The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 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 Database Administrator
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 41
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 1.80% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.86% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £313 £315 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +26.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £346 £350
% change year-on-year +1.08% -1.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 312 269 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.76% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 185 264
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 28 June 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) ETL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (50.00%) Release Management
1 2 (50.00%) Resource Management
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft