The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 402 390 351
Rank change year-on-year -12 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 188 240 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 156 221
Median daily rate £394 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +1.42% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 5
Median hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £32.66 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £40.00 £42.00
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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 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
London +5 64 £450 +12.50% 18
South East -2 37 £375 -10.44% 11
West Midlands +25 30 £350 +1.44% 3
North West +32 24 £360 +10.76% 7
Yorkshire +6 10 £375 +10.29% 16
East of England -20 8 £400 +3.22% 2
North East +56 7 £310 +9.73%
South West -8 6 £400 +14.28% 8
East Midlands -7 2 £425 +30.76% 3
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 317 (89.04%) SQL
2 306 (85.96%) SQL Server
3 147 (41.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 122 (34.27%) Microsoft
5 110 (30.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 108 (30.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 101 (28.37%) T-SQL
8 99 (27.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 92 (25.84%) Performance Tuning
10 82 (23.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 81 (22.75%) Windows
11 81 (22.75%) Clustering
12 77 (21.63%) Migration
13 70 (19.66%) Oracle
13 70 (19.66%) High Availability
14 67 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
15 66 (18.54%) Replication
16 65 (18.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 56 (15.73%) Disaster Recovery
18 48 (13.48%) PowerShell
18 48 (13.48%) SQL Server 2005
18 48 (13.48%) SQL Server 2016
19 45 (12.64%) Windows Server
20 44 (12.36%) Oracle Database
20 44 (12.36%) Finance
21 39 (10.96%) ETL
21 39 (10.96%) ITIL
21 39 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
22 36 (10.11%) Security Cleared
23 34 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012

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 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (1.69%) IIS
3 5 (1.40%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) CMS
4 1 (0.28%) Confluence
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.56%) SPSS
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.84%) IaaS
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.56%) GitHub
4 2 (0.56%) Office 365
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.28%) G Suite
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.62%) SAN
2 6 (1.69%) NAS
3 3 (0.84%) BIG-IP
3 3 (0.84%) LAN
3 3 (0.84%) VLAN
3 3 (0.84%) WAN
4 2 (0.56%) DNS
4 2 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.56%) Firewall
4 2 (0.56%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.28%) DMZ
5 1 (0.28%) Internet
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (85.96%) SQL Server
2 147 (41.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 110 (30.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 108 (30.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 99 (27.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 82 (23.03%) SQL Server 2014
7 65 (18.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (13.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 48 (13.48%) SQL Server 2016
9 44 (12.36%) Oracle Database
10 32 (8.99%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (6.46%) Relational Database
12 21 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (5.34%) MySQL
13 19 (5.34%) RDBMS
14 16 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (3.93%) SQL Server 2000
16 13 (3.65%) Oracle9i Database
17 11 (3.09%) DTS
18 9 (2.53%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (2.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.69%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.84%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.56%) Toad
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.28%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.28%) JIRA
6 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 44 (12.36%) Finance
2 27 (7.58%) Banking
3 9 (2.53%) Advertising
3 9 (2.53%) Legal
4 7 (1.97%) Local Government
4 7 (1.97%) Retail
5 6 (1.69%) Marketing
6 5 (1.40%) Law
7 4 (1.12%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.84%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.56%) Front Office
10 1 (0.28%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.49%) .NET
2 5 (1.40%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (0.56%) MDX
4 2 (0.56%) Web Services
5 1 (0.28%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.28%) CSS
5 1 (0.28%) DHTML
5 1 (0.28%) HTML
5 1 (0.28%) ISPF
5 1 (0.28%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.28%) XHTML
5 1 (0.28%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (22.75%) Clustering
2 66 (18.54%) Replication
3 10 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.81%) Data Centre
4 6 (1.69%) Fintech
5 4 (1.12%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.12%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.12%) Virtual Team
6 3 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.84%) Data Structures
6 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.56%) FMCG
7 2 (0.56%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.28%) Equities
8 1 (0.28%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 81 (22.75%) Windows
2 45 (12.64%) Windows Server
3 39 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (9.27%) Linux
6 21 (5.90%) Unix
7 19 (5.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.40%) AIX
10 3 (0.84%) Solaris
11 2 (0.56%) HPUX
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) MVS
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (25.84%) Performance Tuning
2 77 (21.63%) Migration
3 70 (19.66%) High Availability
4 67 (18.82%) Business Intelligence
5 56 (15.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 39 (10.96%) ETL
6 39 (10.96%) ITIL
7 33 (9.27%) Change Management
8 21 (5.90%) Database Mirroring
8 21 (5.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 17 (4.78%) Problem Management
10 16 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (4.21%) Performance Optimisation
12 14 (3.93%) Data Migration
13 13 (3.65%) Capacity Management
13 13 (3.65%) Data Management
13 13 (3.65%) SQL Optimisation
14 12 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (3.09%) Data Integration
16 10 (2.81%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (89.04%) SQL
2 101 (28.37%) T-SQL
3 48 (13.48%) PowerShell
4 15 (4.21%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.53%) VB
6 6 (1.69%) C#
6 6 (1.69%) Python
6 6 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.12%) Java
7 4 (1.12%) Perl
8 3 (0.84%) C++
9 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.56%) R
9 2 (0.56%) VBA
10 1 (0.28%) C
10 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.28%) REXX
10 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 24 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (2.53%) MCDBA
5 8 (2.25%) Degree
6 7 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.97%) MCSE
7 6 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.69%) MCSA
8 5 (1.40%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.12%) MCITP
10 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.56%) OCP
11 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.28%) HNC
12 1 (0.28%) HND
12 1 (0.28%) MCP
12 1 (0.28%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.21%) QA
2 14 (3.93%) SLA
3 6 (1.69%) PMO
4 4 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.28%) HL7
7 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (3.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.12%) vSphere
5 3 (0.84%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.56%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.28%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.78%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (3.65%) Failover Clustering
3 11 (3.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (2.81%) SCOM
5 4 (1.12%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.12%) Perfmon
6 2 (0.56%) Ansible
6 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.56%) SCCM
7 1 (0.28%) Control-M
7 1 (0.28%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.28%) Puppet
7 1 (0.28%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (34.27%) Microsoft
2 70 (19.66%) Oracle
3 17 (4.78%) VMware
4 10 (2.81%) Red Hat
5 7 (1.97%) HP
6 5 (1.40%) Sybase
6 5 (1.40%) Tableau
7 4 (1.12%) F5
7 4 (1.12%) IBM
7 4 (1.12%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.84%) iManage
8 3 (0.84%) NetApp
8 3 (0.84%) SAP
8 3 (0.84%) Splunk
9 2 (0.56%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.56%) Cisco
9 2 (0.56%) Citrix
9 2 (0.56%) EqualLogic
9 2 (0.56%) RedGate
9 2 (0.56%) Remedy
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