Period
to 19 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 165 133
Rank change year-on-year -25 -32 +16
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 6 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.48% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.51% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 22
West Midlands median daily rate £330 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +14.29% +5.66%
10th Percentile £292 £325 £225
90th Percentile £376 £446 £425
England median daily rate £400 £403 £375
% change year-on-year -0.62% +7.33% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £17.00
England median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +29.03% -29.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,683 4,540 4,433
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.42% 95.20% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,950 2,833 2,721
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £235 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 170 205
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £36.15
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% -1.66% -

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in the West Midlands

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in the West Midlands

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in the West Midlands

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 April 2019. 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
Staffordshire -5 2 - -
Coventry -14 2 £370 -17.78% 3
Birmingham +8 1 - - 3
SQL DBA
England

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, SQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) High Availability
4 1 (16.67%) Riak
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (16.67%) SSDT
4 1 (16.67%) Database Security
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) SAP

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) Riak
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (16.67%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Change Data Capture
2 1 (16.67%) Database Security
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP