Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 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 Server Database Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 228 225
Rank change year-on-year +49 -3 -46
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 22 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.20% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.21% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 10
North West median daily rate £344 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -13.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £299 £300 £300
90th Percentile £449 £375 £427
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +12.94%

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 5356 7247 7289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.28% 94.68% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3247 4429 4049
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £226
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 300 414
North West median hourly rate £21.50 £18.99 £18.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.20% +2.83% +8.65%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.10 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.74% +8.57% +2.94%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the North West over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the North West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 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 +24 11 £338 -5.26% 1
Merseyside +4 7 £413 +26.92% 1
Cheshire +22 3 £300 -4.00%
Lancashire - 1 £330 -
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (95.45%) SQL
3 15 (68.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (50.00%) High Availability
4 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (40.91%) Migration
6 7 (31.82%) Performance Optimisation
6 7 (31.82%) SQL Optimisation
6 7 (31.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (31.82%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
8 5 (22.73%) Data Integration
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (22.73%) QA
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
9 4 (18.18%) Linux
9 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (13.64%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (13.64%) Replication
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (9.09%) Banking

SQL Server 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 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (68.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (18.18%) MongoDB
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
8 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (4.55%) OLAP
8 1 (4.55%) OLTP
8 1 (4.55%) Power BI
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.55%) SSDT
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) High Availability
2 9 (40.91%) Migration
3 7 (31.82%) Performance Optimisation
3 7 (31.82%) Proactive Monitoring
3 7 (31.82%) Server Virtualisation
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Optimisation
4 5 (22.73%) Data Integration
5 3 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.55%) Complex ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
7 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) ETL
7 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
7 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (95.45%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.55%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (4.55%) R
4 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (4.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) RedGate
3 1 (4.55%) Symantec
3 1 (4.55%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) VMware