The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 3 months to 27 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 23 29
Rank change year-on-year +3 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.17% 1.27% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 1.37% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £250 - £300
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 Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 130 146 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.20% 92.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 104
Median daily rate £375 £338 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.56 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £76.80 £17.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Staffordshire

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Staffordshire

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Staffordshire

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Staffordshire region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (44.44%) Local Government
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
5 3 (33.33%) Replication
5 3 (33.33%) CRM
6 2 (22.22%) ETL
6 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (22.22%) Advertising
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (11.11%) Migration
7 1 (11.11%) Finance
7 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
7 1 (11.11%) OLAP

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) OLAP
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (44.44%) Local Government
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Management
2 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft