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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 536 490 520
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +30
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 91 149 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 113 83
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
- -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £46.75

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 82 £388 +3.33% 34
London -38 28 £425 - 16
North West +7 9 £300 -20.00% 6
South East -1 9 £306 -18.33% 5
North East -29 9 £400 +18.51%
Yorkshire +15 8 £438 +14.75% 3
South West -4 8 £314 -10.35% 2
Tyne and Wear -34 8 £400 +18.51%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 8 £400 +14.28%
Scotland +11 6 £375 +30.43%
City of London -9 6 £463 +2.77% 3
Cheshire +17 4 £300 -25.00%
Leeds +12 4 £438 +12.90% 3
Berkshire +11 4 £388 +10.71% 2
West Yorkshire +9 4 £438 +14.75% 3
Devon +6 4 £298 +8.18%
East of England +5 4 £213 -29.16%
Chester +4 4 £300 -25.00%
Exeter +3 4 £298 +8.18%
West Midlands -20 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £450 -
Sheffield - 4 £450 -
Hampshire +15 3 £213 -39.28%
Reading +8 3 £388 +3.33% 2
Southampton +8 3 £213 -37.03%
Glasgow +7 3 £375 +30.43%
East Midlands -7 3 £350 -12.50%
Birmingham -10 3 - -
Essex +11 2 £213 -64.58%
Manchester +1 2 £273 -27.33% 2

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 183 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 147 (80.33%) SQL
3 75 (40.98%) T-SQL
4 74 (40.44%) Performance Tuning
5 73 (39.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 70 (38.25%) Microsoft
7 60 (32.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 54 (29.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 52 (28.42%) SQL Server 2014
10 50 (27.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 49 (26.78%) Business Intelligence
12 47 (25.68%) Clustering
13 43 (23.50%) Replication
14 42 (22.95%) High Availability
15 41 (22.40%) PowerShell
15 41 (22.40%) Windows
16 40 (21.86%) Oracle
17 38 (20.77%) Finance
18 35 (19.13%) Migration
19 34 (18.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 29 (15.85%) ETL
21 24 (13.11%) Linux
21 24 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (13.11%) VMware
22 23 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
22 23 (12.57%) SQL Server 2005
23 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
24 21 (11.48%) Oracle Database
25 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
25 20 (10.93%) SAN

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 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.64%) IIS
3 1 (0.55%) Apache
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (7.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.09%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) IaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.93%) SAN
2 2 (1.09%) Firewall
2 2 (1.09%) WAN
3 1 (0.55%) LAN
3 1 (0.55%) NAS
3 1 (0.55%) Network Security
3 1 (0.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 73 (39.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 60 (32.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (29.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 52 (28.42%) SQL Server 2014
6 50 (27.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (18.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 23 (12.57%) Data Warehouse
8 23 (12.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 21 (11.48%) Oracle Database
10 13 (7.10%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (6.56%) SQL Server 2000
12 11 (6.01%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (4.37%) OLTP
13 8 (4.37%) Relational Database
14 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 7 (3.83%) RDBMS
15 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
16 5 (2.73%) Ingres
16 5 (2.73%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 38 (20.77%) Finance
2 16 (8.74%) Banking
3 4 (2.19%) Advertising
4 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
5 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Local Government
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.01%) .NET
2 5 (2.73%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.64%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.64%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.55%) LAMP
4 1 (0.55%) MDX
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.55%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) WSH
4 1 (0.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 47 (25.68%) Clustering
2 43 (23.50%) Replication
3 7 (3.83%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.19%) Statistics
5 3 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.64%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.09%) Fintech
6 2 (1.09%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.55%) Derivative
7 1 (0.55%) FMCG
7 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.55%) NHS
7 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (22.40%) Windows
2 24 (13.11%) Linux
3 19 (10.38%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (6.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.83%) Unix
6 6 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.55%) AIX
8 1 (0.55%) CentOS
8 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.44%) Performance Tuning
2 49 (26.78%) Business Intelligence
3 42 (22.95%) High Availability
4 35 (19.13%) Migration
5 29 (15.85%) ETL
6 24 (13.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (10.38%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (9.29%) ITIL
9 16 (8.74%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (8.74%) Incident Management
10 15 (8.20%) Database Security
11 13 (7.10%) Mentoring
12 9 (4.92%) Database Mirroring
12 9 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
13 7 (3.83%) Change Management
13 7 (3.83%) Data Modelling
13 7 (3.83%) E-Commerce
13 7 (3.83%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (3.28%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (80.33%) SQL
2 75 (40.98%) T-SQL
3 41 (22.40%) PowerShell
4 10 (5.46%) PL/SQL
5 8 (4.37%) C#
6 4 (2.19%) C
6 4 (2.19%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.09%) PHP
8 2 (1.09%) VBScript
9 1 (0.55%) Java
9 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
9 1 (0.55%) R
9 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.56%) MCITP
3 7 (3.83%) MCSE
3 7 (3.83%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (3.28%) Degree
5 5 (2.73%) OCP
5 5 (2.73%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.73%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.19%) IBM Certification
7 3 (1.64%) MCSA
8 2 (1.09%) MCTS
9 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.55%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.55%) OCA
9 1 (0.55%) RHCE
9 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.64%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.09%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.56%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.64%) vSphere
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.55%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Clustering
1 15 (8.20%) SCOM
2 8 (4.37%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.19%) Data Guard
3 4 (2.19%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.09%) SCCM
5 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.55%) Nagios
5 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.55%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.55%) Simpana
Vendors
1 70 (38.25%) Microsoft
2 40 (21.86%) Oracle
3 24 (13.11%) VMware
4 6 (3.28%) Red Hat
5 5 (2.73%) IBM
5 5 (2.73%) Sybase
6 4 (2.19%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.64%) Cisco
7 3 (1.64%) iManage
7 3 (1.64%) NetApp
7 3 (1.64%) Sun
8 2 (1.09%) Cognos
8 2 (1.09%) HP
8 2 (1.09%) RedGate
8 2 (1.09%) Remedy
9 1 (0.55%) EXASOL
9 1 (0.55%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.55%) SAP
9 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.55%) Tableau
Chorley
Foresight Solutions
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Rate: £40,028 - £48,034
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