The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 200 170 127
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -43
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 515 613 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.06% 1.32% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.42% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 345 477
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 22
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.57 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% +78.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £25.20 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-62.85% +53.84%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44977 43051 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.64% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27854 25792 27963
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1992 2536
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.26 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
DBA
UK

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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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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 +9 278 £400 +1.91% 76
South East -31 85 £375 +1.35% 30
East of England -25 29 £400 +7.38% 6
Yorkshire -30 28 £375 +12.35% 21
North West -14 26 £356 -12.57% 19
South West -43 25 £375 -8.53% 18
East Midlands -1 15 £378 +37.27% 4
West Midlands -19 14 £325 +8.33% 12
North East -15 13 £363 +21.10% 2
Midlands - 1 - - 1
South Coast - - - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 830 (63.26%) SQL
2 659 (50.23%) Oracle
3 637 (48.55%) SQL Server
4 562 (42.84%) Oracle Database
5 398 (30.34%) Performance Tuning
6 343 (26.14%) Oracle Database 11g
7 276 (21.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 271 (20.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 268 (20.43%) Linux
9 268 (20.43%) Oracle RAC
10 253 (19.28%) Finance
11 249 (18.98%) Oracle Database 10g
12 247 (18.83%) UNIX
13 230 (17.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 230 (17.53%) Data Guard
14 229 (17.45%) T-SQL
15 224 (17.07%) Replication
16 217 (16.54%) Windows
17 200 (15.24%) Microsoft
18 191 (14.56%) Oracle RMAN
19 180 (13.72%) SQL Server 2012
20 175 (13.34%) Clustering
21 168 (12.80%) PL/SQL
22 162 (12.35%) SQL Server 2005
23 147 (11.20%) Security Cleared
24 136 (10.37%) Migration
25 134 (10.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 127 (9.68%) Banking
26 127 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
27 126 (9.60%) Shell Script

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 67 (5.11%) WebLogic
2 42 (3.20%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.98%) IIS
4 24 (1.83%) Apache
5 18 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle 10gAS
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.30%) JCAPS
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
8 4 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.23%) CICS
9 3 (0.23%) CMS
9 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.076%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.076%) Confluence
11 1 (0.076%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 64 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.84%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.076%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 62 (4.73%) Oracle EBS
2 55 (4.19%) Oracle Applications
3 52 (3.96%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (1.91%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.23%) Summit
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.076%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.076%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.076%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.076%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.23%) IaaS
4 2 (0.15%) SaaS
5 1 (0.076%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.076%) GitHub
5 1 (0.076%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.076%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.95%) SAN
2 18 (1.37%) Internet
3 7 (0.53%) LDAP
3 7 (0.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.46%) NAS
5 5 (0.38%) DNS
6 4 (0.30%) LAN
6 4 (0.30%) WAN
7 3 (0.23%) Firewall
8 2 (0.15%) VLAN
8 2 (0.15%) CTI
8 2 (0.15%) SMS
8 2 (0.15%) VPN
8 2 (0.15%) SNA
8 2 (0.15%) 4G
8 2 (0.15%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.076%) FTP
9 1 (0.076%) HTTP
9 1 (0.076%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.076%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 637 (48.55%) SQL Server
2 562 (42.84%) Oracle Database
3 343 (26.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 276 (21.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 271 (20.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 249 (18.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 230 (17.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 180 (13.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 162 (12.35%) SQL Server 2005
10 134 (10.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 124 (9.45%) Data Warehouse
12 115 (8.77%) Relational Database
13 106 (8.08%) MySQL
14 97 (7.39%) RDBMS
15 67 (5.11%) Oracle Database 12c
16 65 (4.95%) SQL Server 2000
17 59 (4.50%) DB2
18 54 (4.12%) Oracle9i Database
19 50 (3.81%) Oracle Reports
19 50 (3.81%) DTS
Development Applications
1 37 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 25 (1.91%) Toad
3 21 (1.60%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (0.61%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.46%) Subversion
8 4 (0.30%) JIRA
9 3 (0.23%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.23%) Maven
9 3 (0.23%) Ant
10 2 (0.15%) PVCS
10 2 (0.15%) ERwin
10 2 (0.15%) YourKit
11 1 (0.076%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.076%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.076%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.076%) CA Gen
11 1 (0.076%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.076%) TeamCity
General
1 253 (19.28%) Finance
2 127 (9.68%) Banking
3 37 (2.82%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.13%) Retail
5 26 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.98%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.14%) Marketing
7 11 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.61%) Advertising
8 8 (0.61%) Legal
9 7 (0.53%) Publishing
10 6 (0.46%) Games
11 5 (0.38%) Electronics
12 4 (0.30%) Law
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
14 2 (0.15%) International Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.74%) .NET
1 36 (2.74%) Middleware
2 22 (1.68%) ASP.NET
3 21 (1.60%) XML
4 15 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (0.91%) Oracle Streams
6 10 (0.76%) LAMP
7 8 (0.61%) JDBC
7 8 (0.61%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.53%) ISPF
9 6 (0.46%) Web Services
10 5 (0.38%) Hibernate
10 5 (0.38%) WebCenter
11 4 (0.30%) JSON
12 3 (0.23%) MDX
12 3 (0.23%) EDI
12 3 (0.23%) WSH
12 3 (0.23%) HTML
12 3 (0.23%) J2EE
12 3 (0.23%) MapReduce
Miscellaneous
1 224 (17.07%) Replication
2 175 (13.34%) Clustering
3 33 (2.52%) Statistics
4 21 (1.60%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.22%) NHS
7 14 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.91%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.46%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.38%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.38%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.38%) DTV
12 4 (0.30%) Online Games
12 4 (0.30%) LPAR
12 4 (0.30%) Firmware
12 4 (0.30%) CESG
13 3 (0.23%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.23%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 268 (20.43%) Linux
2 247 (18.83%) UNIX
3 217 (16.54%) Windows
4 100 (7.62%) Solaris
5 66 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (2.59%) AIX
9 25 (1.91%) HPUX
10 24 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.45%) Debian
12 10 (0.76%) zOS
12 10 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.46%) OpenVMS
15 5 (0.38%) VMS
15 5 (0.38%) CentOS
16 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (30.34%) Performance Tuning
2 136 (10.37%) Migration
3 127 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 107 (8.16%) ITIL
5 100 (7.62%) Business Intelligence
6 72 (5.49%) High Availability
7 68 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
8 66 (5.03%) Data Modelling
9 65 (4.95%) ETL
10 53 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
11 43 (3.28%) Database Security
12 42 (3.20%) Database Tuning
12 42 (3.20%) Performance Analysis
12 42 (3.20%) Change Management
13 38 (2.90%) Incident Management
14 33 (2.52%) SOA
15 26 (1.98%) Data Migration
15 26 (1.98%) Root Cause Analysis
16 25 (1.91%) CRM
17 24 (1.83%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 830 (63.26%) SQL
2 229 (17.45%) T-SQL
3 168 (12.80%) PL/SQL
4 126 (9.60%) Shell Script
5 53 (4.04%) Perl
6 39 (2.97%) Java
7 33 (2.52%) PowerShell
8 23 (1.75%) C#
9 20 (1.52%) Korn
10 18 (1.37%) C
11 13 (0.99%) PHP
12 12 (0.91%) VB
12 12 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.84%) JCL
14 8 (0.61%) Python
15 7 (0.53%) VBScript
15 7 (0.53%) NATURAL
16 6 (0.46%) REXX
17 5 (0.38%) DCL
18 4 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 147 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 108 (8.23%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (3.35%) Degree
5 31 (2.36%) Oracle Certification
6 28 (2.13%) DV Cleared
7 25 (1.91%) OCP
8 22 (1.68%) MCDBA
9 21 (1.60%) MCITP
10 9 (0.69%) MCSA
10 9 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.53%) MCTS
12 5 (0.38%) MCT
12 5 (0.38%) MCSE
13 4 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.23%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.23%) CCNA
14 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.15%) OCA
15 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (4.80%) SLA
2 31 (2.36%) QA
3 11 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.30%) HL7
5 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.076%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 268 (20.43%) Oracle RAC
2 191 (14.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 26 (1.98%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.46%) LiteSpeed
6 4 (0.30%) SRDF
7 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.15%) RACF
8 2 (0.15%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.076%) vSphere
9 1 (0.076%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.076%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 230 (17.53%) Data Guard
2 86 (6.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (1.45%) SCOM
4 15 (1.14%) BMC PATROL
5 11 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.76%) Control-M
6 10 (0.76%) Foglight
7 9 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (0.69%) Puppet
8 8 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (0.53%) Legato
9 7 (0.53%) Oracle Statspack
10 4 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
10 4 (0.30%) MAINVIEW
11 3 (0.23%) MOM
11 3 (0.23%) OMEGAMON
11 3 (0.23%) SCCM
11 3 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.23%) Ionix
Vendors
1 659 (50.23%) Oracle
2 200 (15.24%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 65 (4.95%) Sybase
5 37 (2.82%) IBM
6 31 (2.36%) VMware
7 28 (2.13%) BMC
8 26 (1.98%) Percona
9 25 (1.91%) Veritas
9 25 (1.91%) EMC
10 22 (1.68%) HP
10 22 (1.68%) SAP
11 19 (1.45%) Sun
12 16 (1.22%) Cognos
12 16 (1.22%) Teradata
13 15 (1.14%) Remedy
14 10 (0.76%) Murex
14 10 (0.76%) Informatica
14 10 (0.76%) NetApp
15 9 (0.69%) Citrix
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Orgtel
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Steria
Rate: Up to £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago