The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Server Database Administrator
England / London
Rank 383 364 360
Rank change year-on-year -19 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 19 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 47 39
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £292 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £373 £315
% change year-on-year -6.04% +18.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +1 2 £425 +6.25% 5
Canary Wharf -2 1 £425 +30.76%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £355 -
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 38 (80.85%) SQL
3 25 (53.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (44.68%) T-SQL
4 21 (44.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 20 (42.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (36.17%) Finance
8 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
9 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (27.66%) Migration
11 12 (25.53%) ETL
12 11 (23.40%) High Availability
13 10 (21.28%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (21.28%) Oracle
14 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2016
16 7 (14.89%) Windows
16 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
17 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
17 6 (12.77%) Banking
17 6 (12.77%) Clustering
18 5 (10.64%) Replication
18 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
19 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
19 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
19 4 (8.51%) VMware
19 4 (8.51%) ITIL

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.26%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) LAN
1 2 (4.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (53.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (44.68%) SQL Server 2014
4 20 (42.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (40.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (29.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (12.77%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
11 4 (8.51%) MySQL
11 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
12 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
13 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (4.26%) DTS
13 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
13 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Derivative
5 1 (2.13%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 3 (6.38%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Migration
2 12 (25.53%) ETL
3 11 (23.40%) High Availability
4 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (21.28%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.51%) ITIL
7 3 (6.38%) Data Management
7 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.38%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.38%) ETL Development
8 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Database Security
8 2 (4.26%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.26%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.26%) Security Auditing
8 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 38 (80.85%) SQL
2 21 (44.68%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.13%) C#
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.26%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (2.13%) Simpana
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle
3 4 (8.51%) Sybase
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 2 (4.26%) WorldPay
5 1 (2.13%) Cognos
5 1 (2.13%) CommVault
5 1 (2.13%) EXASOL
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) IDERA
5 1 (2.13%) iManage
5 1 (2.13%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (2.13%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.13%) Reuters