Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £322 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 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 > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 92 96
Rank change year-on-year +14 +4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 14 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.18% 0.86% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.87% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 15
Wales median daily rate £322 £314 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -3.46% -27.37%
10th Percentile £306 £287 £294
90th Percentile £398 £343 £406
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% -16.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1149 1372 1596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.93% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 921 1132
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £193 £210
90th Percentile £550 £556 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 89 80
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -3.51%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.30 £9.23
90th Percentile £47.00 £64.00 £30.48
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Wales

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Wales

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Wales

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Wales +16 14 £322 +3.04% 1
SQL DBA
UK

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 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 across the Wales region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (50.00%) Migration
5 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) High Availability
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Clustering
7 4 (28.57%) Windows
7 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
8 3 (21.43%) IaaS
8 3 (21.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (21.43%) ETL
8 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (21.43%) SAP
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (92.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (21.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
5 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) High Availability
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) ETL
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Prototyping
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) VMware