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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 486 480 426
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -54
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 133 121 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 88 96
Average daily rate £378 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £284 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £369 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £55.00 -

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +22 123 £386 +3.00% 70
London +10 69 £394 +5.00% 28
West Yorkshire +3 15 £394 +23.04% 4
Yorkshire -3 15 £394 +19.31% 8
South East +3 14 £393 +1.94% 13
Leeds -7 12 £400 -5.88% 2
City of London +34 11 £450 +24.13% 9
North West -10 10 £375 - 10
Manchester - 9 £388 - 9
Hampshire +7 6 £400 +25.00% 5
Scotland -9 6 £330 -12.00% 2
West Midlands -13 6 £350 -3.44%
Surrey -5 5 £410 +4.45%
Edinburgh -14 5 £330 -17.50% 1
East of England +1 4 £283 -19.28% 7
Birmingham -3 4 £305 -15.86%
South Wales -8 4 £375 -11.76%
Wales -10 4 £375 -11.76%
Portsmouth -3 3 - - 1
Cardiff -12 3 £375 -16.20%
North East - 3 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £325 -
Cobham - 3 £385 -
Cambridgeshire +8 2 £283 -19.28% 2
Bristol -7 2 £363 -3.33%
South West -8 2 £363 -3.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £344 -
West Sussex - 2 £350 -
Worthing - 2 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £375 -

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 218 (77.58%) SQL
3 145 (51.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (48.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 134 (47.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (45.91%) Microsoft
7 126 (44.84%) T-SQL
8 107 (38.08%) SQL Server 2012
9 87 (30.96%) Performance Tuning
10 85 (30.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 84 (29.89%) Windows
12 68 (24.20%) Replication
13 64 (22.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 59 (21.00%) Finance
15 58 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
16 55 (19.57%) Clustering
17 52 (18.51%) Migration
18 48 (17.08%) High Availability
19 46 (16.37%) PowerShell
20 45 (16.01%) SQL Server 2014
21 39 (13.88%) Oracle
22 37 (13.17%) Windows Server
23 34 (12.10%) SQL Server 2000
24 32 (11.39%) .NET
24 32 (11.39%) ETL
24 32 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
25 31 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
26 25 (8.90%) C#
26 25 (8.90%) Oracle Database
27 24 (8.54%) Database Mirroring

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.91%) IIS
3 5 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.07%) CMS
5 2 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.36%) Documentum
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (7.47%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.07%) MS Office
2 3 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.85%) Kerberos
2 6 (2.14%) SAN
3 4 (1.42%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (1.07%) DHCP
4 3 (1.07%) DNS
4 3 (1.07%) Firewall
4 3 (1.07%) Internet
4 3 (1.07%) SSL
4 3 (1.07%) VPN
5 2 (0.71%) SMTP
6 1 (0.36%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 145 (51.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 135 (48.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 134 (47.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 107 (38.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 85 (30.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 64 (22.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (16.01%) SQL Server 2014
9 34 (12.10%) SQL Server 2000
10 32 (11.39%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (8.90%) Oracle Database
12 11 (3.91%) MySQL
12 11 (3.91%) Relational Database
13 10 (3.56%) BusinessObjects
13 10 (3.56%) Ingres
14 9 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (3.20%) RDBMS
15 8 (2.85%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 8 (2.85%) BusinessObjects XI
15 8 (2.85%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (3.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (21.00%) Finance
2 12 (4.27%) Retail
3 10 (3.56%) Legal
4 9 (3.20%) Law
5 7 (2.49%) Back Office
6 5 (1.78%) Banking
6 5 (1.78%) Marketing
7 3 (1.07%) Automotive
7 3 (1.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.71%) Advertising
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (11.39%) .NET
2 8 (2.85%) SAP XI
3 7 (2.49%) XML
4 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.78%) Entity Framework
6 4 (1.42%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.36%) MDX
7 1 (0.36%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 68 (24.20%) Replication
2 55 (19.57%) Clustering
3 19 (6.76%) Data Centre
4 10 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.07%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.07%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.71%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.71%) iPhone
7 1 (0.36%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.36%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 84 (29.89%) Windows
2 37 (13.17%) Windows Server
3 23 (8.19%) Linux
4 18 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (5.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (4.98%) Unix
7 8 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.78%) Solaris
9 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (30.96%) Performance Tuning
2 58 (20.64%) Business Intelligence
3 52 (18.51%) Migration
4 48 (17.08%) High Availability
5 32 (11.39%) ETL
6 31 (11.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (8.54%) Database Mirroring
8 20 (7.12%) Database Security
8 20 (7.12%) ITIL
9 16 (5.69%) Database Tuning
9 16 (5.69%) Performance Monitoring
10 14 (4.98%) Data Security
11 13 (4.63%) Performance Optimisation
12 12 (4.27%) Business Continuity
12 12 (4.27%) Data Modelling
13 11 (3.91%) ETL Development
14 10 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (3.56%) CRM
14 10 (3.56%) Identity Management
15 9 (3.20%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 218 (77.58%) SQL
2 126 (44.84%) T-SQL
3 46 (16.37%) PowerShell
4 25 (8.90%) C#
5 10 (3.56%) C
6 9 (3.20%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.14%) VBScript
8 5 (1.78%) Java
9 4 (1.42%) C++
9 4 (1.42%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.71%) Perl
10 2 (0.71%) Python
11 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (3.56%) Security Cleared
2 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (1.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.07%) MCSE
4 3 (1.07%) MCTS
5 2 (0.71%) Degree
5 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.71%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.36%) MCITP
6 1 (0.36%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.49%) SLA
2 4 (1.42%) QA
3 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (6.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.78%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.36%) SRDF
5 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (3.20%) SCOM
2 3 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (0.71%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.71%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.36%) SnapMirror
4 1 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 129 (45.91%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.88%) Oracle
3 11 (3.91%) SAP
4 10 (3.56%) VMware
5 9 (3.20%) Red Gate
6 7 (2.49%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.78%) Cognos
7 5 (1.78%) IBM
8 4 (1.42%) Citrix
8 4 (1.42%) iManage
8 4 (1.42%) Sybase
9 3 (1.07%) HP
9 3 (1.07%) Veritas
10 2 (0.71%) EMC
10 2 (0.71%) NetApp
10 2 (0.71%) Recommind
11 1 (0.36%) BMC
11 1 (0.36%) CA
11 1 (0.36%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.36%) Sun
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