Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 713 670 591
Rank change year-on-year -43 -79 +32
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 131 153 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 120 215
England median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £275 £281 £283
90th Percentile £513 £488 £485
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50

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 87,749 84,604 93,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,840 55,711 60,381
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,580 2,902 3,571
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.94
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 January 2018.

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 23 January 2018. 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 -10 65 £425 +3.03% 10
East of England -2 21 £275 -19.12% 6
South East -22 17 £350 -12.50% 20
North of England +21 16 £360 +2.86% 11
North West +2 9 £303 +0.83% 2
Yorkshire +4 7 £375 -11.76% 8
South West -1 6 £375 +15.38% 6
Midlands -9 6 £425 +13.33% 7
West Midlands +2 5 £425 +10.39% 2
East Midlands 0 1 £375 +7.14% 5
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, SQL Server DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 131 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 93 (70.99%) SQL
3 48 (36.64%) Performance Tuning
4 46 (35.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (32.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (31.30%) Replication
6 41 (31.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 41 (31.30%) SQL Server 2016
7 40 (30.53%) Windows
8 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
9 31 (23.66%) SQL Server 2012
10 29 (22.14%) Oracle
10 29 (22.14%) Finance
11 24 (18.32%) Migration
12 23 (17.56%) ITIL
12 23 (17.56%) Linux
13 22 (16.79%) High Availability
13 22 (16.79%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (16.03%) T-SQL
14 21 (16.03%) Disaster Recovery
15 20 (15.27%) Clustering
16 19 (14.50%) Performance Monitoring
17 18 (13.74%) Oracle Database
17 18 (13.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 18 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
18 17 (12.98%) MongoDB
19 16 (12.21%) SAN
19 16 (12.21%) SQL Server 2005
20 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
21 13 (9.92%) PostgreSQL

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 (2.29%) Confluence
2 2 (1.53%) IIS
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.76%) Alfresco
3 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.29%) G Suite
4 2 (1.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.21%) SAN
2 6 (4.58%) NAS
3 1 (0.76%) DHCP
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) Firewall
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.76%) VLAN
3 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 46 (35.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (32.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (31.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (31.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 31 (23.66%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (16.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (13.74%) Oracle Database
7 18 (13.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 17 (12.98%) MongoDB
9 16 (12.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (9.92%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (6.11%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (4.58%) MySQL
13 5 (3.82%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (3.05%) DB2
14 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (3.05%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
15 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (22.14%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Banking
3 5 (3.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Back Office
4 1 (0.76%) Law
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) .NET
2 4 (3.05%) Web Services
3 2 (1.53%) Dapper ORM
3 2 (1.53%) Entity Framework
3 2 (1.53%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (31.30%) Replication
2 20 (15.27%) Clustering
3 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.29%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.76%) CESG
6 1 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
6 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (30.53%) Windows
2 23 (17.56%) Linux
3 12 (9.16%) Unix
4 11 (8.40%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.82%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.76%) AIX
10 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.76%) Solaris
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (36.64%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (18.32%) Migration
3 23 (17.56%) ITIL
4 22 (16.79%) High Availability
5 21 (16.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (14.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 18 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (9.16%) ETL
9 10 (7.63%) DevOps
10 9 (6.87%) Change Management
11 8 (6.11%) Database Mirroring
12 7 (5.34%) Change Control
12 7 (5.34%) Data Migration
12 7 (5.34%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.34%) Proactive Monitoring
13 6 (4.58%) Data Modelling
14 5 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (3.82%) Business Continuity
14 5 (3.82%) Information Management
14 5 (3.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (70.99%) SQL
2 21 (16.03%) T-SQL
3 8 (6.11%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.58%) Python
5 3 (2.29%) Perl
5 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.76%) Korn
7 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.05%) MCITP
3 3 (2.29%) MCDBA
3 3 (2.29%) MCP
4 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.76%) CLAS
5 1 (0.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.87%) SLA
2 3 (2.29%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.53%) Docker
3 2 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.76%) XenApp
4 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (3.05%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (2.29%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.53%) SCOM
5 1 (0.76%) Ansible
5 1 (0.76%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.76%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 37 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 29 (22.14%) Oracle
3 10 (7.63%) VMware
4 6 (4.58%) Citrix
4 6 (4.58%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.82%) RedGate
6 4 (3.05%) Sybase
7 3 (2.29%) Google
7 3 (2.29%) Remedy
7 3 (2.29%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.53%) Veritas
9 1 (0.76%) Apple
9 1 (0.76%) IBM
9 1 (0.76%) IDERA
9 1 (0.76%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.76%) Polycom
9 1 (0.76%) Sun
9 1 (0.76%) Symantec
9 1 (0.76%) Vertica