The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 55 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.31% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £406 - -
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 - £50.25

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 624 612 670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 95.03% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 414
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 19 22 24
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
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