The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 39 - 22
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.76% - 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% - 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £275 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £315
% change year-on-year -6.66% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £28.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +57.72% -28.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 220 117 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 96.92% 95.90% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 51 58
Median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £105 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.61 £40.00 £24.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland that featured SQL DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Northern Ireland

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL DBA in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Northern Ireland

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
County Antrim - 4 £275 -
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Northern Ireland region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCDBA
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (75.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCDBA
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft