The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 April 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 Server Database Administrator
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 129 121
Rank change year-on-year +28 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 11 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £380 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +13.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -8.33% +21.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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 2048 2738 2515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.25% 95.10% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1280 1541 1469
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 75 162
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £36.75 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in the West Midlands

SQL Server 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 Server DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +10 5 - -
Wolverhampton - 4 £350 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £218 - 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
3 12 (63.16%) T-SQL
3 12 (63.16%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (57.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (42.11%) Replication
5 8 (42.11%) Clustering
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
8 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (26.32%) SCOM
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (21.05%) High Availability
9 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (10.53%) SLA
11 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (10.53%) Oracle
11 2 (10.53%) Windows
11 2 (10.53%) Legal
11 2 (10.53%) Process Management
11 2 (10.53%) SAN
11 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003

SQL Server 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 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (57.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server 2014
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (5.26%) Ingres
8 1 (5.26%) MS Access
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
1 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Clustering
1 8 (42.11%) Replication
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (26.32%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
3 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (21.05%) High Availability
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.53%) BCP
5 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 2 (10.53%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Presales
5 2 (10.53%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (10.53%) Process Management
5 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 2 (10.53%) Server Building
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 12 (63.16%) T-SQL
3 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) DV Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle