Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 529 513 508
Rank change year-on-year -16 -5 -144
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 95 128 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 102 80
London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £327 £313 £306
90th Percentile £575 £500 £526
England median daily rate £400 £390 £355
% change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +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 44,356 45,123 42,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.95% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,053 32,759 30,092
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £298
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 556 572
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.55% +0.53%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 -20 25 £425 +2.41% 9
West London +3 6 £450 +40.19% 6
East London -24 3 £350 -30.00% 1
South London - 1 £425 - 3
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 88 (92.63%) SQL
2 77 (81.05%) SQL Server
3 31 (32.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (24.21%) Performance Tuning
5 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
5 21 (22.11%) Windows
5 21 (22.11%) Linux
6 20 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 20 (21.05%) Finance
7 17 (17.89%) ETL
7 17 (17.89%) T-SQL
8 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
9 15 (15.79%) Oracle
9 15 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (12.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (12.63%) Python
12 11 (11.58%) Migration
12 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (10.53%) MongoDB
13 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
13 10 (10.53%) Unix
14 9 (9.47%) Clustering
14 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
14 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
14 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (9.47%) Database Mirroring
14 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
14 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (8.42%) Windows Server

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 7 (7.37%) IIS
2 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.05%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.21%) IaaS
2 4 (4.21%) PaaS
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (81.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (32.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (12.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 10 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
7 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (9.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (7.37%) MySQL
8 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (7.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (6.32%) RDBMS
10 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
11 4 (4.21%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
1 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.05%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.05%) Hudson
3 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Front Office
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) iGaming
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.16%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) Kafka
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Clustering
2 6 (6.32%) Replication
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) AS400
4 4 (4.21%) Hedge funds
5 3 (3.16%) iSeries
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.05%) Equities
6 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.11%) Linux
1 21 (22.11%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Unix
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
5 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.21%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (17.89%) ETL
3 14 (14.74%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (11.58%) Migration
5 9 (9.47%) Database Mirroring
6 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.32%) Database Security
8 5 (5.26%) DevOps
8 5 (5.26%) ITIL
9 4 (4.21%) Change Management
9 4 (4.21%) Database Tuning
9 4 (4.21%) High Availability
9 4 (4.21%) Microservices
9 4 (4.21%) Open Source
10 3 (3.16%) Asset Management
10 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.16%) Data Modelling
10 3 (3.16%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (3.16%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 88 (92.63%) SQL
2 17 (17.89%) T-SQL
3 16 (16.84%) PowerShell
4 12 (12.63%) Python
5 8 (8.42%) VBScript
6 5 (5.26%) C#
6 5 (5.26%) Java
6 5 (5.26%) PHP
7 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.05%) Korn
9 1 (1.05%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) OCP
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.16%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (6.32%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.21%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) Nagios
4 2 (2.11%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.79%) Oracle
3 6 (6.32%) RedGate
4 4 (4.21%) New Relic
4 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.16%) Netezza
5 3 (3.16%) SAP
5 3 (3.16%) VMware
6 2 (2.11%) Sybase
6 2 (2.11%) Tableau
7 1 (1.05%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.05%) EMC
7 1 (1.05%) PlateSpin
7 1 (1.05%) Sun
7 1 (1.05%) Twitter
7 1 (1.05%) Veritas