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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 208 172 160
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 525 635 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.01% 1.32% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.42% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 352 355
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£366 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 8
Average hourly rate £40.25 £40.57 £24.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +64.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £21.10 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.53 £45.00 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +78.32%
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
47442 44830 50194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.03% 92.84% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 29510 27391 28804
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1899 1942 2459
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.03 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
London +3 251 £380 -5.00% 81
South East -53 84 £350 -6.66% 35
North West +6 51 £335 +7.90% 32
East of England -33 42 £375 +9.89% 7
West Midlands -6 28 £350 +10.23% 5
Yorkshire -42 26 £344 +0.36% 24
East Midlands -2 15 £350 +9.80% 1
North East -19 15 £363 - 2
South West -48 8 £415 +10.66% 5
Midlands -3 1 - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 776 (65.60%) SQL
2 599 (50.63%) SQL Server
3 578 (48.86%) Oracle
4 482 (40.74%) Oracle Database
5 383 (32.38%) Performance Tuning
6 295 (24.94%) Oracle Database 11g
7 274 (23.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 256 (21.64%) Linux
9 246 (20.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 229 (19.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 226 (19.10%) T-SQL
12 222 (18.77%) Finance
13 221 (18.68%) Oracle RAC
14 220 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 215 (18.17%) Replication
16 205 (17.33%) Data Guard
17 202 (17.08%) UNIX
18 194 (16.40%) Microsoft
19 190 (16.06%) Windows
20 172 (14.54%) Oracle RMAN
21 170 (14.37%) SQL Server 2012
22 146 (12.34%) PL/SQL
23 145 (12.26%) Clustering
24 136 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
25 131 (11.07%) Migration
26 130 (10.99%) Banking
27 128 (10.82%) Security Cleared
28 126 (10.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 115 (9.72%) MySQL
30 105 (8.88%) Relational Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 45 (3.80%) WebLogic
2 37 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.61%) Apache
4 15 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.10%) IIS
6 8 (0.68%) Oracle 10gAS
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.25%) AquaLogic
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.17%) CICS
10 2 (0.17%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.085%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 59 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.085%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 52 (4.40%) Oracle EBS
2 44 (3.72%) Oracle Applications
3 34 (2.87%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.52%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.25%) Summit
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.085%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.085%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.17%) SaaS
2 2 (0.17%) IaaS
3 1 (0.085%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.085%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.06%) SAN
2 14 (1.18%) Internet
3 7 (0.59%) LDAP
4 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.34%) NAS
5 3 (0.25%) Firewall
5 3 (0.25%) FTP
6 2 (0.17%) InfiniBand
6 2 (0.17%) VPN
6 2 (0.17%) SNA
6 2 (0.17%) DNS
6 2 (0.17%) LAN
6 2 (0.17%) SMS
6 2 (0.17%) WAN
7 1 (0.085%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 599 (50.63%) SQL Server
2 482 (40.74%) Oracle Database
3 295 (24.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 274 (23.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 246 (20.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 229 (19.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 220 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 170 (14.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 136 (11.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 126 (10.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 115 (9.72%) MySQL
12 105 (8.88%) Relational Database
13 96 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
14 86 (7.27%) RDBMS
15 66 (5.58%) DB2
16 62 (5.24%) SQL Server 2000
17 60 (5.07%) Oracle Database 12c
18 55 (4.65%) Oracle9i Database
19 47 (3.97%) Oracle Reports
20 43 (3.63%) DTS
Development Applications
1 38 (3.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 27 (2.28%) Toad
3 14 (1.18%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.51%) Maven
6 5 (0.42%) JIRA
6 5 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (0.42%) Subversion
7 4 (0.34%) ERwin
8 3 (0.25%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.25%) Ant
8 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.17%) YourKit
9 2 (0.17%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.085%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.085%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.085%) TeamCity
General
1 222 (18.77%) Finance
2 130 (10.99%) Banking
3 48 (4.06%) Investment Banking
4 27 (2.28%) Retail
5 26 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 13 (1.10%) Marketing
8 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.68%) Advertising
10 7 (0.59%) Legal
11 6 (0.51%) Games
12 5 (0.42%) Publishing
13 4 (0.34%) Law
13 4 (0.34%) Electronics
14 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.17%) International Banking
14 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 1 (0.085%) Hungarian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.04%) .NET
2 32 (2.70%) Middleware
3 20 (1.69%) XML
4 17 (1.44%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.18%) Oracle Streams
6 11 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
7 10 (0.85%) LAMP
8 9 (0.76%) ISPF
9 8 (0.68%) .NET Framework
10 7 (0.59%) JDBC
11 6 (0.51%) Web Services
12 5 (0.42%) WSH
12 5 (0.42%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.34%) WebCenter
13 4 (0.34%) Java EE
14 3 (0.25%) EDI
14 3 (0.25%) HTML
15 2 (0.17%) SOAP
15 2 (0.17%) J2EE
15 2 (0.17%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 215 (18.17%) Replication
2 145 (12.26%) Clustering
3 51 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (2.79%) Statistics
5 23 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.44%) NHS
7 16 (1.35%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.10%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.01%) Hedge funds
10 10 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (0.68%) Open Source
12 7 (0.59%) Data Extraction
12 7 (0.59%) CLARiiON
12 7 (0.59%) Symmetrix
13 6 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
14 5 (0.42%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.42%) HACMP
15 4 (0.34%) DTV
15 4 (0.34%) Firmware
15 4 (0.34%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 256 (21.64%) Linux
2 202 (17.08%) UNIX
3 190 (16.06%) Windows
4 83 (7.02%) Solaris
5 73 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 32 (2.70%) AIX
9 28 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.61%) Debian
11 10 (0.85%) zOS
11 10 (0.85%) HPUX
12 8 (0.68%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.68%) CentOS
13 6 (0.51%) OpenVMS
13 6 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.42%) VMS
15 4 (0.34%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (32.38%) Performance Tuning
2 131 (11.07%) Migration
3 99 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 91 (7.69%) ITIL
5 84 (7.10%) Business Intelligence
6 63 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
7 57 (4.82%) Change Management
8 55 (4.65%) Data Modelling
9 52 (4.40%) High Availability
9 52 (4.40%) Database Security
10 50 (4.23%) Database Tuning
10 50 (4.23%) ETL
11 41 (3.47%) Performance Monitoring
12 40 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (3.04%) Performance Analysis
14 33 (2.79%) E-Commerce
15 28 (2.37%) Incident Management
16 24 (2.03%) SOA
16 24 (2.03%) Data Migration
17 23 (1.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 776 (65.60%) SQL
2 226 (19.10%) T-SQL
3 146 (12.34%) PL/SQL
4 89 (7.52%) Shell Script
5 49 (4.14%) Perl
6 42 (3.55%) PowerShell
7 41 (3.47%) Java
8 29 (2.45%) C#
9 22 (1.86%) Korn
10 19 (1.61%) C
11 15 (1.27%) VB
12 13 (1.10%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.85%) VBScript
14 9 (0.76%) PHP
14 9 (0.76%) JCL
15 8 (0.68%) Python
16 6 (0.51%) REXX
17 5 (0.42%) DCL
18 4 (0.34%) VBA
19 3 (0.25%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 128 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 99 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 54 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (3.47%) Degree
5 26 (2.20%) MCITP
6 23 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
7 22 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 20 (1.69%) MCDBA
9 16 (1.35%) OCP
10 13 (1.10%) MCTS
11 10 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.85%) MCSE
12 7 (0.59%) MCSA
13 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.34%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.25%) MCT
14 3 (0.25%) CCNA
14 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (5.16%) SLA
2 30 (2.54%) QA
3 11 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.17%) HL7
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.085%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 221 (18.68%) Oracle RAC
2 172 (14.54%) Oracle RMAN
3 17 (1.44%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.34%) SRDF
6 4 (0.34%) LiteSpeed
7 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.25%) vSphere
8 2 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.17%) RACF
9 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.085%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.085%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 205 (17.33%) Data Guard
2 77 (6.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 26 (2.20%) SCOM
4 15 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
5 12 (1.01%) Puppet
6 11 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (0.85%) SCCM
8 9 (0.76%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.76%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.68%) Control-M
10 7 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.59%) Oracle Statspack
11 6 (0.51%) Foglight
12 4 (0.34%) OMEGAMON
12 4 (0.34%) OpenView
12 4 (0.34%) MAINVIEW
12 4 (0.34%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.25%) Ionix
Vendors
1 578 (48.86%) Oracle
2 194 (16.40%) Microsoft
3 82 (6.93%) Red Hat
4 73 (6.17%) Sybase
5 43 (3.63%) IBM
6 39 (3.30%) BMC
7 24 (2.03%) EMC
7 24 (2.03%) VMware
8 22 (1.86%) HP
9 21 (1.78%) Percona
10 18 (1.52%) SAP
11 16 (1.35%) Sun
11 16 (1.35%) Veritas
12 14 (1.18%) Red Gate
13 13 (1.10%) Remedy
14 12 (1.01%) Business Objects
15 10 (0.85%) Murex
16 9 (0.76%) Cognos
16 9 (0.76%) Teradata
17 8 (0.68%) Informatica
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 19 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire and the Humber
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £378 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Associates
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago