Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 197 185
Rank change year-on-year +43 -12 -33
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 49 32 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.87% 0.42% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.44% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 38
North West median daily rate £350 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.89% +0.38%
10th Percentile £307 £223 £259
90th Percentile £449 £392 £429
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.79% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.06% -4.00% -11.76%

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 5327 7280 7193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.32% 94.72% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3225 4448 3996
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £225
90th Percentile £545 £538 £546
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 282 305 413
North West median hourly rate £22.25 £18.99 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.20% +2.73% +8.71%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.35 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.46 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.84% +8.57% +2.94%

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 20 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017. 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 +34 28 £344 -3.51% 2
Cheshire +27 9 £355 +13.60%
Merseyside -3 8 £419 +88.20% 4
Lancashire +19 3 £321 -1.15% 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 47 (95.92%) SQL
1 47 (95.92%) SQL Server
2 32 (65.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (32.65%) High Availability
5 15 (30.61%) Migration
6 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (22.45%) Windows
7 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2014
8 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
9 9 (18.37%) ETL
9 9 (18.37%) Replication
9 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (18.37%) Performance Optimisation
9 9 (18.37%) SQL Optimisation
10 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
10 8 (16.33%) Clustering
10 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
11 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
11 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
11 7 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
11 7 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
12 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) SAN
2 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (4.08%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.08%) VLAN
2 2 (4.08%) WAN
3 1 (2.04%) DMZ
3 1 (2.04%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (95.92%) SQL Server
2 32 (65.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (32.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (24.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (20.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
10 4 (8.16%) Oracle Database
11 3 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (4.08%) Power BI
12 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (4.08%) TKPROF
13 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
13 1 (2.04%) KNIME
13 1 (2.04%) OLTP
13 1 (2.04%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (4.08%) Toad
2 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
1 4 (8.16%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) JSON
3 1 (2.04%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Replication
2 8 (16.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.45%) Windows
2 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Linux
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Unix
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.04%) AIX
7 1 (2.04%) HPUX
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) High Availability
2 15 (30.61%) Migration
3 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (18.37%) ETL
4 9 (18.37%) Performance Optimisation
4 9 (18.37%) SQL Optimisation
5 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
5 7 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) CRM
7 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.12%) Change Management
8 3 (6.12%) Database Tuning
8 3 (6.12%) Document Management
8 3 (6.12%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (4.08%) Complex ETL
9 2 (4.08%) Database Mirroring
9 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (95.92%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) C++
5 2 (4.08%) Perl
6 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.04%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.04%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.08%) Perfmon
2 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
4 2 (4.08%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.08%) HP
4 2 (4.08%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Kofax
5 1 (2.04%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.04%) NetApp
5 1 (2.04%) RedGate
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
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