The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 47 51 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 4 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.07% 0.23% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.24% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 11
Median daily rate £400 £388 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +38.39%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
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 Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 356 417 238
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.44% 96.30% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 274 154
Median daily rate £425 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 16
Median hourly rate £16.24 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.96% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £20.00 £30.00
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 Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Sheffield

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Sheffield

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 26 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 Sheffield region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
3 10 (62.50%) Finance
4 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
5 7 (43.75%) Replication
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (31.25%) High Availability
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (25.00%) Oracle
8 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (18.75%) ETL
9 3 (18.75%) Clustering
9 3 (18.75%) Server Building
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
10 2 (12.50%) Fintech
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (12.50%) Statistics
10 2 (12.50%) Big Data
10 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
10 2 (12.50%) Banking
10 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 2 (12.50%) Migration
10 2 (12.50%) MySQL

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (12.50%) Big Data
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (6.25%) Sybase IQ
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) High Availability
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 3 (18.75%) Server Building
4 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
5 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.25%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase