Period
to 21 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 157 136
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 -7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 23 37 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.74% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 31
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £325 £185 £263
90th Percentile £438 £431 £450
England median daily rate £400 £363 £380
% change year-on-year +10.34% -4.61% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £60.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year -33.33% +34.83% +8.54%

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 4,563 5,012 4,799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 94.64% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,846 3,029 2,682
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 225 199
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.58 £16.75 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.93% +5.68% +0.51%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £36.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +1.08% -0.05% +12.18%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 February 2018. 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
Birmingham -5 12 £400 +16.36% 2
Staffordshire +1 6 £350 +7.69% 3
Coventry +11 2 £375 +97.37% 1
Warwickshire -4 1 - -
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Migration
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (21.74%) FMCG
7 5 (21.74%) Windows
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) ETL
8 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (13.04%) High Availability
9 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (8.70%) GitLab
10 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
10 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
10 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (69.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
8 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) GitLab
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
1 2 (8.70%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) FMCG
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
1 7 (30.43%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (17.39%) ETL
2 4 (17.39%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) High Availability
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (8.70%) Release Automation
4 2 (8.70%) Task Automation
5 1 (4.35%) Data Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Database Theory
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) XenApp
1 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Ansible
1 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Micro Focus
3 2 (8.70%) Serena
3 2 (8.70%) Symantec
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) RedGate
4 1 (4.35%) SAP