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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 510 498 444
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -54
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 103 94 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 70 59
Average daily rate
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£350 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £298 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £51.00
UK excluding London average 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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -27 92 £350 -9.96% 56
London -14 38 £350 -12.50% 27
South East -10 19 £350 -3.44% 12
Scotland +13 11 £426 -
City of London 0 11 £450 -3.22% 10
Surrey +1 10 £350 -9.67%
Yorkshire -20 9 £350 +5.66% 3
East of England +8 8 £325 -18.75% 4
North West -18 7 £388 +12.72% 5
West Yorkshire -17 6 £363 - 2
East Midlands -6 5 £315 -49.60% 1
Essex -8 5 £325 -18.75% 2
Manchester -9 5 £400 +18.51% 4
Hampshire +1 4 £319 -5.55% 3
South West -7 4 £313 -7.40% 1
Leeds -23 4 £363 +6.61% 2
Redhill - 4 £350 -
Glasgow 0 2 £288 -
Bradford -9 2 - -
Oxfordshire -23 2 £380 -7.87%
Renfrewshire - 2 £426 -
Somerset - 2 £313 -
Bristol - 2 £313 - 1
Chelmsford - 2 £325 -
Cobham - 2 £410 -
Derby - 2 £325 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Erskine - 2 £426 -
Southampton - 2 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 232 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 189 (81.47%) SQL
3 109 (46.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 108 (46.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 95 (40.95%) T-SQL
6 87 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 87 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 73 (31.47%) Microsoft
8 56 (24.14%) Replication
9 53 (22.84%) Windows
10 52 (22.41%) Oracle
11 51 (21.98%) Clustering
12 49 (21.12%) SQL Server 2012
13 47 (20.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 43 (18.53%) SQL Server 2005
15 37 (15.95%) Finance
16 35 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
17 33 (14.22%) MS Excel
18 24 (10.34%) ITIL
19 23 (9.91%) Migration
20 21 (9.05%) Performance Monitoring
21 20 (8.62%) PowerShell
21 20 (8.62%) VMware
21 20 (8.62%) SharePoint
21 20 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
22 18 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
23 17 (7.33%) High Availability
24 16 (6.90%) Database Mirroring
25 15 (6.47%) Oracle Database
25 15 (6.47%) SAN

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 20 (8.62%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.29%) IIS
3 1 (0.43%) WorkSite
3 1 (0.43%) WordPress
3 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.43%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 33 (14.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Project
3 4 (1.72%) MS Office
4 2 (0.86%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.43%) Summit
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.29%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (6.47%) SAN
2 4 (1.72%) LAN
2 4 (1.72%) WAN
3 3 (1.29%) Firewall
3 3 (1.29%) VLAN
3 3 (1.29%) Network Security
4 2 (0.86%) NAS
5 1 (0.43%) Extranet
5 1 (0.43%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 109 (46.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 108 (46.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 49 (21.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (20.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (18.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 20 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (6.47%) Oracle Database
10 14 (6.03%) SQL Server 2000
11 11 (4.74%) MySQL
12 9 (3.88%) Relational Database
13 8 (3.45%) RDBMS
14 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (2.59%) DTS
16 5 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (2.16%) MS Access
16 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
17 4 (1.72%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 14 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.43%) ERwin
4 1 (0.43%) JIRA
4 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
General
1 37 (15.95%) Finance
2 5 (2.16%) Banking
2 5 (2.16%) Retail
3 4 (1.72%) Marketing
4 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.86%) Legal
4 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Publishing
5 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.03%) .NET
2 7 (3.02%) Web Services
3 3 (1.29%) XML
4 2 (0.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.43%) Flash
5 1 (0.43%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.43%) MDX
5 1 (0.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 56 (24.14%) Replication
2 51 (21.98%) Clustering
3 8 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.59%) NHS
4 6 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.29%) EqualLogic
5 3 (1.29%) Statistics
6 2 (0.86%) Life Science
6 2 (0.86%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.43%) CMDB
7 1 (0.43%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.43%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.43%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.43%) EPoS
7 1 (0.43%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 53 (22.84%) Windows
2 15 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.74%) UNIX
5 9 (3.88%) Linux
6 5 (2.16%) AIX
6 5 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.86%) CentOS
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 35 (15.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (10.34%) ITIL
4 23 (9.91%) Migration
5 21 (9.05%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
7 17 (7.33%) High Availability
8 16 (6.90%) Database Mirroring
9 14 (6.03%) ETL
10 13 (5.60%) Database Security
11 12 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (5.17%) Data Modelling
12 9 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (3.45%) Data Migration
14 7 (3.02%) Service Delivery
14 7 (3.02%) CRM
15 6 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
16 5 (2.16%) Performance Testing
16 5 (2.16%) Change Control
16 5 (2.16%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 189 (81.47%) SQL
2 95 (40.95%) T-SQL
3 20 (8.62%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.88%) C#
5 8 (3.45%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.02%) PL/SQL
7 6 (2.59%) VBScript
7 6 (2.59%) VB
8 5 (2.16%) Korn
9 4 (1.72%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.29%) Java
11 2 (0.86%) C++
11 2 (0.86%) Python
11 2 (0.86%) PHP
12 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.16%) Degree
5 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.72%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.29%) MCSE
6 3 (1.29%) MCSA
6 3 (1.29%) MCTS
7 2 (0.86%) MCITP
7 2 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.43%) RHCE
8 1 (0.43%) OCP
8 1 (0.43%) MCP
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.72%) SLA
1 4 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.72%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.43%) Firmware
5 1 (0.43%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.02%) SCOM
2 4 (1.72%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.43%) Foglight
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 73 (31.47%) Microsoft
2 52 (22.41%) Oracle
3 20 (8.62%) VMware
4 7 (3.02%) Citrix
5 6 (2.59%) IBM
6 5 (2.16%) HP
7 4 (1.72%) Dell
7 4 (1.72%) 3PAR
7 4 (1.72%) Red Gate
8 3 (1.29%) Tableau
8 3 (1.29%) SAP
8 3 (1.29%) BMC
8 3 (1.29%) CommVault
8 3 (1.29%) NetApp
9 2 (0.86%) Remedy
9 2 (0.86%) Sybase
9 2 (0.86%) Sun
9 2 (0.86%) Teradata
10 1 (0.43%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.43%) Murex
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