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 17 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 568 544 571
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 4 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.041% 0.11% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
Average daily rate
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£366 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.54% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 - £338
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
9780 8349 9524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.03% 17.32% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5495 4717 5006
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £547 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 395 575
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
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 17 September 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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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
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
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MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 19 (79.17%) SQL
4 16 (66.67%) Windows
5 15 (62.50%) Clustering
5 15 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (58.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (58.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
7 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (41.67%) MCITP
8 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
8 10 (41.67%) T-SQL
8 10 (41.67%) Replication
9 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
11 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 5 (20.83%) ITIL
12 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
12 5 (20.83%) Coaching
13 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (16.67%) MCT
13 4 (16.67%) MS Excel

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (62.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (58.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (58.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (16.67%) DTS
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
9 2 (8.33%) MySQL
9 2 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (4.17%) OLTP
10 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
10 1 (4.17%) Data Mining
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
10 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (8.33%) Law
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
1 2 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) DBA
2 16 (66.67%) SQL DBA
3 8 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (16.67%) Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Senior SQL DBA
4 4 (16.67%) Senior DBA
4 4 (16.67%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 3 (12.50%) Server Support
6 2 (8.33%) Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 2 (8.33%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (4.17%) Consultant
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Development DBA
7 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Development DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Clustering
2 10 (41.67%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
3 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.83%) Coaching
4 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.33%) High Availability
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Database Security
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Management
6 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Data Security
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (41.67%) MCITP
3 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.67%) MCT
4 4 (16.67%) MCP
4 4 (16.67%) MCSD
4 4 (16.67%) MCTS
5 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) MCPD
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 2 (8.33%) MCSE
7 1 (4.17%) CISA
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Veritas
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (8.33%) Red Gate