The first table below looks at the demand for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 16 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 Job Titles advertised for the Kent 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 27 14 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 9 31 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.93% 8.96% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.21% 9.60% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 1
Average daily rate £523 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.04% +2.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
214 323 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.45% 93.35% 91.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 144 149
Average daily rate £360 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £196 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 25
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.79 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £90.00 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
DBA
South East

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Kent

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 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
Chatham - - - - 2
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Sevenoaks - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 2
West Malling - - - -
DBA
South East

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 17 (70.83%) Oracle
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle Database
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (58.33%) UNIX
3 14 (58.33%) Linux
3 14 (58.33%) SQL
4 13 (54.17%) Finance
5 12 (50.00%) Replication
5 12 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (37.50%) DB2
6 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
6 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (25.00%) AIX
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (16.67%) Clustering
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
12 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
12 2 (8.33%) Sybase
12 2 (8.33%) Windows
12 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
12 2 (8.33%) High Availability
13 1 (4.17%) Data Guard

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
1 1 (4.17%) ArcGIS
1 1 (4.17%) ArcIMS
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle Database
2 15 (62.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (37.50%) DB2
3 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) HACMP
3 1 (4.17%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) UNIX
1 14 (58.33%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (58.33%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) OCP
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.17%) SRDF
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Oracle
2 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) Sybase
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) EMC
4 1 (4.17%) ESRI