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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 231 182 184
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 184 275 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 1.17% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.26% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 176 162
Average daily rate
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£345 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £321 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.04%
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 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.33%
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
21700 21898 22436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.19% 92.85% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 15234 15017 15286
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 £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 401 462
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 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 30 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 -36 48 £335 -14.92% 20
Bromley -2 5 £260 -
Croydon - 3 £288 -
Feltham - 1 £330 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 288 (69.57%) SQL
2 237 (57.25%) SQL Server
3 157 (37.92%) Oracle
4 127 (30.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 111 (26.81%) Oracle Database
6 102 (24.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 99 (23.91%) T-SQL
8 92 (22.22%) Windows
9 89 (21.50%) Performance Tuning
10 80 (19.32%) Microsoft
11 79 (19.08%) Linux
12 78 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 72 (17.39%) Replication
14 70 (16.91%) Finance
15 69 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
16 64 (15.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 63 (15.22%) Oracle RAC
18 57 (13.77%) Clustering
19 55 (13.29%) UNIX
20 54 (13.04%) Data Guard
21 52 (12.56%) Migration
22 51 (12.32%) ITIL
23 45 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
24 43 (10.39%) Oracle Database 10g
25 42 (10.14%) MySQL
25 42 (10.14%) Banking
25 42 (10.14%) Relational Database
26 41 (9.90%) SQL Server 2005
26 41 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
27 35 (8.45%) Data Warehouse

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 22 (5.31%) WebLogic
2 14 (3.38%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.42%) IIS
4 9 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.72%) CICS
7 2 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) OpenEdge
7 2 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 31 (7.49%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.17%) MS Office
3 6 (1.45%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (5.31%) Oracle Applications
2 20 (4.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (4.59%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.48%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.24%) Maximo
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.97%) SaaS
3 2 (0.48%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (6.52%) SAN
2 8 (1.93%) LDAP
3 7 (1.69%) LAN
3 7 (1.69%) WAN
4 5 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.97%) Internet
5 4 (0.97%) Firewall
5 4 (0.97%) NAS
6 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.24%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.24%) DNS
7 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 237 (57.25%) SQL Server
2 127 (30.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 111 (26.81%) Oracle Database
4 102 (24.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 78 (18.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 69 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 64 (15.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 45 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
9 43 (10.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 42 (10.14%) MySQL
10 42 (10.14%) Relational Database
11 41 (9.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 35 (8.45%) RDBMS
12 35 (8.45%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (7.00%) Oracle Database 12c
14 24 (5.80%) DTS
15 21 (5.07%) SQL Server 2000
16 19 (4.59%) Oracle BI EE
17 15 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
18 14 (3.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 5 (1.21%) Toad
4 4 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.72%) JIRA
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.48%) Subversion
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.24%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.24%) ERwin
7 1 (0.24%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.24%) WebSpeed
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
General
1 70 (16.91%) Finance
2 42 (10.14%) Banking
3 12 (2.90%) Investment Banking
4 8 (1.93%) Legal
5 7 (1.69%) Law
6 6 (1.45%) Advertising
6 6 (1.45%) Retail
7 5 (1.21%) Marketing
8 4 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.72%) Front Office
9 3 (0.72%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.80%) .NET
2 12 (2.90%) Web Services
3 11 (2.66%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 10 (2.42%) Middleware
5 9 (2.17%) HTML
6 8 (1.93%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (1.69%) MDX
8 6 (1.45%) XML
9 5 (1.21%) HTML5
10 4 (0.97%) J2EE
11 3 (0.72%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.72%) CSS
11 3 (0.72%) CGI
11 3 (0.72%) LAMP
11 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.48%) Ajax
12 2 (0.48%) JSP
13 1 (0.24%) Flash
13 1 (0.24%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (17.39%) Replication
2 57 (13.77%) Clustering
3 27 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.62%) NHS
5 12 (2.90%) Data Centre
6 9 (2.17%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (1.21%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.97%) Statistics
10 3 (0.72%) Equities
10 3 (0.72%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.72%) CMDB
10 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.48%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.48%) Symmetrix
11 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.48%) Derivative
12 1 (0.24%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 92 (22.22%) Windows
2 79 (19.08%) Linux
3 55 (13.29%) UNIX
4 32 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (3.62%) Solaris
9 7 (1.69%) AIX
10 6 (1.45%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.48%) zOS
11 2 (0.48%) CentOS
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.24%) HPUX
12 1 (0.24%) SUSE
12 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (21.50%) Performance Tuning
2 52 (12.56%) Migration
3 51 (12.32%) ITIL
4 41 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
6 31 (7.49%) Data Modelling
7 28 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 23 (5.56%) High Availability
9 20 (4.83%) Performance Monitoring
10 19 (4.59%) Database Mirroring
11 18 (4.35%) Change Management
12 17 (4.11%) ETL
13 13 (3.14%) SOA
13 13 (3.14%) Database Security
14 12 (2.90%) Database Tuning
15 10 (2.42%) Capacity Management
16 9 (2.17%) Project Management
16 9 (2.17%) Business Continuity
17 8 (1.93%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 288 (69.57%) SQL
2 99 (23.91%) T-SQL
3 34 (8.21%) PL/SQL
4 33 (7.97%) Shell Script
5 23 (5.56%) Perl
5 23 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.59%) C#
7 11 (2.66%) Java
7 11 (2.66%) Korn
8 8 (1.93%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.93%) Python
8 8 (1.93%) VBScript
9 7 (1.69%) VB
9 7 (1.69%) PHP
10 6 (1.45%) C
11 4 (0.97%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.72%) COBOL
12 3 (0.72%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.48%) C++
14 1 (0.24%) AWK
Qualifications
1 26 (6.28%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.59%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.66%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (2.42%) Degree
6 8 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.21%) MCITP
7 5 (1.21%) MCSE
7 5 (1.21%) MCSA
7 5 (1.21%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.97%) OCP
8 4 (0.97%) MCP
9 3 (0.72%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.72%) CCNA
9 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCDBA
10 2 (0.48%) MCTS
11 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.42%) QA
2 8 (1.93%) SLA
3 5 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (15.22%) Oracle RAC
2 22 (5.31%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.21%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.72%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.24%) NFS
6 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.24%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 54 (13.04%) Data Guard
2 33 (7.97%) Oracle RMAN
3 18 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (1.93%) SCOM
5 7 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.45%) WSUS
7 5 (1.21%) Puppet
7 5 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.72%) Foglight
10 1 (0.24%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.24%) Nagios
10 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.24%) OpenView
10 1 (0.24%) Ansible
10 1 (0.24%) logstash
10 1 (0.24%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.24%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 157 (37.92%) Oracle
2 80 (19.32%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.73%) Red Hat
4 28 (6.76%) Sybase
5 24 (5.80%) VMware
6 15 (3.62%) IBM
7 12 (2.90%) Red Gate
7 12 (2.90%) Percona
8 11 (2.66%) Greenplum
8 11 (2.66%) Teradata
9 10 (2.42%) NetApp
10 7 (1.69%) Veritas
11 6 (1.45%) HP
11 6 (1.45%) Remedy
11 6 (1.45%) MicroStrategy
11 6 (1.45%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.21%) Mitel
12 5 (1.21%) Citrix
12 5 (1.21%) Informatica
12 5 (1.21%) Tableau
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