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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 113 125 129
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 84 94 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.49% 1.38% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.47% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 42
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.92% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £49.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -33.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.13 £47.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-11.31% +29.25%
DBA
London

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
5244 6374 5710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.76% 93.30% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4650 4249
Average daily rate £448 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £33.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 17 December 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 17 December 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.

1 121 (77.56%) SQL
2 75 (48.08%) SQL Server
3 70 (44.87%) Oracle
4 57 (36.54%) Oracle Database
5 43 (27.56%) Replication
5 43 (27.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 41 (26.28%) Performance Tuning
7 39 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 39 (25.00%) Linux
8 34 (21.79%) Banking
9 33 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (20.51%) Finance
11 30 (19.23%) T-SQL
12 28 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (16.03%) PL/SQL
14 24 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
15 23 (14.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
16 22 (14.10%) Data Guard
17 20 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (12.18%) Oracle RMAN
19 18 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
19 18 (11.54%) UNIX
19 18 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
20 17 (10.90%) Migration
21 16 (10.26%) Shell Script
21 16 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
21 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
21 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
22 15 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 3 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.64%) Apache
2 1 (0.64%) CICS
2 1 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.56%) SAN
2 2 (1.28%) DNS
3 1 (0.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.64%) LDAP
3 1 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (48.08%) SQL Server
2 57 (36.54%) Oracle Database
3 43 (27.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 39 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 33 (21.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 28 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 23 (14.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (11.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 16 (10.26%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (10.26%) Relational Database
10 15 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (9.62%) RDBMS
11 12 (7.69%) MySQL
12 11 (7.05%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (6.41%) DB2
13 10 (6.41%) Sybase ASE
14 9 (5.77%) MongoDB
15 8 (5.13%) Hadoop
16 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (4.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.28%) Toad
2 2 (1.28%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.28%) Maven
2 2 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.64%) Liquibase
3 1 (0.64%) Subversion
3 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.64%) Ant
3 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
General
1 34 (21.79%) Banking
2 32 (20.51%) Finance
3 12 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.56%) Legal
4 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.56%) Advertising
4 4 (2.56%) Retail
5 3 (1.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) International Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.13%) .NET
2 4 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (1.28%) JDBC
3 2 (1.28%) Flash
3 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.64%) MDX
4 1 (0.64%) ISPF
4 1 (0.64%) RESTful
4 1 (0.64%) SOAP
4 1 (0.64%) ODBC
4 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (27.56%) Replication
2 18 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (7.05%) Clustering
4 7 (4.49%) NHS
5 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.56%) Open Source
7 4 (2.56%) Statistics
8 3 (1.92%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.92%) Symmetrix
8 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.92%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.28%) Online Games
10 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.64%) DTV
10 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.00%) Linux
2 18 (11.54%) UNIX
3 14 (8.97%) Windows
3 14 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (8.33%) Solaris
5 6 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.28%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) CentOS
8 1 (0.64%) VMS
8 1 (0.64%) AIX
8 1 (0.64%) zOS
8 1 (0.64%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.28%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
3 17 (10.90%) Migration
4 13 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.69%) Change Management
5 12 (7.69%) ITIL
6 11 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (6.41%) Database Security
8 9 (5.77%) ETL
9 8 (5.13%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.49%) Information Management
10 7 (4.49%) Database Tuning
11 6 (3.85%) Data Modelling
11 6 (3.85%) High Availability
11 6 (3.85%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.85%) DevOps
12 5 (3.21%) Validation
12 5 (3.21%) Quality Management
13 4 (2.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 121 (77.56%) SQL
2 30 (19.23%) T-SQL
3 25 (16.03%) PL/SQL
4 16 (10.26%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.13%) Perl
6 7 (4.49%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.28%) C#
7 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.64%) DCL
8 1 (0.64%) Korn
8 1 (0.64%) R
8 1 (0.64%) VBA
8 1 (0.64%) Java
8 1 (0.64%) C
8 1 (0.64%) JCL
Qualifications
1 16 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.85%) MCITP
5 5 (3.21%) Degree
6 3 (1.92%) MCSE
6 3 (1.92%) OCP
6 3 (1.92%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.64%) MCTS
7 1 (0.64%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.64%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) QA
1 3 (1.92%) SLA
1 3 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (15.38%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (12.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.64%) Corosync
3 1 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (14.10%) Data Guard
2 9 (5.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.28%) MAINVIEW
5 2 (1.28%) Nagios
5 2 (1.28%) Puppet
6 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.64%) Foglight
6 1 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 70 (44.87%) Oracle
2 23 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.62%) Sybase
4 13 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.49%) IBM
5 7 (4.49%) BMC
6 6 (3.85%) Sun
7 5 (3.21%) Veritas
8 3 (1.92%) VMware
8 3 (1.92%) EMC
9 2 (1.28%) Talend
9 2 (1.28%) Vertica
9 2 (1.28%) New Relic
10 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.64%) SimCorp
10 1 (0.64%) Red Gate
10 1 (0.64%) Murex
10 1 (0.64%) HP
10 1 (0.64%) Cognos
10 1 (0.64%) SAP
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