The table below looks at the statistics for MCDBA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDBA over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 590 582 567
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -15
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.006% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.050% 0.031% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £366 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.66% -8.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £470 -
% change year-on-year
-25.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10096 9552 8479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.05% 18.67% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6148 5484 4726
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 397 436
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.46 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

MCDBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCDBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDBA across the England region.

MCDBA Daily Rate Trend in England

MCDBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDBA across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

MCDBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

MCDBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA across the England region.

MCDBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

MCDBA
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 MCDBA within the England region over the 3 months to 3 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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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
North East -24 2 £250 -24.61%
London - 2 £250 - 3
South West - 1 £450 -
MCDBA
UK

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCDBA also 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 that cited MCDBA.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) Replication
4 6 (50.00%) Clustering
4 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) .NET
6 4 (33.33%) IIS
6 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
6 4 (33.33%) VB
6 4 (33.33%) C#
6 4 (33.33%) HTML
6 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 4 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (33.33%) MCSD
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) High Availability
7 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (25.00%) JIRA
7 3 (25.00%) MCTS
7 3 (25.00%) VB6

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing MCDBA also 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 that cited MCDBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (25.00%) DTS
6 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (8.33%) IDOL
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (25.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (25.00%) ClearQuest
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (8.33%) Automotive
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) DBA
2 6 (50.00%) Administrator
2 6 (50.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (25.00%) Server Administrator
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Senior DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 1 (8.33%) CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 4 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
3 3 (25.00%) COM+
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) LINQ
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Replication
1 6 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Coaching
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
5 1 (8.33%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VB
2 4 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (25.00%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) Lua
5 1 (8.33%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) Java
5 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCSD
3 3 (25.00%) MCAD
3 3 (25.00%) MCTS
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
4 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 2 (16.67%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) MCT
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) Veritas
5 1 (8.33%) HP