The table below looks at the statistics for MCDBA 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 MCDBA over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 192 210 199
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -11
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.032% 0.065%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.18% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£188 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
816 1114 929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.81% 18.00% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 614 798 605
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 36
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.26 £17.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

MCDBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDBA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCDBA
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 MCDBA across the City of London region.

MCDBA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

MCDBA
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 MCDBA across the City of London region.

MCDBA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCDBA also 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 that cited MCDBA.

1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Database Theory
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database Theory
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Lua
2 1 (50.00%) LINQ
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MCDBA also 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 that cited MCDBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) IDOL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Software Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) LINQ
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Database Theory
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database Theory
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PHP
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) MCSD
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) HP