The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

SQL Database Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +1 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 7 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.12% 1.03% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.08% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £363 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.28% -14.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £28.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +57.72% -28.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 601 648 709
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.31% 95.15% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 407 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL DBA in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Birmingham over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Birmingham

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, SQL 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 Birmingham region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (42.86%) High Availability
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (14.29%) Advertising
6 1 (14.29%) Replication

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (42.86%) High Availability
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) T-SQL
3 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft