The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had SQL Server DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 133 108 119
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +11
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 15 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.47% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 5
Median daily rate £362 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £430 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £333 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.25% -8.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £46.75
% change year-on-year
- -19.78%
SQL Server DBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3071 2391 2420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.99% 94.25% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1832 1359 1221
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 150 175
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.14 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

SQL Server DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the West Midlands region.

SQL Server DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -2 9 £375 -
Staffordshire -5 2 £300 -31.42%
Coventry -13 1 £348 -18.11%
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (95.24%) SQL
3 15 (71.43%) T-SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
5 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (42.86%) SCOM
7 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (28.57%) Clustering
10 4 (19.05%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (14.29%) High Availability
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (14.29%) Replication
11 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (14.29%) Windows
12 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
12 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
12 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (9.52%) Advertising

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) WCF
1 1 (4.76%) XML
1 1 (4.76%) XSD
1 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.76%) Data Conversion
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
4 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (38.10%) Mentoring
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.76%) Analytics
7 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.76%) Change Management
7 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL
7 1 (4.76%) Master Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.76%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) SQL
2 15 (71.43%) T-SQL
3 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCOM
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) RedGate
2 1 (4.76%) VMware