Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 November 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 495 378
Rank change year-on-year -9 -117 -8
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 128 121 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.27% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 86 194
London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £264
90th Percentile £501 £525 £505
England median daily rate £400 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +8.84% -2.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
London median hourly rate - £60.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +275.00% -63.22%
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -15.73%

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 44252 42345 44555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.99% 95.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 30120 31401
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 553 693
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.57
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +1 29 £415 +0.61% 5
West London -10 6 £375 -9.09% 2
East London -3 2 £500 +42.86%
SQL DBA
England

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

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

1 115 (89.84%) SQL
2 106 (82.81%) SQL Server
3 46 (35.94%) Microsoft
4 43 (33.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (33.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (29.69%) Windows
6 34 (26.56%) T-SQL
7 33 (25.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 32 (25.00%) Finance
9 28 (21.88%) Replication
10 26 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 25 (19.53%) PowerShell
11 25 (19.53%) Migration
12 24 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (17.19%) Banking
14 21 (16.41%) Oracle
14 21 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (16.41%) Performance Tuning
14 21 (16.41%) SQL Server 2016
15 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
15 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
16 18 (14.06%) Clustering
17 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (12.50%) Change Management
19 15 (11.72%) Windows Server
20 13 (10.16%) SQL Server 2014
20 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
20 13 (10.16%) ETL
20 13 (10.16%) ITIL
20 13 (10.16%) Linux

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 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.34%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) Confluence
3 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.78%) G Suite
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Office 365
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (82.81%) SQL Server
2 43 (33.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 43 (33.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 33 (25.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 26 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (16.41%) SQL Server 2016
6 20 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (13.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 13 (10.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (9.38%) Oracle Database
10 10 (7.81%) MySQL
11 8 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
12 6 (4.69%) RDBMS
13 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2000
14 4 (3.13%) Azure SQL Database
14 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.69%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.78%) JIRA
General
1 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 22 (17.19%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.13%) Law
5 3 (2.34%) Marketing
5 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Legal
7 1 (0.78%) Local Government
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (0.78%) JSON
3 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.88%) Replication
2 18 (14.06%) Clustering
3 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.91%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.91%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.56%) Fintech
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.78%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 38 (29.69%) Windows
2 15 (11.72%) Windows Server
3 13 (10.16%) Linux
4 11 (8.59%) Unix
4 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.53%) Migration
2 24 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (16.41%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (16.41%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (12.50%) Change Management
5 13 (10.16%) Data Migration
5 13 (10.16%) ETL
5 13 (10.16%) ITIL
6 12 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (9.38%) DevOps
6 12 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (8.59%) High Availability
8 9 (7.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (5.47%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (5.47%) Data Analysis
10 6 (4.69%) Data Modelling
11 5 (3.91%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.91%) Investment Management
11 5 (3.91%) Line Management
11 5 (3.91%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 115 (89.84%) SQL
2 34 (26.56%) T-SQL
3 25 (19.53%) PowerShell
4 8 (6.25%) Python
5 5 (3.91%) VBA
6 3 (2.34%) Perl
6 3 (2.34%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.56%) Java
7 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (4.69%) Degree
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.34%) MCDBA
2 3 (2.34%) MCITP
2 3 (2.34%) MCP
2 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.56%) Master's Degree
3 2 (1.56%) MCTS
4 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) SLA
2 5 (3.91%) QA
3 3 (2.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) Docker
3 3 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (3.91%) Control-M
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (3.13%) SCOM
4 3 (2.34%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (2.34%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.56%) Ansible
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.56%) WMI
6 1 (0.78%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.78%) LiteSpeed
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.78%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.78%) Terraform
6 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 46 (35.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.41%) Oracle
3 7 (5.47%) VMware
4 6 (4.69%) RedGate
5 5 (3.91%) Remedy
5 5 (3.91%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.13%) HP
7 3 (2.34%) Sybase
8 2 (1.56%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.56%) SAP
8 2 (1.56%) Splunk
8 2 (1.56%) Sun
8 2 (1.56%) Veritas
9 1 (0.78%) Capita
9 1 (0.78%) EMC
9 1 (0.78%) Google
9 1 (0.78%) Neverfail
9 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.78%) Tableau