The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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 Server Database Administrator
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 379 405 374
Rank change year-on-year +26 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 33 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 36
Median daily rate £456 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 19396 20655 22146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.29% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13838 14981 15430
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 £295 £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 242 228 376
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.94 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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 -6 3 £536 +64.36% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £355 -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 39 (75.00%) SQL
3 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 20 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (32.69%) Finance
5 16 (30.77%) Banking
5 16 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (28.85%) T-SQL
7 13 (25.00%) Oracle
7 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (21.15%) Migration
9 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (19.23%) ETL
10 10 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (15.38%) Replication
12 8 (15.38%) Change Management
12 8 (15.38%) Windows
12 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
12 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (13.46%) High Availability
13 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
14 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 6 (11.54%) ITIL
14 6 (11.54%) .NET
15 5 (9.62%) Linux
15 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (9.62%) QA

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 4 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) Confluence
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.92%) LAN
2 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 8 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
9 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
9 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (5.77%) MySQL
11 2 (3.85%) DTS
11 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (1.92%) MariaDB
12 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (1.92%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 16 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Legal
4 2 (3.85%) Front Office
4 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Replication
2 5 (9.62%) Fintech
3 4 (7.69%) Clustering
3 4 (7.69%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Equities
5 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (21.15%) Migration
2 10 (19.23%) ETL
2 10 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (17.31%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (15.38%) Change Management
5 7 (13.46%) High Availability
6 6 (11.54%) ITIL
7 3 (5.77%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.85%) Data Integration
8 2 (3.85%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
8 2 (3.85%) DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Integration Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Microservices
8 2 (3.85%) Quantitative Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) SDLC
8 2 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 39 (75.00%) SQL
2 15 (28.85%) T-SQL
3 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
4 4 (7.69%) Python
5 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) Degree
1 3 (5.77%) Master's Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
3 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Sybase
4 2 (3.85%) Remedy
4 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.92%) F5
5 1 (1.92%) Google
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) iManage
5 1 (1.92%) Reuters
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) Sun
5 1 (1.92%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) WorldPay
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