The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Cheshire 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 64 55 36
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 10 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.18% 0.93% 2.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.02% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 4
Average daily rate £325 £435 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £393 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £449 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 684 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 90.66% 91.08% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 323 310
Average daily rate £375 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £220 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 27
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% -31.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
DBA
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -15 3 £450 +7.46%
Knutsford - 3 £250 - 3
Warrington - 3 £350 -
Macclesfield - - - -
Crewe - - - -
DBA
North West

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (30.77%) Clustering
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (30.77%) Replication
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) SaaS
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (15.38%) Release Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Local Government
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM
7 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (15.38%) LAN
7 2 (15.38%) WAN

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2005
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
6 2 (15.38%) DTS
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Teradata