The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 April 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 154 142
Rank change year-on-year +56 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 32 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 0.20% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.21% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 14
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £258 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £395 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2614 3747 3697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.06% 94.41% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1593 2258 1958
Median daily rate £380 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 158 220
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the North West over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the North West

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Manchester +34 21 £350 -11.11% 8
Cheshire +33 6 £350 +12.00% 4
Merseyside +3 3 £350 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £321 - 1
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 North West region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 51 (92.73%) SQL
1 51 (92.73%) SQL Server
2 36 (65.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (41.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 15 (27.27%) Migration
5 15 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (27.27%) High Availability
5 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (25.45%) Windows
6 14 (25.45%) Replication
7 13 (23.64%) ETL
7 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
8 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 10 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (16.36%) .NET
10 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (14.55%) Performance Optimisation
12 7 (12.73%) SQL Optimisation
12 7 (12.73%) Server Virtualisation
12 7 (12.73%) Proactive Monitoring
12 7 (12.73%) Database Mirroring
13 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (10.91%) CRM

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) SPSS
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) DNS
1 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (1.82%) LAN
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.82%) VLAN
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (92.73%) SQL Server
2 36 (65.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (41.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (23.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (14.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
8 3 (5.45%) Power BI
9 2 (3.64%) Data Mining
9 2 (3.64%) KNIME
9 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (1.82%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (1.82%) MS Access
10 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (1.82%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.82%) Toad
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Replication
2 6 (10.91%) Clustering
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) FMCG
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) High Availability
1 15 (27.27%) Migration
2 13 (23.64%) ETL
3 10 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (14.55%) Performance Optimisation
5 7 (12.73%) Database Mirroring
5 7 (12.73%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (12.73%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (12.73%) SQL Optimisation
6 6 (10.91%) CRM
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Document Management
8 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.27%) Data Integration
8 4 (7.27%) Data Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (5.45%) Database Tuning
9 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (5.45%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 51 (92.73%) SQL
2 15 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.09%) C++
5 4 (7.27%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.64%) C#
6 2 (3.64%) R
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.82%) Perfmon
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Tableau
4 1 (1.82%) Cognos
4 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.82%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.82%) LANDesk
4 1 (1.82%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Rackspace
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