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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 193 203 158
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -45
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 251 258 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.03% 1.03% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.11% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 149 197
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £38.00 £41.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +107.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.57 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +88.69%
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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the London region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

DBA Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014. 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 75 £375 -6.25% 35
Hounslow - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 - -
Carshalton - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 359 (65.51%) SQL
2 293 (53.47%) Oracle
3 259 (47.26%) SQL Server
4 239 (43.61%) Oracle Database
5 178 (32.48%) Performance Tuning
6 157 (28.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 157 (28.65%) Linux
7 137 (25.00%) UNIX
8 135 (24.64%) Finance
9 134 (24.45%) Oracle RAC
10 122 (22.26%) Replication
11 113 (20.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 111 (20.26%) Banking
13 110 (20.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 107 (19.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 107 (19.53%) Data Guard
15 89 (16.24%) Windows
16 88 (16.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 85 (15.51%) PL/SQL
18 84 (15.33%) Oracle RMAN
19 80 (14.60%) Microsoft
20 75 (13.69%) T-SQL
21 70 (12.77%) Relational Database
21 70 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
22 65 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 60 (10.95%) MySQL
23 60 (10.95%) ITIL
23 60 (10.95%) Migration
24 59 (10.77%) Sybase
24 59 (10.77%) RDBMS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.92%) WebLogic
3 9 (1.64%) IIS
3 9 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.91%) Apache
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (0.55%) CICS
7 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.18%) Drupal
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (2.92%) Oracle Applications
2 14 (2.55%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.36%) Summit
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.18%) Global One
7 1 (0.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.18%) GitHub
2 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.20%) SAN
2 7 (1.28%) Internet
3 6 (1.09%) LDAP
4 4 (0.73%) NAS
5 3 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.36%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.18%) HTTP
7 1 (0.18%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.18%) Firewall
7 1 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (47.26%) SQL Server
2 239 (43.61%) Oracle Database
3 157 (28.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 113 (20.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 110 (20.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 107 (19.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 88 (16.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 70 (12.77%) Relational Database
8 70 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 65 (11.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 60 (10.95%) MySQL
11 59 (10.77%) RDBMS
12 53 (9.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 42 (7.66%) Oracle Database 12c
14 37 (6.75%) Data Warehouse
15 35 (6.39%) Sybase ASE
16 29 (5.29%) DB2
17 28 (5.11%) SQL Server 2000
18 24 (4.38%) Amazon RDS
19 22 (4.01%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 17 (3.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (1.64%) Toad
4 6 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.91%) Maven
6 4 (0.73%) JIRA
6 4 (0.73%) Subversion
7 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.55%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.55%) Ant
8 2 (0.36%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.36%) ERwin
8 2 (0.36%) YourKit
9 1 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.18%) CA Gen
9 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 135 (24.64%) Finance
2 111 (20.26%) Banking
3 42 (7.66%) Investment Banking
4 25 (4.56%) Financial Institution
5 17 (3.10%) Retail
6 7 (1.28%) Advertising
7 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.73%) Publishing
8 4 (0.73%) Legal
9 3 (0.55%) Law
9 3 (0.55%) Marketing
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) International Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Games
10 2 (0.36%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
11 1 (0.18%) Hungarian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Latvian Language
11 1 (0.18%) Lithuanian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.19%) Oracle Streams
2 11 (2.01%) .NET
2 11 (2.01%) Middleware
3 8 (1.46%) LAMP
3 8 (1.46%) XML
4 7 (1.28%) JDBC
5 6 (1.09%) Oracle Fusion
6 5 (0.91%) .NET Framework
6 5 (0.91%) Hibernate
7 4 (0.73%) Web Services
8 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.55%) EDI
9 2 (0.36%) JSON
9 2 (0.36%) HTML
9 2 (0.36%) SOAP
9 2 (0.36%) ODBC
9 2 (0.36%) NHibernate
10 1 (0.18%) ISPF
10 1 (0.18%) Spring
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 122 (22.26%) Replication
2 55 (10.04%) Clustering
3 12 (2.19%) Hedge funds
4 11 (2.01%) Statistics
5 9 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.09%) CLARiiON
7 6 (1.09%) Symmetrix
7 6 (1.09%) Open Source
8 5 (0.91%) Data Integration
8 5 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.73%) Data Extraction
9 4 (0.73%) NHS
10 3 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.36%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.18%) HACMP
12 1 (0.18%) DTV
12 1 (0.18%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 157 (28.65%) Linux
2 137 (25.00%) UNIX
3 89 (16.24%) Windows
4 54 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (9.49%) Solaris
6 25 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (3.47%) Debian
9 17 (3.10%) AIX
10 14 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.09%) CentOS
11 6 (1.09%) OpenVMS
12 5 (0.91%) VMS
12 5 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.55%) zOS
13 3 (0.55%) SUSE
13 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.36%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.18%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (32.48%) Performance Tuning
2 60 (10.95%) ITIL
2 60 (10.95%) Migration
3 56 (10.22%) Disaster Recovery
4 47 (8.58%) High Availability
5 43 (7.85%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (7.12%) Change Management
7 34 (6.20%) Capacity Planning
8 27 (4.93%) Database Tuning
8 27 (4.93%) Data Modelling
9 23 (4.20%) ETL
9 23 (4.20%) Database Security
10 22 (4.01%) Performance Monitoring
10 22 (4.01%) E-Commerce
11 18 (3.28%) Incident Management
12 15 (2.74%) Performance Analysis
13 13 (2.37%) Service Management
14 12 (2.19%) Server Monitoring
15 11 (2.01%) Project Management
15 11 (2.01%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 359 (65.51%) SQL
2 85 (15.51%) PL/SQL
3 75 (13.69%) T-SQL
4 55 (10.04%) Shell Script
5 41 (7.48%) Perl
6 28 (5.11%) PowerShell
7 26 (4.74%) Java
8 16 (2.92%) Korn
9 11 (2.01%) C
10 10 (1.82%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.64%) C#
12 7 (1.28%) Python
13 5 (0.91%) DCL
14 3 (0.55%) Ruby
14 3 (0.55%) VBA
14 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.36%) COBOL
15 2 (0.36%) PHP
15 2 (0.36%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.18%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 37 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.84%) Security Cleared
3 25 (4.56%) MCITP
4 22 (4.01%) Degree
5 19 (3.47%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.10%) Oracle Certification
7 15 (2.74%) MCDBA
8 13 (2.37%) OCP
9 7 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.28%) MCTS
10 5 (0.91%) MCSE
11 4 (0.73%) MCSA
12 3 (0.55%) CCNA
12 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.55%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.37%) SLA
2 10 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.64%) QA
4 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 134 (24.45%) Oracle RAC
2 84 (15.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (2.92%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.36%) SRDF
5 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 107 (19.53%) Data Guard
2 30 (5.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 12 (2.19%) SCOM
4 10 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 10 (1.82%) Puppet
5 9 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
5 9 (1.64%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Statspack
7 4 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.73%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.73%) SCCM
7 4 (0.73%) Legato
7 4 (0.73%) Control-M
8 3 (0.55%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.55%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (0.55%) Ionix
8 3 (0.55%) Salt
9 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.36%) Foglight
Vendors
1 293 (53.47%) Oracle
2 80 (14.60%) Microsoft
3 59 (10.77%) Sybase
4 57 (10.40%) Red Hat
5 23 (4.20%) IBM
6 22 (4.01%) BMC
7 20 (3.65%) EMC
8 18 (3.28%) Percona
9 13 (2.37%) Veritas
10 10 (1.82%) Sun
10 10 (1.82%) Murex
10 10 (1.82%) HP
11 9 (1.64%) Remedy
12 8 (1.46%) VMware
13 5 (0.91%) Teradata
13 5 (0.91%) NetApp
13 5 (0.91%) CA
13 5 (0.91%) SAP
13 5 (0.91%) Cognos
14 4 (0.73%) Business Objects
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