Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 July 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 of England
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 149 176
Rank change year-on-year -33 +27 -3
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 18 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.83% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.87% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 21
East of England median daily rate £400 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +24.17% -20.00%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £205
90th Percentile £425 £438 £400
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.79% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
East of England median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% -11.76%

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4431 4970 5642
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 94.20% 96.08% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2629 2888 3289
East of England median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £205 £208 £205
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 356 501
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.44 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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
Essex -28 6 £400 +33.33%
Cambridgeshire +9 5 £400 -
Norfolk +10 3 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire -22 3 £350 -10.26%
Suffolk +6 1 - -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 of England region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (50.00%) High Availability
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (50.00%) Clustering
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
5 7 (38.89%) Migration
5 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (22.22%) MCSE
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
8 4 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (16.67%) DTS
9 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (11.11%) OCP
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle Certification

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 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (16.67%) DTS
6 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) High Availability
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 2 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (11.11%) Database Security
5 2 (11.11%) Information Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Statistics
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) MCDBA
3 2 (11.11%) MCITP
3 2 (11.11%) OCP
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft