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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 200 152 156
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +4
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 538 668 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.39% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.51% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 441 334
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +63.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +73.07%
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -47 203 £413 - 91
South East -23 93 £350 -5.40% 40
Yorkshire -54 49 £375 +3.44% 25
North West -12 48 £350 +3.70% 17
East Midlands +19 43 £375 +2.73% 11
East of England +22 42 £350 -6.66% 9
South West -11 26 £336 -3.92% 11
West Midlands -12 25 £383 +15.03% 17
North East -20 5 £403 +49.07%
Midlands -1 4 £500 -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 690 (64.49%) SQL
2 568 (53.08%) SQL Server
3 434 (40.56%) Oracle
4 321 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 294 (27.48%) Performance Tuning
6 270 (25.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 230 (21.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 206 (19.25%) T-SQL
9 190 (17.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 190 (17.76%) Microsoft
10 178 (16.64%) Linux
11 175 (16.36%) Windows
12 167 (15.61%) Oracle Database 11g
13 153 (14.30%) Replication
14 151 (14.11%) Finance
15 139 (12.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 138 (12.90%) UNIX
17 136 (12.71%) Disaster Recovery
18 133 (12.43%) Migration
19 129 (12.06%) Oracle RAC
20 125 (11.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 124 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
22 118 (11.03%) Clustering
23 114 (10.65%) Security Cleared
24 108 (10.09%) PL/SQL
25 106 (9.91%) MySQL
26 95 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
26 95 (8.88%) Oracle RMAN
27 93 (8.69%) Data Guard
28 91 (8.50%) Oracle EBS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (4.58%) WebLogic
2 45 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.40%) IIS
3 15 (1.40%) Oracle Application Server
4 14 (1.31%) Oracle 10gAS
5 12 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.93%) Oracle 9iAS
7 8 (0.75%) SAS
8 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.56%) Apache
9 6 (0.56%) OpenEdge
10 5 (0.47%) JBoss
10 5 (0.47%) CICS
11 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.093%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.093%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.093%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 48 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.47%) MS Project
3 5 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 91 (8.50%) Oracle EBS
2 67 (6.26%) Oracle Applications
3 55 (5.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (1.40%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 4 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.093%) Endur
9 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.093%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.093%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.28%) GitHub
2 3 (0.28%) SaaS
2 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.093%) Silverpop
3 1 (0.093%) Office 365
3 1 (0.093%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.86%) SAN
2 14 (1.31%) Internet
3 13 (1.21%) LAN
3 13 (1.21%) Firewall
4 11 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.93%) WAN
6 9 (0.84%) LDAP
7 8 (0.75%) SSL
8 7 (0.65%) NAS
9 3 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (0.28%) Network Security
10 2 (0.19%) SSH
10 2 (0.19%) DHCP
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) HTTP
11 1 (0.093%) DNS
11 1 (0.093%) DAB
11 1 (0.093%) RTP
11 1 (0.093%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 568 (53.08%) SQL Server
2 321 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 270 (25.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 230 (21.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 190 (17.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 167 (15.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 139 (12.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 125 (11.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 124 (11.59%) Data Warehouse
10 106 (9.91%) MySQL
11 79 (7.38%) Oracle Database 10g
12 78 (7.29%) Relational Database
13 74 (6.92%) SQL Server 2005
14 71 (6.64%) DB2
15 65 (6.07%) Oracle Database 12c
16 57 (5.33%) RDBMS
17 40 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
18 35 (3.27%) MongoDB
19 31 (2.90%) SQL Server 2000
20 30 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 31 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 12 (1.12%) Toad
4 9 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (0.75%) CA Gen
6 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.56%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (0.56%) JIRA
8 5 (0.47%) Subversion
8 5 (0.47%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.28%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.28%) ClearQuest
11 2 (0.19%) ERwin
11 2 (0.19%) ProC
11 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.093%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.093%) Flyway
12 1 (0.093%) JConsole
General
1 151 (14.11%) Finance
2 60 (5.61%) Banking
3 20 (1.87%) Retail
4 15 (1.40%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.12%) Marketing
6 10 (0.93%) Legal
7 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.56%) Advertising
8 5 (0.47%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.47%) Law
9 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.37%) Games
10 3 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.093%) Automotive
12 1 (0.093%) Publishing
12 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.093%) Local Government
12 1 (0.093%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.02%) .NET
2 38 (3.55%) Middleware
3 31 (2.90%) Oracle Fusion
4 25 (2.34%) XML
5 18 (1.68%) Web Services
6 14 (1.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 12 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 11 (1.03%) HTML
8 11 (1.03%) CGI
9 10 (0.93%) SAP Basis
10 9 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
11 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
12 5 (0.47%) MDX
12 5 (0.47%) HTML5
13 4 (0.37%) WebCenter
13 4 (0.37%) Application Packaging
13 4 (0.37%) CSS
13 4 (0.37%) JSP
13 4 (0.37%) ODBC
13 4 (0.37%) BSON
Miscellaneous
1 153 (14.30%) Replication
2 118 (11.03%) Clustering
3 49 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (2.52%) Mainframe
5 26 (2.43%) NHS
6 24 (2.24%) Open Source
7 22 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.96%) Statistics
9 9 (0.84%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.75%) Data Integration
11 7 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.47%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.47%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.47%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.47%) FMCG
12 5 (0.47%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.37%) Equities
13 4 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 178 (16.64%) Linux
2 175 (16.36%) Windows
3 138 (12.90%) UNIX
4 50 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (4.39%) Solaris
6 42 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.83%) AIX
8 37 (3.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (2.06%) HPUX
11 14 (1.31%) zOS
12 9 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (0.75%) SUSE
14 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.37%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.093%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.093%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.093%) VMS
16 1 (0.093%) MVS
16 1 (0.093%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (27.48%) Performance Tuning
2 136 (12.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 133 (12.43%) Migration
4 95 (8.88%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (7.76%) ETL
6 64 (5.98%) ITIL
7 59 (5.51%) Data Modelling
7 59 (5.51%) Performance Monitoring
8 56 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
9 52 (4.86%) High Availability
10 49 (4.58%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (4.58%) Database Security
11 37 (3.46%) Incident Management
12 36 (3.36%) Database Mirroring
13 35 (3.27%) Database Tuning
14 32 (2.99%) Change Management
15 30 (2.80%) SOA
16 29 (2.71%) Data Migration
17 28 (2.62%) Configuration Management
18 25 (2.34%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 690 (64.49%) SQL
2 206 (19.25%) T-SQL
3 108 (10.09%) PL/SQL
4 72 (6.73%) Shell Script
5 49 (4.58%) PowerShell
6 32 (2.99%) Java
6 32 (2.99%) Perl
7 29 (2.71%) C#
8 25 (2.34%) Korn
9 15 (1.40%) REXX
10 14 (1.31%) COBOL
10 14 (1.31%) C
11 13 (1.21%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.12%) JCL
12 12 (1.12%) Python
13 11 (1.03%) Ruby
14 10 (0.93%) Assembly Language
15 9 (0.84%) PHP
15 9 (0.84%) VBScript
16 7 (0.65%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 114 (10.65%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.22%) SC Cleared
3 38 (3.55%) DV Cleared
4 36 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (2.24%) Oracle Certification
6 17 (1.59%) MCITP
7 13 (1.21%) MCDBA
7 13 (1.21%) Degree
8 11 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.75%) OCP
10 7 (0.65%) MCTS
11 6 (0.56%) MCSE
11 6 (0.56%) MCP
12 5 (0.47%) MCSA
13 4 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.28%) CCNA
14 3 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.28%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.87%) SLA
2 13 (1.21%) QA
3 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.093%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.093%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.093%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (12.06%) Oracle RAC
2 32 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.21%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.28%) Firmware
6 3 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.19%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.19%) RACF
8 1 (0.093%) Corosync
8 1 (0.093%) NFS
8 1 (0.093%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.093%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 95 (8.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 93 (8.69%) Data Guard
3 47 (4.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (1.12%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.93%) Puppet
7 8 (0.75%) SCOM
8 6 (0.56%) WSUS
8 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.56%) Oracle Flashback
9 5 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.37%) OMEGAMON
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
11 3 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.28%) SCCM
11 3 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.19%) MAINVIEW
12 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 2 (0.19%) Foglight
Vendors
1 434 (40.56%) Oracle
2 190 (17.76%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.70%) Red Hat
4 41 (3.83%) VMware
5 36 (3.36%) IBM
6 30 (2.80%) Sybase
7 24 (2.24%) Percona
8 23 (2.15%) Red Gate
9 19 (1.78%) SAP
10 18 (1.68%) Teradata
10 18 (1.68%) Sun
11 17 (1.59%) NetApp
12 16 (1.50%) HP
13 11 (1.03%) Siebel
13 11 (1.03%) Greenplum
14 10 (0.93%) BMC
15 9 (0.84%) Business Objects
15 9 (0.84%) Informatica
15 9 (0.84%) Remedy
16 8 (0.75%) Progress
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £400 - £500
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
BPR Associates
Rate: From £25,000 to £31,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £325 - 360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago