Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 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 Server Database Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 197 229
Rank change year-on-year +3 +32 -33
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 10 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.33% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.35% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 12
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -17.30% +3.64%
10th Percentile £263 £271 £281
90th Percentile £410 £368 £400
England median daily rate £406 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 - £37.50

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 5,200 5,778 7,973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 94.35% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,319 3,726 4,803
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £240 £226
90th Percentile £598 £575 £560
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 264 219 393
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £21.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% -17.84% +29.09%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.70 £48.75 £47.63
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 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 +9 6 £338 +23.85% 1
Cheshire -5 2 £280 -6.67%
Lancashire +12 1 £360 +227.27% 1
SQL Server DBA
England

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (30.00%) Replication
5 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (20.00%) PaaS
7 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) High Availability
7 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
7 1 (10.00%) Line Management
7 1 (10.00%) People Management
7 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
7 1 (10.00%) Finance
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) People Management
3 1 (10.00%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (10.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle