Period
to 22 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 516 379 462
Rank change year-on-year -137 +83 +83
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 59 22 53
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 42
10th Percentile £335 £349 £260
25th Percentile £456 £372 £352
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £421 £401
Median % change year-on-year +24.63% +4.98% -5.59%
75th Percentile £588 £455 £450
90th Percentile £648 £500 £488
England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 34,614 16,228 28,270
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.19% 91.89% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,236 11,801 20,627
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 133 374
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.10 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £16.02
Median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.13% +52.38% +9.45%
75th Percentile £49.50 £51.50 £39.69
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.80 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.86%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SQL DBA in London.

Daily rate trend for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SQL DBA in London over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in London

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SQL DBA in London.

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 22 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -49 9 £575 +38.55% 5
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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 54 (91.53%) SQL
2 50 (84.75%) SQL Server
3 32 (54.24%) Windows
4 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
5 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
5 24 (40.68%) PowerShell
6 23 (38.98%) Migration
7 22 (37.29%) SQL Server 2016
8 20 (33.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 20 (33.90%) Clustering
9 19 (32.20%) VMware
10 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (30.51%) Linux
10 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2019
11 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (27.12%) Red Hat
12 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 15 (25.42%) Performance Optimisation
13 15 (25.42%) Azure
13 15 (25.42%) IIS
13 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
13 15 (25.42%) DV Cleared
13 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
14 11 (18.64%) Finance
14 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
15 10 (16.95%) High Availability
15 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
16 9 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 15 (25.42%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Apache
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Azure
2 8 (13.56%) AWS
3 6 (10.17%) Power Platform
4 4 (6.78%) GitHub
5 3 (5.08%) Azure Functions
5 3 (5.08%) Serverless
6 2 (3.39%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 2 (3.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (3.39%) Azure Storage
6 2 (3.39%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 2 (3.39%) GitHub Actions
6 2 (3.39%) Rubrik
6 2 (3.39%) SaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.69%) GCP
7 1 (1.69%) IaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Nutanix
7 1 (1.69%) PaaS
7 1 (1.69%) Snowflake
7 1 (1.69%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Kerberos
2 2 (3.39%) DNS
2 2 (3.39%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) SAN
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (84.75%) SQL Server
2 22 (37.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (33.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (30.51%) SQL Server 2019
5 16 (27.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (16.95%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (15.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (11.86%) Relational Database
9 6 (10.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (10.17%) Power BI
9 6 (10.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (8.47%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (8.47%) Sybase ASE
11 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
11 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
13 2 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (3.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (27.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) JUnit
2 1 (1.69%) Mockito
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.69%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.69%) Subversion
2 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.64%) Finance
1 11 (18.64%) Social Skills
2 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Presentation Skills
3 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) CSS
1 1 (1.69%) CSS3
1 1 (1.69%) Kafka
1 1 (1.69%) LDAP
1 1 (1.69%) OSGi
1 1 (1.69%) Preactjs
1 1 (1.69%) React
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
1 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Clustering
2 4 (6.78%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.78%) Replication
3 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 32 (54.24%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
3 18 (30.51%) Linux
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Solaris
6 1 (1.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Migration
2 15 (25.42%) Performance Optimisation
3 10 (16.95%) High Availability
4 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.47%) Data Modelling
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.78%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (6.78%) DevOps
7 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.78%) Workflow
8 3 (5.08%) Analytics
8 3 (5.08%) Change Management
8 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.08%) Critical Thinking
8 3 (5.08%) Data Architecture
8 3 (5.08%) Data Security
8 3 (5.08%) Incident Management
8 3 (5.08%) Time Management
9 2 (3.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (91.53%) SQL
2 24 (40.68%) PowerShell
3 8 (13.56%) Python
4 5 (8.47%) C#
4 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.39%) Java
5 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.39%) VBA
6 1 (1.69%) Bash
6 1 (1.69%) Java 11
6 1 (1.69%) Java 8
6 1 (1.69%) Perl
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby
6 1 (1.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) DV Cleared
1 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
1 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.47%) MCITP
3 5 (8.47%) MCTS
4 1 (1.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) Accessibility
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.69%) QA
3 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 17 (28.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.39%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.69%) Docker
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (28.81%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.39%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.39%) Terraform
3 1 (1.69%) Control-M
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.69%) QRadar
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Sentry
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) VMware
2 16 (27.12%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.56%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle
5 5 (8.47%) Sybase
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.69%) Adobe
7 1 (1.69%) BMC
7 1 (1.69%) Commvault
7 1 (1.69%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.69%) Dell
7 1 (1.69%) EMC
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.69%) Qualys
7 1 (1.69%) RedGate
7 1 (1.69%) Serena
7 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.69%) Splunk
7 1 (1.69%) Veritas