The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 49 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 17 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.12% 1.48% 2.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.63% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +6.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.50 £33.30
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -41.44%
DBA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
720 552 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 89.78% 90.79% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 278 311
Average daily rate £381 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 52 42
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -25.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.45 £33.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Welwyn Garden City -4 9 £350 +22.80%
Watford -6 7 - -
DBA
East of England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited 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 DBA in their job title.

1 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
2 8 (38.10%) Progress
3 7 (33.33%) OpenEdge
3 7 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) MySQL
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
5 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
5 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
6 3 (14.29%) Database Security
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (9.52%) DB2
7 2 (9.52%) MS Project
7 2 (9.52%) MS Office

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region that cited 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) OpenEdge
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Project
1 2 (9.52%) MS Office
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) DB2
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.76%) DTS
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) UNIX
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (38.10%) Migration
3 7 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 7 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 3 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 3 (14.29%) Database Security
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
5 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Python
3 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Progress
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix