The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
England / East Midlands
Rank 98 94 85
Rank change year-on-year -4 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.062% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.064% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Median daily rate £313 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £400 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £400 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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 1441 1565 1580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.52% 96.43% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 917 862
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 94
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the East Midlands

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the East Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the East Midlands

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 East Midlands region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (25.00%) HL7
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (25.00%) DTS
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps
1 1 (25.00%) ETL
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) HL7
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle