The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 99 89
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.14% 0.11% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £338 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57%  
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 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 1304 1727 1441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.75% 94.94% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1020 831
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £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 46 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (80.00%) High Availability
3 7 (70.00%) Performance Optimisation
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Optimisation
3 7 (70.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (70.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Power BI
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (20.00%) R
5 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Tableau
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) KNIME
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mining

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:

Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (20.00%) KNIME
3 2 (20.00%) Power BI
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) High Availability
2 7 (70.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 7 (70.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 7 (70.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Optimisation
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
5 1 (10.00%) Complex ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) R
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Tableau