Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 August 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 533 476 481
Rank change year-on-year -57 +5 -105
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 93 128 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 95 103
London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £276
90th Percentile £525 £563 £535
England median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,113 40,628 42,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.05% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,086 28,979 30,942
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 500 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.12 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +12.61% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.04 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 August 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
Central London -29 21 £438 +2.94% 12
East London - 5 £250 - 5
West London -39 2 £375 - 10
North London - 2 £444 -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 London region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 81 (87.10%) SQL
2 73 (78.49%) SQL Server
3 37 (39.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (27.96%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (27.96%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.73%) Windows
7 22 (23.66%) Finance
8 21 (22.58%) Migration
9 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
9 19 (20.43%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (19.35%) ETL
11 17 (18.28%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (17.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (16.13%) Linux
13 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
14 14 (15.05%) Replication
15 13 (13.98%) Clustering
16 12 (12.90%) Oracle
17 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (10.75%) High Availability
18 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2016
18 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
19 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
19 9 (9.68%) MySQL
19 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
20 8 (8.60%) Python
21 7 (7.53%) Banking

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) IIS
2 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.23%) IaaS
3 2 (2.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (1.08%) DHCP
2 1 (1.08%) DNS
2 1 (1.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) NAS
2 1 (1.08%) SMS
2 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (78.49%) SQL Server
2 37 (39.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (29.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (18.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (17.20%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (17.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (11.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (9.68%) MySQL
8 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
9 7 (7.53%) Power BI
10 6 (6.45%) MongoDB
11 5 (5.38%) DB2
11 5 (5.38%) OLTP
11 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
11 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (5.38%) SSDT
12 4 (4.30%) KDB
12 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database
12 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (23.66%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Banking
3 5 (5.38%) Retail
4 3 (3.23%) Advertising
4 3 (3.23%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Billing
5 1 (1.08%) Digital Economy
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.08%) Front Office
5 1 (1.08%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) iGaming
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.08%) REST
2 1 (1.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.05%) Replication
2 13 (13.98%) Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) CESG
4 1 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.08%) Fintech
4 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.73%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Linux
3 6 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.38%) Unix
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.15%) AIX
7 1 (1.08%) VMS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.96%) Business Intelligence
2 21 (22.58%) Migration
3 19 (20.43%) Performance Tuning
4 18 (19.35%) ETL
5 10 (10.75%) High Availability
6 9 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.53%) Database Security
7 7 (7.53%) DevOps
8 6 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (6.45%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (5.38%) Analytics
9 5 (5.38%) Kimball Methodology
9 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.30%) CRM
10 4 (4.30%) Data Modelling
10 4 (4.30%) Microservices
11 3 (3.23%) Master Data Management
11 3 (3.23%) Performance Management
11 3 (3.23%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 81 (87.10%) SQL
2 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
3 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
4 8 (8.60%) Python
5 5 (5.38%) Java
6 4 (4.30%) C#
6 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
7 3 (3.23%) VBScript
8 2 (2.15%) COBOL
8 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.15%) VB
8 2 (2.15%) VB6
9 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.08%) Korn
9 1 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) OCP
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) EMIR
3 1 (1.08%) GDPR
3 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.08%) MiFID
3 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (6.45%) Data Guard
3 5 (5.38%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.23%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (2.15%) Ansible
6 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.08%) SCCM
6 1 (1.08%) SCOM
6 1 (1.08%) SCSM
6 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 26 (27.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) Oracle
3 7 (7.53%) RedGate
4 4 (4.30%) VMware
5 3 (3.23%) Netezza
5 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.23%) Veritas
6 1 (1.08%) Dell
6 1 (1.08%) EMC
6 1 (1.08%) NetApp
6 1 (1.08%) PlateSpin
6 1 (1.08%) Sun
6 1 (1.08%) Symantec
6 1 (1.08%) Tableau