Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 15 December 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 79 111
Rank change year-on-year -7 +32 -18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.15% 0.95% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.01% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 2
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £300 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -18.64% +11.74%
North West median daily rate £303 £300 £375
% change year-on-year +0.83% -20.00% +7.14%
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 1276 1285 2009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 94.21% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 920 1363
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 83
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -10.93% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £32.75
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -10.00% +24.38%

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 15 December 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
Knutsford - 2 £280 -
SQL Server DBA
North West

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Cheshire region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (100.00%) Database Mirroring
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Database Mirroring
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Clustering