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 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 127 139 151
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 79 85 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.34% 1.17% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.27% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 60 42
Average daily rate
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£360 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £333 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +38.46%
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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
5468 6717 6722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.01% 92.50% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 4887 4890
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 139 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.58 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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.

1 117 (74.52%) SQL
2 80 (50.96%) Oracle
3 70 (44.59%) SQL Server
4 66 (42.04%) Oracle Database
5 50 (31.85%) Linux
6 49 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
7 43 (27.39%) Banking
8 41 (26.11%) Replication
9 38 (24.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 35 (22.29%) Finance
11 34 (21.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 30 (19.11%) UNIX
13 29 (18.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 27 (17.20%) Oracle RAC
14 27 (17.20%) Data Guard
14 27 (17.20%) T-SQL
15 24 (15.29%) PL/SQL
15 24 (15.29%) Microsoft
16 23 (14.65%) Oracle Database 10g
16 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
17 21 (13.38%) Oracle RMAN
17 21 (13.38%) Solaris
18 20 (12.74%) Migration
19 19 (12.10%) Shell Script
19 19 (12.10%) Windows
20 18 (11.46%) Sybase
20 18 (11.46%) Investment Banking
20 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 18 (11.46%) Relational Database
21 17 (10.83%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 5 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.91%) IIS
2 3 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.64%) Apache
3 1 (0.64%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Summit
1 1 (0.64%) SimCorp Dimension
1 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.18%) SAN
2 1 (0.64%) DNS
2 1 (0.64%) LDAP
2 1 (0.64%) Internet
2 1 (0.64%) InfiniBand
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (44.59%) SQL Server
2 66 (42.04%) Oracle Database
3 38 (24.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 34 (21.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (18.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (14.65%) Oracle Database 10g
6 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (11.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 18 (11.46%) Relational Database
8 16 (10.19%) RDBMS
9 15 (9.55%) MySQL
10 13 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (7.64%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (7.01%) Sybase ASE
13 10 (6.37%) DB2
14 9 (5.73%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (4.46%) Hadoop
16 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2000
16 6 (3.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.91%) Toad
2 3 (1.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.27%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.27%) Maven
4 1 (0.64%) Subversion
4 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.64%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.64%) Ant
4 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
General
1 43 (27.39%) Banking
2 35 (22.29%) Finance
3 18 (11.46%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.46%) Retail
5 6 (3.82%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.55%) Advertising
7 3 (1.91%) Marketing
7 3 (1.91%) Legal
7 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.27%) Law
8 2 (1.27%) International Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.64%) Electronics
9 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.46%) .NET
2 3 (1.91%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.91%) JDBC
2 3 (1.91%) LAMP
3 2 (1.27%) Flash
3 2 (1.27%) ODBC
4 1 (0.64%) ISPF
4 1 (0.64%) HTML
4 1 (0.64%) XML
4 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.11%) Replication
2 17 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.28%) Clustering
4 4 (2.55%) NHS
4 4 (2.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.55%) Statistics
5 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.91%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.91%) Symmetrix
6 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.27%) Open Source
7 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.85%) Linux
2 30 (19.11%) UNIX
3 21 (13.38%) Solaris
4 19 (12.10%) Windows
5 15 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.18%) Debian
8 2 (1.27%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.64%) CentOS
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.64%) AIX
9 1 (0.64%) VMS
9 1 (0.64%) MVS
9 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (12.74%) Migration
3 17 (10.83%) ITIL
4 14 (8.92%) Change Management
5 13 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.01%) Database Security
8 8 (5.10%) Database Tuning
8 8 (5.10%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.46%) ETL
10 6 (3.82%) High Availability
10 6 (3.82%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.82%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (3.82%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.18%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.18%) Data Management
11 5 (3.18%) Information Management
11 5 (3.18%) E-Commerce
11 5 (3.18%) Data Modelling
12 4 (2.55%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 117 (74.52%) SQL
2 27 (17.20%) T-SQL
3 24 (15.29%) PL/SQL
4 19 (12.10%) Shell Script
5 9 (5.73%) Perl
6 6 (3.82%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.55%) Java
8 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.64%) DCL
9 1 (0.64%) Korn
9 1 (0.64%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.64%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.64%) R
9 1 (0.64%) VBA
9 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.64%) C
9 1 (0.64%) C#
9 1 (0.64%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.37%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.10%) MCITP
5 5 (3.18%) Degree
6 4 (2.55%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.91%) MCSE
7 3 (1.91%) OCP
8 2 (1.27%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.27%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.64%) MCTS
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CCNA
9 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (17.20%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (13.38%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.64%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 27 (17.20%) Data Guard
2 6 (3.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.91%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.91%) Puppet
4 3 (1.91%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.27%) Foglight
6 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.64%) SCOM
6 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.64%) MAINVIEW
6 1 (0.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 80 (50.96%) Oracle
2 24 (15.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.46%) Sybase
4 15 (9.55%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.01%) BMC
6 9 (5.73%) IBM
7 7 (4.46%) Sun
8 6 (3.82%) Veritas
9 4 (2.55%) EMC
10 2 (1.27%) VMware
10 2 (1.27%) Murex
11 1 (0.64%) SimCorp
11 1 (0.64%) Percona
11 1 (0.64%) Talend
11 1 (0.64%) Red Gate
11 1 (0.64%) SAP
11 1 (0.64%) HP
11 1 (0.64%) Cisco
11 1 (0.64%) Cognos
11 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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