Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £389 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 459 362
Rank change year-on-year -89 -97 +44
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 313 472 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.51% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 334 511
England median daily rate £389 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.65% -2.80% +2.60%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £275
90th Percentile £491 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -15.73%
10th Percentile £41.25 £31.33 £15.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £65.00 £45.50
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -16.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in England

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
London -4 125 £420 +5.00% 16
North of England -7 61 £375 +7.91% 7
South East -16 45 £388 -3.13% 7
Midlands +15 41 £388 +15.16% 4
West Midlands +13 34 £375 +11.44% 1
Yorkshire +14 29 £375 -11.76% 2
North West -14 26 £325 - 4
East of England -39 22 £400 +26.98% 8
South West -33 20 £350 +5.66% 1
North East +49 6 £375 -5.66% 1
East Midlands -4 5 £419 +39.58% 2
SQL DBA
UK

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

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

1 290 (92.65%) SQL
2 249 (79.55%) SQL Server
3 97 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 87 (27.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 85 (27.16%) Microsoft
6 84 (26.84%) T-SQL
7 81 (25.88%) Windows
8 79 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
9 75 (23.96%) Performance Tuning
10 70 (22.36%) SQL Server 2016
11 64 (20.45%) Oracle
12 63 (20.13%) Migration
13 61 (19.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 59 (18.85%) Replication
15 51 (16.29%) Clustering
16 50 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 47 (15.02%) PowerShell
18 46 (14.70%) SQL Server 2014
19 44 (14.06%) Finance
19 44 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
20 42 (13.42%) High Availability
21 40 (12.78%) Disaster Recovery
22 38 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
23 36 (11.50%) Windows Server
24 35 (11.18%) Oracle Database
25 33 (10.54%) SQL Server 2005
25 33 (10.54%) ETL
26 31 (9.90%) ITIL
27 30 (9.58%) Performance Monitoring
28 24 (7.67%) Active Directory

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.32%) Confluence
3 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (6.71%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.28%) PaaS
4 3 (0.96%) IaaS
5 2 (0.64%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.64%) Office 365
6 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) G Suite
6 1 (0.32%) GitHub
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (6.39%) SAN
2 3 (0.96%) Firewall
3 2 (0.64%) DNS
3 2 (0.64%) LAN
3 2 (0.64%) SMS
3 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.64%) VLAN
3 2 (0.64%) WAN
4 1 (0.32%) DHCP
4 1 (0.32%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (79.55%) SQL Server
2 97 (30.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 87 (27.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 79 (25.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 70 (22.36%) SQL Server 2016
6 61 (19.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 50 (15.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 46 (14.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 35 (11.18%) Oracle Database
10 33 (10.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 23 (7.35%) MySQL
12 16 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 11 (3.51%) Relational Database
15 11 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
16 10 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
17 9 (2.88%) DB2
17 9 (2.88%) MongoDB
17 9 (2.88%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (4.15%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (1.92%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.96%) Toad
7 2 (0.64%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.32%) Ant
8 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 44 (14.06%) Finance
2 24 (7.67%) Banking
3 8 (2.56%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.92%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Local Government
6 4 (1.28%) Law
6 4 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.15%) .NET
2 4 (1.28%) Web Services
3 3 (0.96%) HTML
3 3 (0.96%) YAML
4 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.64%) CSS
4 2 (0.64%) MDX
5 1 (0.32%) Ajax
5 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.32%) DHTML
5 1 (0.32%) HTML5
5 1 (0.32%) jQuery
5 1 (0.32%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.32%) XHTML
5 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (18.85%) Replication
2 51 (16.29%) Clustering
3 13 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.19%) FMCG
6 9 (2.88%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.60%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.96%) Fintech
10 2 (0.64%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.32%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.32%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.32%) NHS
11 1 (0.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (25.88%) Windows
2 36 (11.50%) Windows Server
3 21 (6.71%) Linux
4 19 (6.07%) Unix
5 15 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.60%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.96%) AIX
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.64%) HPUX
10 2 (0.64%) Solaris
10 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.96%) Performance Tuning
2 63 (20.13%) Migration
3 44 (14.06%) Business Intelligence
4 42 (13.42%) High Availability
5 40 (12.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (10.54%) ETL
7 31 (9.90%) ITIL
8 30 (9.58%) Performance Monitoring
9 22 (7.03%) Data Migration
10 18 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (5.75%) Change Management
11 16 (5.11%) Data Modelling
12 15 (4.79%) E-Commerce
13 12 (3.83%) Database Tuning
13 12 (3.83%) DevOps
14 11 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (3.51%) Data Analysis
15 10 (3.19%) Database Mirroring
15 10 (3.19%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (2.88%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 290 (92.65%) SQL
2 84 (26.84%) T-SQL
3 47 (15.02%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.83%) Python
5 9 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.60%) C#
7 5 (1.60%) Java
7 5 (1.60%) Perl
7 5 (1.60%) VBA
8 3 (0.96%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.96%) VBScript
9 2 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.64%) Korn
9 2 (0.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.51%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.56%) Degree
3 8 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.24%) MCITP
5 4 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.28%) MCSA
6 3 (0.96%) MCDBA
6 3 (0.96%) MCP
7 2 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.64%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.64%) MCSE
7 2 (0.64%) MCTS
8 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.83%) SLA
2 8 (2.56%) QA
3 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (7.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.60%) Docker
3 5 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.28%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.96%) XenApp
5 3 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.83%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
3 9 (2.88%) SCOM
4 5 (1.60%) Control-M
5 4 (1.28%) Ansible
5 4 (1.28%) Data Guard
6 3 (0.96%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.64%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.64%) WMI
8 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.32%) Puppet
8 1 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.32%) Terraform
8 1 (0.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 85 (27.16%) Microsoft
2 64 (20.45%) Oracle
3 16 (5.11%) RedGate
3 16 (5.11%) VMware
4 9 (2.88%) Citrix
5 7 (2.24%) Remedy
6 5 (1.60%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.60%) Veeam
7 4 (1.28%) HP
7 4 (1.28%) Symantec
8 3 (0.96%) JD Edwards
8 3 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.96%) Sybase
9 2 (0.64%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.64%) EMC
9 2 (0.64%) IBM
9 2 (0.64%) Sage
9 2 (0.64%) SAP
9 2 (0.64%) Sun
9 2 (0.64%) Veritas