The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.99% - 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 576 777 724
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.36% 94.41% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 548 486
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 35
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) Presales
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Team
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) Clustering
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (30.00%) Scrum
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) High Availability
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) SCOM
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) MS Access
7 1 (10.00%) Ingres
7 1 (10.00%) ETL

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 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) Ingres
4 1 (10.00%) MS Access
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) High Availability
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Presales
2 3 (30.00%) Prototyping
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle