The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 47 80 -
Rank change year-on-year +33 -  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.30% 0.10% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
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 Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 514 894 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.54% 92.55% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 568 466
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 58
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Cheshire

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Cheshire

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Cheshire

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +10 1 £360 +20.00%
Macclesfield - 1 £300 -
SQL DBA
North West

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 17 (94.44%) SQL
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) T-SQL
2 10 (55.56%) ETL
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (50.00%) High Availability
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (50.00%) Database Mirroring
4 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 7 (38.89%) Finance
5 7 (38.89%) Replication
6 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (33.33%) Windows
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
8 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (22.22%) IIS
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
8 4 (22.22%) Banking
8 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (22.22%) IIS
1 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (94.44%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (27.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Replication
2 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ETL
2 9 (50.00%) Database Mirroring
2 9 (50.00%) High Availability
2 9 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 10 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Perfmon
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cognos
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperion
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Ab Initio
3 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Talend