The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 June 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 Database Administrator
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 98 79
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 4 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.37% 0.68% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.71% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 26
Median daily rate £375 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -12.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1076 1412 1464
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.44% 95.79% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 998 1048
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 39
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% +4.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.56 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Leeds

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Leeds

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Leeds region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Solaris
6 2 (20.00%) ITIL
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) Replication
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Validation
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Data Validation

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

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) IDERA
4 1 (10.00%) RedGate
4 1 (10.00%) Sage