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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 59 53 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 6 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.73% 1.14% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.26% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £245 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £360 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +68.26%
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
766 555 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.96% 90.39% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 327 245
Average daily rate £360 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 24
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
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 1 May 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 11 (68.75%) SQL
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
6 1 (6.25%) Database Security
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (6.25%) Change Control
6 1 (6.25%) GitHub
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (6.25%) HTML5
6 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 1 (6.25%) PowerShell

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (6.25%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (6.25%) HTML5
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Database Security
2 1 (6.25%) Change Control
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Release Management
2 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) ETL
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Mercator