The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 35 45 35
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.59% 0.25% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 0.25% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £400 £300 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +66.66%  
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 £28.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +57.72% -28.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 293 399 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.02% 97.79% 97.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 187
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 27
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Cambridge

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Cambridge

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Cambridge region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (66.67%) DTS
2 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Database Security
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) OCP
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCDBA
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Data Guard

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) DTS
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) RavenDB
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Database Security
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) OCP
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago