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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 479 525 457
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -68
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 132 75 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.15% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 69
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £336 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £306
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -16.66%
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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
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 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 29 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 29 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 +34 116 £350 -12.50% 52
London +11 46 £330 -17.50% 19
South East -6 27 £350 -6.66% 14
City of London +16 17 £318 -29.33% 9
Surrey +9 13 £350 -9.67% 3
Scotland +6 12 £400 +53.84% 1
Yorkshire -13 11 £350 -12.50% 5
East of England +7 9 £325 -18.75% 6
South West +8 8 £313 -7.40%
West Yorkshire -14 8 £375 - 3
North West -15 8 £375 +11.11% 4
Essex -3 6 £325 -18.75% 3
Manchester -13 6 £375 +11.11% 3
West Sussex - 6 £350 - 2
Leeds - 6 £375 - 2
East Midlands -10 5 £375 -40.00%
Bristol - 5 £328 -
Crawley - 5 £338 - 1
Redhill - 4 £350 - 2
Hampshire -1 3 £319 -5.55% 2
Cobham - 3 £410 -
Erskine - 3 £426 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £426 -
Glasgow +5 2 £288 +10.57%
Wales -1 2 £313 -29.77%
Bradford -6 2 - -
Oxfordshire -19 2 £380 +8.57%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Somerset - 2 £313 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 257 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 203 (78.99%) SQL
3 112 (43.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 112 (43.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (42.41%) T-SQL
5 102 (39.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 96 (37.35%) Performance Tuning
7 86 (33.46%) Microsoft
8 65 (25.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 62 (24.12%) Replication
10 60 (23.35%) Clustering
11 58 (22.57%) Windows
12 55 (21.40%) Oracle
13 51 (19.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 49 (19.07%) SQL Server 2005
15 40 (15.56%) MS Excel
16 38 (14.79%) Finance
17 34 (13.23%) Disaster Recovery
18 31 (12.06%) Migration
19 28 (10.89%) Performance Monitoring
20 26 (10.12%) ITIL
21 25 (9.73%) VMware
21 25 (9.73%) PowerShell
22 21 (8.17%) Data Warehouse
22 21 (8.17%) Database Mirroring
22 21 (8.17%) High Availability
23 19 (7.39%) SharePoint
23 19 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
24 18 (7.00%) Capacity Planning
25 16 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 19 (7.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.56%) IIS
3 3 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.39%) WordPress
4 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.39%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 40 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.33%) MS Project
3 5 (1.95%) MS Office
4 2 (0.78%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.39%) Summit
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.56%) SaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.45%) SAN
2 4 (1.56%) LAN
2 4 (1.56%) WAN
3 3 (1.17%) Firewall
3 3 (1.17%) VLAN
3 3 (1.17%) Network Security
4 2 (0.78%) NAS
5 1 (0.39%) VPN
5 1 (0.39%) Extranet
5 1 (0.39%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 257 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 112 (43.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 112 (43.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 102 (39.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 65 (25.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 51 (19.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 49 (19.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 21 (8.17%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (6.23%) SQL Server 2000
8 16 (6.23%) Oracle Database
9 10 (3.89%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.89%) MySQL
10 9 (3.50%) RDBMS
11 8 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (2.33%) DTS
12 6 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (1.95%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (1.56%) Big Data
14 4 (1.56%) OLTP
14 4 (1.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (1.95%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.39%) ERwin
4 1 (0.39%) JIRA
4 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (14.79%) Finance
2 5 (1.95%) Banking
3 4 (1.56%) Retail
3 4 (1.56%) Marketing
4 3 (1.17%) Publishing
5 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.78%) Legal
5 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.39%) Advertising
6 1 (0.39%) Law
6 1 (0.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.39%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.67%) .NET
2 7 (2.72%) Web Services
3 3 (1.17%) XML
4 2 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.78%) MDX
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.39%) Flash
5 1 (0.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 62 (24.12%) Replication
2 60 (23.35%) Clustering
3 13 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.72%) NHS
6 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.17%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.17%) Statistics
7 2 (0.78%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.39%) Life Science
8 1 (0.39%) CMDB
8 1 (0.39%) User Experience
8 1 (0.39%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.39%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.39%) DTV
8 1 (0.39%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.39%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 58 (22.57%) Windows
2 15 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (4.28%) UNIX
5 8 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.11%) Linux
6 5 (1.95%) AIX
6 5 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (1.56%) Solaris
8 2 (0.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.35%) Performance Tuning
2 34 (13.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 31 (12.06%) Migration
4 28 (10.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 26 (10.12%) ITIL
6 21 (8.17%) High Availability
6 21 (8.17%) Database Mirroring
7 18 (7.00%) Capacity Planning
8 16 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (5.84%) ETL
10 14 (5.45%) Data Modelling
11 13 (5.06%) Database Security
12 12 (4.67%) Data Migration
13 11 (4.28%) Service Delivery
14 10 (3.89%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (3.50%) CRM
16 7 (2.72%) Service Management
17 6 (2.33%) Continuous Integration
17 6 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
18 5 (1.95%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 203 (78.99%) SQL
2 109 (42.41%) T-SQL
3 25 (9.73%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.89%) C#
5 8 (3.11%) VBScript
5 8 (3.11%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.33%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.95%) Korn
7 5 (1.95%) VB
8 3 (1.17%) C++
8 3 (1.17%) Java
9 2 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.39%) Python
10 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.11%) Degree
2 8 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.95%) MCDBA
4 4 (1.56%) MCSE
4 4 (1.56%) MCSA
4 4 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.56%) MCTS
5 3 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.78%) MCITP
7 1 (0.39%) RHCE
7 1 (0.39%) OCP
7 1 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.78%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (1.56%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.39%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (3.89%) SCOM
2 4 (1.56%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.17%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.39%) Foglight
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.39%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 86 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 55 (21.40%) Oracle
3 25 (9.73%) VMware
4 8 (3.11%) Citrix
5 6 (2.33%) IBM
6 5 (1.95%) Red Gate
6 5 (1.95%) HP
7 4 (1.56%) Sybase
7 4 (1.56%) NetApp
7 4 (1.56%) Veritas
7 4 (1.56%) 3PAR
8 3 (1.17%) Tableau
8 3 (1.17%) BMC
8 3 (1.17%) CommVault
8 3 (1.17%) SAP
8 3 (1.17%) Dell
9 2 (0.78%) Teradata
10 1 (0.39%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.39%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
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