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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 195 136 161
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +25
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 567 814 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.58% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.71% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 510 335
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.68 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +89.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.75 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £52.50 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +80.00%
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
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -39 216 £425 +6.25% 74
South East -51 90 £338 -12.90% 30
Yorkshire -62 52 £315 -15.94% 17
East Midlands +38 51 £325 -10.95% 9
North West -25 51 £366 +12.61% 25
South West -14 42 £400 +12.28% 8
West Midlands -12 35 £400 +17.64% 12
East of England -3 26 £300 -20.00% 11
North East -26 1 £210 -25.43% 2
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 714 (66.36%) SQL
2 576 (53.53%) SQL Server
3 452 (42.01%) Oracle
4 331 (30.76%) Oracle Database
5 319 (29.65%) Performance Tuning
6 277 (25.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 236 (21.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 209 (19.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 191 (17.75%) T-SQL
10 177 (16.45%) Windows
11 176 (16.36%) Microsoft
12 170 (15.80%) Oracle Database 11g
13 164 (15.24%) Linux
13 164 (15.24%) Finance
14 157 (14.59%) Replication
15 142 (13.20%) Oracle RAC
16 140 (13.01%) SQL Server 2012
17 137 (12.73%) UNIX
18 136 (12.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 133 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
20 131 (12.17%) Migration
21 126 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
22 125 (11.62%) Security Cleared
23 121 (11.25%) PL/SQL
24 111 (10.32%) Oracle RMAN
25 109 (10.13%) Clustering
26 104 (9.67%) MySQL
27 101 (9.39%) Data Guard
28 100 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
29 94 (8.74%) Oracle EBS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 58 (5.39%) WebLogic
2 44 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.86%) IIS
4 15 (1.39%) Oracle 10gAS
5 14 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (0.93%) Oracle 9iAS
9 9 (0.84%) SAS
10 5 (0.46%) CICS
10 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.28%) Apache
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.093%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.093%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.093%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.093%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.093%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.093%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.093%) WorkSite
Applications
1 56 (5.20%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.86%) MS Office
3 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.093%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 94 (8.74%) Oracle EBS
2 73 (6.78%) Oracle Applications
3 56 (5.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 16 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.56%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 4 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.093%) Endur
9 1 (0.093%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.093%) Oracle Payroll
9 1 (0.093%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.093%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.19%) SaaS
3 2 (0.19%) GitHub
4 1 (0.093%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (4.00%) SAN
2 16 (1.49%) Internet
3 13 (1.21%) Firewall
4 11 (1.02%) LAN
5 10 (0.93%) TCP/IP
6 8 (0.74%) SSL
6 8 (0.74%) WAN
7 6 (0.56%) LDAP
8 5 (0.46%) NAS
9 3 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.19%) DNS
10 2 (0.19%) FTP
10 2 (0.19%) HTTP
10 2 (0.19%) Network Security
11 1 (0.093%) SSH
11 1 (0.093%) RTP
11 1 (0.093%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 576 (53.53%) SQL Server
2 331 (30.76%) Oracle Database
3 277 (25.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 236 (21.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 209 (19.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 170 (15.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 140 (13.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 136 (12.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 126 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
10 104 (9.67%) MySQL
11 89 (8.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 75 (6.97%) Oracle Database 10g
13 73 (6.78%) Relational Database
14 64 (5.95%) DB2
15 59 (5.48%) Oracle Database 12c
16 55 (5.11%) RDBMS
17 36 (3.35%) MongoDB
18 34 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
19 33 (3.07%) SQL Server 2000
19 33 (3.07%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.39%) Toad
3 14 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
3 14 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (0.74%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.74%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.37%) Subversion
6 4 (0.37%) JIRA
7 3 (0.28%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.28%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.19%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.19%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.19%) ERwin
8 2 (0.19%) ProC
8 2 (0.19%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.093%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.093%) JConsole
9 1 (0.093%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 164 (15.24%) Finance
2 72 (6.69%) Banking
3 23 (2.14%) Retail
4 20 (1.86%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.30%) Legal
6 10 (0.93%) Marketing
7 6 (0.56%) Games
7 6 (0.56%) Advertising
8 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.46%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.37%) Law
9 4 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.28%) Automotive
10 3 (0.28%) Front Office
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 1 (0.093%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.093%) Publishing
12 1 (0.093%) Local Government
12 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.55%) Middleware
2 40 (3.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 39 (3.62%) .NET
4 26 (2.42%) XML
5 21 (1.95%) Web Services
6 18 (1.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 14 (1.30%) ASP.NET
8 10 (0.93%) HTML
8 10 (0.93%) CGI
9 9 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
10 8 (0.74%) SAP Basis
11 7 (0.65%) MDX
12 6 (0.56%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 5 (0.46%) BSON
13 5 (0.46%) LAMP
14 4 (0.37%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.37%) CSS
14 4 (0.37%) WebCenter
14 4 (0.37%) HTML5
15 3 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 157 (14.59%) Replication
2 109 (10.13%) Clustering
3 49 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (2.60%) Statistics
5 27 (2.51%) NHS
6 25 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.32%) Open Source
7 23 (2.14%) Mainframe
8 12 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 12 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 7 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.46%) Performance Metrics
11 5 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.37%) FMCG
12 4 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.28%) Equities
13 3 (0.28%) IBM Mainframe
13 3 (0.28%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 177 (16.45%) Windows
2 164 (15.24%) Linux
3 137 (12.73%) UNIX
4 43 (4.00%) Solaris
4 43 (4.00%) AIX
5 40 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (2.32%) HPUX
9 8 (0.74%) SUSE
10 7 (0.65%) zOS
11 6 (0.56%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (0.37%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.093%) VMS
13 1 (0.093%) OS/390
13 1 (0.093%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (29.65%) Performance Tuning
2 133 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 131 (12.17%) Migration
4 100 (9.29%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (7.71%) ETL
6 72 (6.69%) Performance Monitoring
7 57 (5.30%) Capacity Planning
7 57 (5.30%) ITIL
8 55 (5.11%) High Availability
9 54 (5.02%) Database Security
9 54 (5.02%) Data Modelling
10 49 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (4.00%) Database Tuning
12 37 (3.44%) Incident Management
13 35 (3.25%) SOA
14 33 (3.07%) Configuration Management
15 32 (2.97%) Change Management
15 32 (2.97%) Database Mirroring
16 29 (2.70%) Data Migration
17 25 (2.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 714 (66.36%) SQL
2 191 (17.75%) T-SQL
3 121 (11.25%) PL/SQL
4 80 (7.43%) Shell Script
5 38 (3.53%) PowerShell
6 33 (3.07%) Java
7 32 (2.97%) Perl
8 27 (2.51%) C#
9 25 (2.32%) Korn
10 14 (1.30%) COBOL
11 13 (1.21%) VBScript
12 12 (1.12%) REXX
13 11 (1.02%) VB
13 11 (1.02%) C
13 11 (1.02%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.02%) Ruby
14 10 (0.93%) PHP
14 10 (0.93%) Assembly Language
15 9 (0.84%) JCL
16 8 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 125 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 94 (8.74%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.18%) DV Cleared
4 32 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
6 20 (1.86%) MCITP
7 19 (1.77%) Degree
8 13 (1.21%) MCDBA
9 9 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.74%) MCTS
10 8 (0.74%) OCP
11 6 (0.56%) MCP
12 5 (0.46%) MCSE
13 4 (0.37%) MCSA
13 4 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.28%) CCNA
14 3 (0.28%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.21%) SLA
2 11 (1.02%) QA
3 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 142 (13.20%) Oracle RAC
2 37 (3.44%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.39%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (0.37%) Firmware
6 2 (0.19%) RACF
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.093%) SRDF
7 1 (0.093%) Corosync
7 1 (0.093%) NFS
7 1 (0.093%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.093%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.093%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.093%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 111 (10.32%) Oracle RMAN
2 101 (9.39%) Data Guard
3 59 (5.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 10 (0.93%) Oracle Flashback
6 8 (0.74%) SCOM
7 7 (0.65%) NetBackup
7 7 (0.65%) Puppet
8 6 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.46%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.37%) WSUS
11 3 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.28%) MAINVIEW
11 3 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (0.19%) Foglight
12 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 2 (0.19%) Nagios
13 1 (0.093%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 452 (42.01%) Oracle
2 176 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 46 (4.28%) Red Hat
4 39 (3.62%) Sybase
4 39 (3.62%) VMware
5 23 (2.14%) Teradata
5 23 (2.14%) Percona
5 23 (2.14%) IBM
6 21 (1.95%) Red Gate
7 17 (1.58%) Sun
7 17 (1.58%) SAP
8 16 (1.49%) HP
8 16 (1.49%) NetApp
9 12 (1.12%) BMC
10 11 (1.02%) Siebel
10 11 (1.02%) Greenplum
11 9 (0.84%) Remedy
12 8 (0.74%) Informatica
13 6 (0.56%) CommVault
13 6 (0.56%) 3PAR
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