The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 65 66 47
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 1 3 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.14% 0.33% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.36% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
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£400 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £45.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +10.35%
DBA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
669 840 728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.90% 91.40% 91.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 422 369
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 67 55
Average hourly rate £18.32 £23.03 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +15.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £44.20 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Warrington - - - - 4
DBA
North West

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (58.33%) SQL
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Replication
3 4 (33.33%) DB2
3 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Database Security
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Retail
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) .NET
5 2 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Star Schema

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (33.33%) DB2
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (8.33%) Star Schema
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 4 (33.33%) Database Tuning
2 4 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Database Security
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Information Security
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C#
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Sybase