Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £322 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 21 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 Database Administrator
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 51 72
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 -4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 13 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.12% 0.73% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 0.74% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
Cardiff median daily rate £322 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -5.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £306
90th Percentile £399 £346 £381
South Wales median daily rate £322 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +3.04% -3.85% -27.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 590 540 854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 98.36% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 406 697
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £173 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £35.98 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Cardiff

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Cardiff

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Cardiff

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Cardiff region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Migration
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
5 5 (38.46%) High Availability
5 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) Clustering
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) ETL
7 3 (23.08%) SAP
7 3 (23.08%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) ITIL
7 3 (23.08%) Windows
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 3 (23.08%) IaaS

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (23.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) ETL
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Prototyping
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (15.38%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat