Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £366 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 160 190
Rank change year-on-year -34 +30 +1
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 26 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.71% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 40
North West median daily rate £366 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.64% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £265 £263 £259
90th Percentile £450 £475 £389
England median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £29.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year -49.58% -15.00% -6.67%

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 5,661 5,479 6,868
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.55% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,512 3,347 4,321
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £564 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 249 262
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.24% -7.91%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -25 10 £403 +19.26% 7
Cheshire -12 9 £360 - 2
Merseyside +11 3 £400 -3.03% 1
Lancashire -10 3 £175 -44.00%
Cumbria - 1 - -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 26 (100.00%) SQL
1 26 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (34.62%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (30.77%) Windows
7 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
7 7 (26.92%) Replication
7 7 (26.92%) Clustering
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (23.08%) High Availability
8 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (23.08%) Migration
8 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
10 4 (15.38%) Finance
10 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (15.38%) Confluence
11 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
11 3 (11.54%) Local Government
11 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (11.54%) JIRA
11 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.54%) ITIL

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 4 (15.38%) Confluence
2 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (46.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (42.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (38.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (7.69%) Power BI
11 1 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (3.85%) Big Data
11 1 (3.85%) DB2
11 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
11 1 (3.85%) MySQL
11 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
11 1 (3.85%) Riak
11 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Local Government
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
1 7 (26.92%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (23.08%) High Availability
2 6 (23.08%) Migration
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Management
4 3 (11.54%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Patch Management
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (7.69%) Data Encryption
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (7.69%) ETL
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Security Hardening
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (26.92%) T-SQL
3 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CCDP
1 1 (3.85%) CCNP
1 1 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) CISM
1 1 (3.85%) CISSP
1 1 (3.85%) MCSA
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
1 3 (11.54%) SCOM
1 3 (11.54%) SCOrch
1 3 (11.54%) SCVMM
2 2 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) 3PAR
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Informatica
4 1 (3.85%) RedGate
4 1 (3.85%) Snow
4 1 (3.85%) VMware