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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 210 166 173
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 197 277 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.94% 1.27% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.36% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 155 145
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£375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £47.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.35% +10.35%
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
19419 20386 17954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.45% 93.10% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13766 13980 12108
Average daily rate £438 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 330 383 508
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +4 64 £375 - 24
Croydon 0 2 £425 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
South Croydon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 317 (68.76%) SQL
2 228 (49.46%) SQL Server
3 190 (41.21%) Oracle
4 151 (32.75%) Performance Tuning
5 149 (32.32%) Oracle Database
6 130 (28.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 115 (24.95%) Replication
8 114 (24.73%) Linux
9 110 (23.86%) Finance
10 109 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 103 (22.34%) Oracle Database 11g
12 84 (18.22%) SQL Server 2008
13 79 (17.14%) Oracle RAC
13 79 (17.14%) Banking
13 79 (17.14%) T-SQL
14 70 (15.18%) Microsoft
15 69 (14.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 61 (13.23%) Data Guard
17 60 (13.02%) UNIX
18 57 (12.36%) Clustering
19 56 (12.15%) Migration
20 55 (11.93%) Oracle RMAN
20 55 (11.93%) Windows
21 52 (11.28%) Shell Script
22 51 (11.06%) PL/SQL
22 51 (11.06%) MySQL
22 51 (11.06%) SQL Server 2012
22 51 (11.06%) Relational Database
23 48 (10.41%) Sybase
23 48 (10.41%) Oracle Database 10g

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 14 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.30%) IIS
3 5 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.87%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.22%) Apache
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle 9iAS
7 1 (0.22%) CICS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 30 (6.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (1.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.17%) SAN
2 3 (0.65%) Internet
2 3 (0.65%) Firewall
3 2 (0.43%) DNS
4 1 (0.22%) LDAP
4 1 (0.22%) FTP
4 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (49.46%) SQL Server
2 149 (32.32%) Oracle Database
3 130 (28.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 109 (23.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 103 (22.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 84 (18.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 69 (14.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 51 (11.06%) MySQL
8 51 (11.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 51 (11.06%) Relational Database
9 48 (10.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 47 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 47 (10.20%) RDBMS
11 42 (9.11%) Data Warehouse
12 33 (7.16%) DB2
13 26 (5.64%) SQL Server 2000
14 22 (4.77%) Sybase ASE
15 19 (4.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 18 (3.90%) Oracle Database 12c
17 16 (3.47%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (1.74%) ClearQuest
2 8 (1.74%) Toad
3 6 (1.30%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.87%) JIRA
4 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.65%) Liquibase
5 3 (0.65%) Maven
6 2 (0.43%) Subversion
6 2 (0.43%) ERwin
6 2 (0.43%) PowerDesigner
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.43%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 110 (23.86%) Finance
2 79 (17.14%) Banking
3 29 (6.29%) Investment Banking
4 9 (1.95%) Retail
5 7 (1.52%) Marketing
6 5 (1.08%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.08%) Legal
7 4 (0.87%) Advertising
7 4 (0.87%) Games
7 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.47%) .NET
2 6 (1.30%) Web Services
3 4 (0.87%) LAMP
4 3 (0.65%) MDX
4 3 (0.65%) Spring
5 2 (0.43%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.43%) Middleware
5 2 (0.43%) Flash
5 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.43%) SOAP
5 2 (0.43%) RESTful
6 1 (0.22%) Spring MVC
6 1 (0.22%) Apache Flex
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.22%) XML
6 1 (0.22%) HTML
6 1 (0.22%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.22%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 115 (24.95%) Replication
2 57 (12.36%) Clustering
3 30 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.39%) NHS
6 9 (1.95%) Statistics
7 8 (1.74%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.74%) Open Source
8 6 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.08%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.87%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.87%) Symmetrix
10 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.43%) Contract for Difference
11 2 (0.43%) Spread Betting
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) Wiki
11 2 (0.43%) Online Games
11 2 (0.43%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.43%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 114 (24.73%) Linux
2 60 (13.02%) UNIX
3 55 (11.93%) Windows
4 30 (6.51%) Solaris
5 27 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (3.47%) AIX
7 13 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (2.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (1.52%) SUSE
10 6 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.08%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.87%) HPUX
13 3 (0.65%) CentOS
14 2 (0.43%) zOS
14 2 (0.43%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.22%) VMS
15 1 (0.22%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (32.75%) Performance Tuning
2 56 (12.15%) Migration
3 48 (10.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 41 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
5 38 (8.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 38 (8.24%) Database Security
6 30 (6.51%) Change Management
7 29 (6.29%) Database Tuning
8 27 (5.86%) High Availability
9 26 (5.64%) ITIL
9 26 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (5.42%) Data Modelling
11 23 (4.99%) ETL
12 20 (4.34%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.25%) E-Commerce
14 12 (2.60%) Release Management
15 11 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (2.39%) Incident Management
16 10 (2.17%) Data Migration
17 9 (1.95%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 317 (68.76%) SQL
2 79 (17.14%) T-SQL
3 52 (11.28%) Shell Script
4 51 (11.06%) PL/SQL
5 21 (4.56%) Perl
6 20 (4.34%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.69%) Korn
8 7 (1.52%) Java
8 7 (1.52%) VBScript
8 7 (1.52%) VB
9 6 (1.30%) C
9 6 (1.30%) C#
10 4 (0.87%) PHP
11 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.65%) XQuery
12 2 (0.43%) Python
13 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.22%) R
13 1 (0.22%) VBA
13 1 (0.22%) JCL
Qualifications
1 30 (6.51%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.12%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.25%) Degree
4 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
6 9 (1.95%) MCITP
7 7 (1.52%) OCP
8 5 (1.08%) MCSE
9 3 (0.65%) MCTS
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.22%) MCSA
11 1 (0.22%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.22%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.22%) OCA
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.74%) SLA
2 6 (1.30%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (17.14%) Oracle RAC
2 55 (11.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 6 (1.30%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.22%) Corosync
6 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 61 (13.23%) Data Guard
2 37 (8.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (1.30%) Puppet
5 5 (1.08%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.43%) MAINVIEW
7 2 (0.43%) Control-M
7 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.22%) SCCM
8 1 (0.22%) SCOM
8 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.22%) Foglight
Vendors
1 190 (41.21%) Oracle
2 70 (15.18%) Microsoft
3 48 (10.41%) Sybase
4 29 (6.29%) Red Hat
5 15 (3.25%) Sun
6 14 (3.04%) VMware
6 14 (3.04%) IBM
7 9 (1.95%) BMC
8 8 (1.74%) Veritas
9 5 (1.08%) Vertica
9 5 (1.08%) SAP
9 5 (1.08%) HP
9 5 (1.08%) Remedy
9 5 (1.08%) EMC
10 4 (0.87%) Teradata
10 4 (0.87%) NetApp
10 4 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.87%) Red Gate
11 3 (0.65%) Cognos
11 3 (0.65%) CA
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