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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 49 53 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 8 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.08% 1.20% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.30% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +18.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £291 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £40.57
% change year-on-year
- -7.56%
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
711 691 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.95% 92.13% 92.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 384 383
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 40 26
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.75 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.77 £11.20 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 (84.62%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Replication
5 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (15.38%) Data Security
6 2 (15.38%) Finance
6 2 (15.38%) Clustering
6 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
6 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (15.38%) ETL
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Retail
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Database Tuning
7 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (7.69%) HTML5
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (7.69%) GitHub

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (69.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (7.69%) MySQL
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) JSP
1 1 (7.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Data Security
2 2 (15.38%) Database Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) ETL
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Data Transformation
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Sybase