The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 208 185 158
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -27
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 544 555 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.07% 1.16% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.25% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 359 343
Average daily rate
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£365 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 16
Average hourly rate £26.75 £38.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.60% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.20 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £38.51 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.50 £33.30
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -41.44%
DBA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in England

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DBA
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London -77 188 £375 -6.25% 66
South East -7 93 £370 -3.58% 34
North West +30 73 £363 +3.57% 28
Yorkshire -1 64 £375 - 20
East of England +17 42 £350 -9.67% 10
East Midlands +8 28 £375 -9.09% 8
South West -9 26 £350 - 15
West Midlands 0 16 £350 +7.69% 16
North East -31 5 £403 +23.53%
Midlands 0 3 - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 742 (66.19%) SQL
2 610 (54.42%) SQL Server
3 428 (38.18%) Oracle
4 306 (27.30%) Oracle Database
4 306 (27.30%) Performance Tuning
5 297 (26.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 264 (23.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 255 (22.75%) T-SQL
8 212 (18.91%) Microsoft
9 201 (17.93%) Windows
10 193 (17.22%) Linux
11 189 (16.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 165 (14.72%) Replication
13 162 (14.45%) Finance
14 154 (13.74%) Oracle Database 11g
15 153 (13.65%) SQL Server 2012
16 149 (13.29%) UNIX
17 145 (12.93%) Disaster Recovery
18 142 (12.67%) Migration
19 128 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
20 124 (11.06%) Clustering
21 121 (10.79%) Oracle RAC
22 120 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 115 (10.26%) MySQL
24 106 (9.46%) Security Cleared
25 94 (8.39%) PL/SQL
26 92 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
26 92 (8.21%) Oracle RMAN
26 92 (8.21%) SQL Server 2005
27 89 (7.94%) Data Guard

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 51 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.66%) WebLogic
3 16 (1.43%) IIS
4 13 (1.16%) Oracle 10gAS
5 10 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.80%) SAS
7 8 (0.71%) OpenEdge
7 8 (0.71%) CICS
8 6 (0.54%) JBoss
8 6 (0.54%) Apache
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.089%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.089%) Lync
11 1 (0.089%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 58 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.78%) MS Office
3 7 (0.62%) MS Project
4 5 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.18%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.089%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 69 (6.16%) Oracle EBS
2 61 (5.44%) Oracle Applications
3 46 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.36%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.27%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.089%) Endur
8 1 (0.089%) Summit
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.36%) SaaS
3 3 (0.27%) GitHub
4 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.089%) Office 365
5 1 (0.089%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 53 (4.73%) SAN
2 16 (1.43%) Firewall
3 14 (1.25%) Internet
4 12 (1.07%) LAN
4 12 (1.07%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.89%) LDAP
6 9 (0.80%) WAN
7 8 (0.71%) SSL
7 8 (0.71%) NAS
8 4 (0.36%) VLAN
9 3 (0.27%) Network Security
9 3 (0.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.27%) DHCP
10 2 (0.18%) FTP
10 2 (0.18%) HTTP
10 2 (0.18%) SSH
11 1 (0.089%) RTP
11 1 (0.089%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 610 (54.42%) SQL Server
2 306 (27.30%) Oracle Database
3 297 (26.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 264 (23.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 189 (16.86%) SQL Server 2008
6 154 (13.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 153 (13.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 128 (11.42%) Data Warehouse
9 120 (10.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 115 (10.26%) MySQL
11 92 (8.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 79 (7.05%) Relational Database
13 77 (6.87%) DB2
14 73 (6.51%) Oracle Database 10g
15 57 (5.08%) RDBMS
16 49 (4.37%) Oracle Database 12c
17 40 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
18 37 (3.30%) MongoDB
19 35 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
20 32 (2.85%) DTS
Development Applications
1 37 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (0.89%) Visual Studio
4 9 (0.80%) Toad
5 8 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 8 (0.71%) CA Gen
6 7 (0.62%) Git (software)
6 7 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.45%) Subversion
8 4 (0.36%) JIRA
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.27%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.18%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.18%) ProC
11 1 (0.089%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.089%) WebSpeed
11 1 (0.089%) ERwin
11 1 (0.089%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.089%) JConsole
11 1 (0.089%) Hudson
General
1 162 (14.45%) Finance
2 60 (5.35%) Banking
3 21 (1.87%) Retail
4 18 (1.61%) Marketing
5 14 (1.25%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 9 (0.80%) Legal
7 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.71%) Advertising
9 6 (0.54%) Electronics
10 5 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.45%) Law
11 4 (0.36%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) Front Office
13 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.089%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.089%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.089%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.089%) Automotive
14 1 (0.089%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (4.55%) .NET
2 36 (3.21%) Middleware
3 30 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 28 (2.50%) XML
5 14 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 12 (1.07%) Web Services
6 12 (1.07%) ASP.NET
7 11 (0.98%) CGI
8 10 (0.89%) HTML
9 9 (0.80%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (0.71%) SAP Basis
11 6 (0.54%) MDX
11 6 (0.54%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 5 (0.45%) HTML5
12 5 (0.45%) ISPF
12 5 (0.45%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.45%) J2EE
13 3 (0.27%) CSS
13 3 (0.27%) JSP
13 3 (0.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 165 (14.72%) Replication
2 124 (11.06%) Clustering
3 47 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.68%) Mainframe
5 26 (2.32%) Data Centre
6 24 (2.14%) NHS
7 23 (2.05%) Statistics
8 21 (1.87%) Management Information System
9 10 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.54%) DTV
11 6 (0.54%) FMCG
11 6 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.45%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.45%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.36%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.27%) Equities
14 3 (0.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 201 (17.93%) Windows
2 193 (17.22%) Linux
3 149 (13.29%) UNIX
4 53 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (3.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (3.30%) Solaris
8 33 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (2.32%) AIX
10 18 (1.61%) HPUX
11 17 (1.52%) zOS
12 12 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.80%) SUSE
14 7 (0.62%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.27%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.18%) MVS
16 2 (0.18%) OS/390
16 2 (0.18%) CentOS
17 1 (0.089%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (27.30%) Performance Tuning
2 145 (12.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 142 (12.67%) Migration
4 92 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
5 88 (7.85%) ETL
6 78 (6.96%) ITIL
7 71 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
8 62 (5.53%) Performance Monitoring
8 62 (5.53%) Data Modelling
9 56 (5.00%) Database Security
10 49 (4.37%) High Availability
11 43 (3.84%) Agile Software Development
12 42 (3.75%) Database Tuning
13 38 (3.39%) Change Management
14 36 (3.21%) Database Mirroring
15 35 (3.12%) Data Migration
16 34 (3.03%) Incident Management
17 25 (2.23%) SOA
17 25 (2.23%) Capacity Management
18 24 (2.14%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 742 (66.19%) SQL
2 255 (22.75%) T-SQL
3 94 (8.39%) PL/SQL
4 84 (7.49%) Shell Script
5 60 (5.35%) PowerShell
6 34 (3.03%) C#
7 33 (2.94%) Java
8 31 (2.77%) Perl
9 25 (2.23%) Python
10 19 (1.69%) Korn
11 18 (1.61%) REXX
12 17 (1.52%) JCL
13 14 (1.25%) C
13 14 (1.25%) COBOL
14 13 (1.16%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.07%) Bourne shell
15 12 (1.07%) JavaScript
15 12 (1.07%) VBScript
16 11 (0.98%) Assembly Language
16 11 (0.98%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 106 (9.46%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (2.68%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.52%) Degree
6 16 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
7 15 (1.34%) MCITP
8 12 (1.07%) OCP
9 11 (0.98%) MCDBA
10 8 (0.71%) MCTS
10 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.62%) MCSE
12 6 (0.54%) MCP
13 5 (0.45%) MCSA
14 4 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.27%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.27%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.27%) CCNA
15 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.61%) SLA
2 16 (1.43%) QA
3 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.089%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (10.79%) Oracle RAC
2 38 (3.39%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
5 5 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.27%) Veritas File System
6 3 (0.27%) Firmware
6 3 (0.27%) RACF
7 2 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.089%) NFS
8 1 (0.089%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.089%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 92 (8.21%) Oracle RMAN
2 89 (7.94%) Data Guard
3 39 (3.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 14 (1.25%) Tivoli
5 12 (1.07%) SCOM
6 9 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 8 (0.71%) Puppet
8 6 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.54%) WSUS
9 5 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.45%) MAINVIEW
10 4 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
11 3 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.27%) SCCM
11 3 (0.27%) Foglight
12 1 (0.089%) Nagios
12 1 (0.089%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 1 (0.089%) OpenView
Vendors
1 428 (38.18%) Oracle
2 212 (18.91%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.44%) Red Hat
4 43 (3.84%) VMware
5 40 (3.57%) IBM
6 28 (2.50%) Percona
7 27 (2.41%) Red Gate
7 27 (2.41%) Sybase
8 24 (2.14%) SAP
9 21 (1.87%) Teradata
10 18 (1.61%) Sun
10 18 (1.61%) NetApp
11 17 (1.52%) HP
12 15 (1.34%) BMC
13 12 (1.07%) Citrix
14 11 (0.98%) Greenplum
15 10 (0.89%) Siebel
15 10 (0.89%) Progress
15 10 (0.89%) Business Objects
15 10 (0.89%) Informatica
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Neg.
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago