The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 140 137
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.073% 0.034% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.035% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £350 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.44%  
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 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 2617 2845 2953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.83% 95.44% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1839 1907
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 140 196
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
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 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 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
Bristol -2 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 £350 - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

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 West region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) Release Management
6 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Change Control
6 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Subversion
6 1 (11.11%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) QA
6 1 (11.11%) Data Security
6 1 (11.11%) Electronics

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) MySQL
5 1 (11.11%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 1 (11.11%) Electronics
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Cutover Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Security
3 1 (11.11%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) ETL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP