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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 142 145 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -25
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 48 65 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 1.01% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.09% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 49
Average daily rate
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£438 £409 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +80.00%
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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
5082 5956 5791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.56% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3837 4304 4276
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 88 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £38.80 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 89 (77.39%) SQL
2 67 (58.26%) SQL Server
3 49 (42.61%) Oracle
4 45 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 38 (33.04%) Oracle Database
6 32 (27.83%) Finance
7 31 (26.96%) Replication
8 30 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
8 30 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (24.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 24 (20.87%) Data Guard
10 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 24 (20.87%) Performance Tuning
10 24 (20.87%) T-SQL
11 23 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
12 22 (19.13%) Banking
13 19 (16.52%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
14 18 (15.65%) PL/SQL
15 17 (14.78%) Windows
16 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
17 15 (13.04%) Linux
17 15 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
18 14 (12.17%) Oracle Database 10g
18 14 (12.17%) RDBMS
18 14 (12.17%) UNIX
18 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2005
19 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2012
19 13 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (3.48%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.61%) IIS
3 2 (1.74%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.87%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.83%) SAN
2 4 (3.48%) LAN
2 4 (3.48%) WAN
3 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.87%) DNS
3 1 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.87%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (58.26%) SQL Server
2 45 (39.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (33.04%) Oracle Database
4 30 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 30 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 28 (24.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 24 (20.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 19 (16.52%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (13.91%) Relational Database
9 14 (12.17%) RDBMS
9 14 (12.17%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (9.57%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (6.96%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (5.22%) MySQL
13 6 (5.22%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
14 5 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.74%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.87%) ERwin
3 1 (0.87%) Subversion
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 32 (27.83%) Finance
2 22 (19.13%) Banking
3 7 (6.09%) Investment Banking
3 7 (6.09%) Legal
4 2 (1.74%) Games
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
1 6 (5.22%) Middleware
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.48%) Web Services
4 3 (2.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.74%) MDX
5 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.87%) SOAP
6 1 (0.87%) XML
6 1 (0.87%) CGI
6 1 (0.87%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.87%) Spring
6 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.87%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.87%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 1 (0.87%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.96%) Replication
2 12 (10.43%) Clustering
3 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.83%) NHS
5 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.74%) Online Games
7 2 (1.74%) Open Source
8 1 (0.87%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.87%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.87%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.87%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.87%) Statistics
8 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.87%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.78%) Windows
2 15 (13.04%) Linux
3 14 (12.17%) UNIX
4 8 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (6.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.22%) AIX
7 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.87%) Solaris
8 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.87%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (11.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (11.30%) Migration
4 12 (10.43%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
6 9 (7.83%) ITIL
7 8 (6.96%) Change Management
8 7 (6.09%) SOA
8 7 (6.09%) Database Security
9 6 (5.22%) High Availability
9 6 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (5.22%) Quality Management
9 6 (5.22%) Information Management
10 5 (4.35%) ETL
11 4 (3.48%) E-Commerce
11 4 (3.48%) Data Modelling
11 4 (3.48%) Database Tuning
11 4 (3.48%) Validation
11 4 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 89 (77.39%) SQL
2 24 (20.87%) T-SQL
3 18 (15.65%) PL/SQL
4 11 (9.57%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.09%) Korn
6 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.48%) Perl
8 3 (2.61%) VB
9 2 (1.74%) Java
10 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.87%) C#
10 1 (0.87%) COBOL
10 1 (0.87%) VBScript
10 1 (0.87%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.74%) Degree
4 2 (1.74%) OCP
4 2 (1.74%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.87%) MCSE
5 1 (0.87%) MCSA
5 1 (0.87%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.87%) MCTS
5 1 (0.87%) MCITP
5 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.74%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (4.35%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.74%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.87%) SRDF
5 1 (0.87%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 24 (20.87%) Data Guard
2 15 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (6.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.74%) Nagios
5 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.87%) MAINVIEW
5 1 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.87%) SCOM
5 1 (0.87%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.87%) Puppet
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.87%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 49 (42.61%) Oracle
2 18 (15.65%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.96%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.22%) IBM
5 5 (4.35%) VMware
5 5 (4.35%) 3PAR
5 5 (4.35%) HP
6 4 (3.48%) NetApp
7 3 (2.61%) Remedy
8 2 (1.74%) BMC
8 2 (1.74%) Sybase
8 2 (1.74%) Vertica
8 2 (1.74%) Talend
8 2 (1.74%) New Relic
8 2 (1.74%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.87%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (0.87%) Adobe
9 1 (0.87%) CommVault
9 1 (0.87%) Dell
9 1 (0.87%) EMC
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