The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Database Administrator
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 410 404 351
Rank change year-on-year -6 -53  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 199 263 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 171 228
Median daily rate £388 £363 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +2.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £32.66 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SQL DBA in the UK

SQL DBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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
England -7 187 £400 +9.73% 57
London -4 65 £450 +12.50% 15
South East +26 37 £375 -13.59% 8
West Midlands +34 30 £350 +2.94% 3
North West +29 23 £355 +9.23% 6
Yorkshire +4 10 £375 +7.91% 12
Scotland +31 9 £338 -0.73% 2
Birmingham +27 9 £320 +3.22%
Manchester +15 9 £344 +3.77% 3
Milton Keynes -15 9 £298 -13.76%
Buckinghamshire -16 9 £298 -13.76%
Merseyside -1 8 £419 +88.20% 2
Wolverhampton - 8 £350 -
North East +57 7 £310 +9.73% 1
Berkshire +23 7 £375 -16.66%
City of London -14 7 £525 +54.41% 4
East of England -21 7 £400 +1.58% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +67 6 £310 +9.73% 1
Tyne and Wear +63 6 £310 +9.25% 1
Hampshire +9 6 £400 +9.89% 5
Surrey +6 6 £438 +9.37% 1
South West -9 6 £400 +14.28% 7
Edinburgh +18 5 £338 -23.64% 1
West Yorkshire 0 5 £375 +7.14% 10
Cheshire +25 4 £360 +10.76% 1
West Sussex +18 4 £250 -39.39%
Leeds +17 4 £375 +13.63% 9
Liverpool -3 4 £419 +88.20% 2
Wirral - 4 £400 -
Gatwick - 4 £250 -

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 345 (89.61%) SQL
2 333 (86.49%) SQL Server
3 158 (41.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 135 (35.06%) Microsoft
5 122 (31.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 119 (30.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 108 (28.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 108 (28.05%) T-SQL
8 102 (26.49%) Performance Tuning
9 89 (23.12%) SQL Server 2014
10 87 (22.60%) Clustering
11 85 (22.08%) Windows
12 83 (21.56%) Migration
13 77 (20.00%) High Availability
14 72 (18.70%) Business Intelligence
14 72 (18.70%) Oracle
15 70 (18.18%) Replication
16 67 (17.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 57 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
18 56 (14.55%) PowerShell
19 53 (13.77%) SQL Server 2005
20 52 (13.51%) SQL Server 2016
21 49 (12.73%) Windows Server
22 47 (12.21%) Finance
23 45 (11.69%) ETL
23 45 (11.69%) Oracle Database
24 43 (11.17%) ITIL
25 39 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
26 36 (9.35%) Security Cleared
27 35 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (1.82%) IIS
2 7 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.26%) CMS
3 1 (0.26%) Confluence
3 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.52%) SPSS
3 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 32 (8.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.78%) IaaS
3 3 (0.78%) Office 365
4 2 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.52%) GitHub
4 2 (0.52%) PaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.26%) G Suite
5 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.19%) SAN
2 6 (1.56%) NAS
3 3 (0.78%) BIG-IP
3 3 (0.78%) LAN
3 3 (0.78%) VLAN
3 3 (0.78%) WAN
4 2 (0.52%) DNS
4 2 (0.52%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.52%) Firewall
4 2 (0.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.26%) DMZ
5 1 (0.26%) Internet
5 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 333 (86.49%) SQL Server
2 158 (41.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 122 (31.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 119 (30.91%) SQL Server 2008
5 108 (28.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 89 (23.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 67 (17.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 53 (13.77%) SQL Server 2005
9 52 (13.51%) SQL Server 2016
10 45 (11.69%) Oracle Database
11 35 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
12 31 (8.05%) Relational Database
13 24 (6.23%) RDBMS
14 22 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
15 19 (4.94%) MySQL
16 17 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 15 (3.90%) SQL Server 2000
18 14 (3.64%) Oracle9i Database
19 11 (2.86%) DTS
20 10 (2.60%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.52%) Toad
6 1 (0.26%) Ant
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 47 (12.21%) Finance
2 29 (7.53%) Banking
3 9 (2.34%) Advertising
3 9 (2.34%) Legal
4 7 (1.82%) Local Government
5 6 (1.56%) Marketing
5 6 (1.56%) Retail
6 5 (1.30%) Law
7 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.52%) Electronics
9 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.16%) .NET
2 5 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 5 (1.30%) Web Services
3 3 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (0.52%) MDX
5 1 (0.26%) ADO.NET
5 1 (0.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.26%) DHTML
5 1 (0.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.26%) ISPF
5 1 (0.26%) JSON
5 1 (0.26%) Middleware
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.26%) XHTML
5 1 (0.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (22.60%) Clustering
2 70 (18.18%) Replication
3 13 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 6 (1.56%) Fintech
6 5 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.04%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.52%) FMCG
9 2 (0.52%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.52%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.26%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.26%) Equities
10 1 (0.26%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 85 (22.08%) Windows
2 49 (12.73%) Windows Server
3 39 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (9.09%) Linux
4 35 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (5.97%) Unix
6 20 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.82%) AIX
9 5 (1.30%) Solaris
10 2 (0.52%) HPUX
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.26%) CentOS
11 1 (0.26%) MVS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (26.49%) Performance Tuning
2 83 (21.56%) Migration
3 77 (20.00%) High Availability
4 72 (18.70%) Business Intelligence
5 57 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 45 (11.69%) ETL
7 43 (11.17%) ITIL
8 33 (8.57%) Change Management
9 24 (6.23%) Performance Monitoring
10 23 (5.97%) Database Mirroring
11 17 (4.42%) Problem Management
12 16 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.90%) Capacity Management
13 15 (3.90%) Performance Optimisation
14 14 (3.64%) Data Migration
15 13 (3.38%) Data Management
15 13 (3.38%) Data Modelling
15 13 (3.38%) SQL Optimisation
16 12 (3.12%) Database Tuning
16 12 (3.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 345 (89.61%) SQL
2 108 (28.05%) T-SQL
3 56 (14.55%) PowerShell
4 15 (3.90%) PL/SQL
5 9 (2.34%) VB
6 8 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.56%) C#
7 6 (1.56%) Python
8 4 (1.04%) Java
8 4 (1.04%) Perl
9 3 (0.78%) C++
10 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.52%) R
10 2 (0.52%) VBA
11 1 (0.26%) C
11 1 (0.26%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.26%) REXX
11 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 36 (9.35%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (6.23%) SC Cleared
4 15 (3.90%) MCDBA
5 11 (2.86%) Degree
6 7 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.82%) MCITP
6 7 (1.82%) MCSA
6 7 (1.82%) MCSE
7 6 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.30%) DBS Check
8 5 (1.30%) MCP
9 3 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.52%) OCP
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.26%) HNC
11 1 (0.26%) HND
11 1 (0.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.90%) QA
2 14 (3.64%) SLA
3 6 (1.56%) PMO
4 5 (1.30%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) HL7
7 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (4.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.04%) vSphere
5 3 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.52%) Docker
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.26%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (4.42%) Microsoft Clustering
2 13 (3.38%) Failover Clustering
2 13 (3.38%) SCOM
3 12 (3.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.04%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.04%) Perfmon
5 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (0.52%) Ansible
6 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.52%) SCCM
7 1 (0.26%) Control-M
7 1 (0.26%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.26%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 72 (18.70%) Oracle
3 21 (5.45%) VMware
4 10 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.08%) HP
6 5 (1.30%) Sybase
6 5 (1.30%) Tableau
7 4 (1.04%) F5
7 4 (1.04%) IBM
7 4 (1.04%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.78%) iManage
8 3 (0.78%) NetApp
8 3 (0.78%) RedGate
8 3 (0.78%) SAP
8 3 (0.78%) Splunk
9 2 (0.52%) 3PAR
9 2 (0.52%) CA
9 2 (0.52%) Cisco
9 2 (0.52%) Citrix
9 2 (0.52%) EqualLogic
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 21 days ago