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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 215 168 173
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +5
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 203 284 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 1.26% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.35% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 213 165
Average daily rate
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£413 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £38.73 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.84% +10.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +73.07%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
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 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -13 51 £425 +4.93% 25
Croydon -6 3 £425 -5.55% 1
Docklands, London -1 2 £450 -
Brentford -1 1 £310 -4.61%
Bromley - 1 £255 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 - 2
Uxbridge - 1 £325 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 250 (63.13%) SQL
2 207 (52.27%) SQL Server
3 159 (40.15%) Oracle
4 116 (29.29%) Oracle Database
5 114 (28.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 102 (25.76%) Performance Tuning
7 92 (23.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 80 (20.20%) Oracle Database 11g
9 77 (19.44%) Finance
9 77 (19.44%) Linux
10 74 (18.69%) Replication
11 71 (17.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 68 (17.17%) T-SQL
13 66 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
14 64 (16.16%) Microsoft
15 62 (15.66%) Windows
16 61 (15.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 59 (14.90%) Data Guard
18 51 (12.88%) Clustering
19 48 (12.12%) UNIX
20 47 (11.87%) Banking
21 45 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
22 44 (11.11%) Migration
23 43 (10.86%) MySQL
24 41 (10.35%) Oracle Database 10g
24 41 (10.35%) Oracle RMAN
25 40 (10.10%) SQL Server 2012
26 36 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
27 33 (8.33%) Red Hat
27 33 (8.33%) Data Warehouse

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 20 (5.05%) WebLogic
2 12 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.26%) IIS
4 5 (1.26%) CICS
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.25%) SAS
6 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle 9iAS
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.25%) Confluence
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 25 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.26%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 22 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
2 21 (5.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.51%) GitHub
2 2 (0.51%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.06%) SAN
2 8 (2.02%) LDAP
3 6 (1.52%) LAN
3 6 (1.52%) WAN
4 3 (0.76%) Internet
4 3 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.76%) Firewall
4 3 (0.76%) NAS
4 3 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.51%) DHCP
6 1 (0.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 116 (29.29%) Oracle Database
3 114 (28.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 92 (23.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 80 (20.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 71 (17.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 61 (15.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 43 (10.86%) MySQL
9 41 (10.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 40 (10.10%) SQL Server 2012
11 33 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (8.33%) Relational Database
12 30 (7.58%) Oracle Database 12c
13 28 (7.07%) RDBMS
14 26 (6.57%) SQL Server 2005
15 20 (5.05%) Oracle BI EE
16 18 (4.55%) DTS
17 15 (3.79%) DB2
18 14 (3.54%) MongoDB
19 13 (3.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.26%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (1.26%) JIRA
3 3 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.76%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.76%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.25%) ERwin
5 1 (0.25%) WebSpeed
General
1 77 (19.44%) Finance
2 47 (11.87%) Banking
3 11 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.27%) Marketing
5 7 (1.77%) Retail
6 6 (1.52%) Legal
6 6 (1.52%) Advertising
6 6 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.01%) Law
8 3 (0.76%) Front Office
9 1 (0.25%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.05%) .NET
2 11 (2.78%) Middleware
3 10 (2.53%) Web Services
4 8 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
4 8 (2.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 7 (1.77%) HTML
6 5 (1.26%) MDX
7 4 (1.01%) HTML5
7 4 (1.01%) XML
8 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.76%) CGI
8 3 (0.76%) LAMP
9 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.51%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.51%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.51%) Spring
9 2 (0.51%) Ajax
9 2 (0.51%) CSS
9 2 (0.51%) JSP
10 1 (0.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (18.69%) Replication
2 51 (12.88%) Clustering
3 28 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.04%) NHS
5 9 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.26%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.01%) Statistics
9 3 (0.76%) Equities
9 3 (0.76%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.51%) Symmetrix
11 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.25%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.25%) Derivative
11 1 (0.25%) Equity Derivative
11 1 (0.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 77 (19.44%) Linux
2 62 (15.66%) Windows
3 48 (12.12%) UNIX
4 27 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (3.79%) AIX
8 9 (2.27%) Solaris
8 9 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.52%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.26%) HPUX
11 2 (0.51%) zOS
11 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (25.76%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (11.11%) Migration
4 36 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 31 (7.83%) ITIL
7 30 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
8 24 (6.06%) High Availability
9 21 (5.30%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (4.29%) Database Mirroring
10 17 (4.29%) ETL
11 16 (4.04%) Change Management
12 15 (3.79%) Database Security
13 14 (3.54%) Database Tuning
13 14 (3.54%) SOA
14 10 (2.53%) Physical Data Model
14 10 (2.53%) Incident Management
15 9 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (2.02%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (63.13%) SQL
2 68 (17.17%) T-SQL
3 31 (7.83%) Shell Script
4 30 (7.58%) PL/SQL
5 21 (5.30%) PowerShell
6 17 (4.29%) Perl
7 16 (4.04%) C#
8 15 (3.79%) Korn
9 10 (2.53%) Java
10 8 (2.02%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.52%) VBScript
11 6 (1.52%) VB
11 6 (1.52%) C
11 6 (1.52%) COBOL
12 5 (1.26%) PHP
13 4 (1.01%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.76%) Python
15 2 (0.51%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.51%) C++
16 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
5 9 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.77%) Degree
7 5 (1.26%) MCSE
7 5 (1.26%) OCP
7 5 (1.26%) MCITP
7 5 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.01%) MCP
8 4 (1.01%) MCSA
9 3 (0.76%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.76%) CCNA
9 3 (0.76%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.26%) SLA
1 5 (1.26%) QA
2 4 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (3.79%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.26%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.76%) Firmware
6 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.25%) NFS
6 1 (0.25%) Corosync
6 1 (0.25%) SRDF
6 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 59 (14.90%) Data Guard
2 41 (10.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 19 (4.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.77%) Puppet
6 6 (1.52%) WSUS
6 6 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.01%) SCOM
8 3 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Flashback
9 2 (0.51%) Foglight
9 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.25%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.25%) Control-M
10 1 (0.25%) Nagios
10 1 (0.25%) OpenView
10 1 (0.25%) logstash
10 1 (0.25%) Ansible
10 1 (0.25%) Pacemaker
10 1 (0.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (40.15%) Oracle
2 64 (16.16%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 25 (6.31%) Sybase
5 15 (3.79%) IBM
6 13 (3.28%) VMware
6 13 (3.28%) Percona
7 12 (3.03%) NetApp
8 11 (2.78%) Greenplum
9 10 (2.53%) Red Gate
9 10 (2.53%) Teradata
10 7 (1.77%) HP
10 7 (1.77%) Remedy
11 6 (1.52%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.52%) Sun
11 6 (1.52%) BMC
11 6 (1.52%) Informatica
12 5 (1.26%) MicroStrategy
12 5 (1.26%) Tableau
13 4 (1.01%) CommVault
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