Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 168 137
Rank change year-on-year +25 -31 +7
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 35 44 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.72% 0.71% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.75% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 32
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £337 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.44% -7.17% +5.84%
10th Percentile £308 £185 £301
90th Percentile £438 £431 £438
England median daily rate £395 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +8.52% -2.93% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -15.73%

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 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +6 15 £375 +3.45%
Staffordshire +20 13 £373 +14.85%
Coventry +20 4 £399 +48.23%
SQL DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 35 (100.00%) SQL
2 26 (74.29%) SQL Server
3 12 (34.29%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (28.57%) FMCG
4 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (28.57%) T-SQL
4 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (25.71%) Oracle
5 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
7 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
9 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.29%) Migration
9 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
10 4 (11.43%) ETL
10 4 (11.43%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (8.57%) SCOM
11 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
11 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (8.57%) High Availability
11 3 (8.57%) RedGate
11 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (8.57%) Server Monitoring

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 (2.86%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (74.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.71%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (5.71%) DTS
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.86%) OLAP
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) GitLab
3 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Subversion
3 1 (2.86%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) CSS
2 1 (2.86%) DHTML
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) MDX
2 1 (2.86%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) FMCG
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.71%) AIX
4 2 (5.71%) Unix
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.86%) HPUX
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
3 4 (11.43%) ETL
4 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
4 3 (8.57%) High Availability
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.71%) Database Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.71%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Data Strategy
6 1 (2.86%) Database Theory
6 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 35 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (2.86%) Perl
5 1 (2.86%) VB
5 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) RedGate
3 3 (8.57%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) CommVault
5 1 (2.86%) Informatica
5 1 (2.86%) Micro Focus
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.86%) Serena