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 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 245 168 183
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +15
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 188 299 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 1.30% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.40% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 200 165
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £521 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.00 £51.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.89% -25.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £19.50 £33.30
% change year-on-year
+92.30% -41.44%
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
21452 21293 21611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.92% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14988 14746 14660
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 385 467
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £35.00 £45.00
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 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 3 July 2015.

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 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
City of London -52 43 £419 +4.68% 22
Bromley - 3 £260 - 1
Uxbridge - 1 £325 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 263 (65.42%) SQL
2 217 (53.98%) SQL Server
3 163 (40.55%) Oracle
4 123 (30.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 115 (28.61%) Oracle Database
6 101 (25.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 93 (23.13%) Performance Tuning
8 87 (21.64%) T-SQL
9 76 (18.91%) Windows
9 76 (18.91%) Linux
10 71 (17.66%) Replication
11 70 (17.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 70 (17.41%) SQL Server 2008
12 68 (16.92%) Finance
12 68 (16.92%) Microsoft
13 66 (16.42%) Oracle RAC
14 60 (14.93%) Data Guard
15 59 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 50 (12.44%) Migration
16 50 (12.44%) Clustering
17 48 (11.94%) UNIX
18 43 (10.70%) MySQL
19 42 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
20 41 (10.20%) Banking
21 40 (9.95%) ITIL
21 40 (9.95%) Oracle Database 10g
22 38 (9.45%) Oracle RMAN
23 37 (9.20%) SQL Server 2012
24 36 (8.96%) Relational Database
24 36 (8.96%) Data Warehouse

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 21 (5.22%) WebLogic
2 16 (3.98%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.49%) IIS
5 5 (1.24%) CICS
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.50%) Apache
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 27 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.74%) MS Office
3 5 (1.24%) MS Project
4 2 (0.50%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.22%) Oracle Applications
2 19 (4.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 18 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.50%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.00%) SaaS
3 2 (0.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.47%) SAN
2 9 (2.24%) LDAP
3 7 (1.74%) LAN
3 7 (1.74%) WAN
4 4 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.00%) Firewall
5 3 (0.75%) NAS
5 3 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (0.75%) Internet
5 3 (0.75%) DHCP
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (53.98%) SQL Server
2 123 (30.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 115 (28.61%) Oracle Database
4 101 (25.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 70 (17.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 70 (17.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 59 (14.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 43 (10.70%) MySQL
8 40 (9.95%) Oracle Database 10g
9 37 (9.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 36 (8.96%) Relational Database
10 36 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
11 31 (7.71%) SQL Server 2005
12 30 (7.46%) RDBMS
13 28 (6.97%) Oracle Database 12c
14 24 (5.97%) DTS
15 19 (4.73%) Oracle BI EE
16 18 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
17 14 (3.48%) DB2
17 14 (3.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.75%) JIRA
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.25%) Toad
5 1 (0.25%) ERwin
5 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.25%) WebSpeed
General
1 68 (16.92%) Finance
2 41 (10.20%) Banking
3 9 (2.24%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.99%) Advertising
4 8 (1.99%) Retail
5 7 (1.74%) Marketing
6 6 (1.49%) Legal
7 4 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.75%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.72%) .NET
2 12 (2.99%) Web Services
2 12 (2.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 10 (2.49%) Middleware
4 9 (2.24%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (1.74%) HTML
6 6 (1.49%) MDX
7 5 (1.24%) XML
8 4 (1.00%) HTML5
9 3 (0.75%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.75%) J2EE
9 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.75%) CGI
9 3 (0.75%) LAMP
10 2 (0.50%) Ajax
10 2 (0.50%) CSS
10 2 (0.50%) JSP
10 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 1 (0.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 71 (17.66%) Replication
2 50 (12.44%) Clustering
3 25 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.73%) NHS
5 9 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 5 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.00%) Statistics
9 4 (1.00%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.75%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.75%) Equities
11 2 (0.50%) Derivative
11 2 (0.50%) Symmetrix
11 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.25%) Life Science
12 1 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 76 (18.91%) Windows
1 76 (18.91%) Linux
2 48 (11.94%) UNIX
3 30 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (5.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.49%) AIX
8 7 (1.74%) Solaris
9 6 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.50%) zOS
10 2 (0.50%) CentOS
10 2 (0.50%) HPUX
11 1 (0.25%) SUSE
11 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.13%) Performance Tuning
2 50 (12.44%) Migration
3 42 (10.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (9.95%) ITIL
5 33 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (7.71%) Data Modelling
7 26 (6.47%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
9 23 (5.72%) High Availability
10 19 (4.73%) Change Management
11 18 (4.48%) ETL
11 18 (4.48%) Database Security
11 18 (4.48%) Database Mirroring
12 17 (4.23%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (3.48%) SOA
14 13 (3.23%) Database Tuning
15 9 (2.24%) Business Continuity
15 9 (2.24%) Physical Data Model
16 8 (1.99%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (1.99%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (65.42%) SQL
2 87 (21.64%) T-SQL
3 33 (8.21%) Shell Script
4 30 (7.46%) PL/SQL
5 25 (6.22%) PowerShell
6 21 (5.22%) Perl
7 19 (4.73%) C#
8 10 (2.49%) Korn
9 9 (2.24%) Java
10 8 (1.99%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.74%) VB
12 6 (1.49%) VBScript
12 6 (1.49%) Python
12 6 (1.49%) C
12 6 (1.49%) COBOL
13 5 (1.24%) PHP
13 5 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.75%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.50%) C++
16 1 (0.25%) AWK
Qualifications
1 27 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.98%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.74%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.74%) Degree
6 7 (1.74%) OCP
7 6 (1.49%) MCSE
8 5 (1.24%) MCITP
8 5 (1.24%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.00%) MCP
9 4 (1.00%) MCSA
10 3 (0.75%) CCNA
10 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.75%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.25%) NCDA
12 1 (0.25%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.49%) QA
2 6 (1.49%) SLA
3 5 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (16.42%) Oracle RAC
2 21 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.75%) Firmware
6 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.25%) SRDF
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 60 (14.93%) Data Guard
2 38 (9.45%) Oracle RMAN
3 17 (4.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (1.99%) Tivoli
5 6 (1.49%) WSUS
6 5 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (1.24%) Puppet
6 5 (1.24%) SCOM
7 3 (0.75%) Foglight
7 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.25%) Nagios
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) Ansible
8 1 (0.25%) logstash
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Flashback
8 1 (0.25%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 163 (40.55%) Oracle
2 68 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.21%) Red Hat
4 24 (5.97%) Sybase
5 17 (4.23%) VMware
6 15 (3.73%) IBM
7 13 (3.23%) Percona
8 12 (2.99%) Red Gate
9 11 (2.74%) Teradata
9 11 (2.74%) Greenplum
10 9 (2.24%) NetApp
11 7 (1.74%) HP
11 7 (1.74%) MicroStrategy
12 6 (1.49%) Informatica
12 6 (1.49%) BMC
12 6 (1.49%) Sun
12 6 (1.49%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.24%) Remedy
13 5 (1.24%) Tableau
14 4 (1.00%) CommVault
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City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £430 - 460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: €400 - €500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago