Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 16 November 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 Database Administrator
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 56 38
Rank change year-on-year +3 -18 +23
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 4 2 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.96% 0.39% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.41% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 17
Kent median daily rate £550 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -4.49% +36.92%
10th Percentile £390 £340 £390
90th Percentile £575 £510 £485
South East median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 409 489 487
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.85% 95.32% 97.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 373 332
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -0.71% +4.44%
10th Percentile £163 £167 £170
90th Percentile £600 £613 £563
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 22
Kent median hourly rate £35.00 £25.69 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.24% +55.70% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.19 £12.83 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £139.76 £54.55
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Kent

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Kent

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Kent over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in Kent

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Kent

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Maidstone - 2 £413 - 1
SQL DBA
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, SQL 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 Kent region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) SSDT
3 2 (50.00%) Database Security
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Sybase
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SSDT
3 1 (25.00%) Big Data
3 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (50.00%) Database Security
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) T-SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat