The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 43 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.27% 0.81% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.83% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £254 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
383 360 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.96% 97.56% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 268 148
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 9
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.25 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +9.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.15 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 19 (82.61%) SQL
3 18 (78.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (78.26%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (60.87%) Clustering
5 12 (52.17%) Replication
6 10 (43.48%) T-SQL
7 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (13.04%) ETL
12 3 (13.04%) MySQL
12 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
12 3 (13.04%) MS Access
12 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (8.70%) Oracle
13 2 (8.70%) Project Management
13 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (8.70%) High Availability
13 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 2 (8.70%) SDLC
14 1 (4.35%) Change Control
14 1 (4.35%) Percona
14 1 (4.35%) Database Tuning
14 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (4.35%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (91.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (78.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (13.04%) MS Access
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (13.04%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) Clustering
2 12 (52.17%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cognos
3 1 (4.35%) Percona