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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 198 201 169
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 583 529 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.13% 1.07% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.16% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 342 340
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 15
Average hourly rate £26.75 £38.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.60% -6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £41.15 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.33%
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
47812 45732 43181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.60% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30985 28273 25892
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £238
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 1764 1854 1992
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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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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 -49 184 £345 -13.75% 57
South East 0 108 £350 -6.66% 50
Yorkshire +21 81 £375 - 33
North West +18 64 £375 +5.26% 20
South West +32 57 £395 - 23
East of England +3 41 £350 -6.66% 12
East Midlands -2 20 £400 +5.96% 10
West Midlands -2 15 £358 +10.00% 15
North East -31 5 £358 -1.60%
Midlands +2 3 - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 775 (66.30%) SQL
2 673 (57.57%) SQL Server
3 449 (38.41%) Oracle
4 313 (26.78%) Performance Tuning
5 310 (26.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 306 (26.18%) Oracle Database
7 286 (24.47%) T-SQL
8 265 (22.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 230 (19.67%) Windows
9 230 (19.67%) Microsoft
10 220 (18.82%) Linux
11 214 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 192 (16.42%) Replication
13 182 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
14 165 (14.11%) Finance
15 161 (13.77%) UNIX
16 160 (13.69%) Oracle Database 11g
17 157 (13.43%) Migration
18 153 (13.09%) MySQL
19 146 (12.49%) Disaster Recovery
20 142 (12.15%) Clustering
21 130 (11.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 127 (10.86%) Oracle RAC
23 126 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
24 108 (9.24%) SQL Server 2005
25 105 (8.98%) Security Cleared
26 97 (8.30%) ETL
27 96 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
28 93 (7.96%) PL/SQL
29 91 (7.78%) ITIL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 47 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.59%) WebLogic
3 21 (1.80%) IIS
4 13 (1.11%) Oracle 10gAS
5 10 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (0.77%) OpenEdge
6 9 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.68%) Apache
7 8 (0.68%) SAS
8 6 (0.51%) JBoss
8 6 (0.51%) CICS
8 6 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.34%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (0.34%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.086%) Lync
12 1 (0.086%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.086%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 67 (5.73%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.88%) MS Office
3 8 (0.68%) MS Project
4 5 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 61 (5.22%) Oracle Applications
2 56 (4.79%) Oracle EBS
3 44 (3.76%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.26%) Endur
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.26%) SAP Business One
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.17%) Summit
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.086%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.51%) SaaS
3 3 (0.26%) GitHub
3 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.086%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.36%) SAN
2 19 (1.63%) Firewall
3 15 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.20%) Internet
5 11 (0.94%) LAN
6 10 (0.86%) NAS
7 8 (0.68%) SSL
7 8 (0.68%) WAN
7 8 (0.68%) LDAP
8 4 (0.34%) DNS
8 4 (0.34%) VLAN
9 3 (0.26%) Network Security
9 3 (0.26%) DHCP
9 3 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.17%) FTP
10 2 (0.17%) SSH
11 1 (0.086%) RTP
11 1 (0.086%) DAB
11 1 (0.086%) HTTP
11 1 (0.086%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 673 (57.57%) SQL Server
2 310 (26.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 306 (26.18%) Oracle Database
4 265 (22.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 214 (18.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 182 (15.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 160 (13.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 153 (13.09%) MySQL
9 130 (11.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 126 (10.78%) Data Warehouse
11 108 (9.24%) SQL Server 2005
12 85 (7.27%) Relational Database
13 81 (6.93%) Oracle Database 10g
14 77 (6.59%) DB2
15 68 (5.82%) RDBMS
16 56 (4.79%) Oracle Database 12c
17 47 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
18 42 (3.59%) SQL Server 2000
19 36 (3.08%) MongoDB
20 33 (2.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 40 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (0.86%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.86%) Toad
4 8 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 7 (0.60%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.43%) Subversion
8 4 (0.34%) JIRA
8 4 (0.34%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.17%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.17%) Flyway
10 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.086%) Hudson
11 1 (0.086%) JConsole
11 1 (0.086%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.086%) ERwin
11 1 (0.086%) ProC
General
1 165 (14.11%) Finance
2 57 (4.88%) Banking
3 16 (1.37%) Retail
3 16 (1.37%) Marketing
4 13 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.94%) Legal
7 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.68%) Law
9 6 (0.51%) Electronics
9 6 (0.51%) Advertising
10 5 (0.43%) Publishing
10 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.26%) Front Office
11 3 (0.26%) Automotive
11 3 (0.26%) Games
11 3 (0.26%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.086%) German Language
13 1 (0.086%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.28%) .NET
2 32 (2.74%) Middleware
3 29 (2.48%) XML
4 27 (2.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (1.03%) ASP.NET
5 12 (1.03%) HTML
5 12 (1.03%) Web Services
5 12 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 11 (0.94%) CGI
7 9 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
8 8 (0.68%) MDX
9 7 (0.60%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.51%) HTML5
10 6 (0.51%) J2EE
10 6 (0.51%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 5 (0.43%) ISPF
11 5 (0.43%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.34%) CSS
13 3 (0.26%) JSP
13 3 (0.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 192 (16.42%) Replication
2 142 (12.15%) Clustering
3 48 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.57%) Data Centre
5 24 (2.05%) NHS
6 21 (1.80%) Mainframe
7 20 (1.71%) Statistics
8 18 (1.54%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.51%) FMCG
11 6 (0.51%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (0.51%) DTV
12 5 (0.43%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.43%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.43%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.34%) CMDB
14 3 (0.26%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 230 (19.67%) Windows
2 220 (18.82%) Linux
3 161 (13.77%) UNIX
4 71 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (3.68%) Solaris
9 18 (1.54%) AIX
10 17 (1.45%) zOS
11 16 (1.37%) HPUX
12 12 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.77%) SUSE
14 7 (0.60%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.26%) CentOS
15 3 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.17%) OS/390
16 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.17%) MVS
16 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (26.78%) Performance Tuning
2 157 (13.43%) Migration
3 146 (12.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 97 (8.30%) ETL
5 96 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
6 91 (7.78%) ITIL
7 74 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
8 69 (5.90%) Performance Monitoring
9 66 (5.65%) Data Modelling
10 53 (4.53%) Database Security
11 52 (4.45%) High Availability
12 50 (4.28%) Data Migration
13 48 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (3.68%) Database Tuning
15 41 (3.51%) Database Mirroring
16 40 (3.42%) Change Management
17 28 (2.40%) Incident Management
18 26 (2.22%) Capacity Management
19 25 (2.14%) Patch Management
20 24 (2.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 775 (66.30%) SQL
2 286 (24.47%) T-SQL
3 93 (7.96%) PL/SQL
4 85 (7.27%) Shell Script
5 65 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 40 (3.42%) Java
7 37 (3.17%) C#
8 32 (2.74%) Perl
9 28 (2.40%) Python
10 20 (1.71%) Korn
11 15 (1.28%) VBScript
12 14 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.11%) JCL
13 13 (1.11%) C
14 12 (1.03%) VB
14 12 (1.03%) REXX
14 12 (1.03%) Bourne shell
15 11 (0.94%) Ruby
15 11 (0.94%) PHP
15 11 (0.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 105 (8.98%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (2.05%) Degree
5 20 (1.71%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (1.11%) MCITP
8 11 (0.94%) MCDBA
9 9 (0.77%) OCP
9 9 (0.77%) MCTS
10 8 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.51%) MCP
11 6 (0.51%) MCSE
11 6 (0.51%) MCSA
12 4 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.26%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.26%) CCNA
14 1 (0.086%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.63%) SLA
2 15 (1.28%) QA
3 5 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.086%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (10.86%) Oracle RAC
2 38 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (0.43%) Oracle Clusterware
5 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.26%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.26%) Firmware
8 2 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.17%) RACF
9 1 (0.086%) NFS
9 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.086%) SRDF
9 1 (0.086%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 90 (7.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 78 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 40 (3.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 15 (1.28%) Tivoli
4 15 (1.28%) SCOM
5 14 (1.20%) Puppet
6 12 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.60%) Ansible
9 6 (0.51%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.51%) WSUS
10 5 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.43%) MAINVIEW
11 4 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.26%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.26%) SCCM
12 3 (0.26%) Foglight
13 1 (0.086%) Nagios
Vendors
1 449 (38.41%) Oracle
2 230 (19.67%) Microsoft
3 75 (6.42%) Red Hat
4 57 (4.88%) VMware
5 49 (4.19%) Percona
6 37 (3.17%) IBM
7 31 (2.65%) Sybase
8 26 (2.22%) Red Gate
9 23 (1.97%) SAP
10 19 (1.63%) Teradata
10 19 (1.63%) NetApp
11 18 (1.54%) HP
12 15 (1.28%) Citrix
13 14 (1.20%) Sun
14 12 (1.03%) BMC
14 12 (1.03%) SolarWinds
15 11 (0.94%) Greenplum
16 10 (0.86%) Progress
16 10 (0.86%) Veritas
17 9 (0.77%) Informatica
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago