The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 126 143 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 74 79 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.27% 1.07% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.16% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 45 63
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £277 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £51.15 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.57 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +83.36%
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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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5354 6825 7332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.66% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3871 4983 5319
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 150 174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 112 (70.89%) SQL
2 84 (53.16%) Oracle
3 72 (45.57%) SQL Server
4 65 (41.14%) Oracle Database
5 49 (31.01%) Banking
6 44 (27.85%) Performance Tuning
7 43 (27.22%) Linux
8 42 (26.58%) Finance
9 39 (24.68%) Oracle Database 11g
10 36 (22.78%) Replication
10 36 (22.78%) UNIX
11 34 (21.52%) Oracle RAC
12 32 (20.25%) Data Guard
13 29 (18.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 27 (17.09%) Oracle Database 10g
16 24 (15.19%) Windows
17 23 (14.56%) Sybase
17 23 (14.56%) SQL Server 2008
18 22 (13.92%) Migration
19 21 (13.29%) T-SQL
19 21 (13.29%) Solaris
19 21 (13.29%) Investment Banking
19 21 (13.29%) Oracle RMAN
20 20 (12.66%) ITIL
20 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
21 19 (12.03%) PL/SQL
21 19 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
21 19 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 17 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.27%) IIS
4 1 (0.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.63%) CICS
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 8 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Summit
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.63%) GitHub
2 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.80%) SAN
2 1 (0.63%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) SSH
2 1 (0.63%) InfiniBand
2 1 (0.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (45.57%) SQL Server
2 65 (41.14%) Oracle Database
3 39 (24.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 29 (18.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (17.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 27 (17.09%) Oracle Database 10g
7 23 (14.56%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (12.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (10.13%) MySQL
10 14 (8.86%) Relational Database
11 13 (8.23%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (8.23%) RDBMS
12 12 (7.59%) Sybase ASE
12 12 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (6.96%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (5.70%) DB2
15 8 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
16 6 (3.80%) Oracle9i Database
17 5 (3.16%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.53%) Toad
3 1 (0.63%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.63%) Maven
3 1 (0.63%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.63%) CA Gen
3 1 (0.63%) Ant
General
1 49 (31.01%) Banking
2 42 (26.58%) Finance
3 21 (13.29%) Investment Banking
4 9 (5.70%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.53%) Retail
5 4 (2.53%) Advertising
6 3 (1.90%) Legal
7 2 (1.27%) International Banking
7 2 (1.27%) Law
8 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.63%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) .NET
2 3 (1.90%) JDBC
2 3 (1.90%) LAMP
3 2 (1.27%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.27%) ODBC
4 1 (0.63%) Middleware
4 1 (0.63%) XML
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.78%) Replication
2 14 (8.86%) Clustering
3 5 (3.16%) Statistics
4 4 (2.53%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.90%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.90%) Symmetrix
6 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.27%) Open Source
7 1 (0.63%) iPad
7 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.63%) NHS
7 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.63%) Contract for Difference
7 1 (0.63%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 43 (27.22%) Linux
2 36 (22.78%) UNIX
3 24 (15.19%) Windows
4 21 (13.29%) Solaris
5 17 (10.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.43%) Debian
8 5 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.27%) OpenVMS
9 2 (1.27%) AIX
9 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.63%) VMS
10 1 (0.63%) zOS
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.85%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (13.92%) Migration
3 20 (12.66%) ITIL
4 19 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (10.13%) Change Management
6 10 (6.33%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.70%) ETL
7 9 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.70%) High Availability
8 8 (5.06%) Database Security
9 7 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (3.80%) Data Management
10 6 (3.80%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (3.80%) Database Tuning
10 6 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.16%) Project Management
11 5 (3.16%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.16%) Data Modelling
12 4 (2.53%) Data Migration
12 4 (2.53%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 112 (70.89%) SQL
2 21 (13.29%) T-SQL
3 19 (12.03%) PL/SQL
4 14 (8.86%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.96%) Perl
6 6 (3.80%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.80%) Java
7 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) COBOL
7 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) Apex Code
7 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.63%) DCL
7 1 (0.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (6.96%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.70%) SC Cleared
2 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.80%) MCITP
4 5 (3.16%) Degree
5 3 (1.90%) MCSE
5 3 (1.90%) MCDBA
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.63%) OCP
7 1 (0.63%) CCNA
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 34 (21.52%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (13.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.63%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 32 (20.25%) Data Guard
2 8 (5.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.53%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.27%) Control-M
6 2 (1.27%) Foglight
6 2 (1.27%) Puppet
6 2 (1.27%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.27%) SCOM
7 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.63%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.63%) Legato
Vendors
1 84 (53.16%) Oracle
2 23 (14.56%) Sybase
3 20 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.76%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.70%) BMC
6 8 (5.06%) IBM
7 6 (3.80%) EMC
8 5 (3.16%) Sun
8 5 (3.16%) Veritas
9 3 (1.90%) Percona
9 3 (1.90%) Murex
10 1 (0.63%) HP
10 1 (0.63%) Siebel
10 1 (0.63%) Cisco
10 1 (0.63%) CA
10 1 (0.63%) NetApp
10 1 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.63%) Remedy
10 1 (0.63%) VMware
10 1 (0.63%) DataFlux
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