The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 28 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 Server Database Administrator
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 122 116
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.58% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 18
Median daily rate £356 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £474 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +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 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2063 2773 2573
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.08% 96.72% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1269 1857 1622
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 114 138
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £40.60 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Yorkshire

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Yorkshire

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Yorkshire

SQL Server DBA
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
West Yorkshire +3 2 £300 -25.00% 1
South Yorkshire +4 1 £413 +6.45% 1
SQL Server DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Yorkshire region featuring SQL Server DBA in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) ETL
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) Replication
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Big Data
7 2 (20.00%) High Availability
7 2 (20.00%) Fintech
7 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (10.00%) IDERA
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (10.00%) RedGate

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (20.00%) Big Data
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (10.00%) KNIME
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (10.00%) StreamInsight
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Fintech
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ETL
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
4 1 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (10.00%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) IDERA
3 1 (10.00%) RedGate
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau