The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 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.

SQL Server Database Administrator
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 96 99
Rank change year-on-year +14 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 8 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.36% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £338 £388 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% +7.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +21.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 1251 1689 1565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.84% 94.46% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 791 983 822
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 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 Manchester region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) High Availability
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Optimisation
4 5 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (20.00%) Tableau
7 2 (20.00%) Visualisation
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) R
7 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
7 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) KNIME
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) SPSS
7 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
7 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse

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
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (90.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (20.00%) Data Mining
5 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (20.00%) KNIME
5 2 (20.00%) Power BI
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (10.00%) Ingres
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Licensing
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) High Availability
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Optimisation
2 5 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Optimisation
3 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Data Visualisation
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%) Database Tuning
5 1 (10.00%) ETL
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) R
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Tableau
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) VMware
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 5 hours ago