Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £425 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 Server Database Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 353 345
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -15
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 18 32 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 42
South East median daily rate £425 £435 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +25.18% -10.32%
10th Percentile £326 £222 £287
90th Percentile £470 £500 £419
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £41.25

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 Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the South East

SQL Server 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 Server 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
Hampshire +19 7 £425 +100.00%
Thames Valley -10 5 £355 -8.39% 3
Surrey -21 4 £450 +20.00%
Berkshire +8 3 £310 -20.00%
Kent -19 1 £350 -22.65%
Buckinghamshire -30 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) SQL
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 6 (33.33%) High Availability
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (27.78%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) Migration
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) ETL
9 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (22.22%) Database Tuning
10 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (16.67%) User Stories
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
10 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
10 3 (16.67%) SLA
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
10 3 (16.67%) MySQL
10 3 (16.67%) Oracle
10 3 (16.67%) ITIL
10 3 (16.67%) MCITP
10 3 (16.67%) Statistics
10 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery

SQL Server 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 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) VLAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (16.67%) MySQL
7 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 2 (11.11%) DB2
8 2 (11.11%) MongoDB
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (5.56%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (5.56%) OLAP
9 1 (5.56%) OLTP
9 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (33.33%) High Availability
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Database Tuning
4 4 (22.22%) ETL
5 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (16.67%) Statistics
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Database Security
6 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (88.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Korn
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCITP
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) XenApp
1 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) RedGate
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.56%) Polycom
4 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware