Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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 Database Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 319 273
Rank change year-on-year -7 -46 +14
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 45 66 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.39% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.42% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 44 93
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £208 £301
90th Percentile £477 £500 £438
England median daily rate £390 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -15.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -9 20 £388 +8.77% 5
Hampshire +24 14 £348 +54.44%
Berkshire +9 8 £419 -
Oxfordshire +7 7 £394 -25.00% 1
Surrey -25 6 £450 +16.13%
Buckinghamshire -35 5 £313 +64.47% 4
Kent -25 2 £425 -4.49% 1
Middlesex +8 1 - -
West Sussex -5 1 £350 -22.22%
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 43 (95.56%) SQL
2 36 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 17 (37.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (28.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (24.44%) Windows
7 11 (24.44%) High Availability
8 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 8 (17.78%) Oracle
10 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (17.78%) Migration
11 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (15.56%) Finance
11 7 (15.56%) ETL
11 7 (15.56%) MySQL
12 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
12 6 (13.33%) Replication
12 6 (13.33%) VMware
12 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
13 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (8.89%) MCITP
14 4 (8.89%) Veeam
14 4 (8.89%) Database Tuning

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) GitHub
3 1 (2.22%) IaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) SMS
2 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) VLAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (37.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (28.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (15.56%) MySQL
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
10 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (8.89%) DB2
11 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
12 3 (6.67%) DB2 UDB
12 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (4.44%) SQLPlus
14 1 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
14 1 (2.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (4.44%) Toad
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Replication
2 4 (8.89%) Clustering
3 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Fintech
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Unix
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (24.44%) High Availability
3 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (17.78%) Migration
4 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (15.56%) ETL
5 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.89%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.89%) Database Tuning
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
6 4 (8.89%) User Stories
7 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.67%) Process Improvement
7 3 (6.67%) Statistics
7 3 (6.67%) Task Automation
8 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.44%) Database Optimisation
8 2 (4.44%) Database Security
8 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 43 (95.56%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Python
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Korn
5 2 (4.44%) PHP
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.89%) MCITP
3 2 (4.44%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) XenApp
2 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) Oracle
3 6 (13.33%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) RedGate
4 4 (8.89%) Veeam
5 1 (2.22%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Citrix
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.22%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.22%) Polycom
5 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.22%) Splunk
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) Tableau