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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 176 208 169
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -39
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 694 515 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.02% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.11% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 336 345
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 18
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.25 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £34.50 £21.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £45.53 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.91%
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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -8 230 £400 +6.66% 54
South East +26 140 £350 - 55
Yorkshire +17 76 £375 +11.11% 14
North West +1 75 £375 +7.14% 32
South West +48 71 £425 +6.25% 12
East of England +5 43 £350 -6.66% 19
West Midlands +14 24 £370 +5.71% 9
East Midlands -7 18 £394 +12.50% 5
North East -32 11 £320 -11.72% 4
Midlands +3 1 £230 -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 797 (65.11%) SQL
2 671 (54.82%) SQL Server
3 487 (39.79%) Oracle
4 339 (27.70%) Oracle Database
5 318 (25.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 314 (25.65%) T-SQL
7 302 (24.67%) Performance Tuning
8 272 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 259 (21.16%) Linux
10 253 (20.67%) Microsoft
11 244 (19.93%) Windows
12 235 (19.20%) Replication
13 221 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
14 204 (16.67%) Finance
15 182 (14.87%) SQL Server 2012
16 176 (14.38%) Oracle Database 11g
17 174 (14.22%) UNIX
18 173 (14.13%) Migration
18 173 (14.13%) Clustering
19 171 (13.97%) MySQL
20 151 (12.34%) Oracle RAC
21 141 (11.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
22 140 (11.44%) Disaster Recovery
23 135 (11.03%) Data Warehouse
24 119 (9.72%) Oracle RMAN
25 110 (8.99%) Shell Script
26 109 (8.91%) Data Guard
27 102 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
28 101 (8.25%) ITIL
29 100 (8.17%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 44 (3.59%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 26 (2.12%) IIS
4 10 (0.82%) OpenEdge
5 9 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.65%) Apache
6 8 (0.65%) SAS
7 7 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle 10gAS
8 6 (0.49%) JBoss
9 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.25%) CICS
11 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.25%) Moodle
12 2 (0.16%) Lync
12 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.082%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 64 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.96%) MS Office
3 7 (0.57%) MS Project
4 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 46 (3.76%) Oracle Applications
2 42 (3.43%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (2.70%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.33%) Endur
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.25%) SAP Business One
7 3 (0.25%) Summit
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.082%) Maximo
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.41%) SaaS
3 3 (0.25%) GitHub
3 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.082%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 47 (3.84%) SAN
2 23 (1.88%) Firewall
3 20 (1.63%) Internet
4 18 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.82%) NAS
6 9 (0.74%) DNS
6 9 (0.74%) SSL
7 8 (0.65%) LAN
7 8 (0.65%) WAN
8 7 (0.57%) LDAP
9 6 (0.49%) Network Security
10 4 (0.33%) VLAN
11 3 (0.25%) DHCP
11 3 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.16%) FTP
12 2 (0.16%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.16%) SSH
13 1 (0.082%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.082%) VPN
13 1 (0.082%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 671 (54.82%) SQL Server
2 339 (27.70%) Oracle Database
3 318 (25.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 272 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 221 (18.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 182 (14.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 176 (14.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 171 (13.97%) MySQL
9 141 (11.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 135 (11.03%) Data Warehouse
11 102 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 92 (7.52%) Relational Database
13 91 (7.43%) Oracle Database 10g
14 77 (6.29%) DB2
15 70 (5.72%) RDBMS
16 67 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
17 63 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
18 49 (4.00%) MongoDB
19 48 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
20 40 (3.27%) DTS
Development Applications
1 52 (4.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 13 (1.06%) Toad
4 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.33%) Subversion
7 4 (0.33%) JIRA
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.16%) Liquibase
9 2 (0.16%) Flyway
9 2 (0.16%) ProC
9 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.16%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.082%) JConsole
10 1 (0.082%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.082%) WebSpeed
10 1 (0.082%) LoadRunner
General
1 204 (16.67%) Finance
2 75 (6.13%) Banking
3 19 (1.55%) Retail
4 14 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 12 (0.98%) Legal
5 12 (0.98%) Marketing
6 8 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.65%) Investment Banking
6 8 (0.65%) Law
7 7 (0.57%) Automotive
7 7 (0.57%) Advertising
8 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.49%) Electronics
9 5 (0.41%) Publishing
10 3 (0.25%) Games
10 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (4.25%) .NET
2 29 (2.37%) XML
3 22 (1.80%) Middleware
4 16 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (1.06%) Web Services
6 12 (0.98%) ASP.NET
6 12 (0.98%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 11 (0.90%) CGI
8 10 (0.82%) HTML
9 9 (0.74%) MDX
9 9 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.49%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.49%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 6 (0.49%) J2EE
10 6 (0.49%) HTML5
11 5 (0.41%) ISPF
11 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.33%) CSS
12 4 (0.33%) BSON
13 3 (0.25%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 235 (19.20%) Replication
2 173 (14.13%) Clustering
3 43 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.02%) Data Centre
5 23 (1.88%) Mainframe
6 20 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.47%) NHS
8 15 (1.23%) Management Information System
9 12 (0.98%) Statistics
10 9 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
11 7 (0.57%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.41%) CMDB
13 5 (0.41%) FMCG
13 5 (0.41%) DTV
14 4 (0.33%) Mathematics
14 4 (0.33%) Performance Metrics
14 4 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 259 (21.16%) Linux
2 244 (19.93%) Windows
3 174 (14.22%) UNIX
4 76 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 75 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (5.80%) Solaris
7 56 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (1.31%) AIX
10 14 (1.14%) zOS
11 9 (0.74%) SUSE
11 9 (0.74%) HPUX
12 7 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.49%) CentOS
14 5 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.25%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.16%) MVS
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.16%) OS/390
16 2 (0.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (24.67%) Performance Tuning
2 173 (14.13%) Migration
3 140 (11.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 101 (8.25%) ITIL
5 100 (8.17%) ETL
6 85 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
7 66 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
8 63 (5.15%) Capacity Planning
9 60 (4.90%) Performance Monitoring
10 56 (4.58%) Data Migration
11 55 (4.49%) Database Security
11 55 (4.49%) Change Management
12 51 (4.17%) Database Mirroring
13 50 (4.08%) Database Tuning
13 50 (4.08%) High Availability
14 49 (4.00%) Data Modelling
15 32 (2.61%) Incident Management
15 32 (2.61%) Release Management
16 28 (2.29%) Capacity Management
17 27 (2.21%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 797 (65.11%) SQL
2 314 (25.65%) T-SQL
3 110 (8.99%) Shell Script
4 91 (7.43%) PL/SQL
5 79 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 45 (3.68%) Java
7 32 (2.61%) C#
8 31 (2.53%) Perl
9 26 (2.12%) Python
10 19 (1.55%) Korn
10 19 (1.55%) Bash Shell
11 18 (1.47%) VBScript
12 12 (0.98%) Bourne shell
13 11 (0.90%) JCL
13 11 (0.90%) Ruby
13 11 (0.90%) VB
13 11 (0.90%) JavaScript
14 10 (0.82%) C
14 10 (0.82%) REXX
15 9 (0.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 89 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 62 (5.07%) SC Cleared
3 44 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (2.61%) Degree
5 23 (1.88%) Oracle Certification
6 16 (1.31%) MCTS
7 15 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.98%) MCITP
8 12 (0.98%) MCSA
9 10 (0.82%) OCP
10 7 (0.57%) MCDBA
10 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.49%) MCP
12 5 (0.41%) MCSE
12 5 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.25%) CCNA
13 3 (0.25%) OCA
13 3 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.72%) QA
2 20 (1.63%) SLA
3 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 151 (12.34%) Oracle RAC
2 39 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
5 7 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
6 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.25%) Veritas File System
8 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.16%) SRDF
9 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.16%) RACF
10 1 (0.082%) Firmware
10 1 (0.082%) NFS
10 1 (0.082%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 119 (9.72%) Oracle RMAN
2 109 (8.91%) Data Guard
3 46 (3.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 34 (2.78%) SCOM
5 15 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (1.06%) Puppet
6 13 (1.06%) Tivoli
7 8 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
7 8 (0.65%) Ansible
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 6 (0.49%) WSUS
10 5 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 4 (0.33%) MAINVIEW
11 4 (0.33%) OMEGAMON
12 3 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
12 3 (0.25%) SCCM
13 2 (0.16%) Foglight
13 2 (0.16%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 487 (39.79%) Oracle
2 253 (20.67%) Microsoft
3 87 (7.11%) Red Hat
4 67 (5.47%) Sybase
5 55 (4.49%) VMware
6 50 (4.08%) Percona
7 39 (3.19%) SAP
8 34 (2.78%) IBM
9 23 (1.88%) Veritas
10 20 (1.63%) Red Gate
11 19 (1.55%) NetApp
12 18 (1.47%) Teradata
13 17 (1.39%) Citrix
14 16 (1.31%) HP
15 13 (1.06%) SolarWinds
16 12 (0.98%) BMC
17 11 (0.90%) Progress
17 11 (0.90%) 3PAR
18 9 (0.74%) Remedy
19 8 (0.65%) SaltStack
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Arden Resourcing
Salary: Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Cobham
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago