The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 71 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 3 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.29% 1.43% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.52% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £298 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £376 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £135.00 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+232.75% +78.32%
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
962 855 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.86% 94.27% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 460 635
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 32
Average hourly rate £13.20 £29.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.97 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
3 17 (54.84%) T-SQL
4 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
5 15 (48.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (45.16%) Performance Tuning
7 12 (38.71%) Oracle
7 12 (38.71%) Windows
7 12 (38.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
9 8 (25.81%) SAN
9 8 (25.81%) Clustering
10 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
11 6 (19.35%) SLA
11 6 (19.35%) QA
12 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (12.90%) MySQL
13 4 (12.90%) UNIX
13 4 (12.90%) Linux
13 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (12.90%) Data Guard
13 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
14 3 (9.68%) SAP
14 3 (9.68%) ETL
14 3 (9.68%) OLTP
14 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (9.68%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 15 (48.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (38.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (29.03%) Oracle Database
5 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.90%) MySQL
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (9.68%) OLTP
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
9 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
9 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
9 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
9 2 (6.45%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
2 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.68%) ETL
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security Management
4 3 (9.68%) Security Management
4 3 (9.68%) Information Security
4 3 (9.68%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) ITIL
6 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.23%) Database Security
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 23 (74.19%) SQL
2 17 (54.84%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) OCP
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) SLA
1 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.23%) OpenView
2 1 (3.23%) OVSD
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Percona
5 1 (3.23%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Perforce
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