The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds 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
Rank 82 87 89
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 7 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.68% 0.77% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.80% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 2
Median daily rate £315 £430 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.74% +49.56%  
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 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 1003 1378 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.28% 96.63% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 961 716
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in Leeds

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Leeds

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

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 Leeds region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL
2 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) Oracle
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (33.33%) Windows
8 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
8 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (19.05%) ITIL
10 4 (19.05%) Linux
10 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (19.05%) VMware
10 4 (19.05%) Degree
11 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 3 (14.29%) MCTS
11 3 (14.29%) MCITP
11 3 (14.29%) MCDBA
11 3 (14.29%) Solaris
11 3 (14.29%) ETL
11 3 (14.29%) Unix
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Replication

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (9.52%) Big Data
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (14.29%) ETL
2 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Database Theory
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) MCDBA
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (14.29%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (9.52%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Oracle
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) IDERA
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) RedGate
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase
4 1 (4.76%) Tableau