The table below looks at the statistics for the SQL Server DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SQL Server Database Administrator
Rank 117 104 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £293 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -11.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £316 £303
% change year-on-year
+18.57% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 - £22.75
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
2356 1909 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.18% 91.73% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 991 1053
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

SQL Server DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

SQL Server DBA Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (62.50%) Clustering
4 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) SCOM
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Release Management
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) BMC
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) Replication
6 2 (25.00%) MOM
6 2 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (25.00%) Control-M
6 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (12.50%) Marketing
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000

SQL Server DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows NT
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Release Management
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) MOM
2 2 (25.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (25.00%) Control-M
3 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Tableau
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Dell