The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 47 40 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 10 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.66% 2.00% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 2.13% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 6
Average daily rate £345 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £258 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £318 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+73.07% +23.80%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
543 469 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.05% 93.61% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 249 314
Average daily rate £340 £340 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £16.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.70 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
DBA
West Midlands

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014, 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 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 10 (47.62%) Oracle
3 10 (47.62%) Oracle Database
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) Clustering
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
6 5 (23.81%) UNIX
6 5 (23.81%) Windows
6 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) Data Guard
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (19.05%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 3 (14.29%) DNS
8 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
8 3 (14.29%) MS Office
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Relational Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 (9.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) 4G
3 1 (4.76%) 3G
3 1 (4.76%) 2G
3 1 (4.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) Oracle Database
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (14.29%) RDBMS
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (9.52%) MySQL
7 2 (9.52%) MS Access
8 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (4.76%) DTS
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) ProC
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) UNIX
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) ETL
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 1 (4.76%) Data Transformation
3 1 (4.76%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Quality Management
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Security
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.76%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.76%) Release Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
3 3 (14.29%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.76%) VBScript
5 1 (4.76%) VB
5 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) C
5 1 (4.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.76%) SAP