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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 163 127 122
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -5
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 48 78 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 1.33% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.45% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 56 49
Average daily rate
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£335 £394 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% -1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £303 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £510 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.33%
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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
5455 5390 6593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.12% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4241 3933 4841
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 91 170
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.46 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -7.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015, 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 92 (88.46%) SQL
2 73 (70.19%) SQL Server
3 45 (43.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 37 (35.58%) Oracle
5 31 (29.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 30 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (26.92%) Oracle Database
7 28 (26.92%) T-SQL
8 26 (25.00%) Finance
9 25 (24.04%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
10 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
11 23 (22.12%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (21.15%) Data Guard
12 22 (21.15%) UNIX
13 21 (20.19%) Windows
13 21 (20.19%) Replication
14 20 (19.23%) PL/SQL
14 20 (19.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 19 (18.27%) Clustering
15 19 (18.27%) Banking
16 18 (17.31%) Linux
16 18 (17.31%) SQL Server 2005
17 16 (15.38%) ITIL
18 15 (14.42%) Shell Script
18 15 (14.42%) Oracle RMAN
18 15 (14.42%) SQL Server 2012
18 15 (14.42%) Relational Database
19 14 (13.46%) Oracle Database 12c
19 14 (13.46%) Database Mirroring

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.96%) SAS
2 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.96%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) MS Office
2 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.62%) SAN
2 4 (3.85%) LAN
2 4 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (0.96%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.96%) DNS
3 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (70.19%) SQL Server
2 45 (43.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 31 (29.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (28.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (26.92%) Oracle Database
6 23 (22.12%) Oracle Database 11g
7 20 (19.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (17.31%) SQL Server 2005
9 15 (14.42%) Relational Database
9 15 (14.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (13.46%) Oracle Database 12c
10 14 (13.46%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (12.50%) RDBMS
12 10 (9.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (6.73%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (6.73%) DTS
14 6 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (4.81%) Oracle Exadata
16 4 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
17 2 (1.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Toad
2 1 (0.96%) ERwin
2 1 (0.96%) Subversion
2 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 19 (18.27%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.81%) Legal
5 4 (3.85%) Retail
6 3 (2.88%) Publishing
7 2 (1.92%) Law
8 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.73%) .NET
2 5 (4.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.92%) XML
4 2 (1.92%) CGI
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.96%) MDX
5 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.19%) Replication
2 19 (18.27%) Clustering
3 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.77%) NHS
5 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.88%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.92%) CMDB
8 1 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.96%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.96%) Statistics
8 1 (0.96%) Life Science
8 1 (0.96%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.96%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 22 (21.15%) UNIX
2 21 (20.19%) Windows
3 18 (17.31%) Linux
4 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.65%) Solaris
8 6 (5.77%) AIX
9 5 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.96%) SUSE
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.04%) Performance Tuning
2 16 (15.38%) ITIL
3 14 (13.46%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (13.46%) Database Mirroring
4 12 (11.54%) Migration
5 10 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (7.69%) Database Tuning
8 7 (6.73%) High Availability
9 6 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (4.81%) Change Management
10 5 (4.81%) Scrum
10 5 (4.81%) Information Management
10 5 (4.81%) Quality Management
11 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.85%) SOA
11 4 (3.85%) ETL
11 4 (3.85%) Project Management
12 3 (2.88%) Service Management
12 3 (2.88%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (88.46%) SQL
2 28 (26.92%) T-SQL
3 20 (19.23%) PL/SQL
4 15 (14.42%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.77%) Korn
6 6 (5.77%) Perl
7 4 (3.85%) VB
8 3 (2.88%) C#
9 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.92%) VBScript
10 1 (0.96%) Java
10 1 (0.96%) PHP
10 1 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.96%) Python
10 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (4.81%) Degree
2 3 (2.88%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.96%) RHCE
4 1 (0.96%) MCTS
4 1 (0.96%) OCP
4 1 (0.96%) MCSE
4 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (23.08%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.85%) Oracle Clusterware
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.96%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 22 (21.15%) Data Guard
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (3.85%) SCOM
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 37 (35.58%) Oracle
2 24 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.73%) Sybase
3 7 (6.73%) IBM
4 6 (5.77%) NetApp
4 6 (5.77%) HP
4 6 (5.77%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.77%) 3PAR
5 5 (4.81%) Veritas
6 4 (3.85%) Remedy
7 3 (2.88%) VMware
8 2 (1.92%) Teradata
8 2 (1.92%) Brocade
8 2 (1.92%) Red Gate
8 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.92%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.96%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.96%) Wall Street Systems
9 1 (0.96%) EMC
9 1 (0.96%) CommVault
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