The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 112 68 94
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +26
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 23 62 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 2.56% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 2.73% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 14
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£381 £341 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% -16.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £420 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £50.38 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +196.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +35.71%
DBA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2716 2270 2726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.40% 93.61% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1736 1207 1386
Average daily rate £380 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 271 292
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.95 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the East of England region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the East of England region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -1 12 £295 - 4
Essex -26 4 £375 +2.73% 1
Norfolk +1 3 £400 +23.07%
Bedfordshire -20 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -21 2 £388 +31.91% 1
Suffolk - - - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 48 (68.57%) SQL
2 38 (54.29%) SQL Server
3 33 (47.14%) Performance Tuning
4 26 (37.14%) Oracle
5 18 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
6 17 (24.29%) Oracle Database
7 16 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (21.43%) Replication
8 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (21.43%) T-SQL
9 13 (18.57%) MySQL
10 11 (15.71%) Clustering
10 11 (15.71%) Windows
10 11 (15.71%) Linux
10 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
10 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 9 (12.86%) Statistics
12 9 (12.86%) Migration
12 9 (12.86%) Change Management
13 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (10.00%) Data Structures
13 7 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
14 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
14 6 (8.57%) Finance

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.43%) IIS
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (54.29%) SQL Server
2 18 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (24.29%) Oracle Database
4 16 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (18.57%) MySQL
7 11 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 6 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (5.71%) Snowflake Schema
11 3 (4.29%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (4.29%) DTS
12 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Retail
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Automotive
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
2 1 (1.43%) HTML
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) WinForms
2 1 (1.43%) LAMP
2 1 (1.43%) Kendo UI
2 1 (1.43%) HTML5
2 1 (1.43%) jQuery
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Replication
2 11 (15.71%) Clustering
3 9 (12.86%) Statistics
4 7 (10.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.43%) User Experience
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
1 11 (15.71%) Linux
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) AIX
3 1 (1.43%) Solaris
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (12.86%) Migration
2 9 (12.86%) Change Management
3 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (8.57%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.14%) TDD
5 5 (7.14%) Scrum
6 4 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.71%) Database Security
7 3 (4.29%) Analytics
7 3 (4.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.86%) Data Management
8 2 (2.86%) Data Transformation
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Improvement
8 2 (2.86%) High Availability
8 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.86%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (68.57%) SQL
2 15 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.86%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) VBScript
5 1 (1.43%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.71%) MCITP
4 4 (5.71%) MCDBA
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.43%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Oracle
2 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) Red Gate
4 4 (5.71%) Teradata
5 3 (4.29%) Sybase
6 2 (2.86%) Netezza
6 2 (2.86%) VMware
7 1 (1.43%) Mercator
7 1 (1.43%) Tableau
7 1 (1.43%) Telerik