The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 215 232
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 37 47 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.55% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 31
Median daily rate £375 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £354 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +1.42% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

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 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Buckinghamshire -13 9 £298 -13.76% 1
Berkshire +22 7 £375 -14.28%
Hampshire +12 6 £400 +9.89% 5
Surrey +4 6 £438 +6.70% 2
West Sussex +12 4 £250 -39.39% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 - 2
East Sussex +1 2 - -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 54 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 53 (76.81%) SQL
3 30 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 27 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
6 19 (27.54%) Clustering
7 18 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
8 17 (24.64%) Windows
8 17 (24.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
9 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
10 14 (20.29%) Oracle
11 13 (18.84%) Replication
11 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
12 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (17.39%) High Availability
13 11 (15.94%) Migration
14 10 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (14.49%) Process Improvement
15 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 9 (13.04%) Relational Database
15 9 (13.04%) Linux
15 9 (13.04%) ITIL
15 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
17 7 (10.14%) MySQL
17 7 (10.14%) DB2

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) SAN
2 6 (8.70%) NAS
3 1 (1.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 30 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 27 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (24.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (23.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
7 7 (10.14%) DB2
7 7 (10.14%) MySQL
7 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (8.70%) RDBMS
9 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (5.80%) NoSQL
10 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
11 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (2.90%) DTS
12 2 (2.90%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Advertising
2 3 (4.35%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (1.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.54%) Clustering
2 13 (18.84%) Replication
3 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.45%) HACMP
6 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.04%) Linux
5 7 (10.14%) Unix
6 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.35%) AIX
7 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (17.39%) High Availability
4 11 (15.94%) Migration
5 10 (14.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (14.49%) Process Improvement
6 9 (13.04%) ITIL
7 8 (11.59%) Problem Management
8 7 (10.14%) Project Management
9 6 (8.70%) Change Control
9 6 (8.70%) Change Management
9 6 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
9 6 (8.70%) ETL
10 5 (7.25%) Performance Optimisation
11 4 (5.80%) Database Optimisation
11 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
12 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.35%) SQL Optimisation
13 2 (2.90%) Performance Improvement
13 2 (2.90%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 53 (76.81%) SQL
2 14 (20.29%) T-SQL
3 6 (8.70%) VB
4 3 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.45%) C#
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.84%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) MCDBA
3 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.45%) HNC
5 1 (1.45%) HND
5 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) PMO
2 3 (4.35%) SLA
3 2 (2.90%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.90%) vSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) Ansible
2 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.29%) Oracle
3 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 2 (2.90%) Splunk
5 2 (2.90%) Tableau
6 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.45%) Citrix
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) F5
6 1 (1.45%) IBM