The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £548 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 131 167
Rank change year-on-year -24 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 5 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.78% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.82% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 21 29
Median daily rate £548 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.42% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £275 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
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 £31.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% -  

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 3051 3295 5170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 94.87% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2319 2671 3896
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 45 74
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £43.57 £34.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 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 26 April 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 16 (100.00%) SQL
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (25.00%) Replication
6 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (12.50%) Database Security
8 2 (12.50%) Database Tuning
8 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
8 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
8 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (12.50%) iManage
8 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
8 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (56.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (12.50%) MySQL
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (6.25%) Big Data
8 1 (6.25%) DTS
8 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
8 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Law
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Equities
3 1 (6.25%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (18.75%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (12.50%) Database Security
4 2 (12.50%) Database Tuning
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) Security Auditing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
5 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
1 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) iManage
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) WorldPay
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) Reuters