Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 549 463 364
Rank change year-on-year -86 -99 +56
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 352 497 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.47% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 352 543
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £275
90th Percentile £488 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 10
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -16.20%
10th Percentile £23.25 £31.33 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.75 £65.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year -18.75% +3.23% -15.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SQL DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -88 320 £395 +8.52% 56
UK excluding London -69 223 £375 +10.29% 41
London -14 127 £420 +5.00% 17
North of England -9 62 £375 +7.91% 10
South East -12 46 £388 -3.13% 6
Midlands +15 42 £388 +11.35% 8
West Midlands +25 35 £375 +11.44% 2
Yorkshire +5 29 £375 -9.09% 5
North West -18 27 £325 - 4
East of England -33 24 £400 +26.98% 14
South West -41 19 £350 +7.69% 1
Wales +15 14 £322 +2.63%
Scotland +3 14 £375 +8.70% 1
North East +46 6 £375 -5.96% 1
East Midlands -12 5 £419 +36.73% 5
Northern Ireland -38 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 328 (93.18%) SQL
2 283 (80.40%) SQL Server
3 107 (30.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 97 (27.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 97 (27.56%) Microsoft
5 91 (25.85%) Windows
6 90 (25.57%) T-SQL
7 87 (24.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 81 (23.01%) Performance Tuning
9 77 (21.88%) SQL Server 2016
10 76 (21.59%) Oracle
10 76 (21.59%) Migration
11 71 (20.17%) SQL Server 2012
12 62 (17.61%) Replication
13 57 (16.19%) Clustering
14 55 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 52 (14.77%) PowerShell
16 51 (14.49%) SQL Server 2014
17 50 (14.20%) High Availability
17 50 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
18 48 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
19 47 (13.35%) Finance
20 46 (13.07%) Oracle Database
21 43 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
22 39 (11.08%) Windows Server
23 37 (10.51%) ETL
23 37 (10.51%) ITIL
24 36 (10.23%) SQL Server 2005
25 34 (9.66%) Performance Monitoring
26 29 (8.24%) MySQL

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (1.99%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.14%) IIS
3 3 (0.85%) SAS
4 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.27%) IaaS
4 5 (1.42%) PaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.57%) Office 365
6 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.28%) G Suite
6 1 (0.28%) SaaS
6 1 (0.28%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.97%) SAN
2 5 (1.42%) Firewall
3 4 (1.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.57%) DNS
4 2 (0.57%) LAN
4 2 (0.57%) SMS
4 2 (0.57%) VLAN
4 2 (0.57%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 283 (80.40%) SQL Server
2 107 (30.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 97 (27.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 87 (24.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 77 (21.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 71 (20.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 55 (15.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (14.49%) SQL Server 2014
9 46 (13.07%) Oracle Database
10 36 (10.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 29 (8.24%) MySQL
12 19 (5.40%) Data Warehouse
13 18 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
14 17 (4.83%) Relational Database
15 15 (4.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 12 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
17 11 (3.13%) RDBMS
17 11 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
18 10 (2.84%) DB2
Development Applications
1 17 (4.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.42%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.85%) JIRA
5 3 (0.85%) Toad
6 2 (0.57%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.28%) Ant
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) GitLab
7 1 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.28%) Subversion
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 47 (13.35%) Finance
2 25 (7.10%) Banking
3 8 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.70%) Retail
5 5 (1.42%) Local Government
6 4 (1.14%) Law
6 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.85%) Marketing
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.69%) .NET
2 4 (1.14%) Web Services
2 4 (1.14%) XML
3 3 (0.85%) HTML
3 3 (0.85%) YAML
4 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.57%) CSS
4 2 (0.57%) MDX
5 1 (0.28%) Ajax
5 1 (0.28%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.28%) DHTML
5 1 (0.28%) HTML5
5 1 (0.28%) jQuery
5 1 (0.28%) JSON
5 1 (0.28%) Middleware
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.28%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 62 (17.61%) Replication
2 57 (16.19%) Clustering
3 14 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.84%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.84%) FMCG
6 6 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.42%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.42%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 2 (0.57%) Fintech
8 2 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.28%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.28%) NHS
9 1 (0.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 91 (25.85%) Windows
2 39 (11.08%) Windows Server
3 27 (7.67%) Linux
4 22 (6.25%) Unix
5 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.42%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.14%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.85%) AIX
9 3 (0.85%) Solaris
9 3 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.57%) HPUX
10 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.57%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.28%) CentOS
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.28%) VMS
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.01%) Performance Tuning
2 76 (21.59%) Migration
3 50 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
3 50 (14.20%) High Availability
4 43 (12.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (10.51%) ETL
5 37 (10.51%) ITIL
6 34 (9.66%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (6.82%) Data Migration
8 20 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (4.83%) Data Modelling
10 16 (4.55%) Change Management
10 16 (4.55%) E-Commerce
11 15 (4.26%) DevOps
12 13 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (3.41%) Data Analysis
14 11 (3.13%) Database Mirroring
14 11 (3.13%) Database Tuning
15 9 (2.56%) Statistics
15 9 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 328 (93.18%) SQL
2 90 (25.57%) T-SQL
3 52 (14.77%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.41%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.41%) Python
5 9 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 6 (1.70%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.70%) Java
7 5 (1.42%) C#
7 5 (1.42%) Perl
7 5 (1.42%) VBA
8 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.85%) VBScript
9 2 (0.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.57%) Korn
9 2 (0.57%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (5.68%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.27%) Degree
5 7 (1.99%) MCITP
6 6 (1.70%) MCSA
7 4 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.14%) MCSE
8 3 (0.85%) MCDBA
8 3 (0.85%) MCP
9 2 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.13%) SLA
2 7 (1.99%) QA
3 4 (1.14%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
4 1 (0.28%) Solvency II
System Software
1 24 (6.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.42%) Docker
4 5 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.85%) XenApp
6 3 (0.85%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.28%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (3.41%) Microsoft Clustering
1 12 (3.41%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (3.13%) SCOM
3 9 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (1.42%) Ansible
4 5 (1.42%) Control-M
5 4 (1.14%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.57%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.57%) Puppet
7 2 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.57%) WMI
8 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 97 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 76 (21.59%) Oracle
3 18 (5.11%) VMware
4 17 (4.83%) RedGate
5 10 (2.84%) Citrix
6 7 (1.99%) Remedy
7 6 (1.70%) Veeam
8 5 (1.42%) SAP
9 4 (1.14%) EMC
9 4 (1.14%) HP
9 4 (1.14%) ServiceNow
9 4 (1.14%) Symantec
10 3 (0.85%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.85%) Sybase
11 2 (0.57%) IBM
11 2 (0.57%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.57%) Sage
11 2 (0.57%) Sun
11 2 (0.57%) Veritas