The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 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.

SQL Database Administrator
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 118 123
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 16 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 19
Median daily rate £325 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £316 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2447 2806 3017
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.18% 96.36% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1815 1883
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 184 149
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +33.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the South West

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the South West

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in the South West

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the South West

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Bristol 0 5 £319 -15.00% 5
Wiltshire - 4 £315 -
Somerset - 2 £350 -
Dorset +1 1 £325 -27.77%
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 44 (95.65%) SQL
2 37 (80.43%) SQL Server
3 19 (41.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (39.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (36.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (36.96%) T-SQL
6 16 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
8 12 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
10 10 (21.74%) High Availability
11 9 (19.57%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) Data Management
11 9 (19.57%) Migration
12 8 (17.39%) Clustering
12 8 (17.39%) Replication
12 8 (17.39%) MySQL
13 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
14 6 (13.04%) Windows
14 6 (13.04%) ITIL
14 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
15 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
15 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
15 5 (10.87%) SAP

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (80.43%) SQL Server
2 19 (41.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (39.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (36.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (23.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (17.39%) MySQL
9 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (6.52%) Ingres
10 3 (6.52%) OLTP
11 2 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (4.35%) Data Mart
11 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
12 1 (2.17%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (2.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
1 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
1 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.52%) Electronics
2 3 (6.52%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Clustering
1 8 (17.39%) Replication
2 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Linux
2 6 (13.04%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Unix
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (21.74%) High Availability
3 9 (19.57%) Data Management
3 9 (19.57%) Migration
3 9 (19.57%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (15.22%) Data Modelling
5 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.04%) ITIL
6 5 (10.87%) ETL
6 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
7 4 (8.70%) Data Analysis
7 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (8.70%) Release Management
8 3 (6.52%) Data Encryption
8 3 (6.52%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.52%) Programme Management
8 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 3 (6.52%) SQL Optimisation
9 2 (4.35%) Database Security
9 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 44 (95.65%) SQL
2 17 (36.96%) T-SQL
3 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.87%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.35%) C#
5 2 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 14001
1 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) SAP
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat