The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 28 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 75 38
Rank change year-on-year +12 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 2 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.29% 0.73% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.74% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 18
Median daily rate £275 £356 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.80% +75.92%  
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 Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 675 676 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.29% 98.40% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 451 398
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £188 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 39 44
Median hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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
South Wales +15 2 £275 -22.80% 1
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wales region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (93.33%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (26.67%) High Availability
5 4 (26.67%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (20.00%) MCITP
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (20.00%) MySQL
6 3 (20.00%) Windows
6 3 (20.00%) MCDBA
6 3 (20.00%) RedGate
6 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) OpenUP
6 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) DevOps
7 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
7 2 (13.33%) Python

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (20.00%) MySQL
4 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
3 3 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) OpenUP
3 3 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Data Security
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Release Management
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCDBA
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 3 (20.00%) RedGate
4 2 (13.33%) SaltStack
5 1 (6.67%) VMware