The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 364 331
Rank change year-on-year +6 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 66 63 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.32% 0.29% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.30% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 79
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £309 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 7 £525 +54.41% 5
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £355 -
West End of London - 1 £500 - 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 90 (88.24%) SQL
1 90 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 38 (37.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (32.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (29.41%) T-SQL
7 27 (26.47%) Finance
8 25 (24.51%) Oracle
9 23 (22.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (22.55%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (21.57%) Performance Tuning
10 22 (21.57%) Windows
11 21 (20.59%) Replication
12 20 (19.61%) Migration
13 19 (18.63%) Banking
14 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database
14 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
14 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (16.67%) Change Management
16 16 (15.69%) Clustering
17 15 (14.71%) ITIL
18 14 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
19 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
19 13 (12.75%) High Availability
19 13 (12.75%) Windows Server
20 12 (11.76%) ETL
21 11 (10.78%) SQL Server 2016

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 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (1.96%) Office 365
4 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.98%) G Suite
4 1 (0.98%) IaaS
4 1 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.94%) BIG-IP
1 3 (2.94%) SAN
2 1 (0.98%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) LAN
2 1 (0.98%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (88.24%) SQL Server
2 42 (41.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (37.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 33 (32.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 32 (31.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 23 (22.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 18 (17.65%) Oracle Database
7 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 14 (13.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (10.78%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (8.82%) RDBMS
10 9 (8.82%) Relational Database
11 7 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (5.88%) MySQL
12 6 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (3.92%) DTS
14 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
14 3 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
15 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (26.47%) Finance
2 19 (18.63%) Banking
3 7 (6.86%) Legal
4 5 (4.90%) Law
5 3 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.88%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Replication
2 16 (15.69%) Clustering
3 6 (5.88%) Fintech
4 4 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.92%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.98%) Equities
7 1 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.98%) Photography
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.57%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (8.82%) Linux
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (6.86%) Unix
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) HPUX
7 1 (0.98%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 22 (21.57%) Performance Tuning
3 20 (19.61%) Migration
4 18 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (16.67%) Change Management
6 15 (14.71%) ITIL
7 13 (12.75%) High Availability
8 12 (11.76%) ETL
9 9 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (7.84%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (5.88%) Capacity Management
11 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
12 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (4.90%) Data Migration
12 5 (4.90%) DevOps
13 4 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (3.92%) Data Management
13 4 (3.92%) Release Management
13 4 (3.92%) User Acceptance Testing
14 3 (2.94%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 90 (88.24%) SQL
2 30 (29.41%) T-SQL
3 18 (17.65%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.92%) Python
5 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.96%) C#
6 2 (1.96%) Java
6 2 (1.96%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.96%) VBA
7 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.98%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.92%) Degree
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.94%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.96%) MCITP
4 2 (1.96%) MCSA
5 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.98%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) QA
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (1.96%) Docker
3 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (2.94%) SCOM
3 2 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.98%) Ansible
4 1 (0.98%) Control-M
4 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 42 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.51%) Oracle
3 5 (4.90%) Sybase
4 4 (3.92%) HP
5 3 (2.94%) F5
5 3 (2.94%) iManage
5 3 (2.94%) VMware
6 2 (1.96%) Remedy
6 2 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.98%) Cognos
7 1 (0.98%) Google
7 1 (0.98%) Greenplum
7 1 (0.98%) IBM
7 1 (0.98%) RedGate
7 1 (0.98%) Reuters
7 1 (0.98%) SAP
7 1 (0.98%) Splunk
7 1 (0.98%) Sun
7 1 (0.98%) Tableau
7 1 (0.98%) WorldPay
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago