High Availability
8 11 (4.95%) Data Modelling
9 10 (4.50%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (4.05%) Database Security
10 9 (4.05%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.60%) Database Tuning
12 6 (2.70%) Mentoring
13 5 (2.25%) Server Monitoring
13 5 (2.25%) CRM
13 5 (2.25%) ETL
13 5 (2.25%) Change Management
13 5 (2.25%) Incident Management
13 5 (2.25%) Risk Analysis
14 4 (1.80%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 155 (69.82%) SQL
2 81 (36.49%) T-SQL
3 19 (8.56%) PowerShell
4 15 (6.76%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.15%) C#
6 5 (2.25%) Perl
6 5 (2.25%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.90%) Korn
7 2 (0.90%) Java
8 1 (0.45%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.45%) Python
8 1 (0.45%) XQuery
8 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.01%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.41%) MCITP
4 10 (4.50%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.60%) MCDBA
6 7 (3.15%) MCTS
7 6 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.80%) Degree
9 3 (1.35%) MCSE
9 3 (1.35%) MCSA
10 2 (0.90%) MCT
10 2 (0.90%) OCP
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.56%) SLA
2 9 (4.05%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 25 (11.26%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.45%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 20 (9.01%) Data Guard
2 12 (5.41%) SCOM
3 6 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.80%) SCCM
6 3 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (1.35%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.90%) Control-M
7 2 (0.90%) MOM
7 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.90%) Ionix
7 2 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.45%) Foglight
Vendors
1 78 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 57 (25.68%) Oracle
3 7 (3.15%) BMC
4 6 (2.70%) Veritas
5 5 (2.25%) IBM
5 5 (2.25%) VMware
6 4 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.80%) Sybase
6 4 (1.80%) Red Gate
7 3 (1.35%) SAP
7 3 (1.35%) NetApp
8 2 (0.90%) Mercator
8 2 (0.90%) HP
8 2 (0.90%) Dell
8 2 (0.90%) Citrix
8 2 (0.90%) Tableau
8 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.90%) Remedy
9 1 (0.45%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.45%) Nimsoft
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