SQL Server DBA

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SQL Server DBA
2-3 Month Rolling Contract
£300-350/day (DOE)

SQL Server DBA / Database Administrator needed for a 2-3 Month Rolling Contract based near Derby. Start ASAP ideally by 18/25 February (or as close to this date as possible).

Key skills, experience and responsibilities will include…

  • BAU support, troubleshooting and administration of customer MS SQL Server databases (SQL Server 7 to SQL 2014/2016).
  • Engaging directly with customers to investigate, diagnose and resolve SQL database issues.
  • Primary SQL DBA expertise to include: Clusters (Failover/AlwaysOn), Database Mirroring, Replication, Performance Tuning, Backup, Log Shipping, Maintenance Planning and Windows / Linux OS.
  • Involvement in project work, including scoping customer requirements and creating technical documentation for SQL Server database solutions.
  • Participating in the on-call shift rota, which provides 24×7 cover for customers and end-users. Assisting in the smooth-running of the SQL Database Support Desk.
  • Working to agreed customer SLAs and Best Practice frameworks.
  • SQL Server certification would be an advantage (MCDBA, MCSE, MCSA etc).


  • Please email through a copy of your CV for consideration stating your work availability, £ day rate expectations and a short paragraph explaining why you believe you are a strong match for this position.
  • If your experience matches the job description a member of the Syntax team will contact you to talk you through the full details and to answer any questions you may have.
  • We do our very best to respond to all applications. However, due to high volumes of enquiries we regret it is not always possible to do this.


  • Syntax Consultancy Ltd is a leading independent IT, Digital and Tech recruitment specialist.
  • We offer 30+ years’ experience in providing outstanding talent into clients throughout the UK & Europe, including the IT Consultancy, Government, Education, NHS, Software and Retail markets.
  • We specialise in supplying high-end Contract / Interim and Permanent IT, Digital and Technical professionals who make an immediate, positive impact.
  • At Syntax we pride ourselves on providing an outstanding service to candidates and clients alike.
  • We aim to make the recruitment process as positive and hassle-free as possible, whatever the final outcome.
  • Syntax Consultancy Ltd operates as an Employment Business and Recruitment Agency.

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