Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 538 500 501
Rank change year-on-year -38 +1 -125
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 93 128 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 93 85
London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £286
90th Percentile £575 £505 £525
England median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -64.71% +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 43,743 42,706 42,620
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,599 30,786 30,444
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 598 519 543
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.32% +7.72% +0.16%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £52.20
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -37 23 £438 +2.94% 7
East London -11 7 £350 -30.00% 3
West London -17 7 £450 +20.00% 6
South London -24 1 £425 -5.56%
North London - 1 £500 - 2
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 85 (91.40%) SQL
2 74 (79.57%) SQL Server
3 32 (34.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (27.96%) Windows
5 25 (26.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.73%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
8 18 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (18.28%) ETL
10 16 (17.20%) Oracle
11 15 (16.13%) Linux
11 15 (16.13%) Migration
12 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
12 14 (15.05%) PowerShell
13 13 (13.98%) Finance
14 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Clustering
15 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
15 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (11.83%) Clustering
16 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (10.75%) MySQL
16 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
17 9 (9.68%) High Availability
17 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
18 8 (8.60%) Power BI
18 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
18 8 (8.60%) Python

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 (7.53%) IIS
2 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.30%) IaaS
3 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.23%) PaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) DHCP
2 1 (1.08%) DNS
2 1 (1.08%) NAS
2 1 (1.08%) SAN
2 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (79.57%) SQL Server
2 32 (34.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (26.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (11.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (10.75%) MySQL
8 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
9 8 (8.60%) Power BI
10 7 (7.53%) MongoDB
10 7 (7.53%) Oracle Database
11 6 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
12 5 (5.38%) SSDT
13 4 (4.30%) KDB
13 4 (4.30%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2014
14 3 (3.23%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 13 (13.98%) Finance
2 7 (7.53%) Retail
3 6 (6.45%) Law
4 4 (4.30%) Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.08%) Billing
6 1 (1.08%) Digital Economy
6 1 (1.08%) Games
6 1 (1.08%) iGaming
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Music Industry
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.08%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.08%) REST
3 1 (1.08%) SOAP
3 1 (1.08%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Clustering
2 7 (7.53%) Replication
3 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.08%) CESG
3 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.08%) Fintech
3 1 (1.08%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.08%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.96%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Linux
3 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.45%) Unix
5 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.15%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.08%) VMS
7 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (22.58%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (18.28%) ETL
4 15 (16.13%) Migration
5 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (9.68%) High Availability
7 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.53%) Database Security
8 5 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.38%) Database Mirroring
8 5 (5.38%) Database Tuning
8 5 (5.38%) Kimball Methodology
8 5 (5.38%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.30%) Change Management
9 4 (4.30%) DevOps
9 4 (4.30%) ITIL
9 4 (4.30%) Microservices
10 3 (3.23%) Master Data Management
10 3 (3.23%) Presales
10 3 (3.23%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 85 (91.40%) SQL
2 14 (15.05%) PowerShell
2 14 (15.05%) T-SQL
3 8 (8.60%) Python
4 5 (5.38%) C#
4 5 (5.38%) Java
5 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.15%) VBScript
8 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.08%) Korn
8 1 (1.08%) Perl
8 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.60%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.15%) Degree
5 2 (2.15%) OCP
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.23%) QA
2 3 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) EMIR
3 1 (1.08%) GDPR
3 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.08%) MiFID
System Software
1 7 (7.53%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.15%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (7.53%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.30%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (4.30%) Nagios
4 2 (2.15%) Ansible
4 2 (2.15%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.08%) SCCM
5 1 (1.08%) SCOM
5 1 (1.08%) SCSM
5 1 (1.08%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.20%) Oracle
3 6 (6.45%) RedGate
4 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.30%) New Relic
5 4 (4.30%) VMware
6 3 (3.23%) Netezza
7 2 (2.15%) SAP
7 2 (2.15%) Sybase
7 2 (2.15%) Tableau
7 2 (2.15%) Veritas
8 1 (1.08%) Dell
8 1 (1.08%) EMC
8 1 (1.08%) NetApp
8 1 (1.08%) PlateSpin
8 1 (1.08%) Sun
8 1 (1.08%) Symantec
8 1 (1.08%) Twitter