Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 158 204
Rank change year-on-year -25 +46 -38
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 21 58 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.96% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.01% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 42 30
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% -14.21% +7.69%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £270
90th Percentile £394 £388 £400
England median daily rate £400 £363 £380
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.61% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £50.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +42.86% -3.45%

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 5,111 5,731 7,967
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.37% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,263 3,694 4,809
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £238 £225
90th Percentile £598 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 216 394
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -18.60% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.46 £46.13 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -3 7 £275 -8.33% 7
Cheshire -12 7 £280 -6.67% 2
Merseyside +7 3 £335 -10.67% 1
Lancashire +8 2 £343 +5.38% 2
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (23.81%) SAN
6 5 (23.81%) Clustering
7 4 (19.05%) Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Replication
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Remedy
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
8 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
8 3 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (9.52%) Liquibase
9 2 (9.52%) Veeam
9 2 (9.52%) Open Source
9 2 (9.52%) PaaS
9 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 2 (9.52%) MySQL
7 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
7 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.76%) Redis
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (4.76%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Liquibase
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Solaris
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Database Security
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Line Management
5 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.76%) People Management
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Trend Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Veeam
4 1 (4.76%) IBM