The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 104 101
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 17 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.91% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.95% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 16
Median daily rate £363 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £293 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.06 -
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 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 2107 2627 2407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.15% 95.63% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1463 1357
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 70 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 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
Birmingham +1 7 £363 +13.28% 2
Staffordshire +5 3 £250 -
Shropshire +34 2 £375 -
Warwickshire 0 1 £370 - 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Midlands region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
3 16 (51.61%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (45.16%) T-SQL
5 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
7 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (19.35%) High Availability
9 6 (19.35%) Advertising
10 5 (16.13%) Replication
10 5 (16.13%) Clustering
10 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (16.13%) SCOM
11 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
11 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (12.90%) ETL
11 4 (12.90%) Local Government
12 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
12 3 (9.68%) CRM
12 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012

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 (3.23%) CMS
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) IaaS
3 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (16.13%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
7 2 (6.45%) MySQL
7 2 (6.45%) OLAP
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (3.23%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (3.23%) Power BI
8 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.23%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (19.35%) Advertising
2 4 (12.90%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Clustering
1 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) CentOS
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (25.81%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
3 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (19.35%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
6 4 (12.90%) ETL
6 4 (12.90%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (9.68%) CRM
8 2 (6.45%) ITIL
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) Release Management
9 1 (3.23%) BPEL
9 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (3.23%) Change Control
9 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
9 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.23%) Stress Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (45.16%) T-SQL
3 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) C
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) MCTS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
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