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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 478 414 451
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +37
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 125 188 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 141 58
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£325 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +6.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.55% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £50.25 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.25 - £25.00

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
51453 50379 44110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.31% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31274 30773 25223
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2016 1989 2173
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -62 110 £325 -12.16% 57
London -21 42 £400 - 27
South East -7 27 £413 +26.92% 5
Yorkshire -39 18 £300 -17.24% 4
City of London +24 14 £450 +2.85% 5
Wales - 11 £200 -
East Midlands +1 10 £313 -14.38% 1
West Yorkshire -17 10 £310 -8.97% 3
Surrey +11 9 £413 - 2
Kent +4 9 - - 1
Cardiff - 9 £200 -
South Wales - 9 £200 -
Bradford - 7 £310 -
South Yorkshire -11 6 £275 -31.25% 1
Leicester +15 5 £305 +3.38%
Leicestershire +12 5 £305 +3.38%
North West -22 5 £318 -9.28% 7
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - - 1
West Midlands -3 4 £320 -8.57% 5
Staines +11 3 £413 -
Hampshire +1 3 £373 +35.45% 1
South West -1 3 £400 +14.28% 2
Rotherham -4 3 £266 +6.50%
Scotland -5 3 £400 +19.40%
Leeds -15 3 £288 -11.53% 3
Maidstone - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - - 1
York -4 2 £413 +10.00%
Birmingham -6 2 £320 -14.66% 1
North Yorkshire -6 2 £413 +10.00%

SQL Server DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 219 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 185 (84.47%) SQL
3 107 (48.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 98 (44.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 91 (41.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 91 (41.55%) Performance Tuning
6 78 (35.62%) T-SQL
7 60 (27.40%) Replication
8 57 (26.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 52 (23.74%) Microsoft
10 50 (22.83%) Oracle
11 47 (21.46%) Clustering
12 45 (20.55%) SQL Server 2012
13 42 (19.18%) Windows
14 37 (16.89%) Finance
15 36 (16.44%) Disaster Recovery
16 35 (15.98%) SQL Server 2005
17 29 (13.24%) MS Excel
18 27 (12.33%) Performance Monitoring
19 26 (11.87%) Migration
20 24 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
21 22 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
22 20 (9.13%) Database Mirroring
22 20 (9.13%) High Availability
23 19 (8.68%) ETL
23 19 (8.68%) SharePoint
23 19 (8.68%) ITIL
24 17 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
25 16 (7.31%) PowerShell
25 16 (7.31%) Oracle Database

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (8.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (1.37%) WebLogic
2 3 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.46%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.46%) IIS
3 1 (0.46%) WorkSite
Applications
1 29 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.37%) MS Project
4 2 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.46%) SaaS
3 1 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.31%) SAN
2 5 (2.28%) NAS
3 4 (1.83%) LAN
3 4 (1.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.46%) Extranet
4 1 (0.46%) RTP
4 1 (0.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (48.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 98 (44.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 91 (41.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 57 (26.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 45 (20.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 35 (15.98%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (10.05%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (7.31%) Oracle Database
9 16 (7.31%) Relational Database
10 15 (6.85%) RDBMS
11 13 (5.94%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (5.94%) MySQL
12 11 (5.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 9 (4.11%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
16 6 (2.74%) DTS
17 5 (2.28%) Informix
17 5 (2.28%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.37%) Toad
4 1 (0.46%) ERwin
4 1 (0.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 37 (16.89%) Finance
2 5 (2.28%) Banking
3 4 (1.83%) Retail
4 3 (1.37%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.37%) Marketing
5 2 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.46%) Back Office
6 1 (0.46%) Electronics
6 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.02%) .NET
2 6 (2.74%) Web Services
3 5 (2.28%) XML
4 3 (1.37%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.91%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 60 (27.40%) Replication
2 47 (21.46%) Clustering
3 8 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.20%) NHS
5 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.91%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.91%) Open Source
7 2 (0.91%) Statistics
7 2 (0.91%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.46%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.46%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.46%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.46%) Life Science
8 1 (0.46%) DTV
8 1 (0.46%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.18%) Windows
2 14 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (4.57%) UNIX
5 8 (3.65%) AIX
6 6 (2.74%) Linux
7 5 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (41.55%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (16.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 27 (12.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 26 (11.87%) Migration
5 24 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (9.13%) High Availability
6 20 (9.13%) Database Mirroring
7 19 (8.68%) ITIL
7 19 (8.68%) ETL
8 17 (7.76%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (5.94%) Data Modelling
10 10 (4.57%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (3.20%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.20%) Database Security
13 6 (2.74%) Change Control
13 6 (2.74%) CRM
14 5 (2.28%) Service Management
14 5 (2.28%) Continuous Integration
15 4 (1.83%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 185 (84.47%) SQL
2 78 (35.62%) T-SQL
3 16 (7.31%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.02%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.65%) Shell Script
5 8 (3.65%) Korn
5 8 (3.65%) VB
6 7 (3.20%) C#
7 5 (2.28%) VBScript
8 4 (1.83%) Perl
9 3 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.46%) Python
10 1 (0.46%) PHP
10 1 (0.46%) Java
10 1 (0.46%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (4.11%) MCDBA
3 8 (3.65%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.28%) MCITP
5 5 (2.28%) Degree
6 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.91%) MCTS
8 1 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.46%) MCP
8 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) SLA
2 4 (1.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.46%) Firmware
4 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.46%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 7 (3.20%) Oracle RMAN
1 7 (3.20%) Data Guard
2 4 (1.83%) SCOM
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle Flashback
3 3 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 52 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.83%) Oracle
3 12 (5.48%) VMware
4 4 (1.83%) HP
4 4 (1.83%) 3PAR
4 4 (1.83%) IBM
5 3 (1.37%) Sybase
5 3 (1.37%) Business Objects
5 3 (1.37%) CommVault
5 3 (1.37%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.91%) Citrix
6 2 (0.91%) Teradata
6 2 (0.91%) Mercator
6 2 (0.91%) Remedy
6 2 (0.91%) Sun
7 1 (0.46%) Dell
7 1 (0.46%) EMC
7 1 (0.46%) SAP
7 1 (0.46%) OpenText
7 1 (0.46%) Interwoven
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