Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 91 73
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 15 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.95% 0.99% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.03% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 9
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £310 £212 £264
90th Percentile £438 £402 £405
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £337 £363
% change year-on-year +11.44% -7.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1501 1458 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 96.30% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1063 935 815
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £516
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -11.76% +5.72%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (33.33%) Oracle
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (13.33%) Physical Data Model
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
9 2 (13.33%) XenApp

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (93.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (6.67%) OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) CSS
1 1 (6.67%) DHTML
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) MDX
1 1 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) HPUX
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Data Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Database Theory
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) Perl
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Informatica
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat