The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 96 75
Rank change year-on-year +15 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 9 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.64% 0.40% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.42% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 13
Median daily rate £344 £331 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +5.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £394 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1307 1676 1442
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.62% 94.85% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 993 850
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Manchester

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Manchester

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Manchester

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 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
Bolton - 2 - -
Rochdale - 2 - -
Salford +5 1 - -
SQL DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 29 (96.67%) SQL
1 29 (96.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (33.33%) High Availability
5 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (26.67%) SQL Optimisation
7 7 (23.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 7 (23.33%) Proactive Monitoring
7 7 (23.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (20.00%) Migration
8 6 (20.00%) Replication
8 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
8 6 (20.00%) ETL
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) Windows
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (13.33%) CRM
10 4 (13.33%) .NET
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 3 (10.00%) Power BI

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) DNS
1 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (96.67%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (36.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (26.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (10.00%) Power BI
8 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (6.67%) Data Mining
9 2 (6.67%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
1 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) High Availability
2 8 (26.67%) SQL Optimisation
3 7 (23.33%) Performance Optimisation
3 7 (23.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 7 (23.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (20.00%) ETL
4 6 (20.00%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (10.00%) Document Management
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Change Management
7 2 (6.67%) Data Integration
7 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.67%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (96.67%) SQL
2 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.00%) C++
4 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) DBS Check
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.67%) Tableau
3 1 (3.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com