The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SQL Database Administrator
England / South East
Rank 209 219 212
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 32 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.56% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 33 21
Median daily rate £413 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.60% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £473 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £40.00
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SQL DBA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the South East

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +3 11 £425 -0.05% 2
Berkshire +27 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Kent +8 3 £400 - 1
Surrey +4 3 £425 +3.65% 1
West Sussex -3 3 £250 -39.39%
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £325 -12.16% 2
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 50 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 47 (85.45%) SQL
3 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
4 26 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (41.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 19 (34.55%) T-SQL
7 17 (30.91%) Clustering
7 17 (30.91%) Performance Tuning
7 17 (30.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
9 15 (27.27%) Replication
9 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 14 (25.45%) Windows
11 12 (21.82%) Oracle
11 12 (21.82%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (18.18%) High Availability
13 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.36%) Migration
14 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
15 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
15 7 (12.73%) Unix
15 7 (12.73%) ITIL
15 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (12.73%) Linux
15 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
15 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) SAN
2 2 (3.64%) NAS
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 26 (47.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 23 (41.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (30.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle Database
8 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (9.09%) Relational Database
9 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (7.27%) MySQL
11 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
12 2 (3.64%) DB2
12 2 (3.64%) DTS
12 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (3.64%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.82%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.82%) MDX
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.82%) SOAP
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Clustering
2 15 (27.27%) Replication
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) HACMP
5 1 (1.82%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.45%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (12.73%) Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Unix
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (29.09%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (21.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (18.18%) High Availability
5 9 (16.36%) Migration
6 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 5 (9.09%) ETL
7 5 (9.09%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.45%) Change Control
9 3 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.45%) Incident Management
9 3 (5.45%) Project Management
9 3 (5.45%) Scrum
9 3 (5.45%) SQL Optimisation
10 2 (3.64%) Change Management
10 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
10 2 (3.64%) Database Optimisation
10 2 (3.64%) ETL Development
10 2 (3.64%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 47 (85.45%) SQL
2 19 (34.55%) T-SQL
3 6 (10.91%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.64%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) MCITP
5 3 (5.45%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.82%) MCP
6 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) vSphere
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) IDERA
5 1 (1.82%) NetApp
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
5 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.82%) Splunk
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