The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 100 102
Rank change year-on-year +7 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 6 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.45% 0.82% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.85% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 8
Median daily rate £315 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.70% +27.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £473 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1301 1883 1746
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 96.87% 96.56% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 1289 1091
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 88
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.03 £8.75 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £23.00 £35.50
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 West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in West Yorkshire

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SQL DBA in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in West Yorkshire

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SQL DBA in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in West Yorkshire

SQL DBA
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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
Leeds +1 5 £315 -26.74% 3
SQL DBA
Yorkshire

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

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 Yorkshire region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Oracle
4 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (39.13%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
7 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
9 4 (17.39%) Clustering
9 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (17.39%) Degree
10 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
10 3 (13.04%) MCTS
10 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (13.04%) MCITP
10 3 (13.04%) Replication
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (13.04%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) MCDBA

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2014
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (8.70%) Big Data
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.04%) Solaris
3 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) ETL
2 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
3 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.70%) High Availability
3 2 (8.70%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Database Theory
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) Degree
3 3 (13.04%) MCDBA
3 3 (13.04%) MCITP
3 3 (13.04%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (47.83%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) IDERA
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) RedGate
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase
4 1 (4.35%) Tableau