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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 203 135 128
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 538 718 699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.53% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.66% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 416 375
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £23.00 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.58 £50.86 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +43.93%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -31 248 £375 -1.31% 48
South East -87 75 £400 +10.34% 29
South West +5 58 £400 +20.30% 8
Yorkshire -35 44 £350 -7.89% 27
West Midlands +6 33 £338 +8.00% 8
North West -19 31 £325 -10.09% 7
East of England -35 27 £350 +1.44% 8
East Midlands -4 8 £378 +20.31% 10
North East -37 8 £250 -9.50% 2
Midlands +3 3 - - 1
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 724 (68.30%) SQL
2 495 (46.70%) SQL Server
3 465 (43.87%) Oracle
4 379 (35.75%) Oracle Database
5 311 (29.34%) Performance Tuning
6 246 (23.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 225 (21.23%) Linux
8 217 (20.47%) Oracle Database 11g
9 207 (19.53%) Replication
10 204 (19.25%) Finance
10 204 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 202 (19.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 190 (17.92%) T-SQL
13 175 (16.51%) Oracle RAC
14 162 (15.28%) Microsoft
15 156 (14.72%) PL/SQL
16 147 (13.87%) UNIX
16 147 (13.87%) Windows
17 142 (13.40%) Migration
18 137 (12.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 134 (12.64%) Oracle Database 10g
20 132 (12.45%) Oracle RMAN
21 127 (11.98%) Data Guard
22 126 (11.89%) SQL Server 2012
23 125 (11.79%) Security Cleared
24 118 (11.13%) Banking
24 118 (11.13%) Clustering
25 101 (9.53%) Relational Database
26 98 (9.25%) Data Warehouse
27 94 (8.87%) Shell Script

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 52 (4.91%) WebLogic
2 20 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
4 13 (1.23%) IIS
5 12 (1.13%) Apache
6 11 (1.04%) Oracle 10gAS
7 10 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.94%) Oracle 9iAS
8 5 (0.47%) SAS
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.38%) AquaLogic
9 4 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.28%) CICS
11 2 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.094%) CMS
12 1 (0.094%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.094%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.66%) MS Office
3 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.19%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 73 (6.89%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (5.47%) Oracle Applications
3 44 (4.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 21 (1.98%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.38%) Agresso
6 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.094%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.094%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.28%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.094%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.55%) SAN
2 5 (0.47%) Internet
2 5 (0.47%) Firewall
3 4 (0.38%) FTP
4 3 (0.28%) DNS
5 2 (0.19%) NAS
6 1 (0.094%) SSL
6 1 (0.094%) HTTP
6 1 (0.094%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.094%) LDAP
6 1 (0.094%) LAN
6 1 (0.094%) WAN
6 1 (0.094%) SSH
6 1 (0.094%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 495 (46.70%) SQL Server
2 379 (35.75%) Oracle Database
3 246 (23.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 217 (20.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 204 (19.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 202 (19.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 137 (12.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 134 (12.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 126 (11.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 101 (9.53%) Relational Database
11 98 (9.25%) Data Warehouse
12 91 (8.58%) MySQL
13 87 (8.21%) RDBMS
14 84 (7.92%) SQL Server 2005
15 69 (6.51%) DB2
16 56 (5.28%) Oracle Database 12c
17 41 (3.87%) SQL Server 2000
18 39 (3.68%) Sybase ASE
19 38 (3.58%) Oracle Reports
20 34 (3.21%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 27 (2.55%) Toad
2 18 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (0.75%) ClearQuest
7 6 (0.57%) Maven
7 6 (0.57%) JIRA
8 5 (0.47%) ERwin
8 5 (0.47%) Subversion
9 4 (0.38%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.28%) Ant
10 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
10 3 (0.28%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
11 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
11 2 (0.19%) PowerDesigner
12 1 (0.094%) TeamCity
General
1 204 (19.25%) Finance
2 118 (11.13%) Banking
3 34 (3.21%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.74%) Retail
5 13 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.85%) Marketing
7 8 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.75%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.66%) Legal
8 7 (0.66%) Games
9 6 (0.57%) Advertising
10 3 (0.28%) Law
10 3 (0.28%) Electronics
10 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.094%) Publishing
12 1 (0.094%) International Banking
12 1 (0.094%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.21%) Middleware
2 33 (3.11%) .NET
3 21 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
4 18 (1.70%) Web Services
5 10 (0.94%) XML
6 6 (0.57%) WSH
6 6 (0.57%) WebCenter
7 5 (0.47%) BSON
7 5 (0.47%) MDX
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Streams
7 5 (0.47%) SAP Basis
7 5 (0.47%) LAMP
7 5 (0.47%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.38%) ODBC
8 4 (0.38%) JDBC
8 4 (0.38%) ISPF
8 4 (0.38%) Java EE
9 3 (0.28%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.28%) SOAP
9 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 207 (19.53%) Replication
2 118 (11.13%) Clustering
3 57 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.40%) Statistics
5 22 (2.08%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.98%) NHS
7 17 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.51%) Mainframe
9 13 (1.23%) Data Integration
9 13 (1.23%) Open Source
9 13 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.94%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (0.66%) CLARiiON
12 7 (0.66%) Symmetrix
12 7 (0.66%) Data Extraction
13 5 (0.47%) Credit Risk
13 5 (0.47%) Hedge funds
14 3 (0.28%) HACMP
14 3 (0.28%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 225 (21.23%) Linux
2 147 (13.87%) UNIX
2 147 (13.87%) Windows
3 67 (6.32%) Solaris
4 50 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (2.83%) AIX
6 23 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.23%) HPUX
10 12 (1.13%) zOS
11 9 (0.85%) SUSE
12 7 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.57%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.38%) VMS
14 4 (0.38%) CentOS
15 3 (0.28%) OpenVMS
15 3 (0.28%) MVS
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.094%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (29.34%) Performance Tuning
2 142 (13.40%) Migration
3 87 (8.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 83 (7.83%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 62 (5.85%) ITIL
7 61 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
8 57 (5.38%) ETL
8 57 (5.38%) Database Security
9 55 (5.19%) Change Management
10 51 (4.81%) Capacity Planning
11 43 (4.06%) Database Tuning
12 42 (3.96%) Data Modelling
13 36 (3.40%) Data Migration
14 34 (3.21%) High Availability
15 31 (2.92%) SOA
16 27 (2.55%) E-Commerce
17 26 (2.45%) Configuration Management
18 24 (2.26%) Incident Management
19 22 (2.08%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 724 (68.30%) SQL
2 190 (17.92%) T-SQL
3 156 (14.72%) PL/SQL
4 94 (8.87%) Shell Script
5 39 (3.68%) Perl
6 37 (3.49%) PowerShell
7 29 (2.74%) Korn
8 27 (2.55%) Java
9 17 (1.60%) C#
10 13 (1.23%) VBScript
11 11 (1.04%) C
12 10 (0.94%) VB
13 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.47%) PHP
13 5 (0.47%) JCL
13 5 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.38%) Python
15 3 (0.28%) XQuery
15 3 (0.28%) DCL
15 3 (0.28%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 125 (11.79%) Security Cleared
2 90 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (3.02%) Oracle Certification
5 30 (2.83%) Degree
6 28 (2.64%) DV Cleared
7 19 (1.79%) MCITP
8 13 (1.23%) MCTS
9 10 (0.94%) OCP
10 7 (0.66%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.47%) MCSE
12 4 (0.38%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.094%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.094%) MCT
14 1 (0.094%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.17%) SLA
2 18 (1.70%) QA
3 8 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 175 (16.51%) Oracle RAC
2 132 (12.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.094%) Firmware
7 1 (0.094%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.094%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.094%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.094%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 127 (11.98%) Data Guard
2 73 (6.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (1.79%) SCOM
4 16 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (0.75%) Puppet
6 7 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.66%) SCCM
6 7 (0.66%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.47%) OpenView
8 5 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.28%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.19%) MAINVIEW
11 2 (0.19%) Control-M
11 2 (0.19%) Nagios
11 2 (0.19%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 465 (43.87%) Oracle
2 162 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 70 (6.60%) Sybase
4 56 (5.28%) Red Hat
5 39 (3.68%) IBM
6 31 (2.92%) BMC
7 26 (2.45%) VMware
8 25 (2.36%) Sun
9 20 (1.89%) SAP
10 17 (1.60%) HP
10 17 (1.60%) Red Gate
11 12 (1.13%) Teradata
11 12 (1.13%) Business Objects
12 11 (1.04%) EMC
12 11 (1.04%) Veritas
13 8 (0.75%) NetApp
14 6 (0.57%) CA
14 6 (0.57%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.47%) Vertica
16 4 (0.38%) Hyperion
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
Rotherham
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
South West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Surrey
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £275 - £300 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
South West England
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Artemis IT Recruitment
Rate: Up tp £375 pd
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Doncaster
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Lincolnshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Rotherham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago