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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
UK
Rank 523 485 483
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -2
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 69 140 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.30% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 111 74
Median daily rate £396 £385 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% +2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £42.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.13

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -49 65 £400 +3.22% 42
London -48 24 £438 +2.94% 17
South East +9 10 £388 -1.27% 5
South West +11 7 £331 -12.82% 5
Yorkshire +12 6 £450 +20.00% 3
West Midlands -5 6 £363 +11.53% 2
City of London -15 6 £381 -15.27% 8
North East -18 5 £436 +29.25%
West Yorkshire +9 4 £450 +20.00% 2
Leeds +2 4 £450 +20.00% 2
East of England +1 4 £388 -13.88% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 4 £436 +29.25%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 4 £436 +24.64%
Scotland +19 3 £375 +13.63%
Reading +12 3 £388 +3.33% 1
North West +12 3 - - 7
Berkshire +6 3 £388 +3.33% 1
Cambridgeshire 0 3 £388 +5.80%
Surrey +15 2 £381 -4.08%
Hampshire +10 2 £344 -8.33%
Somerset +7 2 £350 -9.09% 2
Manchester +5 2 - - 3
Birmingham -2 2 £363 +11.53% 2
Glasgow - 2 £375 -
Sheffield - 2 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £450 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £400 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £345 - 1

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 160 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 134 (83.75%) SQL
3 69 (43.13%) T-SQL
4 68 (42.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 67 (41.88%) Microsoft
6 60 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
7 54 (33.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 44 (27.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 43 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
11 39 (24.38%) Oracle
12 38 (23.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 35 (21.88%) Replication
14 34 (21.25%) Windows
15 33 (20.63%) Migration
16 31 (19.38%) PowerShell
16 31 (19.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 28 (17.50%) High Availability
17 28 (17.50%) Clustering
18 27 (16.88%) Finance
18 27 (16.88%) ETL
19 26 (16.25%) Oracle Database
20 24 (15.00%) Linux
21 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
22 19 (11.88%) VMware
22 19 (11.88%) SQL Server 2005
23 18 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
24 16 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
24 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
25 15 (9.38%) Agile Software Development

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 3 (1.88%) IIS
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) Apache
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) SPSS
3 1 (0.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.25%) SaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) SAN
2 2 (1.25%) Firewall
2 2 (1.25%) WAN
3 1 (0.63%) LAN
3 1 (0.63%) Network Security
3 1 (0.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (42.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 54 (33.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 48 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (27.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 38 (23.75%) SQL Server 2012
7 31 (19.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (16.25%) Oracle Database
9 19 (11.88%) SQL Server 2005
10 18 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (8.75%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (7.50%) Oracle Database 12c
13 8 (5.00%) OLTP
13 8 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
14 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database 10g
14 7 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (3.75%) Ingres
16 5 (3.13%) RDBMS
16 5 (3.13%) Relational Database
17 4 (2.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 27 (16.88%) Finance
2 10 (6.25%) Banking
3 5 (3.13%) Advertising
4 2 (1.25%) Local Government
4 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.63%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (1.25%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.63%) LAMP
3 1 (0.63%) SOAP
3 1 (0.63%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (21.88%) Replication
2 28 (17.50%) Clustering
3 8 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.88%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (1.25%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.25%) Fintech
6 2 (1.25%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.25%) FMCG
6 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.63%) Derivative
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.63%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (21.25%) Windows
2 24 (15.00%) Linux
3 13 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 9 (5.63%) Unix
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.63%) AIX
8 1 (0.63%) CentOS
8 1 (0.63%) Solaris
8 1 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 43 (26.88%) Business Intelligence
3 33 (20.63%) Migration
4 28 (17.50%) High Availability
5 27 (16.88%) ETL
6 16 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (7.50%) ITIL
10 11 (6.88%) Database Security
10 11 (6.88%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.63%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (5.00%) Data Modelling
14 7 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (3.75%) Database Tuning
15 6 (3.75%) E-Commerce
16 5 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
16 5 (3.13%) Database Mirroring
16 5 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (83.75%) SQL
2 69 (43.13%) T-SQL
3 31 (19.38%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.63%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.50%) C
6 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.25%) PHP
7 2 (1.25%) R
8 1 (0.63%) C#
8 1 (0.63%) Java
8 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.63%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.88%) MCITP
3 6 (3.75%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.50%) Degree
5 4 (2.50%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.50%) MCSE
5 4 (2.50%) OCP
6 3 (1.88%) MCSA
7 2 (1.25%) MCTS
8 1 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.63%) OCA
8 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.25%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (5.63%) Hyper-V
2 7 (4.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.38%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (0.63%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) SCOM
2 6 (3.75%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (2.50%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.25%) SCCM
6 1 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.63%) Nagios
6 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (0.63%) Puppet
6 1 (0.63%) Simpana
Vendors
1 67 (41.88%) Microsoft
2 39 (24.38%) Oracle
3 19 (11.88%) VMware
4 6 (3.75%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.13%) IBM
6 3 (1.88%) iManage
6 3 (1.88%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.88%) Sybase
7 2 (1.25%) Cisco
7 2 (1.25%) Cognos
7 2 (1.25%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (1.25%) NetApp
7 2 (1.25%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.25%) Remedy
7 2 (1.25%) SAP
7 2 (1.25%) Tableau
8 1 (0.63%) Citrix
8 1 (0.63%) CommVault
8 1 (0.63%) HP
8 1 (0.63%) Reuters
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