Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 January 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 Database Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 205 166
Rank change year-on-year -11 -39 +54
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 25 21 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.34% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.35% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 54
City of London median daily rate £415 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.10% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £369 £313 £309
90th Percentile £476 £485 £498
Central London median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,651 5,922 6,845
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.44% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,274 4,702 5,395
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £649
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 66 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.35 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -8.20% +17.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £10.96
90th Percentile £31.00 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.78% -8.21% +15.15%

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 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 16 January 2018, 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 22 (88.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (84.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (40.00%) Replication
4 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (36.00%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (24.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (16.00%) Clustering
9 4 (16.00%) Change Management
9 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (16.00%) Finance
9 4 (16.00%) Law
9 4 (16.00%) Line Management
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (12.00%) ETL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (88.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (8.00%) MySQL
8 2 (8.00%) OLAP
8 2 (8.00%) OLTP
8 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
9 1 (4.00%) MS Access
9 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
1 4 (16.00%) Law
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Replication
2 4 (16.00%) Clustering
3 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Windows
1 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (32.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Line Management
4 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.00%) ETL
4 3 (12.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) High Availability
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps
6 1 (4.00%) Document Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (4.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (84.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) VBScript
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) WMI
3 1 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (4.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) VMware
3 1 (4.00%) Capita
3 1 (4.00%) IDERA
3 1 (4.00%) Sun