The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 30 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 Server Database Administrator
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 137 139
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.10% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.11% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Median daily rate £320 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £370 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +21.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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 2477 2805 2991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.27% 96.36% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1576 1818 1865
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 183 151
Median hourly rate £38.50 £38.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +29.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.80 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the South West

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the South West.

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

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Somerset - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £315 -
Bristol +6 1 £260 -25.71% 2
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) SQL
3 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) Release Management
5 4 (30.77%) ETL
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) OLTP
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (23.08%) High Availability
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (15.38%) SaaS
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) SAP
7 2 (15.38%) Data Mart
7 2 (15.38%) Scrum
7 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) ISO 14001
8 1 (7.69%) Data Security
8 1 (7.69%) Electronics
8 1 (7.69%) Finance
8 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (7.69%) Replication
8 1 (7.69%) VMware

SQL Server 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:

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) OLTP
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (15.38%) Data Mart
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (7.69%) Ingres
6 1 (7.69%) MySQL
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
1 1 (7.69%) Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Digital Media
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ETL
1 4 (30.77%) Release Management
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Cutover Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Data Encryption
4 1 (7.69%) Data Management
4 1 (7.69%) Data Security
4 1 (7.69%) Database Tuning
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Optimisation
4 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 14001
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware