Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 173 163
Rank change year-on-year -14 -10 +39
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 23 28 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.49% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.51% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 49
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% - -7.21%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £440 £418 £390
England median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -64.71% +18.06% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,680 5,469 6,565
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.96% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,563 3,438 4,221
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £578 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 351 249 239
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.92% -21.86%
10th Percentile £11.11 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £45.50 £47.50 £45.15
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.04% +3.52% +1.46%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 14 November 2018.

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 6 months to 14 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 11 £400 +45.45% 14
Cheshire -5 8 £368 +22.50% 7
Lancashire -18 3 £175 -48.91% 3
Merseyside -4 1 £350 +4.48% 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, SQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 22 (95.65%) SQL Server
3 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (21.74%) Clustering
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
7 5 (21.74%) High Availability
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (17.39%) Replication
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
9 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.04%) ETL
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
10 2 (8.70%) Finance
10 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database

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 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.35%) IaaS
3 1 (4.35%) PaaS
3 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (95.65%) SQL Server
2 12 (52.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (8.70%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (4.35%) DB2
9 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
9 1 (4.35%) MySQL
9 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
9 1 (4.35%) Riak
9 1 (4.35%) SQL CLR
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Local Government
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.04%) ETL
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Data Encryption
5 2 (8.70%) Data Management
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
5 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCDP
1 1 (4.35%) CCNP
1 1 (4.35%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) CISM
1 1 (4.35%) CISSP
1 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Informatica
3 1 (4.35%) RedGate
3 1 (4.35%) VMware