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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 50 58 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -29
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 21 10 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.43% 1.20% 4.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 1.31% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 26
Average daily rate
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£350 £280 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £280 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £280 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £40.57 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +78.32%
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
799 766 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.48% 91.63% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 358 467
Average daily rate £380 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 48 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.91 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 5 £356 -
Warrington - 5 £325 - 1
Knutsford - - - - 1
DBA
North West

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
3 14 (48.28%) T-SQL
4 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (31.03%) E-Commerce
6 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
7 8 (27.59%) Replication
7 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (24.14%) Database Security
8 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (17.24%) Clustering
10 5 (17.24%) Migration
10 5 (17.24%) DB2
10 5 (17.24%) Database Tuning
11 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
11 4 (13.79%) Windows
12 3 (10.34%) Finance
12 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (10.34%) .NET
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle
12 3 (10.34%) Linux
12 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
13 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
13 2 (6.90%) Release Management

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (34.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (31.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (24.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (17.24%) DB2
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (6.90%) DTS
11 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (3.45%) OLAP
11 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Replication
2 5 (17.24%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) DTV
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) E-Commerce
1 9 (31.03%) Data Modelling
2 7 (24.14%) Database Security
2 7 (24.14%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) Database Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Release Management
6 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) ITSM
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.45%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 14 (48.28%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (3.45%) Wincor Nixdorf
4 1 (3.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Sybase
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
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