Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 156 141
Rank change year-on-year +18 -15 -
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 7 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.17% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Manchester median daily rate £275 £299 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.95% -20.33% -
10th Percentile £259 £271 £305
90th Percentile £415 £351 £405
North West median daily rate £300 £300 £375
% change year-on-year - -20.00% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2797 3351 3569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.39% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 2143 2062
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +10.34%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Manchester

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Manchester

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in Manchester

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
5 2 (28.57%) High Availability
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) Line Management
6 1 (14.29%) People Management
6 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Replication

SQL Server 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Data Extraction
3 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle