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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 96 138 136
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 47 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.52% 1.03% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.08% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 46
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £366
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.25 £35.20
% change year-on-year
+15.03% +8.66%
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
2945 4817 5628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.49% 94.95% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 3708 4014
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 94
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016, 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 75 (73.53%) SQL
1 75 (73.53%) SQL Server
2 42 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
3 40 (39.22%) Finance
3 40 (39.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (37.25%) Oracle
4 38 (37.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 37 (36.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 33 (32.35%) T-SQL
8 30 (29.41%) Oracle Database
9 28 (27.45%) Replication
10 25 (24.51%) Clustering
10 25 (24.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 24 (23.53%) Windows
11 24 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (22.55%) Linux
12 23 (22.55%) SQL Server 2005
13 20 (19.61%) High Availability
14 19 (18.63%) Migration
15 18 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
15 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (15.69%) Sybase
17 15 (14.71%) Unix
17 15 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
17 15 (14.71%) Windows Server
18 14 (13.73%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (12.75%) Oracle RMAN
19 13 (12.75%) Shell Script

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.96%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.98%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Kerberos
2 2 (1.96%) SAN
3 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (73.53%) SQL Server
2 40 (39.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 38 (37.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (36.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 30 (29.41%) Oracle Database
6 25 (24.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 23 (22.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (9.80%) MySQL
12 7 (6.86%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
14 5 (4.90%) DTS
14 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
14 5 (4.90%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (4.90%) VLDB
15 4 (3.92%) NoSQL
15 4 (3.92%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.96%) JIRA
1 2 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 40 (39.22%) Finance
2 11 (10.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (0.98%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.96%) MDX
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Replication
2 25 (24.51%) Clustering
3 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Grid Computing
5 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 24 (23.53%) Windows
2 23 (22.55%) Linux
3 15 (14.71%) Unix
3 15 (14.71%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.76%) Solaris
5 10 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (19.61%) High Availability
3 19 (18.63%) Migration
4 18 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (10.78%) Database Mirroring
8 9 (8.82%) ITIL
9 8 (7.84%) Business Continuity
9 8 (7.84%) Database Tuning
9 8 (7.84%) Performance Management
10 7 (6.86%) Coaching
10 7 (6.86%) Data Security
10 7 (6.86%) People Management
11 6 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.88%) Process Improvement
12 5 (4.90%) Database Security
12 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
12 5 (4.90%) Scrum
12 5 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 75 (73.53%) SQL
2 33 (32.35%) T-SQL
3 13 (12.75%) Shell Script
4 10 (9.80%) C#
5 9 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 9 (8.82%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.92%) Perl
7 3 (2.94%) Java
8 1 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.98%) Tcl
8 1 (0.98%) VB
8 1 (0.98%) VB6
8 1 (0.98%) VBA
8 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (4.90%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.98%) MCDBA
3 1 (0.98%) MCSA
3 1 (0.98%) MCTS
3 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) QA
3 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.98%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (13.73%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (12.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 12 (11.76%) SCOM
3 9 (8.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (6.86%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 38 (37.25%) Oracle
2 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.69%) Sybase
4 12 (11.76%) Veritas
5 11 (10.78%) Red Hat
6 5 (4.90%) SAP
7 4 (3.92%) EMC
7 4 (3.92%) Red Gate
7 4 (3.92%) VMware
8 2 (1.96%) WorldPay
9 1 (0.98%) Tableau
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