The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 200 233 173
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -60
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 235 197 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 0.93% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.98% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 127 159
Average daily rate £405 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £11.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+291.30% -64.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.25 £35.20
% change year-on-year
+15.03% +8.66%
DBA
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20052 20041 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.68% 94.50% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14187 14178 14151
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 344 401
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £37.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in London

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in London

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in London

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in London

DBA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
City of London +31 48 £425 +21.42% 14
Croydon -10 2 £400 -5.88%
Feltham +3 1 £388 -
Canary Wharf 0 1 £450 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 305 (61.37%) SQL Server
2 303 (60.97%) SQL
3 217 (43.66%) Oracle
4 167 (33.60%) Oracle Database
5 161 (32.39%) Performance Tuning
6 155 (31.19%) Linux
7 150 (30.18%) Finance
8 147 (29.58%) Replication
9 141 (28.37%) Microsoft
10 130 (26.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 129 (25.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 126 (25.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 111 (22.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 110 (22.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 110 (22.13%) Windows
15 105 (21.13%) Clustering
16 101 (20.32%) T-SQL
17 89 (17.91%) SQL Server 2005
18 83 (16.70%) Oracle RAC
19 82 (16.50%) Data Guard
20 81 (16.30%) Oracle RMAN
21 79 (15.90%) Banking
21 79 (15.90%) Sybase
22 70 (14.08%) Migration
23 67 (13.48%) Red Hat
24 66 (13.28%) MySQL
25 65 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 62 (12.47%) High Availability
26 62 (12.47%) Shell Script
27 60 (12.07%) Unix

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 13 (2.62%) SharePoint
1 13 (2.62%) WebLogic
2 11 (2.21%) IIS
3 7 (1.41%) JBoss
4 4 (0.80%) Apache
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.60%) Confluence
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.40%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.20%) CICS
7 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (6.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.80%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.02%) Oracle Applications
1 15 (3.02%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Summit
5 1 (0.20%) HFM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.20%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.02%) SAN
2 13 (2.62%) Internet
3 10 (2.01%) Kerberos
4 5 (1.01%) DNS
4 5 (1.01%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.80%) DHCP
5 4 (0.80%) SSL
6 3 (0.60%) Firewall
6 3 (0.60%) VPN
7 2 (0.40%) SMTP
8 1 (0.20%) LDAP
8 1 (0.20%) Network Security
8 1 (0.20%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (61.37%) SQL Server
2 167 (33.60%) Oracle Database
3 130 (26.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 129 (25.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 126 (25.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 111 (22.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 110 (22.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 89 (17.91%) SQL Server 2005
9 66 (13.28%) MySQL
10 55 (11.07%) SQL Server 2014
11 53 (10.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 48 (9.66%) Sybase ASE
13 45 (9.05%) Oracle Database 10g
14 39 (7.85%) Oracle Database 12c
15 37 (7.44%) PostgreSQL
16 31 (6.24%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
17 27 (5.43%) Relational Database
18 22 (4.43%) SQL Server 2000
19 19 (3.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.80%) JIRA
2 4 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.60%) Toad
4 2 (0.40%) Flyway
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.40%) Liquibase
5 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.20%) ProC
5 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 150 (30.18%) Finance
2 79 (15.90%) Banking
3 23 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.62%) Retail
5 17 (3.42%) Law
6 15 (3.02%) Legal
7 9 (1.81%) Back Office
8 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.80%) Marketing
8 4 (0.80%) Publishing
9 3 (0.60%) Games
9 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.43%) .NET
2 21 (4.23%) Middleware
3 18 (3.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 8 (1.61%) Web Services
5 7 (1.41%) XML
6 5 (1.01%) J2EE
7 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.40%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.40%) Celery
8 2 (0.40%) HTML
8 2 (0.40%) JSP
8 2 (0.40%) MDX
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Streams
8 2 (0.40%) Servlets
8 2 (0.40%) WebCenter
9 1 (0.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (0.20%) BSON
9 1 (0.20%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.20%) Entity Framework
9 1 (0.20%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 147 (29.58%) Replication
2 105 (21.13%) Clustering
3 34 (6.84%) Data Centre
4 28 (5.63%) Client/Server
5 16 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.80%) NHS
9 4 (0.80%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.60%) FMCG
10 3 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
10 3 (0.60%) Tandem
11 2 (0.40%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.40%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.40%) iPhone
11 2 (0.40%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.40%) Online Games
11 2 (0.40%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.20%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 155 (31.19%) Linux
2 110 (22.13%) Windows
3 65 (13.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 60 (12.07%) Unix
5 49 (9.86%) Windows Server
6 40 (8.05%) Solaris
7 27 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (3.42%) AIX
11 5 (1.01%) CentOS
11 5 (1.01%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.40%) zOS
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (32.39%) Performance Tuning
2 70 (14.08%) Migration
3 62 (12.47%) High Availability
4 59 (11.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (9.86%) ITIL
6 42 (8.45%) Change Management
7 41 (8.25%) Performance Monitoring
8 39 (7.85%) Incident Management
9 37 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (7.24%) Database Tuning
11 32 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (6.24%) Service Management
13 30 (6.04%) Database Mirroring
14 28 (5.63%) ETL
15 24 (4.83%) Database Security
16 21 (4.23%) Capacity Management
16 21 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
17 20 (4.02%) Problem Management
18 17 (3.42%) Line Management
19 15 (3.02%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 303 (60.97%) SQL
2 101 (20.32%) T-SQL
3 62 (12.47%) Shell Script
4 48 (9.66%) PowerShell
5 35 (7.04%) PL/SQL
6 20 (4.02%) C#
7 19 (3.82%) Perl
8 16 (3.22%) C
9 12 (2.41%) Java
10 6 (1.21%) Python
11 5 (1.01%) JavaScript
11 5 (1.01%) VBScript
12 4 (0.80%) Korn
13 3 (0.60%) C++
14 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.40%) Ruby
15 1 (0.20%) Tcl
15 1 (0.20%) VB
15 1 (0.20%) VB6
15 1 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.42%) Degree
3 12 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 11 (2.21%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.81%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.01%) MCSA
7 5 (1.01%) OCP
8 4 (0.80%) MCTS
9 3 (0.60%) MCDBA
9 3 (0.60%) MCITP
9 3 (0.60%) MCSE
10 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.21%) QA
2 9 (1.81%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
4 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.20%) FATCA
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (16.70%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.80%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.20%) Corosync
5 1 (0.20%) SRDF
5 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 82 (16.50%) Data Guard
2 81 (16.30%) Oracle RMAN
3 44 (8.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 18 (3.62%) SCOM
5 10 (2.01%) Foglight
6 7 (1.41%) Nagios
7 5 (1.01%) Puppet
8 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.40%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.20%) DBAmp
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Flashback
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.20%) Pacemaker
10 1 (0.20%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.20%) SnapMirror
10 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 217 (43.66%) Oracle
2 141 (28.37%) Microsoft
3 79 (15.90%) Sybase
4 67 (13.48%) Red Hat
5 33 (6.64%) SAP
6 19 (3.82%) Veritas
7 18 (3.62%) VMware
8 15 (3.02%) Red Gate
9 10 (2.01%) Greenplum
9 10 (2.01%) Imperva
10 9 (1.81%) EMC
11 8 (1.61%) Percona
12 7 (1.41%) HP
12 7 (1.41%) Tableau
13 5 (1.01%) iManage
14 4 (0.80%) Cognos
14 4 (0.80%) IBM
14 4 (0.80%) Sun
14 4 (0.80%) Teradata
15 3 (0.60%) Informatica
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