Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 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 Server Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 680 668 579
Rank change year-on-year -12 -89 -42
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 128 196 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 140 192
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £257 £296 £269
90th Percentile £513 £476 £468
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +12.94%
10th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £45.30
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £52.90
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +12.94%

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 83303 96531 97420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54418 63584 61482
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2635 2831 3798
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.50 £10.41
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in England over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in England

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the England region over the 6 months to 27 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
London -2 55 £450 +16.88% 7
North of England +35 25 £338 -3.57% 6
South East +5 24 £400 -3.03% 3
North West +45 21 £338 +3.85% 2
Midlands +12 17 £350 -6.67% 3
West Midlands +31 15 £350 - 3
East of England -18 4 £330 -11.41%
North East +47 3 £300 -11.11%
South West +9 3 £305 -9.63% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £313 -19.35%
Yorkshire +11 1 - - 4
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 94 (73.44%) SQL
3 59 (46.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
5 40 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (30.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 35 (27.34%) Migration
8 32 (25.00%) High Availability
8 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 31 (24.22%) T-SQL
10 30 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (23.44%) Clustering
10 30 (23.44%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (21.88%) Replication
12 26 (20.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (20.31%) Finance
12 26 (20.31%) Oracle
12 26 (20.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 25 (19.53%) Windows
14 24 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
15 22 (17.19%) Banking
16 18 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
17 17 (13.28%) ETL
18 16 (12.50%) Change Management
19 15 (11.72%) ITIL
19 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
20 13 (10.16%) QA
20 13 (10.16%) Database Mirroring
20 13 (10.16%) SAN

SQL Server 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 3 (2.34%) IIS
1 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.78%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.16%) SAN
2 6 (4.69%) NAS
3 1 (0.78%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 59 (46.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 40 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 39 (30.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 26 (20.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 18 (14.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (9.38%) Relational Database
10 11 (8.59%) Oracle Database
11 10 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (7.81%) RDBMS
12 9 (7.03%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (5.47%) MySQL
14 6 (4.69%) DB2
14 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (4.69%) MongoDB
15 5 (3.91%) DTS
16 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 22 (17.19%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Marketing
4 3 (2.34%) Legal
4 3 (2.34%) Retail
5 2 (1.56%) Front Office
5 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Local Government
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.47%) .NET
2 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.56%) Web Services
4 1 (0.78%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.78%) MDX
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (23.44%) Clustering
2 28 (21.88%) Replication
3 5 (3.91%) Fintech
4 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.13%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.34%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.78%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.78%) Equities
7 1 (0.78%) Photography
7 1 (0.78%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.53%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) Linux
3 11 (8.59%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.56%) Unix
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) Migration
2 32 (25.00%) High Availability
3 30 (23.44%) Business Intelligence
3 30 (23.44%) Performance Tuning
4 26 (20.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (13.28%) ETL
6 16 (12.50%) Change Management
7 15 (11.72%) ITIL
8 13 (10.16%) Database Mirroring
9 9 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.03%) SQL Optimisation
10 8 (6.25%) Data Integration
10 8 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
11 7 (5.47%) Data Migration
11 7 (5.47%) Project Management
12 6 (4.69%) Change Control
12 6 (4.69%) Performance Optimisation
12 6 (4.69%) Server Virtualisation
13 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (3.91%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (73.44%) SQL
2 31 (24.22%) T-SQL
3 15 (11.72%) PowerShell
4 9 (7.03%) PL/SQL
5 7 (5.47%) Python
6 6 (4.69%) VB
7 3 (2.34%) Java
8 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.56%) C#
8 2 (1.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.25%) MCDBA
3 7 (5.47%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.91%) Degree
6 3 (2.34%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.78%) HNC
8 1 (0.78%) HND
8 1 (0.78%) MCP
8 1 (0.78%) MCSE
8 1 (0.78%) MCTS
8 1 (0.78%) OCP
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.78%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.16%) QA
2 8 (6.25%) SLA
3 6 (4.69%) PMO
4 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.78%) HL7
5 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.13%) Docker
2 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (4.69%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.34%) Data Guard
3 3 (2.34%) SCOM
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 45 (35.16%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.31%) Oracle
3 3 (2.34%) Remedy
3 3 (2.34%) ServiceNow
4 2 (1.56%) 3PAR
4 2 (1.56%) HP
4 2 (1.56%) RedGate
4 2 (1.56%) Sybase
4 2 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (0.78%) Citrix
5 1 (0.78%) F5
5 1 (0.78%) Google
5 1 (0.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Sun
5 1 (0.78%) Symantec
5 1 (0.78%) Tableau