Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 68 102
Rank change year-on-year -14 +34 -17
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 9 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.67% 1.92% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 2.05% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 8
Cheshire median daily rate £300 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -12.50% -3.45%
10th Percentile £283 £278 £310
90th Percentile £349 £374 £386
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1275 1368 1976
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 93.96% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 989 1314
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £231 £266
90th Percentile £621 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £28.50 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +13 3 - -
Knutsford -15 2 £280 -22.76%
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Chester -2 1 £360 +20.00%
SQL DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 4 (44.44%) Replication
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Remedy
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (22.22%) Local Government
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (22.22%) SCOM
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) PaaS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (11.11%) OLAP
6 1 (11.11%) OLTP
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (11.11%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
2 3 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (11.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Perfmon
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (22.22%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) RedGate
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) VMware