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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 223 204 142
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -62
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 492 524 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.13% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.19% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 323 391
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £366
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Average hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.38% -19.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £13.20 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £39.95 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.25 £36.35
% change year-on-year
+15.03% +5.22%
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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +25 235 £410 +9.33% 73
South East +21 64 £410 +6.49% 33
North West -25 40 £350 -6.66% 18
Yorkshire -11 39 £375 +21.16% 20
South West -44 35 £450 +12.50% 13
West Midlands -15 31 £338 -3.57% 15
East of England -8 20 £300 -2.97% 12
North East -6 18 £345 +64.28% 1
East Midlands -18 11 £375 +15.38% 8
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 715 (63.11%) SQL
2 614 (54.19%) SQL Server
3 436 (38.48%) Oracle
4 337 (29.74%) Oracle Database
5 311 (27.45%) Performance Tuning
6 257 (22.68%) Linux
7 254 (22.42%) Microsoft
7 254 (22.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 253 (22.33%) SQL Server 2008
9 239 (21.09%) Finance
10 236 (20.83%) Replication
10 236 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 221 (19.51%) Windows
12 209 (18.45%) T-SQL
13 203 (17.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 176 (15.53%) Oracle Database 11g
15 168 (14.83%) Unix
16 167 (14.74%) Migration
17 166 (14.65%) Clustering
18 158 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
19 134 (11.83%) Oracle RMAN
20 129 (11.39%) High Availability
21 125 (11.03%) MySQL
22 124 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
23 121 (10.68%) PostgreSQL
24 117 (10.33%) Disaster Recovery
25 116 (10.24%) Data Guard
26 113 (9.97%) Security Cleared
27 108 (9.53%) Shell Script
28 105 (9.27%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 34 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 17 (1.50%) IIS
4 10 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.79%) Apache
6 7 (0.62%) JBoss
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.44%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.35%) FileNet
8 4 (0.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 3 (0.26%) CICS
9 3 (0.26%) CMS
9 3 (0.26%) Confluence
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.088%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.088%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 57 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.97%) MS Office
3 3 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.088%) MS Project
5 1 (0.088%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 26 (2.29%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (2.21%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.26%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.088%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.088%) Endur
8 1 (0.088%) HFM
8 1 (0.088%) Magento
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.088%) Sage CRM
8 1 (0.088%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.088%) Summit
8 1 (0.088%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.12%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.088%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.088%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (3.35%) SAN
2 18 (1.59%) Internet
3 16 (1.41%) DNS
4 10 (0.88%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (0.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.44%) DHCP
7 5 (0.44%) Firewall
8 4 (0.35%) SSL
9 3 (0.26%) LAN
9 3 (0.26%) Network Security
9 3 (0.26%) VPN
10 2 (0.18%) SMTP
10 2 (0.18%) WAN
11 1 (0.088%) FTP
11 1 (0.088%) HTTP
11 1 (0.088%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.088%) LDAP
11 1 (0.088%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (54.19%) SQL Server
2 337 (29.74%) Oracle Database
3 254 (22.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 253 (22.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 236 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 203 (17.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 176 (15.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 158 (13.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 125 (11.03%) MySQL
10 121 (10.68%) PostgreSQL
11 105 (9.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 103 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
13 98 (8.65%) Data Warehouse
14 86 (7.59%) Oracle Database 12c
15 83 (7.33%) Oracle Database 10g
16 68 (6.00%) DB2
17 56 (4.94%) Relational Database
18 51 (4.50%) SQL Server 2000
19 46 (4.06%) Sybase ASE
20 42 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 26 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (2.12%) Oracle Forms
3 19 (1.68%) ClearQuest
4 17 (1.50%) ClearCase
4 17 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.50%) JIRA
4 17 (1.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.35%) Jenkins
6 4 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (0.35%) Toad
7 3 (0.26%) Subversion
8 2 (0.18%) Ant
8 2 (0.18%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.18%) Hudson
8 2 (0.18%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.18%) JUnit
8 2 (0.18%) Maven
8 2 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 239 (21.09%) Finance
2 91 (8.03%) Banking
3 28 (2.47%) Retail
4 23 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.68%) Law
6 18 (1.59%) Legal
7 13 (1.15%) Back Office
8 11 (0.97%) Marketing
9 8 (0.71%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.62%) Automotive
11 5 (0.44%) Advertising
11 5 (0.44%) Games
11 5 (0.44%) Publishing
12 4 (0.35%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.35%) French Language
12 4 (0.35%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.18%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Local Government
14 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (5.03%) .NET
2 26 (2.29%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 25 (2.21%) Middleware
4 21 (1.85%) XML
5 20 (1.77%) ASP.NET
6 11 (0.97%) SAP XI
7 10 (0.88%) Web Services
8 8 (0.71%) J2EE
9 7 (0.62%) PostGIS
10 6 (0.53%) Entity Framework
11 5 (0.44%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
11 5 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle Streams
13 3 (0.26%) AngularJS
13 3 (0.26%) HTML
13 3 (0.26%) MDX
13 3 (0.26%) POSIX
14 2 (0.18%) JSP
14 2 (0.18%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 236 (20.83%) Replication
2 166 (14.65%) Clustering
3 60 (5.30%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.47%) Client/Server
6 19 (1.68%) HACMP
7 18 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 17 (1.50%) Mainframe
8 17 (1.50%) NHS
9 13 (1.15%) Statistics
10 11 (0.97%) Computer Science
11 7 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.53%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.44%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.26%) FMCG
14 3 (0.26%) Tandem
15 2 (0.18%) Digital Media
15 2 (0.18%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 257 (22.68%) Linux
2 221 (19.51%) Windows
3 168 (14.83%) Unix
4 99 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 90 (7.94%) Windows Server
6 61 (5.38%) AIX
7 58 (5.12%) Solaris
7 58 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 12 (1.06%) CentOS
12 4 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.35%) zOS
13 3 (0.26%) HPUX
13 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.088%) SUSE
15 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.088%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (27.45%) Performance Tuning
2 167 (14.74%) Migration
3 129 (11.39%) High Availability
4 117 (10.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 105 (9.27%) ETL
6 99 (8.74%) Business Intelligence
7 84 (7.41%) ITIL
8 77 (6.80%) Performance Monitoring
9 62 (5.47%) Database Tuning
10 61 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (5.03%) Capacity Planning
12 56 (4.94%) Database Security
13 53 (4.68%) Incident Management
14 48 (4.24%) Change Management
15 41 (3.62%) Database Mirroring
16 38 (3.35%) Service Management
17 35 (3.09%) Performance Optimisation
18 34 (3.00%) Configuration Management
19 33 (2.91%) Capacity Management
20 29 (2.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 715 (63.11%) SQL
2 209 (18.45%) T-SQL
3 108 (9.53%) Shell Script
4 105 (9.27%) PowerShell
5 93 (8.21%) PL/SQL
6 38 (3.35%) C#
7 29 (2.56%) Java
8 25 (2.21%) C
9 22 (1.94%) Perl
10 16 (1.41%) VBScript
11 13 (1.15%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.88%) C++
13 7 (0.62%) Python
13 7 (0.62%) Ruby
14 6 (0.53%) Korn
15 5 (0.44%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.44%) VB
16 3 (0.26%) PHP
16 3 (0.26%) VBA
17 2 (0.18%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 113 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 72 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.74%) DV Cleared
4 22 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.85%) Degree
6 14 (1.24%) Oracle Certification
7 9 (0.79%) OCP
8 8 (0.71%) MCITP
9 7 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.62%) MCSA
9 7 (0.62%) MCTS
10 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.35%) MCSE
12 3 (0.26%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.26%) OCA
13 2 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.088%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.088%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.74%) SLA
2 17 (1.50%) QA
3 8 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.088%) COBIT
7 1 (0.088%) FATCA
System Software
1 124 (10.94%) Oracle RAC
2 27 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 7 (0.62%) Oracle Clusterware
6 6 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.35%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.088%) Corosync
8 1 (0.088%) vSphere
8 1 (0.088%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 134 (11.83%) Oracle RMAN
2 116 (10.24%) Data Guard
3 62 (5.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 26 (2.29%) SCOM
5 11 (0.97%) Foglight
6 9 (0.79%) Puppet
7 8 (0.71%) Nagios
8 7 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.44%) Oracle EDQ
10 4 (0.35%) Oracle Flashback
10 4 (0.35%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.26%) Perfmon
11 3 (0.26%) SCCM
12 2 (0.18%) Ansible
12 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.18%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.088%) Oracle Identity Management
13 1 (0.088%) Simpana
13 1 (0.088%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 436 (38.48%) Oracle
2 254 (22.42%) Microsoft
3 97 (8.56%) Red Hat
4 76 (6.71%) Sybase
5 54 (4.77%) SAP
6 43 (3.80%) IBM
7 36 (3.18%) VMware
8 25 (2.21%) Red Gate
9 21 (1.85%) Percona
10 20 (1.77%) Teradata
11 18 (1.59%) Informatica
12 17 (1.50%) Veritas
13 16 (1.41%) Cognos
14 14 (1.24%) HP
15 12 (1.06%) Citrix
16 11 (0.97%) Cognizant
17 10 (0.88%) EMC
17 10 (0.88%) Greenplum
17 10 (0.88%) Imperva
18 9 (0.79%) Netezza
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
First Recruitment
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
IT People First
Rate: From £230 to £240 per day 12 Month Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £320 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £365 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 23 days ago