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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 202 168 177
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 547 625 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.32% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.42% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 349 285
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 10
Average hourly rate £44.75 £40.57 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.30% +27.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.58 £45.00 £49.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +27.77%
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +6 265 £375 -6.25% 89
South East -62 87 £350 -6.66% 31
North West -4 47 £330 +12.62% 21
West Midlands +6 39 £350 +9.80% 10
East of England -34 35 £365 +12.30% 7
Yorkshire -27 33 £325 -7.14% 31
East Midlands -1 14 £350 +9.80% 5
North East -25 13 £344 +37.50% 2
South West -48 9 £411 +13.24% 9
Midlands 0 1 - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 717 (65.06%) SQL
2 532 (48.28%) Oracle
3 527 (47.82%) SQL Server
4 443 (40.20%) Oracle Database
5 343 (31.13%) Performance Tuning
6 259 (23.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 255 (23.14%) Linux
8 233 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 218 (19.78%) Replication
10 215 (19.51%) Finance
11 214 (19.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 206 (18.69%) T-SQL
13 203 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
14 199 (18.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 188 (17.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 183 (16.61%) UNIX
17 174 (15.79%) Microsoft
18 173 (15.70%) Data Guard
19 168 (15.25%) Windows
20 151 (13.70%) PL/SQL
20 151 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
21 146 (13.25%) Oracle RMAN
22 136 (12.34%) Migration
23 133 (12.07%) Banking
24 124 (11.25%) Clustering
25 116 (10.53%) Security Cleared
26 112 (10.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 112 (10.16%) SQL Server 2005
27 111 (10.07%) MySQL
28 108 (9.80%) Relational Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 46 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 34 (3.09%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.63%) Apache
4 14 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.18%) IIS
6 10 (0.91%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (0.73%) Oracle 10gAS
8 5 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.36%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.36%) AquaLogic
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.27%) SAS
10 3 (0.27%) CICS
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.091%) Drupal
12 1 (0.091%) Resin
12 1 (0.091%) Oracle Spatial
12 1 (0.091%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 57 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.54%) MS Office
3 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.091%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 57 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
2 48 (4.36%) Oracle Applications
3 34 (3.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.36%) Agresso
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.18%) Summit
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.091%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.091%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.091%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.27%) SaaS
3 2 (0.18%) IaaS
4 1 (0.091%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.091%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (3.18%) SAN
2 15 (1.36%) Internet
3 8 (0.73%) LDAP
4 4 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.27%) FTP
5 3 (0.27%) DNS
6 2 (0.18%) InfiniBand
6 2 (0.18%) NAS
6 2 (0.18%) Firewall
6 2 (0.18%) SMS
6 2 (0.18%) SNA
7 1 (0.091%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 527 (47.82%) SQL Server
2 443 (40.20%) Oracle Database
3 259 (23.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 233 (21.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 214 (19.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 199 (18.06%) Oracle Database 10g
7 188 (17.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 151 (13.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 112 (10.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 112 (10.16%) SQL Server 2005
10 111 (10.07%) MySQL
11 108 (9.80%) Relational Database
12 93 (8.44%) Data Warehouse
13 87 (7.89%) RDBMS
14 66 (5.99%) DB2
15 56 (5.08%) SQL Server 2000
16 53 (4.81%) Oracle Database 12c
17 48 (4.36%) Oracle9i Database
18 45 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
19 41 (3.72%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 37 (3.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 34 (3.09%) Toad
3 14 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (0.82%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.82%) ClearQuest
6 6 (0.54%) Maven
7 5 (0.45%) Subversion
8 4 (0.36%) ERwin
8 4 (0.36%) JIRA
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.27%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.27%) Ant
10 2 (0.18%) YourKit
10 2 (0.18%) PowerDesigner
10 2 (0.18%) ClearCase
10 2 (0.18%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.091%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.091%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.091%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 215 (19.51%) Finance
2 133 (12.07%) Banking
3 48 (4.36%) Investment Banking
4 29 (2.63%) Retail
5 25 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 16 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.09%) Marketing
8 10 (0.91%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.64%) Legal
10 6 (0.54%) Advertising
11 5 (0.45%) Publishing
12 4 (0.36%) Law
13 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Electronics
14 2 (0.18%) Games
14 2 (0.18%) International Banking
14 2 (0.18%) French Language
14 2 (0.18%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.091%) Czech Language
15 1 (0.091%) Hungarian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.27%) .NET
2 31 (2.81%) Middleware
3 18 (1.63%) XML
4 14 (1.27%) Oracle Streams
5 12 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
6 11 (1.00%) LAMP
7 8 (0.73%) Web Services
7 8 (0.73%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.64%) JDBC
9 6 (0.54%) ISPF
10 5 (0.45%) Java EE
10 5 (0.45%) WSH
10 5 (0.45%) Hibernate
11 4 (0.36%) WebCenter
11 4 (0.36%) HTML
12 2 (0.18%) Flash
12 2 (0.18%) ODBC
12 2 (0.18%) J2EE
12 2 (0.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 218 (19.78%) Replication
2 124 (11.25%) Clustering
3 54 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (3.27%) Statistics
5 21 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 18 (1.63%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.18%) NHS
7 13 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.09%) Hedge funds
9 10 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (0.82%) Open Source
11 7 (0.64%) CLARiiON
11 7 (0.64%) Symmetrix
11 7 (0.64%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.36%) HACMP
12 4 (0.36%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.36%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.27%) LPAR
13 3 (0.27%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 255 (23.14%) Linux
2 183 (16.61%) UNIX
3 168 (15.25%) Windows
4 78 (7.08%) Solaris
5 60 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (2.63%) AIX
9 22 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.72%) Debian
11 13 (1.18%) zOS
12 8 (0.73%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.73%) CentOS
13 7 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.54%) OpenVMS
15 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.45%) HPUX
15 5 (0.45%) VMS
15 5 (0.45%) SUSE
16 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (31.13%) Performance Tuning
2 136 (12.34%) Migration
3 103 (9.35%) ITIL
4 90 (8.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 71 (6.44%) Business Intelligence
6 62 (5.63%) Change Management
6 62 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
7 50 (4.54%) Database Security
8 49 (4.45%) High Availability
8 49 (4.45%) Data Modelling
9 48 (4.36%) Database Tuning
10 47 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 46 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (3.99%) ETL
13 32 (2.90%) Data Migration
13 32 (2.90%) E-Commerce
14 30 (2.72%) Incident Management
15 29 (2.63%) SOA
16 28 (2.54%) Performance Analysis
17 25 (2.27%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 717 (65.06%) SQL
2 206 (18.69%) T-SQL
3 151 (13.70%) PL/SQL
4 97 (8.80%) Shell Script
5 46 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 44 (3.99%) Perl
7 40 (3.63%) Java
8 25 (2.27%) C#
9 21 (1.91%) Korn
10 16 (1.45%) C
11 12 (1.09%) VB
12 11 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.91%) VBScript
14 8 (0.73%) Python
15 7 (0.64%) JCL
16 6 (0.54%) PHP
17 5 (0.45%) DCL
17 5 (0.45%) VBA
18 4 (0.36%) XQuery
19 3 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 116 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 42 (3.81%) Degree
5 30 (2.72%) Oracle Certification
6 28 (2.54%) MCITP
7 20 (1.81%) OCP
7 20 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 19 (1.72%) MCDBA
9 15 (1.36%) MCTS
10 8 (0.73%) MCSE
11 7 (0.64%) MCSA
12 6 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.45%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.27%) CCNA
16 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Certified Architect
16 2 (0.18%) OCA
16 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.90%) SLA
2 26 (2.36%) QA
3 13 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 203 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
2 146 (13.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (1.45%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.36%) Firmware
7 3 (0.27%) SRDF
8 2 (0.18%) vSphere
8 2 (0.18%) RACF
8 2 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.091%) LiteSpeed
9 1 (0.091%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.091%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 173 (15.70%) Data Guard
2 80 (7.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 28 (2.54%) SCOM
4 13 (1.18%) Puppet
5 12 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
6 11 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (0.91%) SCCM
8 9 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.73%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.64%) Control-M
11 5 (0.45%) Oracle Statspack
11 5 (0.45%) OpenView
12 4 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.36%) OMEGAMON
13 3 (0.27%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.27%) Foglight
13 3 (0.27%) MOM
Vendors
1 532 (48.28%) Oracle
2 174 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 75 (6.81%) Sybase
4 69 (6.26%) Red Hat
5 41 (3.72%) BMC
6 39 (3.54%) IBM
7 25 (2.27%) HP
8 23 (2.09%) EMC
9 20 (1.81%) Sun
9 20 (1.81%) VMware
10 18 (1.63%) Percona
11 17 (1.54%) Veritas
12 14 (1.27%) Red Gate
12 14 (1.27%) SAP
13 11 (1.00%) Business Objects
13 11 (1.00%) Remedy
14 9 (0.82%) Teradata
14 9 (0.82%) Murex
15 7 (0.64%) Cognos
15 7 (0.64%) Hyperion
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 42 minutes ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350-375 daily
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £35k - 44k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago