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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 206 142 135
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 490 649 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.46% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.58% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 354 353
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.90% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
Average hourly rate £38.50 £31.70 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £26.50 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £106.25 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £30.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+24.59% +10.35%
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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -39 196 £375 - 73
South West +24 78 £400 +6.31% 7
South East -83 65 £425 +17.24% 36
North West -2 40 £344 +33.49% 23
West Midlands +13 31 £325 +4.00% 6
East of England +1 30 £300 -10.44% 13
Yorkshire -51 27 £375 -6.25% 26
East Midlands 0 11 £350 +7.69% 13
Midlands +8 3 - -
North East -31 3 - - 2
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 703 (68.19%) SQL
2 503 (48.79%) SQL Server
3 430 (41.71%) Oracle
4 350 (33.95%) Oracle Database
5 310 (30.07%) Performance Tuning
6 252 (24.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 221 (21.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 193 (18.72%) Oracle Database 11g
9 192 (18.62%) Replication
10 189 (18.33%) T-SQL
11 184 (17.85%) Linux
12 181 (17.56%) Finance
13 179 (17.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 162 (15.71%) Microsoft
15 161 (15.62%) Oracle RAC
16 142 (13.77%) Windows
17 140 (13.58%) PL/SQL
18 133 (12.90%) Migration
19 132 (12.80%) UNIX
20 130 (12.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 123 (11.93%) Oracle RMAN
22 121 (11.74%) Security Cleared
23 120 (11.64%) Data Guard
24 119 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
25 115 (11.15%) Oracle Database 10g
26 113 (10.96%) Clustering
27 101 (9.80%) Banking
28 97 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
29 91 (8.83%) Relational Database
30 88 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (4.75%) WebLogic
2 26 (2.52%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
4 14 (1.36%) IIS
5 11 (1.07%) Apache
6 10 (0.97%) Oracle 9iAS
6 10 (0.97%) Oracle 10gAS
7 7 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (0.58%) SAS
9 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.39%) AquaLogic
10 4 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.29%) CICS
12 1 (0.097%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.097%) JBoss
12 1 (0.097%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.097%) OpenStack
Applications
1 46 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.58%) MS Office
3 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.097%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 75 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
2 58 (5.63%) Oracle Applications
3 36 (3.49%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.55%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 4 (0.39%) Agresso
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.097%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle HRMS
10 1 (0.097%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.097%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.29%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.097%) Office 365
4 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (2.72%) SAN
2 5 (0.48%) Firewall
3 4 (0.39%) Internet
3 4 (0.39%) LAN
3 4 (0.39%) WAN
3 4 (0.39%) FTP
4 3 (0.29%) DNS
5 2 (0.19%) LDAP
5 2 (0.19%) NAS
6 1 (0.097%) SSH
6 1 (0.097%) Network Security
6 1 (0.097%) SSL
6 1 (0.097%) HTTP
6 1 (0.097%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 503 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 350 (33.95%) Oracle Database
3 252 (24.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 221 (21.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 193 (18.72%) Oracle Database 11g
6 179 (17.36%) SQL Server 2008
7 130 (12.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 119 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 115 (11.15%) Oracle Database 10g
10 97 (9.41%) Data Warehouse
11 91 (8.83%) Relational Database
12 80 (7.76%) SQL Server 2005
13 78 (7.57%) MySQL
14 70 (6.79%) RDBMS
15 67 (6.50%) DB2
16 50 (4.85%) Oracle Database 12c
17 43 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
18 34 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
19 32 (3.10%) Oracle Reports
20 28 (2.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (2.72%) Toad
2 22 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 10 (0.97%) Oracle APEX
4 10 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
6 8 (0.78%) ClearQuest
7 5 (0.48%) JIRA
8 4 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.39%) CA Gen
8 4 (0.39%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.29%) ERwin
9 3 (0.29%) Maven
9 3 (0.29%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.19%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.19%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.19%) Subversion
10 2 (0.19%) PowerDesigner
11 1 (0.097%) ProC
General
1 181 (17.56%) Finance
2 101 (9.80%) Banking
3 34 (3.30%) Retail
4 33 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.07%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.87%) Marketing
7 7 (0.68%) Legal
8 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.58%) Games
9 4 (0.39%) Advertising
9 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.29%) Law
10 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Automotive
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.097%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.097%) Publishing
12 1 (0.097%) Billing
12 1 (0.097%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.49%) .NET
2 31 (3.01%) Middleware
3 22 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 17 (1.65%) Web Services
5 9 (0.87%) XML
6 5 (0.48%) SAP Basis
6 5 (0.48%) BSON
7 4 (0.39%) Java EE
7 4 (0.39%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.39%) MDX
7 4 (0.39%) WebCenter
7 4 (0.39%) LAMP
7 4 (0.39%) HTML
8 3 (0.29%) SOAP
8 3 (0.29%) ODBC
8 3 (0.29%) Flash
8 3 (0.29%) Spring
8 3 (0.29%) ISPF
8 3 (0.29%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 192 (18.62%) Replication
2 113 (10.96%) Clustering
3 48 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.72%) Statistics
5 23 (2.23%) Mainframe
5 23 (2.23%) Open Source
6 21 (2.04%) NHS
7 20 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.94%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.26%) Data Integration
9 11 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.78%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.48%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.39%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.39%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.39%) Symmetrix
13 4 (0.39%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.29%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 184 (17.85%) Linux
2 142 (13.77%) Windows
3 132 (12.80%) UNIX
4 58 (5.63%) Solaris
5 40 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (3.69%) AIX
7 21 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (1.26%) HPUX
10 12 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (0.87%) zOS
12 7 (0.68%) SUSE
12 7 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.29%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.29%) CentOS
15 2 (0.19%) MVS
16 1 (0.097%) VMS
16 1 (0.097%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.097%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (30.07%) Performance Tuning
2 133 (12.90%) Migration
3 88 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 78 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
5 63 (6.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 61 (5.92%) ETL
7 58 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
8 56 (5.43%) ITIL
8 56 (5.43%) Database Security
9 52 (5.04%) Database Tuning
10 51 (4.95%) Change Management
11 50 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
12 42 (4.07%) High Availability
13 38 (3.69%) Data Modelling
14 33 (3.20%) Data Migration
15 32 (3.10%) SOA
16 31 (3.01%) Incident Management
17 24 (2.33%) E-Commerce
18 23 (2.23%) Release Management
19 22 (2.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 703 (68.19%) SQL
2 189 (18.33%) T-SQL
3 140 (13.58%) PL/SQL
4 86 (8.34%) Shell Script
5 35 (3.39%) Perl
6 32 (3.10%) PowerShell
7 28 (2.72%) Korn
8 25 (2.42%) Java
9 17 (1.65%) C#
10 11 (1.07%) VB
11 9 (0.87%) VBScript
11 9 (0.87%) COBOL
11 9 (0.87%) C
12 8 (0.78%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.78%) JCL
13 6 (0.58%) REXX
14 5 (0.48%) PHP
15 4 (0.39%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.39%) SELCOPY
16 3 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 121 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 85 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 37 (3.59%) DV Cleared
4 36 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (3.10%) Oracle Certification
6 25 (2.42%) Degree
7 20 (1.94%) MCITP
8 14 (1.36%) MCTS
9 12 (1.16%) OCP
10 9 (0.87%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.58%) MCSE
12 5 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.19%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.19%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.097%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.097%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.097%) OCA
14 1 (0.097%) MCSA
14 1 (0.097%) ISEB
14 1 (0.097%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.04%) SLA
2 19 (1.84%) QA
3 4 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (15.62%) Oracle RAC
2 123 (11.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 20 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.19%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.097%) Corosync
7 1 (0.097%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.097%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.097%) Firmware
7 1 (0.097%) RACF
7 1 (0.097%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 120 (11.64%) Data Guard
2 67 (6.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (1.84%) SCOM
4 14 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (0.78%) Puppet
6 7 (0.68%) SCCM
6 7 (0.68%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.48%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.39%) OpenView
9 4 (0.39%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.29%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.19%) MAINVIEW
11 2 (0.19%) Control-M
11 2 (0.19%) Nagios
11 2 (0.19%) OMEGAMON
11 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 430 (41.71%) Oracle
2 162 (15.71%) Microsoft
3 55 (5.33%) Sybase
4 46 (4.46%) Red Hat
5 30 (2.91%) IBM
6 27 (2.62%) BMC
7 25 (2.42%) Sun
7 25 (2.42%) VMware
8 17 (1.65%) SAP
9 15 (1.45%) HP
9 15 (1.45%) Red Gate
10 12 (1.16%) Business Objects
11 10 (0.97%) NetApp
11 10 (0.97%) Veritas
11 10 (0.97%) Teradata
12 7 (0.68%) CA
13 6 (0.58%) EMC
14 5 (0.48%) Siebel
14 5 (0.48%) Remedy
14 5 (0.48%) Vertica
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