Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 17 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 152 157
Rank change year-on-year -13 +5 +11
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 40 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.69% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 25
East of England median daily rate £375 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +7.50% -14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £208 £272
90th Percentile £490 £409 £620
England median daily rate £400 £363 £380
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.61% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £42.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +42.86% -3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,532 4,350 4,867
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.63% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,624 2,479 2,794
East of England median daily rate £413 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 353 501
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
% change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the East of England

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the East of England

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in the East of England

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the East of England

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +1 18 £413 +3.13% 7
Bedfordshire -5 9 £350 +7.69% 1
Hertfordshire -4 6 £413 +21.32% 6
Norfolk - 5 £275 -
Essex -9 2 £425 +88.89% 10
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 East of England region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 33 (82.50%) SQL Server
2 31 (77.50%) SQL
3 19 (47.50%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (37.50%) MongoDB
5 14 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (32.50%) Replication
7 12 (30.00%) High Availability
8 10 (25.00%) Windows
8 10 (25.00%) Linux
9 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (20.00%) Ubuntu
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
12 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (15.00%) RedGate
13 5 (12.50%) Information Management
13 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
13 5 (12.50%) Citrix
13 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 5 (12.50%) Oracle
13 5 (12.50%) Service Management
13 5 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (12.50%) ITIL
13 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (12.50%) Management Information System

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (82.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) MongoDB
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
8 2 (5.00%) DB2
8 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (2.50%) DTS
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Replication
2 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (35.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 12 (30.00%) High Availability
4 6 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.50%) Information Management
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (12.50%) Service Management
6 4 (10.00%) Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Statistics
7 2 (5.00%) B2C
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (77.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) MCSA
1 2 (5.00%) MCSE
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.00%) RedGate
2 5 (12.50%) Citrix
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle