The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 42 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.68% 1.94% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 2.24% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.35% +10.35%
DBA
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
536 490 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.24% 86.42% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 291 200
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 44
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £20.00 £31.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the Birmingham region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the Birmingham region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (29.17%) Oracle
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
4 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Replication
6 4 (16.67%) Windows
6 4 (16.67%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) Linux
7 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (8.33%) Banking
8 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (8.33%) Clustering
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (8.33%) Middleware
8 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (29.17%) Oracle Database
3 6 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Informix
6 1 (4.17%) MS Access
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Statistics
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 4 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (4.17%) CRM
4 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.17%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 15 (62.50%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 1 (4.17%) Mercator