Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 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 Server Database Administrator
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 95 78
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17 +6
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.19% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.62% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +12.90%
10th Percentile £413 £363 £315
90th Percentile £438 £388 £415
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £362 £385
% change year-on-year +17.57% -6.10% +2.67%
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 1514 1454 1322
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 96.23% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1075 923 834
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £211
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.75 £27.69 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year +15.83% -9.64% +3.23%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Birmingham

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Server 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Migration
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
2 2 (66.67%) Physical Data Model
3 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft