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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 190 164 136
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -28
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 515 615 786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.04% 1.32% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.42% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 340 450
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 19
Average hourly rate £38.00 £41.50 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +82.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.29 £22.75
% change year-on-year
- +77.07%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
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 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 1 August 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
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 1 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 261 £390 +0.64% 73
South East -28 91 £375 +1.35% 26
East of England -12 40 £375 +2.73% 3
North West -11 27 £350 -18.84% 21
Yorkshire -38 24 £375 +7.14% 15
West Midlands -11 20 £325 +8.33% 8
South West -47 20 £400 - 15
East Midlands -3 17 £350 +27.27% 4
North East -15 12 £363 +21.10% 2
Midlands - 1 - - 1
South Coast - - - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 816 (64.15%) SQL
2 641 (50.39%) Oracle
3 634 (49.84%) SQL Server
4 541 (42.53%) Oracle Database
5 393 (30.90%) Performance Tuning
6 337 (26.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 279 (21.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 277 (21.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 261 (20.52%) Oracle RAC
10 256 (20.13%) Linux
11 246 (19.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 244 (19.18%) Finance
13 234 (18.40%) UNIX
14 228 (17.92%) T-SQL
14 228 (17.92%) Data Guard
15 226 (17.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 223 (17.53%) Replication
17 205 (16.12%) Windows
18 197 (15.49%) Microsoft
19 190 (14.94%) Oracle RMAN
20 183 (14.39%) SQL Server 2012
21 165 (12.97%) PL/SQL
22 164 (12.89%) Clustering
23 159 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
24 144 (11.32%) Security Cleared
25 135 (10.61%) Migration
26 134 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 123 (9.67%) Banking
28 121 (9.51%) Shell Script
29 119 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 65 (5.11%) WebLogic
2 41 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.57%) Apache
4 18 (1.42%) IIS
5 17 (1.34%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle 10gAS
8 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.31%) JCAPS
8 4 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.24%) CICS
9 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.24%) CMS
9 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.079%) Resin
11 1 (0.079%) Drupal
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 61 (4.80%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 57 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 53 (4.17%) Oracle Applications
3 48 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 24 (1.89%) Oracle 11i
5 11 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.24%) Summit
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
11 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.079%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.079%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.24%) IaaS
3 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.079%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.079%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.079%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.079%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 61 (4.80%) SAN
2 17 (1.34%) Internet
3 7 (0.55%) LDAP
4 6 (0.47%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.39%) NAS
6 4 (0.31%) WAN
6 4 (0.31%) LAN
7 2 (0.16%) InfiniBand
7 2 (0.16%) 4G
7 2 (0.16%) CTI
7 2 (0.16%) Firewall
7 2 (0.16%) SMS
7 2 (0.16%) VPN
7 2 (0.16%) SNA
7 2 (0.16%) DNS
7 2 (0.16%) VLAN
8 1 (0.079%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.079%) SSH
8 1 (0.079%) FTP
8 1 (0.079%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (49.84%) SQL Server
2 541 (42.53%) Oracle Database
3 337 (26.49%) Oracle Database 11g
4 279 (21.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 277 (21.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 246 (19.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 226 (17.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 183 (14.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 159 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
10 134 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 112 (8.81%) Relational Database
12 108 (8.49%) Data Warehouse
13 105 (8.25%) MySQL
14 96 (7.55%) RDBMS
15 70 (5.50%) Oracle Database 12c
16 65 (5.11%) SQL Server 2000
17 57 (4.48%) DB2
18 53 (4.17%) Oracle9i Database
19 50 (3.93%) Oracle Reports
20 49 (3.85%) DTS
Development Applications
1 37 (2.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 28 (2.20%) Toad
3 21 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
4 12 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.47%) Subversion
8 4 (0.31%) JIRA
9 3 (0.24%) Maven
9 3 (0.24%) Ant
9 3 (0.24%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.16%) YourKit
10 2 (0.16%) ERwin
10 2 (0.16%) PVCS
11 1 (0.079%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.079%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.079%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.079%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.079%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.079%) Mercurial
General
1 244 (19.18%) Finance
2 123 (9.67%) Banking
3 35 (2.75%) Investment Banking
4 28 (2.20%) Retail
5 26 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 12 (0.94%) Marketing
8 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.63%) Legal
10 7 (0.55%) Advertising
11 6 (0.47%) Games
12 5 (0.39%) Publishing
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
13 4 (0.31%) Law
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
15 2 (0.16%) Automotive
15 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.07%) .NET
2 36 (2.83%) Middleware
3 23 (1.81%) XML
4 22 (1.73%) ASP.NET
5 14 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (1.02%) Oracle Streams
7 10 (0.79%) LAMP
8 9 (0.71%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.63%) JDBC
10 7 (0.55%) ISPF
11 6 (0.47%) Web Services
12 5 (0.39%) Hibernate
12 5 (0.39%) WSH
12 5 (0.39%) WebCenter
13 4 (0.31%) JSON
14 3 (0.24%) MDX
14 3 (0.24%) EDI
14 3 (0.24%) HTML
14 3 (0.24%) MapReduce
15 2 (0.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 223 (17.53%) Replication
2 164 (12.89%) Clustering
3 34 (2.67%) Statistics
4 22 (1.73%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.57%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.34%) NHS
7 14 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.94%) Hedge funds
9 6 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (0.47%) Data Extraction
9 6 (0.47%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
10 5 (0.39%) DTV
11 4 (0.31%) LPAR
11 4 (0.31%) Firmware
11 4 (0.31%) Online Games
12 3 (0.24%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.24%) Symmetrix
12 3 (0.24%) Grid Computing
12 3 (0.24%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 256 (20.13%) Linux
2 234 (18.40%) UNIX
3 205 (16.12%) Windows
4 99 (7.78%) Solaris
5 64 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (2.59%) AIX
9 24 (1.89%) HPUX
9 24 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.49%) Debian
11 10 (0.79%) zOS
11 10 (0.79%) Windows 2000
12 7 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.47%) OpenVMS
13 6 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.39%) VMS
14 5 (0.39%) CentOS
15 4 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (30.90%) Performance Tuning
2 135 (10.61%) Migration
3 119 (9.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 102 (8.02%) ITIL
5 99 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
6 70 (5.50%) High Availability
7 66 (5.19%) Capacity Planning
8 61 (4.80%) ETL
9 55 (4.32%) Data Modelling
10 46 (3.62%) Database Security
11 44 (3.46%) Performance Monitoring
12 41 (3.22%) Change Management
12 41 (3.22%) Database Tuning
13 39 (3.07%) Performance Analysis
14 38 (2.99%) Incident Management
15 33 (2.59%) SOA
16 27 (2.12%) E-Commerce
16 27 (2.12%) Root Cause Analysis
17 25 (1.97%) CRM
17 25 (1.97%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 816 (64.15%) SQL
2 228 (17.92%) T-SQL
3 165 (12.97%) PL/SQL
4 121 (9.51%) Shell Script
5 51 (4.01%) Perl
6 38 (2.99%) Java
7 36 (2.83%) PowerShell
8 24 (1.89%) C#
9 21 (1.65%) Korn
10 18 (1.42%) C
11 13 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.94%) PHP
12 12 (0.94%) VB
13 10 (0.79%) JCL
14 9 (0.71%) VBScript
15 7 (0.55%) Python
16 6 (0.47%) REXX
16 6 (0.47%) NATURAL
17 5 (0.39%) DCL
18 4 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 144 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 109 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (3.46%) Degree
5 29 (2.28%) Oracle Certification
6 24 (1.89%) OCP
7 23 (1.81%) MCDBA
7 23 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.81%) MCITP
8 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.63%) MCTS
10 7 (0.55%) MCSA
11 5 (0.39%) MCSE
12 4 (0.31%) MCT
12 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.24%) CCNA
13 3 (0.24%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.72%) SLA
2 28 (2.20%) QA
3 12 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 11 (0.86%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.31%) HL7
6 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.079%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 261 (20.52%) Oracle RAC
2 190 (14.94%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (1.65%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.47%) LiteSpeed
6 4 (0.31%) SRDF
7 3 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.16%) RACF
9 1 (0.079%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.079%) vSphere
9 1 (0.079%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.079%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 228 (17.92%) Data Guard
2 88 (6.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 21 (1.65%) SCOM
4 15 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
5 11 (0.86%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.79%) Control-M
7 9 (0.71%) NetBackup
7 9 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (0.71%) Puppet
8 7 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (0.55%) Oracle Statspack
8 7 (0.55%) Legato
9 6 (0.47%) Foglight
9 6 (0.47%) SCCM
10 4 (0.31%) MAINVIEW
10 4 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.24%) OMEGAMON
11 3 (0.24%) MOM
11 3 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.24%) Ionix
Vendors
1 641 (50.39%) Oracle
2 197 (15.49%) Microsoft
3 69 (5.42%) Red Hat
4 66 (5.19%) Sybase
5 35 (2.75%) IBM
6 29 (2.28%) BMC
7 27 (2.12%) VMware
8 26 (2.04%) Percona
9 25 (1.97%) EMC
10 24 (1.89%) Veritas
11 22 (1.73%) SAP
11 22 (1.73%) HP
12 19 (1.49%) Sun
13 15 (1.18%) Remedy
14 12 (0.94%) Teradata
15 11 (0.86%) Cognos
16 10 (0.79%) Informatica
16 10 (0.79%) NetApp
16 10 (0.79%) Murex
17 9 (0.71%) Red Gate
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 9 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago