Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 184 153
Rank change year-on-year +6 -31 +57
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 30 22 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.41% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.43% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 42
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.24% -14.21%
10th Percentile £321 £263 £263
90th Percentile £421 £394 £388
England median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% -33.33% +42.86%

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 5,357 5,153 5,696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 95.62% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,357 3,285 3,669
North West median daily rate £403 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% - -
10th Percentile £243 £235 £236
90th Percentile £588 £597 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 266 214
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -18.22%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.25 £11.01
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.29 £46.68
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

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 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 22 January 2019. 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
Cheshire +10 17 £360 +28.57% 2
Manchester +3 10 £394 +43.18% 10
Lancashire -15 2 £350 +2.19%
Merseyside -7 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 22 January 2019, 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 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 27 (90.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (20.00%) High Availability
10 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (20.00%) Replication
10 6 (20.00%) ETL
10 6 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
11 5 (16.67%) Windows
11 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (16.67%) SQL CLR
12 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
12 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 4 (13.33%) Clustering
12 4 (13.33%) Migration
13 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
13 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (10.00%) Local Government

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 (3.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Broadband
1 1 (3.33%) Internet
1 1 (3.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (26.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (20.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (16.67%) SQL CLR
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (6.67%) Riak
11 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (3.33%) MySQL
11 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
11 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.00%) Local Government
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Replication
2 4 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 6 (20.00%) ETL
2 6 (20.00%) High Availability
3 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 3 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Database Security
7 1 (3.33%) Change Control
7 1 (3.33%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (3.33%) Data Encryption
7 1 (3.33%) Database Optimisation
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 30 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GDPR
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.33%) AppDynamics
2 1 (3.33%) Google
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle
2 1 (3.33%) RedGate
2 1 (3.33%) Sage
2 1 (3.33%) SAP
2 1 (3.33%) VMware