The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £364 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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 Database Administrator
UK / England
Rank 415 384 333
Rank change year-on-year -31 -51  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 171 238 289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.51% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 179 197
Median daily rate £364 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £28.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +57.72% -28.67%  

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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
London -34 38 £400 +6.66% 21
South East +3 32 £413 +1.85% 10
North West +47 30 £338 -12.90% 8
South West +5 17 £325 -13.33% 7
West Midlands +5 16 £356 +5.55% 7
Yorkshire +8 14 £340 -10.81% 8
East of England +1 13 £400 +5.61% 13
East Midlands 0 8 £333 -12.50% 1
North East -9 3 £350 -33.33% 3
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 368 (92.46%) SQL
2 337 (84.67%) SQL Server
3 178 (44.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 157 (39.45%) Microsoft
5 133 (33.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 130 (32.66%) T-SQL
7 128 (32.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 116 (29.15%) SQL Server 2012
9 104 (26.13%) SQL Server 2014
10 102 (25.63%) Windows
11 96 (24.12%) Performance Tuning
12 86 (21.61%) High Availability
13 83 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
14 79 (19.85%) Migration
15 73 (18.34%) Oracle
15 73 (18.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 71 (17.84%) Clustering
17 69 (17.34%) Replication
18 66 (16.58%) Finance
19 58 (14.57%) Disaster Recovery
19 58 (14.57%) ETL
20 57 (14.32%) PowerShell
21 45 (11.31%) Linux
21 45 (11.31%) SQL Server 2005
22 44 (11.06%) Data Warehouse
22 44 (11.06%) Oracle Database
23 43 (10.80%) Windows Server
24 41 (10.30%) MS Excel
25 40 (10.05%) ITIL
26 33 (8.29%) .NET

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 20 (5.03%) IIS
2 12 (3.02%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.01%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) JBoss
5 1 (0.25%) Apache
5 1 (0.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (10.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.26%) MS Office
4 3 (0.75%) SPSS
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.26%) IaaS
3 8 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.01%) PaaS
4 7 (1.76%) SaaS
5 3 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.52%) SAN
2 4 (1.01%) Firewall
3 3 (0.75%) DNS
3 3 (0.75%) LAN
3 3 (0.75%) LDAP
3 3 (0.75%) VLAN
3 3 (0.75%) WAN
4 2 (0.50%) BIG-IP
4 2 (0.50%) FTP
4 2 (0.50%) Intranet
4 2 (0.50%) NAS
4 2 (0.50%) VPN
5 1 (0.25%) DAB
5 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.25%) Internet
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 337 (84.67%) SQL Server
2 178 (44.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 133 (33.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 128 (32.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 116 (29.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 104 (26.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 73 (18.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (11.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 44 (11.06%) Data Warehouse
9 44 (11.06%) Oracle Database
10 33 (8.29%) MySQL
11 31 (7.79%) SQL Server 2016
12 22 (5.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 20 (5.03%) Oracle Database 11g
13 20 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (4.52%) Relational Database
15 15 (3.77%) Oracle Database 12c
16 14 (3.52%) RDBMS
17 11 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (2.51%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 9 (2.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (2.01%) Subversion
3 7 (1.76%) NUnit
4 3 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.50%) Toad
6 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (16.58%) Finance
2 19 (4.77%) Advertising
2 19 (4.77%) Banking
3 8 (2.01%) Legal
3 8 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.76%) Local Government
5 6 (1.51%) Law
6 5 (1.26%) Retail
7 4 (1.01%) Marketing
7 4 (1.01%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.75%) Back Office
8 3 (0.75%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.29%) .NET
2 16 (4.02%) Web Services
3 10 (2.51%) ASP.NET
4 8 (2.01%) .NET Framework
4 8 (2.01%) Entity Framework
5 7 (1.76%) ADO
5 7 (1.76%) Dapper ORM
6 3 (0.75%) SOAP
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.25%) JSON
8 1 (0.25%) LAMP
8 1 (0.25%) MDX
8 1 (0.25%) Middleware
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.84%) Clustering
2 69 (17.34%) Replication
3 19 (4.77%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.01%) Data Structures
5 4 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.75%) Fintech
6 3 (0.75%) FMCG
6 3 (0.75%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.50%) FlexPod
7 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.25%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.25%) Derivative
8 1 (0.25%) HACMP
8 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.25%) NHS
8 1 (0.25%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 102 (25.63%) Windows
2 45 (11.31%) Linux
3 43 (10.80%) Windows Server
4 28 (7.04%) Unix
5 27 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.51%) AIX
10 4 (1.01%) Solaris
11 2 (0.50%) CentOS
11 2 (0.50%) SUSE
11 2 (0.50%) zOS
12 1 (0.25%) Android
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.12%) Performance Tuning
2 86 (21.61%) High Availability
3 83 (20.85%) Business Intelligence
4 79 (19.85%) Migration
5 58 (14.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 58 (14.57%) ETL
6 40 (10.05%) ITIL
7 24 (6.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 23 (5.78%) Database Mirroring
9 21 (5.28%) Data Migration
10 20 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (4.77%) Change Management
11 19 (4.77%) Data Management
11 19 (4.77%) Data Modelling
12 13 (3.27%) SQL Optimisation
13 12 (3.02%) CRM
13 12 (3.02%) Database Security
14 11 (2.76%) Incident Management
14 11 (2.76%) Performance Optimisation
15 10 (2.51%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 368 (92.46%) SQL
2 130 (32.66%) T-SQL
3 57 (14.32%) PowerShell
4 16 (4.02%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.52%) C#
6 11 (2.76%) VB
7 9 (2.26%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.26%) C++
9 3 (0.75%) Perl
9 3 (0.75%) R
10 2 (0.50%) Java
11 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.25%) C
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) Python
11 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.25%) VBA
11 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (6.53%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.52%) MCITP
3 14 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 13 (3.27%) Degree
5 10 (2.51%) MCSE
6 9 (2.26%) MCDBA
7 5 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.26%) MCTS
8 4 (1.01%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.01%) MCSA
8 4 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.75%) OCP
10 1 (0.25%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.25%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.25%) MCP
10 1 (0.25%) OCA
10 1 (0.25%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.75%) SLA
4 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.50%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (4.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (1.51%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (3.52%) Oracle RMAN
2 13 (3.27%) Failover Clustering
3 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (2.76%) Data Guard
4 11 (2.76%) SCOM
5 4 (1.01%) Nagios
5 4 (1.01%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (0.75%) SCCM
7 2 (0.50%) Ansible
7 2 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.50%) Puppet
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Sentry
8 1 (0.25%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (0.25%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 157 (39.45%) Microsoft
2 73 (18.34%) Oracle
3 31 (7.79%) VMware
4 11 (2.76%) Red Hat
5 10 (2.51%) RedGate
5 10 (2.51%) Sybase
6 9 (2.26%) Rackspace
6 9 (2.26%) SAP
7 6 (1.51%) IDERA
7 6 (1.51%) NetApp
7 6 (1.51%) Tableau
8 4 (1.01%) Cisco
8 4 (1.01%) Cognos
9 3 (0.75%) F5
9 3 (0.75%) iManage
9 3 (0.75%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.50%) IBM
10 2 (0.50%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (0.50%) Remedy
10 2 (0.50%) WorldPay
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