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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 483 528 476
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -52
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 143 88 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 65 78
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £316
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +18.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +2.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 - -

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 +33 127 £350 -12.50% 46
London +27 51 £330 -17.50% 16
South East -12 25 £350 -15.15% 9
City of London +15 21 £325 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire - 16 £350 - 4
Surrey +7 13 £350 +7.69% 1
West Yorkshire - 13 £350 - 2
East of England +6 11 £325 -7.14% 6
Scotland +2 11 £400 +35.59% 1
Essex +6 10 £325 -18.75% 2
Leeds - 9 £375 -
South West -6 7 £351 +4.07%
North West -26 7 £338 -4.92% 6
West Midlands +2 6 £385 +28.33% 2
West Sussex - 6 £350 - 2
Manchester - 5 £350 - 4
Crawley - 5 £338 -
Redhill - 4 £350 -
Bradford - 4 £325 - 1
Brentwood - 4 £294 -
Wales -2 3 £319 -28.37% 1
East Midlands -9 3 £375 -40.00% 2
Renfrewshire - 3 £426 -
Erskine - 3 £426 -
Cobham - 3 £410 -
Bristol - 3 £328 -
Birmingham +5 2 £350 +16.66%
Glasgow +2 2 £288 +10.57% 1
Edinburgh -13 2 - -
Oxfordshire -22 2 £380 +8.57%

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 258 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 206 (79.84%) SQL
3 118 (45.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 117 (45.35%) T-SQL
5 111 (43.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 109 (42.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 97 (37.60%) Performance Tuning
8 93 (36.05%) Microsoft
9 74 (28.68%) SQL Server 2012
10 68 (26.36%) Windows
11 65 (25.19%) Clustering
12 58 (22.48%) Replication
13 53 (20.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 49 (18.99%) SQL Server 2005
15 47 (18.22%) Oracle
16 43 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
17 39 (15.12%) Migration
18 38 (14.73%) Finance
19 37 (14.34%) MS Excel
20 32 (12.40%) PowerShell
20 32 (12.40%) Database Mirroring
21 27 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
21 27 (10.47%) ITIL
22 26 (10.08%) High Availability
23 22 (8.53%) VMware
23 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
24 21 (8.14%) Performance Monitoring
25 20 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
26 19 (7.36%) Database Security
27 17 (6.59%) SQL Server 2000

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.71%) IIS
3 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 37 (14.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.71%) MS Office
3 5 (1.94%) MS Project
4 2 (0.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.71%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.26%) SAN
2 4 (1.55%) LAN
2 4 (1.55%) WAN
3 3 (1.16%) Firewall
3 3 (1.16%) VLAN
3 3 (1.16%) Network Security
4 2 (0.78%) NAS
5 1 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 118 (45.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 111 (43.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 109 (42.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 74 (28.68%) SQL Server 2012
6 53 (20.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 49 (18.99%) SQL Server 2005
8 27 (10.47%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (6.59%) SQL Server 2000
10 14 (5.43%) Oracle Database
11 11 (4.26%) Relational Database
12 10 (3.88%) MySQL
12 10 (3.88%) RDBMS
13 9 (3.49%) DTS
14 7 (2.71%) OLTP
14 7 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database 12c
17 4 (1.55%) MongoDB
17 4 (1.55%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (6.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.39%) ERwin
5 1 (0.39%) JIRA
5 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (14.73%) Finance
2 7 (2.71%) Banking
2 7 (2.71%) Retail
3 3 (1.16%) Automotive
3 3 (1.16%) Marketing
4 2 (0.78%) Publishing
4 2 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.39%) Advertising
5 1 (0.39%) Law
5 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.20%) .NET
2 7 (2.71%) Web Services
3 3 (1.16%) XML
3 3 (1.16%) MDX
4 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.39%) Flash
5 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 65 (25.19%) Clustering
2 58 (22.48%) Replication
3 15 (5.81%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.94%) NHS
5 5 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.55%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.16%) Statistics
7 3 (1.16%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.78%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.39%) Life Science
9 1 (0.39%) CMDB
9 1 (0.39%) User Experience
9 1 (0.39%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.39%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 68 (26.36%) Windows
2 16 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (3.88%) UNIX
5 9 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (3.10%) Linux
7 4 (1.55%) AIX
7 4 (1.55%) Solaris
8 2 (0.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (37.60%) Performance Tuning
2 43 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (15.12%) Migration
4 32 (12.40%) Database Mirroring
5 27 (10.47%) ITIL
6 26 (10.08%) High Availability
7 21 (8.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 20 (7.75%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (7.36%) Database Security
10 17 (6.59%) ETL
11 15 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (5.04%) Data Modelling
13 13 (5.04%) Data Migration
14 9 (3.49%) Business Continuity
15 8 (3.10%) Service Delivery
15 8 (3.10%) Performance Testing
16 7 (2.71%) Performance Analysis
16 7 (2.71%) CRM
16 7 (2.71%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 206 (79.84%) SQL
2 117 (45.35%) T-SQL
3 32 (12.40%) PowerShell
4 11 (4.26%) C#
5 8 (3.10%) VBScript
6 7 (2.71%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.33%) PL/SQL
8 5 (1.94%) VB
9 4 (1.55%) Korn
10 3 (1.16%) C++
10 3 (1.16%) Java
11 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.39%) Python
12 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (3.49%) Degree
3 8 (3.10%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.71%) MCTS
5 6 (2.33%) MCSA
6 5 (1.94%) MCDBA
6 5 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.16%) MCSE
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.78%) MCITP
10 1 (0.39%) RHCE
10 1 (0.39%) OCP
10 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) QA
2 4 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.55%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 17 (6.59%) SCOM
2 6 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (1.55%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.55%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.78%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.39%) Foglight
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 93 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 47 (18.22%) Oracle
3 22 (8.53%) VMware
4 7 (2.71%) Citrix
4 7 (2.71%) Red Gate
5 6 (2.33%) IBM
5 6 (2.33%) BMC
6 5 (1.94%) NetApp
6 5 (1.94%) HP
7 4 (1.55%) Sybase
7 4 (1.55%) Veritas
7 4 (1.55%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.16%) Tableau
8 3 (1.16%) CommVault
8 3 (1.16%) Dell
9 2 (0.78%) EMC
9 2 (0.78%) SAP
9 2 (0.78%) Teradata
9 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
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