The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 60 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 3 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.64% 4.05% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 4.35% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 8
Average daily rate £434 £350 £523
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -33.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -8.57%
DBA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
459 230 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 97.87% 93.12% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 102 125
Average daily rate £338 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.97 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
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 1 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tonbridge - 1 - -
DBA
South East

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (22.22%) Clustering
5 2 (22.22%) VBScript
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) AIX
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Cognos
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (22.22%) DTS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 2 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (11.11%) FileNet
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (22.22%) Big Data
3 2 (22.22%) DTS
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (11.11%) DataStage
4 1 (11.11%) DB2
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
2 2 (22.22%) AIX
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) VBScript
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Cognos
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Informatica
4 1 (11.11%) Netezza
4 1 (11.11%) Pega
4 1 (11.11%) Vignette