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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 560 545 506
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -39
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 16 15 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.033% 0.031% 0.029%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £233 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £400 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £245 £275
% change year-on-year
+47.95% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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
9615 9239 7529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.61% 19.34% 18.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5560 5168 4036
Average daily rate £400 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £537 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 478 432
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £48.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
South East -14 8 £319 -20.31% 1
London +2 1 £375 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 17 (77.27%) Windows
4 13 (59.09%) MCITP
4 13 (59.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (40.91%) Red Gate
7 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (36.36%) Oracle
9 7 (31.82%) MySQL
9 7 (31.82%) MCSD
9 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (27.27%) MCSE
10 6 (27.27%) Clustering
10 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (22.73%) CRM
11 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (22.73%) MCP
11 5 (22.73%) ETL
11 5 (22.73%) IIS
11 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
12 4 (18.18%) VB6
12 4 (18.18%) Subversion
12 4 (18.18%) JIRA
12 4 (18.18%) Oracle OLAP
12 4 (18.18%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (40.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (31.82%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (31.82%) MySQL
7 4 (18.18%) OLAP Cube
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle OLAP
7 4 (18.18%) DTS
7 4 (18.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (18.18%) OLAP
8 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
10 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 4 (18.18%) ClearCase
1 4 (18.18%) ClearQuest
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
1 4 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) DBA
1 13 (59.09%) SQL DBA
2 8 (36.36%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (13.64%) Designer
4 2 (9.09%) CRM Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (4.55%) Server Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
1 4 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 4 (18.18%) COM+
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Clustering
2 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (18.18%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) Data Structures
3 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) CRM
1 5 (22.73%) ETL
1 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.55%) Database Security
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) VBScript
2 4 (18.18%) VB
2 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
2 4 (18.18%) VB6
3 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
4 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) MCITP
3 7 (31.82%) MCSD
4 6 (27.27%) MCSE
5 5 (22.73%) MCP
6 4 (18.18%) MCAD
7 3 (13.64%) MCTS
8 2 (9.09%) MCPD
8 2 (9.09%) Degree
9 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
9 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (4.55%) MCSA
9 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.55%) NLBS
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Red Gate
3 8 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (18.18%) IBM
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
7 1 (4.55%) Veeam
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco