The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 116 112
Rank change year-on-year +25 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 30 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.66% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.70% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 9
Median daily rate £350 £345 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% -5.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £302 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £398 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +1.42% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1922 2853 2299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.63% 94.75% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1690 1407
Median daily rate £388 £399 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.88% +10.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £234 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Birmingham +21 8 - -
Wolverhampton - 8 £350 -
Coventry +14 2 £399 +7.77%
Staffordshire -1 2 £388 +19.23% 4
Warwickshire +7 1 £218 -37.85%
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 41 (91.11%) SQL
2 36 (80.00%) SQL Server
3 22 (48.89%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (42.22%) T-SQL
5 14 (31.11%) Clustering
5 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
7 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
8 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (20.00%) Replication
9 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (20.00%) High Availability
10 8 (17.78%) Migration
10 8 (17.78%) ETL
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle
12 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
13 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (11.11%) Capacity Management
13 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (11.11%) SCOM
13 5 (11.11%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) CMS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (31.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (31.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (6.67%) RDBMS
8 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
9 2 (4.44%) MySQL
9 2 (4.44%) OLAP
9 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
10 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (2.22%) Oracle OLAP
10 1 (2.22%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.89%) Marketing
2 3 (6.67%) Advertising
2 3 (6.67%) Local Government
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) DHTML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) MDX
2 1 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Clustering
2 9 (20.00%) Replication
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.44%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.44%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
1 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) CentOS
5 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (20.00%) High Availability
4 8 (17.78%) ETL
4 8 (17.78%) Migration
5 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.11%) Capacity Management
6 5 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.67%) CRM
8 3 (6.67%) Presales
8 3 (6.67%) Prototyping
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (4.44%) BCP
9 2 (4.44%) Data Modelling
9 2 (4.44%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (4.44%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (91.11%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) T-SQL
3 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.67%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) VB
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCOM
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.22%) CommVault
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica
4 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 23 hours ago