The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent 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
South East / Kent
Rank 45 53 28
Rank change year-on-year +8 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 3 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.04% 0.43% 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.45% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 280 444 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.22% 96.31% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 339 131
Median daily rate £390 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
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 Kent

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Gravesend - 1 £413 -
SQL DBA
South East

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

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 Kent region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) MySQL
7 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 1 (12.50%) Legal
7 1 (12.50%) Advertising
7 1 (12.50%) Replication
7 1 (12.50%) Clustering
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (12.50%) DTS
7 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
7 1 (12.50%) ETL
7 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
7 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Power BI
7 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (12.50%) DTS
6 1 (12.50%) Power BI
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) ETL Development
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft