Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 22 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 Server Database Administrator
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 58 76
Rank change year-on-year 0 +18 -10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.65% 0.18% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.18% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
South Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 590 544 850
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 97.49% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 694
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £462
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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Cardiff

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Cardiff

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

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

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

SQL Server 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 1 (25.00%) IaaS
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
1 2 (50.00%) Prototyping
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (50.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) SAP