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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 46 39 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 12 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.96% 1.95% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% 2.08% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 4
Average daily rate £350 £288 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £318 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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 18 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 18 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 (63.64%) SQL
2 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
3 11 (50.00%) Oracle
4 10 (45.45%) Oracle Database
5 7 (31.82%) Oracle RMAN
5 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (27.27%) Clustering
7 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
7 5 (22.73%) UNIX
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
7 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (18.18%) Data Guard
8 4 (18.18%) Linux
8 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
8 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
9 3 (13.64%) DNS
9 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (13.64%) MS Office
9 3 (13.64%) Java
9 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 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 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) 4G
2 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) 2G
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
3 1 (4.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (31.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (13.64%) RDBMS
6 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (9.09%) MS Access
7 2 (9.09%) MySQL
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (4.55%) DTS
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ProC
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Law
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) UNIX
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
2 2 (9.09%) High Availability
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) ETL
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Quality Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Data Security
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) ERP
3 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Database Tuning
3 1 (4.55%) Data Transformation
3 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (4.55%) VB
5 1 (4.55%) C
5 1 (4.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
3 1 (4.55%) SAP