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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 128 128 139
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 70 75 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.30% 1.27% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.38% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 59 46
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £318 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £44.50 £51.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.91%
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
5005 5436 6720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.89% 92.15% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3940 3934 4907
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
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 71 92 148
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.97% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.01 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.55 £36.35 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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 1 September 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 1 September 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.

1 104 (88.14%) SQL
2 78 (66.10%) SQL Server
3 54 (45.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 52 (44.07%) Oracle
5 43 (36.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 40 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 40 (33.90%) Replication
7 38 (32.20%) T-SQL
8 35 (29.66%) Finance
9 34 (28.81%) Windows
9 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
10 33 (27.97%) Oracle Database
11 30 (25.42%) Performance Tuning
12 29 (24.58%) Clustering
12 29 (24.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (22.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 24 (20.34%) Oracle RAC
14 24 (20.34%) Sybase
15 23 (19.49%) UNIX
16 22 (18.64%) Linux
16 22 (18.64%) Data Guard
17 21 (17.80%) SQL Server 2005
17 21 (17.80%) Banking
17 21 (17.80%) ITIL
18 20 (16.95%) Solaris
18 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (16.95%) SQL Server 2012
18 20 (16.95%) Database Mirroring
19 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.39%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.69%) IIS
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
4 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Office
1 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.63%) SAN
2 4 (3.39%) LAN
2 4 (3.39%) WAN
3 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (66.10%) SQL Server
2 54 (45.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 43 (36.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 40 (33.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (27.97%) Oracle Database
6 29 (24.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 27 (22.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (17.80%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (16.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (11.86%) Relational Database
11 13 (11.02%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (10.17%) RDBMS
12 12 (10.17%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (9.32%) DTS
13 11 (9.32%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (4.24%) MySQL
16 4 (3.39%) Sybase ASE
16 4 (3.39%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Toad
2 1 (0.85%) ERwin
2 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (29.66%) Finance
2 21 (17.80%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Legal
4 3 (2.54%) Retail
4 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.93%) .NET
2 5 (4.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.39%) Middleware
4 2 (1.69%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.69%) MDX
4 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.69%) XML
4 2 (1.69%) CGI
5 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 40 (33.90%) Replication
2 29 (24.58%) Clustering
3 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.54%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.54%) CMDB
5 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) NHS
6 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.85%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.85%) Statistics
7 1 (0.85%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.81%) Windows
2 23 (19.49%) UNIX
3 22 (18.64%) Linux
4 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (16.95%) Solaris
4 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (5.08%) AIX
8 1 (0.85%) SUSE
8 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.42%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (17.80%) ITIL
3 20 (16.95%) Database Mirroring
4 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (12.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 12 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (9.32%) Migration
8 10 (8.47%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (7.63%) Coaching
9 9 (7.63%) People Management
10 8 (6.78%) Scrum
10 8 (6.78%) Project Management
11 7 (5.93%) High Availability
12 6 (5.08%) Service Delivery
12 6 (5.08%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.08%) Database Tuning
13 5 (4.24%) Change Management
14 4 (3.39%) Service Management
14 4 (3.39%) SOA
14 4 (3.39%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 104 (88.14%) SQL
2 38 (32.20%) T-SQL
3 18 (15.25%) PL/SQL
4 15 (12.71%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.47%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.39%) Korn
6 4 (3.39%) C#
6 4 (3.39%) Perl
7 3 (2.54%) VB
8 2 (1.69%) VBScript
8 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.85%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.24%) Degree
3 4 (3.39%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) RHCE
5 1 (0.85%) MCTS
5 1 (0.85%) OCP
5 1 (0.85%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) MCSA
5 1 (0.85%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.54%) QA
3 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (20.34%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.39%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.85%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 22 (18.64%) Data Guard
2 16 (13.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (11.02%) SCOM
4 7 (5.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 52 (44.07%) Oracle
2 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 24 (20.34%) Sybase
4 15 (12.71%) Veritas
5 9 (7.63%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.08%) 3PAR
6 6 (5.08%) Red Gate
6 6 (5.08%) IBM
6 6 (5.08%) NetApp
6 6 (5.08%) HP
7 4 (3.39%) Remedy
8 3 (2.54%) SAP
9 2 (1.69%) VMware
9 2 (1.69%) Teradata
9 2 (1.69%) Brocade
9 2 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.69%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
10 1 (0.85%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.85%) EMC