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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 144 154 129
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -25
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 52 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.99% 0.90% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.96% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 40 48
Average daily rate
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£425 £399 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.44% -0.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £333
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +89.47%
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
4922 5815 5554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.41% 92.97% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3734 4160 4129
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £285
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 72 90 110
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 97 (76.98%) SQL
2 71 (56.35%) SQL Server
3 53 (42.06%) Oracle
4 47 (37.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 42 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 34 (26.98%) Replication
6 34 (26.98%) Finance
7 32 (25.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 30 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
9 29 (23.02%) Oracle Database 11g
10 28 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
10 28 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
11 27 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (19.84%) T-SQL
13 24 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (18.25%) Banking
15 22 (17.46%) Data Guard
16 20 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
16 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
17 19 (15.08%) Linux
18 18 (14.29%) PL/SQL
19 17 (13.49%) Relational Database
20 16 (12.70%) Windows
21 15 (11.90%) RDBMS
21 15 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
22 14 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
22 14 (11.11%) Migration
23 13 (10.32%) Oracle RMAN
24 12 (9.52%) UNIX
24 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (3.17%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.38%) IIS
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (3.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.79%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (1.59%) LAN
2 2 (1.59%) WAN
3 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.79%) DNS
3 1 (0.79%) Internet
3 1 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (56.35%) SQL Server
2 47 (37.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 32 (25.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 29 (23.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 28 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (19.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (13.49%) Relational Database
10 15 (11.90%) RDBMS
10 15 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
14 6 (4.76%) MySQL
14 6 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (3.97%) DTS
15 5 (3.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) ERwin
3 1 (0.79%) Subversion
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 34 (26.98%) Finance
2 23 (18.25%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Legal
3 7 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 2 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) .NET
1 6 (4.76%) Middleware
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.17%) Web Services
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (1.59%) MDX
6 1 (0.79%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.79%) RESTful
6 1 (0.79%) CGI
6 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.79%) SOAP
6 1 (0.79%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.79%) Spring
6 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (26.98%) Replication
2 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.73%) Clustering
4 10 (7.94%) NHS
5 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.59%) Online Games
7 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) Open Source
7 2 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.59%) Statistics
8 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.79%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.79%) DTV
8 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (15.08%) Linux
2 16 (12.70%) Windows
3 12 (9.52%) UNIX
4 8 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.17%) AIX
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) Solaris
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 27 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (11.11%) Migration
4 11 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (7.94%) Change Management
6 9 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (7.14%) Database Security
7 8 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (6.35%) Database Mirroring
8 7 (5.56%) Quality Management
8 7 (5.56%) SOA
8 7 (5.56%) ETL
8 7 (5.56%) ITIL
8 7 (5.56%) Information Management
9 5 (3.97%) Data Modelling
9 5 (3.97%) Validation
9 5 (3.97%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.17%) High Availability
10 4 (3.17%) Volume Testing
10 4 (3.17%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 97 (76.98%) SQL
2 25 (19.84%) T-SQL
3 18 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 10 (7.94%) Shell Script
5 6 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.97%) Korn
7 4 (3.17%) Perl
8 3 (2.38%) VB
9 2 (1.59%) Java
10 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.79%) C#
10 1 (0.79%) COBOL
10 1 (0.79%) VBScript
10 1 (0.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 5 (3.97%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.38%) OCP
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.59%) MCITP
5 2 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (0.79%) MCSE
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.79%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.79%) MCTS
6 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.59%) SLA
1 2 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (23.81%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.79%) SRDF
5 1 (0.79%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 22 (17.46%) Data Guard
2 13 (10.32%) Oracle RMAN
3 7 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.59%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (1.59%) Nagios
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.79%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.79%) SCOM
5 1 (0.79%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (42.06%) Oracle
2 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.76%) IBM
5 5 (3.97%) VMware
6 4 (3.17%) NetApp
7 3 (2.38%) BMC
7 3 (2.38%) HP
7 3 (2.38%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.38%) Remedy
8 2 (1.59%) New Relic
8 2 (1.59%) Vertica
8 2 (1.59%) Talend
8 2 (1.59%) Sybase
9 1 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) Cognos
9 1 (0.79%) Dell
9 1 (0.79%) EMC
9 1 (0.79%) Adobe
9 1 (0.79%) CommVault
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
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Real Staffing
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago