The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 523 466
Rank change year-on-year +6 -57  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 75 103 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 78 103
Median daily rate £355 £386 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.09% +13.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -8.33% +21.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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 40564 48955 48044
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26483 32336 29576
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +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 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1322 1392 1925
Median hourly rate £18.26 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.34% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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 +15 28 £421 +6.98% 7
South East +12 17 £363 +1.75% 7
North West +39 14 £338 +8.00% 5
West Midlands +30 11 £350 -7.89% 3
East Midlands -1 2 £313 -19.35%
East of England -10 2 - - 1
South West +11 1 £260 -20.00% 3
SQL Server DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 144 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 108 (75.00%) SQL
3 74 (51.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (40.28%) Microsoft
5 55 (38.19%) T-SQL
6 50 (34.72%) Performance Tuning
7 48 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 48 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 37 (25.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 32 (22.22%) Replication
9 32 (22.22%) High Availability
10 31 (21.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 31 (21.53%) Oracle
11 30 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
11 30 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (18.75%) Migration
13 26 (18.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (18.06%) Clustering
14 21 (14.58%) ETL
14 21 (14.58%) Windows
15 20 (13.89%) Finance
16 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2005
16 17 (11.81%) PowerShell
17 16 (11.11%) Oracle Database
17 16 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
18 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (8.33%) Linux
19 12 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
20 11 (7.64%) SQL Optimisation
20 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (2.78%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SPSS
2 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.69%) ResourceLink
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) SAN
2 5 (3.47%) NAS
3 2 (1.39%) LAN
3 2 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 74 (51.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 48 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 48 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (25.69%) SQL Server 2014
5 31 (21.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (11.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 16 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (6.94%) Relational Database
10 9 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (5.56%) RDBMS
12 7 (4.86%) MySQL
12 7 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (4.17%) DTS
14 5 (3.47%) DB2
15 4 (2.78%) MongoDB
15 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 20 (13.89%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Banking
3 5 (3.47%) Legal
4 3 (2.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Advertising
5 2 (1.39%) Back Office
5 2 (1.39%) Local Government
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) .NET
2 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.39%) Web Services
4 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.22%) Replication
2 26 (18.06%) Clustering
3 9 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.08%) Fintech
7 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.39%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.39%) FMCG
7 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Equities
8 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Photography
8 1 (0.69%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.58%) Windows
2 12 (8.33%) Linux
3 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.08%) Unix
7 1 (0.69%) AIX
7 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.69%) Solaris
7 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (34.72%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (22.22%) High Availability
3 30 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 27 (18.75%) Migration
5 26 (18.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 21 (14.58%) ETL
7 12 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
8 11 (7.64%) ITIL
8 11 (7.64%) SQL Optimisation
9 9 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
10 8 (5.56%) Change Management
10 8 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
11 7 (4.86%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (4.17%) Change Control
12 6 (4.17%) Data Integration
12 6 (4.17%) Mentoring
13 5 (3.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 108 (75.00%) SQL
2 55 (38.19%) T-SQL
3 17 (11.81%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.94%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.47%) VB
6 3 (2.08%) R
7 2 (1.39%) C#
8 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.69%) Java
8 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) Python
8 1 (0.69%) X++
Qualifications
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) MCDBA
5 3 (2.08%) Degree
5 3 (2.08%) MCSE
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.69%) HNC
7 1 (0.69%) HND
7 1 (0.69%) MCITP
7 1 (0.69%) MCP
7 1 (0.69%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) OCA
7 1 (0.69%) OCP
7 1 (0.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.94%) QA
2 7 (4.86%) SLA
3 5 (3.47%) PMO
4 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.69%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (3.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
1 8 (5.56%) SCOM
2 6 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.08%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.69%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Nagios
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.69%) Simpana
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Microsoft
2 31 (21.53%) Oracle
3 8 (5.56%) VMware
4 4 (2.78%) Cisco
4 4 (2.78%) NetApp
5 3 (2.08%) Sybase
5 3 (2.08%) Tableau
6 2 (1.39%) IDERA
6 2 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.39%) Rackspace
6 2 (1.39%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.39%) WorldPay
7 1 (0.69%) Cognos
7 1 (0.69%) F5
7 1 (0.69%) IBM
7 1 (0.69%) iManage
7 1 (0.69%) RedGate
7 1 (0.69%) Reuters
7 1 (0.69%) SAP
7 1 (0.69%) ServiceNow
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