Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 129 171
Rank change year-on-year -47 +42 -11
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 26 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 1.09% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.15% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 26
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.74% -3.78%
10th Percentile £288 £304 £305
90th Percentile £419 £406 £434
England median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - £17.00 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.17% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -17.65% +21.43% -6.67%

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 4,763 4,099 5,785
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.20% 94.71% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,876 2,586 3,394
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £244 £225 £219
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 177 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.48 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +6.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.70 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.97 £41.90 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 August 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 August 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
Staffordshire +4 13 £350 -9.68% 3
Coventry -16 3 £450 +12.85% 3
Birmingham -25 3 £413 +28.91% 4
Solihull - 1 - - 1
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Replication
3 7 (26.92%) Clustering
3 7 (26.92%) QA
3 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (26.92%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 6 (23.08%) High Availability
4 6 (23.08%) Database Security
4 6 (23.08%) FMCG
4 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
5 5 (19.23%) MySQL
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) Riak
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (15.38%) Migration

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (19.23%) MySQL
3 5 (19.23%) Riak
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.85%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) WCF
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Clustering
1 7 (26.92%) Replication
2 6 (23.08%) FMCG
3 4 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (23.08%) Database Security
2 6 (23.08%) High Availability
2 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (15.38%) Change Data Capture
3 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.85%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.85%) Presales
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (96.15%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Failover Clustering
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft