Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 July 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
London > City of London
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 201 232
Rank change year-on-year -22 +31 0
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 11 41 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.59% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.62% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 58
City of London median daily rate £506 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.64% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £416 £250 £274
90th Percentile £573 £488 £513
London median daily rate £425 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +181.25% -60.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 6214 6572 10815
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.75% 95.25% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4783 5312 8273
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £311 £300 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 80 167
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.87% +1.30% +2.15%
10th Percentile £12.52 £11.48 £10.40
90th Percentile £30.06 £35.86 £37.02
London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -2.56% +11.43%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the City of London

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 City of London region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Line Management
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (18.18%) Replication
5 2 (18.18%) Clustering
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Front Office
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 1 (9.09%) VBA
6 1 (9.09%) MySQL
6 1 (9.09%) Sybase
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
6 1 (9.09%) Unix

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (9.09%) Big Data
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Equities
2 1 (9.09%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Line Management
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase