The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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 Server Database Administrator
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 254 237
Rank change year-on-year +11 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 12 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.15% 0.18% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 16
Median daily rate £375 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.73% +27.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £413 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £45.00

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 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
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 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 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
West Sussex +17 4 £250 -39.39%
Hampshire +12 3 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 3 - -
Surrey +7 1 £425 -
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 27 June 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 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 11 (40.74%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (33.33%) Replication
7 8 (29.63%) Clustering
7 8 (29.63%) Windows
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (29.63%) High Availability
7 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
8 7 (25.93%) MCDBA
8 7 (25.93%) Oracle
8 7 (25.93%) Migration
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (22.22%) SAN
9 6 (22.22%) Project Management
9 6 (22.22%) Change Management
9 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
9 6 (22.22%) VB
9 6 (22.22%) DB2
9 6 (22.22%) ITIL
9 6 (22.22%) Change Control
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (22.22%) NAS
9 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008

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 (3.70%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) NAS
1 6 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (29.63%) Relational Database
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (22.22%) DB2
5 6 (22.22%) RDBMS
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (11.11%) MySQL
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (7.41%) DTS
8 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Replication
2 8 (29.63%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (37.04%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (37.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (29.63%) High Availability
4 7 (25.93%) Migration
5 6 (22.22%) Change Control
5 6 (22.22%) Change Management
5 6 (22.22%) Database Mirroring
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) ETL
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.11%) SQL Optimisation
8 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
9 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.70%) Information Security
9 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
9 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) VB
3 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) MCDBA
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HNC
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) PMO
2 3 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat