The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
South West / Bristol
Rank 69 69 63
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.13% 0.34% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.35% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £260 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £320
% change year-on-year -5.40% +15.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £52.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 762 860 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.25% 96.41% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 598 554
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 25
Median hourly rate £23.84 £36.25 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.23% +164.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Bristol

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Bristol

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Bristol

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bristol region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Optimisation
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Data Encryption
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) Ingres
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) SAP
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Ingres
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Encryption
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware