The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 565 520 555
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 23 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.080% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.086% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 10
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£363 £463 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% -9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £370 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Senior DBA
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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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior DBA in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior DBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior DBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior DBA Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Senior DBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior DBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior 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 Senior DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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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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 West -4 8 £335 -29.57% 1
London -23 7 £449 -0.27% 10
South East -5 4 £398 -14.05% 4
East of England - 4 £500 -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Senior DBA
UK

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior DBA in their job title.

1 40 (67.80%) SQL
2 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
3 27 (45.76%) Oracle
3 27 (45.76%) Oracle Database
3 27 (45.76%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (33.90%) Finance
5 18 (30.51%) Oracle RAC
5 18 (30.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (30.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (30.51%) Data Guard
6 15 (25.42%) T-SQL
7 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (23.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 13 (22.03%) Banking
8 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (22.03%) Linux
9 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (18.64%) Replication
9 11 (18.64%) Oracle Database 12c
9 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (16.95%) Clustering
10 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 10 (16.95%) ITIL
11 9 (15.25%) Windows
12 8 (13.56%) UNIX
12 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
12 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (13.56%) MCITP
12 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (11.86%) EMC

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior 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 Senior DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) Internet
2 1 (1.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 27 (45.76%) Oracle Database
3 18 (30.51%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (30.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (23.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (18.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (18.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (16.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (11.86%) DB2
9 5 (8.47%) OLAP
9 5 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (6.78%) DTS
11 3 (5.08%) Sybase ASE
11 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (5.08%) MySQL
12 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
12 2 (3.39%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.69%) Toad
1 1 (1.69%) ERwin
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 13 (22.03%) Banking
3 6 (10.17%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.39%) French Language
6 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) NHibernate
1 2 (3.39%) HTML
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) XML
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (1.69%) jQuery
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
2 1 (1.69%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Replication
2 10 (16.95%) Clustering
3 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.39%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.39%) Symmetrix
4 2 (3.39%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.69%) HACMP
5 1 (1.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.03%) Linux
2 9 (15.25%) Windows
3 8 (13.56%) UNIX
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.08%) HPUX
7 2 (3.39%) Solaris
7 2 (3.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (16.95%) ITIL
3 8 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.86%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.86%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (10.17%) E-Commerce
5 6 (10.17%) Change Management
6 5 (8.47%) Database Security
7 4 (6.78%) Database Tuning
7 4 (6.78%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.78%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.08%) Scrum
8 3 (5.08%) Migration
8 3 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.08%) High Availability
9 2 (3.39%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (3.39%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (67.80%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) T-SQL
3 8 (13.56%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.69%) C#
6 1 (1.69%) Java
6 1 (1.69%) VBScript
6 1 (1.69%) VB
6 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (13.56%) MCITP
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (6.78%) OCP
3 4 (6.78%) MCDBA
4 3 (5.08%) MCSA
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (23.73%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.39%) SRDF
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (30.51%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (3.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.69%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.69%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Oracle
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.86%) EMC
3 4 (6.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.78%) IBM
4 3 (5.08%) Sun
4 3 (5.08%) Sybase
5 2 (3.39%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) BMC
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas
6 1 (1.69%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.69%) Cognos
6 1 (1.69%) Perforce
6 1 (1.69%) Telerik
6 1 (1.69%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.69%) Tableau