The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 503 459 427
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -32
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 77 111 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 65 100
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £305
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Average hourly rate - £51.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +124.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.75
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 11 July 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 11 July 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 71 £400 +17.64% 35
London -12 38 £400 +14.28% 18
South East -17 13 £375 +9.09% 6
North West -2 5 £394 -
Hampshire -10 5 £338 - 1
City of London +10 4 £450 +28.57% 5
Manchester +4 4 £338 -
East Midlands 0 4 £625 +78.57% 1
Yorkshire -2 4 £400 +77.77% 1
Leicestershire - 4 £625 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 3 £400 +128.57%
East of England -16 3 £400 +7.38% 4
South West -23 3 £338 - 4
Surrey - 3 £388 - 3
Glasgow +6 2 - -
Sheffield 0 2 £400 +138.80%
Scotland -12 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £400 -
Leicester - 2 £625 - 1
Oxfordshire +4 1 £350 +16.66% 1
Cheshire +1 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire +1 1 - - 1
East Sussex -1 1 £375 -
Maidenhead -3 1 - -
Havant -3 1 £475 +18.75%
Essex -6 1 £400 +3.55% 2
Kent -6 1 £475 +23.37%
Berkshire -6 1 - - 1
North East -17 1 £238 -20.83%
Wales -26 1 £445 +52.13% 1

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 272 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 205 (75.37%) SQL
3 123 (45.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 108 (39.71%) Performance Tuning
5 101 (37.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (35.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 93 (34.19%) T-SQL
8 87 (31.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 78 (28.68%) Microsoft
10 73 (26.84%) Clustering
11 69 (25.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 66 (24.26%) Oracle
13 56 (20.59%) Windows
14 50 (18.38%) Replication
14 50 (18.38%) Oracle Database
15 46 (16.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 44 (16.18%) Disaster Recovery
17 43 (15.81%) Finance
18 41 (15.07%) Oracle Database 11g
19 37 (13.60%) Migration
20 33 (12.13%) SQL Server 2000
21 28 (10.29%) Oracle Database 10g
22 26 (9.56%) Oracle RMAN
23 24 (8.82%) ITIL
23 24 (8.82%) High Availability
24 23 (8.46%) Oracle RAC
24 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
24 23 (8.46%) SAN
25 22 (8.09%) Data Guard
26 21 (7.72%) Capacity Planning

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 11 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.57%) IIS
3 3 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.37%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.46%) SAN
2 3 (1.10%) Internet
2 3 (1.10%) NAS
2 3 (1.10%) DNS
3 1 (0.37%) LAN
3 1 (0.37%) WAN
3 1 (0.37%) FTP
3 1 (0.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 123 (45.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 101 (37.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 97 (35.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 87 (31.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 69 (25.37%) SQL Server 2005
7 50 (18.38%) Oracle Database
8 46 (16.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 41 (15.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 33 (12.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 28 (10.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 21 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (3.68%) DTS
14 7 (2.57%) OLTP
14 7 (2.57%) Relational Database
15 6 (2.21%) RDBMS
15 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 5 (1.84%) QlikView
17 4 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
18 3 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (4.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.47%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) Toad
4 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 43 (15.81%) Finance
2 18 (6.62%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Marketing
4 5 (1.84%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.10%) Electronics
5 3 (1.10%) Retail
5 3 (1.10%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Games
7 1 (0.37%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Legal
7 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.51%) .NET
2 7 (2.57%) .NET Framework
3 5 (1.84%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.10%) XML
5 1 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.37%) JSON
5 1 (0.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 73 (26.84%) Clustering
2 50 (18.38%) Replication
3 9 (3.31%) NHS
4 3 (1.10%) DTV
4 3 (1.10%) Statistics
5 2 (0.74%) GIS
5 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.74%) CESG
6 1 (0.37%) PKI
6 1 (0.37%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.37%) Informatics
6 1 (0.37%) Online Games
6 1 (0.37%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.37%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 56 (20.59%) Windows
2 20 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.31%) Linux
6 6 (2.21%) UNIX
7 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (0.74%) Solaris
9 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (39.71%) Performance Tuning
2 44 (16.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 37 (13.60%) Migration
4 24 (8.82%) ITIL
4 24 (8.82%) High Availability
5 21 (7.72%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (7.72%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (5.88%) Data Modelling
7 14 (5.15%) Performance Analysis
8 13 (4.78%) ETL
9 10 (3.68%) Database Tuning
10 9 (3.31%) Data Migration
11 8 (2.94%) Database Security
11 8 (2.94%) Data Architecture
12 6 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (2.21%) Change Management
12 6 (2.21%) E-Commerce
13 5 (1.84%) Risk Analysis
13 5 (1.84%) Incident Management
13 5 (1.84%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 205 (75.37%) SQL
2 93 (34.19%) T-SQL
3 18 (6.62%) PL/SQL
4 12 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.57%) Perl
6 6 (2.21%) C#
7 2 (0.74%) VBA
7 2 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.74%) Korn
8 1 (0.37%) XQuery
8 1 (0.37%) Java
8 1 (0.37%) VBScript
8 1 (0.37%) VB
8 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.72%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.41%) MCITP
4 9 (3.31%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.94%) MCDBA
6 5 (1.84%) MCSA
7 4 (1.47%) MCTS
8 2 (0.74%) MCSE
8 2 (0.74%) MCT
8 2 (0.74%) OCP
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.37%) Degree
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.72%) SLA
2 15 (5.51%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 26 (9.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 23 (8.46%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (3.31%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.74%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.37%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 22 (8.09%) Data Guard
2 8 (2.94%) SCOM
3 7 (2.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.10%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.74%) SCCM
5 2 (0.74%) MOM
5 2 (0.74%) Control-M
5 2 (0.74%) Ionix
5 2 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.37%) Foglight
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 78 (28.68%) Microsoft
2 66 (24.26%) Oracle
3 7 (2.57%) Sybase
3 7 (2.57%) VMware
4 4 (1.47%) Veritas
4 4 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.10%) BMC
5 3 (1.10%) Remedy
5 3 (1.10%) SAP
6 2 (0.74%) Dell
6 2 (0.74%) Citrix
6 2 (0.74%) NetApp
6 2 (0.74%) Symantec
6 2 (0.74%) Red Gate
6 2 (0.74%) Tableau
7 1 (0.37%) Twitter
7 1 (0.37%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (0.37%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 1 (0.37%) Open Text
7 1 (0.37%) JD Edwards
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