Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 86 90
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 +22
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.23% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.25% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 13
Cheshire median daily rate - £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.33% -11.11%
North West median daily rate £373 £343 £300
% change year-on-year +8.76% +14.17% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 1,244 1,223 1,495
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 95.25% 93.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 875 1,073
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.67% -10.93%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.75 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -10.53%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Cheshire

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Cheshire

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Cheshire

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Knutsford -12 1 - -
Crewe - 1 - -
SQL Server DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Data Encryption
2 1 (50.00%) GDPR
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Sentry
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) RedGate
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability

SQL Server 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Encryption
1 1 (50.00%) Data Security
1 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Metrics
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) AppDynamics
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) RedGate
1 1 (50.00%) VMware