The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 26 June 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 90 69
Rank change year-on-year -10 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 2 4 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.26% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.28% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 17
Median daily rate £425 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £365 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1453 1454 1518
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.41% 95.85% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 884 890
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 49 70
Median hourly rate £14.03 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the East Midlands

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the East Midlands

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the East Midlands

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -6 1 £450 +44.00%
Leicestershire - 1 £400 - 1
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 East Midlands region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) Clustering
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) MySQL
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Workflow
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Advertising
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (10.00%) Replication
6 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (10.00%) Retail
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) DTS
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (10.00%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Integration
1 2 (20.00%) High Availability
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Database Security
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
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