Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 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 Server Database Administrator
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 561 485
Rank change year-on-year -23 -76 +10
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 50 46 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 88
London median daily rate £425 £410 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +7.54% -1.61%
10th Percentile £343 £313 £285
90th Percentile £558 £525 £500
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £41.25

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 43845 42658 44659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.00% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31743 30364 31460
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 544 553 695
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.62 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL Server DBA in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in London

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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 -8 11 £388 -7.46% 3
West London - 2 £425 - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (74.00%) SQL
3 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.00%) Finance
5 19 (38.00%) Windows
6 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (28.00%) ITIL
7 14 (28.00%) Replication
8 13 (26.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (26.00%) Banking
9 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (24.00%) SAN
9 12 (24.00%) Linux
10 11 (22.00%) Oracle
10 11 (22.00%) T-SQL
10 11 (22.00%) Change Management
11 9 (18.00%) Clustering
11 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (16.00%) Migration
12 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (14.00%) PostgreSQL
13 7 (14.00%) ETL
13 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS

SQL Server 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 2 (4.00%) IIS
1 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.00%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) SAN
2 4 (8.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (16.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 7 (14.00%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database
8 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
10 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (4.00%) Blockchain
11 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
11 2 (4.00%) MySQL
12 1 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (46.00%) Finance
2 13 (26.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Front Office
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Web Services
2 2 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Replication
2 9 (18.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Fintech
3 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 12 (24.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Unix
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 13 (26.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (22.00%) Change Management
4 8 (16.00%) Migration
4 8 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (14.00%) ETL
6 6 (12.00%) DevOps
6 6 (12.00%) High Availability
7 5 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 5 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
8 4 (8.00%) Change Control
8 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.00%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (8.00%) SDLC
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (74.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (12.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
1 3 (6.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (6.00%) MCP
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 4 (8.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.00%) Perfmon
2 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) Oracle
3 5 (10.00%) Remedy
3 5 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 5 (10.00%) VMware
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.00%) Sun
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.00%) Google
6 1 (2.00%) RedGate
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) Sybase