The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 160 154
Rank change year-on-year +39 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 14 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.099% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Median daily rate £338 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £251 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £369 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -8.33% +21.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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 2609 3807 3657
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.98% 94.44% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1587 2296 1937
Median daily rate £381 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.68% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 153 218
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.87 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.55% +7.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured SQL Server DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +18 8 £338 -12.90% 1
Merseyside - 3 £350 - 1
Cheshire +35 2 £325 +4.00% 1
Lancashire - 1 £330 - 2
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) High Availability
6 7 (36.84%) Performance Optimisation
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Optimisation
6 7 (36.84%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (36.84%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (26.32%) Migration
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (21.05%) Replication
8 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (15.79%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
9 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (15.79%) QA
9 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
9 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
10 2 (10.53%) ETL
10 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (10.53%) Active Directory

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:

Applications
1 2 (10.53%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (73.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
4 2 (10.53%) KNIME
4 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.53%) Power BI
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) High Availability
2 7 (36.84%) Performance Optimisation
2 7 (36.84%) Proactive Monitoring
2 7 (36.84%) Server Virtualisation
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Optimisation
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Data Integration
5 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (10.53%) Visualisation
7 1 (5.26%) Complex ETL
7 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Database Tuning
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Tableau
3 1 (5.26%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (5.26%) Rackspace
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
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