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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 195 142 148
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 537 699 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 1.53% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.65% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 391 310
Average daily rate
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£375 £371 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 7
Average hourly rate £38.50 £37.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £28.35 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £175.00 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.05% +88.88%
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -41 192 £375 - 84
South West +22 89 £400 +14.28% 18
South East -80 65 £380 +1.33% 46
North West -5 53 £344 +6.58% 15
Yorkshire -58 38 £300 -20.00% 39
West Midlands +5 36 £363 +9.43% 10
East Midlands +20 28 £325 -7.14% 15
East of England -9 26 £300 -18.36% 9
North East -35 3 £210 -21.86%
Midlands - - - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 718 (66.98%) SQL
2 529 (49.35%) SQL Server
3 434 (40.49%) Oracle
4 338 (31.53%) Oracle Database
5 323 (30.13%) Performance Tuning
6 247 (23.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 217 (20.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 191 (17.82%) Finance
9 184 (17.16%) Linux
9 184 (17.16%) SQL Server 2008
10 183 (17.07%) T-SQL
11 181 (16.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 175 (16.32%) Replication
13 165 (15.39%) Microsoft
14 155 (14.46%) Windows
15 146 (13.62%) Migration
15 146 (13.62%) Oracle RAC
16 135 (12.59%) Security Cleared
17 131 (12.22%) PL/SQL
18 128 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
19 122 (11.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 122 (11.38%) UNIX
20 119 (11.10%) Disaster Recovery
21 115 (10.73%) Clustering
22 110 (10.26%) Oracle RMAN
23 105 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
24 102 (9.51%) Banking
25 99 (9.24%) SC Cleared
26 97 (9.05%) Data Guard
27 94 (8.77%) Oracle Database 10g

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 52 (4.85%) WebLogic
2 34 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.59%) Oracle Application Server
4 13 (1.21%) IIS
5 10 (0.93%) Oracle 9iAS
6 9 (0.84%) Oracle 10gAS
7 7 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.65%) CICS
7 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.65%) Apache
8 6 (0.56%) SAS
9 5 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.37%) AquaLogic
11 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.093%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.093%) WorkSite
Applications
1 48 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.56%) MS Office
3 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.093%) MS Project
5 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.093%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 85 (7.93%) Oracle EBS
2 66 (6.16%) Oracle Applications
3 45 (4.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (1.40%) Oracle 11i
5 12 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 5 (0.47%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.37%) Oracle Utilities
8 4 (0.37%) Agresso
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle BPM
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle HRMS
11 1 (0.093%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.28%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.093%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.36%) SAN
2 7 (0.65%) Internet
2 7 (0.65%) LDAP
2 7 (0.65%) LAN
3 4 (0.37%) WAN
3 4 (0.37%) Firewall
4 3 (0.28%) DNS
5 2 (0.19%) FTP
5 2 (0.19%) NAS
6 1 (0.093%) SSH
6 1 (0.093%) Network Security
6 1 (0.093%) HTTP
6 1 (0.093%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.093%) SSL
6 1 (0.093%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 529 (49.35%) SQL Server
2 338 (31.53%) Oracle Database
3 247 (23.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 217 (20.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 184 (17.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 181 (16.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 128 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 122 (11.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 105 (9.79%) Data Warehouse
10 94 (8.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 87 (8.12%) MySQL
11 87 (8.12%) Relational Database
12 86 (8.02%) SQL Server 2005
13 68 (6.34%) RDBMS
13 68 (6.34%) DB2
14 48 (4.48%) Oracle Database 12c
15 37 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (2.89%) SQL Server 2000
17 29 (2.71%) Oracle Reports
18 28 (2.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (2.24%) Toad
2 18 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 11 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (0.93%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (0.75%) ClearQuest
6 8 (0.75%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.56%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.28%) JIRA
8 3 (0.28%) Subversion
9 2 (0.19%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
9 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.093%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.093%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.093%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.093%) ERwin
10 1 (0.093%) ProC
10 1 (0.093%) Maven
General
1 191 (17.82%) Finance
2 102 (9.51%) Banking
3 31 (2.89%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.71%) Retail
5 12 (1.12%) Marketing
6 9 (0.84%) Telecoms
7 8 (0.75%) Legal
8 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.56%) Advertising
9 6 (0.56%) Games
10 5 (0.47%) Law
10 5 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.28%) Electronics
11 3 (0.28%) Automotive
11 3 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.093%) German Language
12 1 (0.093%) Billing
12 1 (0.093%) Local Government
12 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.093%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.82%) Middleware
2 32 (2.99%) Oracle Fusion
3 27 (2.52%) .NET
4 25 (2.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 18 (1.68%) Web Services
6 6 (0.56%) SAP Basis
7 5 (0.47%) BSON
8 4 (0.37%) HTML
8 4 (0.37%) WebCenter
8 4 (0.37%) Flash
8 4 (0.37%) Java EE
8 4 (0.37%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.37%) MDX
8 4 (0.37%) LAMP
9 3 (0.28%) Spring
9 3 (0.28%) XML
9 3 (0.28%) ODBC
9 3 (0.28%) SOAP
9 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.19%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 175 (16.32%) Replication
2 115 (10.73%) Clustering
3 52 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.99%) Statistics
5 24 (2.24%) NHS
5 24 (2.24%) Mainframe
5 24 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 19 (1.77%) Open Source
7 17 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.21%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.12%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.47%) Credit Risk
11 5 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Performance Metrics
12 4 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (0.37%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.37%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.37%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 184 (17.16%) Linux
2 155 (14.46%) Windows
3 122 (11.38%) UNIX
4 53 (4.94%) Solaris
5 43 (4.01%) AIX
6 38 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (1.40%) HPUX
11 10 (0.93%) zOS
12 9 (0.84%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.56%) SUSE
14 6 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.28%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.19%) MVS
17 1 (0.093%) VMS
17 1 (0.093%) CentOS
17 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 323 (30.13%) Performance Tuning
2 146 (13.62%) Migration
3 119 (11.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 84 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
5 73 (6.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 70 (6.53%) ETL
7 59 (5.50%) ITIL
8 57 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
9 55 (5.13%) Data Modelling
10 54 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
10 54 (5.04%) High Availability
11 53 (4.94%) Database Security
12 51 (4.76%) Database Tuning
13 42 (3.92%) Change Management
14 39 (3.64%) Data Migration
15 36 (3.36%) SOA
16 35 (3.26%) Incident Management
17 25 (2.33%) Configuration Management
18 22 (2.05%) Release Management
19 20 (1.87%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 718 (66.98%) SQL
2 183 (17.07%) T-SQL
3 131 (12.22%) PL/SQL
4 85 (7.93%) Shell Script
5 31 (2.89%) Perl
6 29 (2.71%) PowerShell
7 24 (2.24%) Korn
8 23 (2.15%) Java
9 15 (1.40%) COBOL
10 13 (1.21%) C#
11 10 (0.93%) PHP
11 10 (0.93%) VB
12 9 (0.84%) VBScript
12 9 (0.84%) C
13 8 (0.75%) Assembly Language
13 8 (0.75%) REXX
13 8 (0.75%) JCL
14 6 (0.56%) SELCOPY
14 6 (0.56%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 135 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 99 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 40 (3.73%) DV Cleared
4 37 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
6 23 (2.15%) Degree
7 19 (1.77%) MCITP
8 14 (1.31%) OCP
9 12 (1.12%) MCDBA
9 12 (1.12%) MCTS
9 12 (1.12%) VCP4
10 5 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.28%) MCSE
12 2 (0.19%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.093%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.093%) MCSA
13 1 (0.093%) ISEB
13 1 (0.093%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.093%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.05%) SLA
2 19 (1.77%) QA
3 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (13.62%) Oracle RAC
2 110 (10.26%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.093%) RACF
7 1 (0.093%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.093%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.093%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 97 (9.05%) Data Guard
2 65 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 13 (1.21%) SCOM
4 11 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (0.93%) Puppet
6 7 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (0.47%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.37%) OpenView
8 4 (0.37%) BMC PATROL
8 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.28%) MAINVIEW
9 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.19%) Control-M
10 2 (0.19%) Nagios
10 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.093%) Ansible
11 1 (0.093%) logstash
11 1 (0.093%) Foglight
11 1 (0.093%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 434 (40.49%) Oracle
2 165 (15.39%) Microsoft
3 45 (4.20%) Sybase
3 45 (4.20%) Red Hat
4 30 (2.80%) VMware
5 27 (2.52%) Sun
6 25 (2.33%) BMC
7 24 (2.24%) IBM
8 22 (2.05%) Teradata
9 18 (1.68%) Red Gate
10 16 (1.49%) SAP
11 15 (1.40%) HP
12 13 (1.21%) Percona
13 11 (1.03%) Siebel
13 11 (1.03%) NetApp
14 10 (0.93%) Greenplum
15 9 (0.84%) Business Objects
16 8 (0.75%) Informatica
17 7 (0.65%) Veritas
17 7 (0.65%) Remedy
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Blue Glue
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £275 - £350 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
VIQU
Rate: £250 - 320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago