The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 572 490 572
Rank change year-on-year
-82 +82
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 18 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.030% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.17% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 3
Average daily rate £350 £325 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £19.87 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10027 7817 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.53% 18.14% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5749 4178 5093
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 436 528
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £50.60 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
MCDBA
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -25 7 £356 +1.78% 3
South East -8 6 £400 +60.00% 4
South West -21 1 £325 +8.33%
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
MCDBA
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MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) SQL
3 20 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 18 (51.43%) Windows
5 17 (48.57%) Replication
6 15 (42.86%) Clustering
7 12 (34.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (31.43%) Oracle
8 11 (31.43%) Banking
8 11 (31.43%) Incident Management
9 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (25.71%) VMware
11 8 (22.86%) MCSE
11 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (20.00%) MCT
12 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 7 (20.00%) Veritas
12 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (17.14%) MCSD
13 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
14 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 4 (11.43%) MCPD

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (11.43%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
1 4 (11.43%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) NAS
2 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.86%) MS Access
8 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.86%) DTS
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.86%) OLTP
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (31.43%) Banking
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) DBA
2 20 (57.14%) SQL DBA
3 6 (17.14%) Administrator
4 4 (11.43%) Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (11.43%) Server Support
4 4 (11.43%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.57%) Developer
6 2 (5.71%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Server Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.86%) Database Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Development DBA
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Development DBA
7 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (48.57%) Replication
2 15 (42.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) UNIX
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (31.43%) Incident Management
3 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Database Tuning
5 2 (5.71%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.71%) High Availability
5 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (2.86%) ETL
6 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Data Management
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (85.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) VBA
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.86%) MCSE
3 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) MCT
4 6 (17.14%) MCSD
5 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 4 (11.43%) MCPD
6 4 (11.43%) MCP
7 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.71%) MCITP
7 2 (5.71%) CISA
8 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
1 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) NLBS
1 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Foglight
1 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
1 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Veritas
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp