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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 200 182 175
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 226 287 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 1.23% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.33% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 205 160
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £282 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £38.60 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.73% +45.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +68.26%
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
20761 21642 20058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 92.73% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 14259 15170 13543
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 £270 £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 377 387 418
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 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 5 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 -4 55 £425 +3.03% 13
Croydon -2 4 £425 -5.55%
Docklands, London -1 3 £468 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
Brentford -3 1 £310 -4.61%
Bromley - 1 £255 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Stanmore - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 £325 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 271 (64.52%) SQL
2 232 (55.24%) SQL Server
3 161 (38.33%) Oracle
4 122 (29.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 116 (27.62%) Oracle Database
5 116 (27.62%) Performance Tuning
6 102 (24.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 89 (21.19%) Finance
8 86 (20.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 77 (18.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 76 (18.10%) T-SQL
11 73 (17.38%) Replication
12 70 (16.67%) Windows
13 68 (16.19%) Linux
13 68 (16.19%) Microsoft
14 66 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 64 (15.24%) Oracle RAC
16 56 (13.33%) Data Guard
16 56 (13.33%) Migration
17 53 (12.62%) Banking
18 51 (12.14%) Clustering
18 51 (12.14%) Disaster Recovery
19 48 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
20 45 (10.71%) UNIX
20 45 (10.71%) MySQL
21 40 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
21 40 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
22 39 (9.29%) Oracle RMAN
23 35 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
23 35 (8.33%) Data Modelling

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (4.29%) WebLogic
2 15 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.90%) IIS
5 5 (1.19%) CICS
6 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.48%) Apache
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.24%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.24%) Confluence
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle 9iAS
Applications
1 32 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.19%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 21 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
3 19 (4.52%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.48%) SaaS
2 2 (0.48%) GitHub
2 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.76%) SAN
2 6 (1.43%) LDAP
3 4 (0.95%) LAN
3 4 (0.95%) WAN
3 4 (0.95%) Internet
4 3 (0.71%) NAS
4 3 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (0.48%) Firewall
5 2 (0.48%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.24%) DNS
6 1 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (55.24%) SQL Server
2 122 (29.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 116 (27.62%) Oracle Database
4 102 (24.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 86 (20.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 77 (18.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 66 (15.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 48 (11.43%) SQL Server 2012
9 45 (10.71%) MySQL
10 40 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
11 35 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 34 (8.10%) Oracle Database 10g
13 32 (7.62%) Relational Database
14 28 (6.67%) RDBMS
15 25 (5.95%) Oracle Database 12c
16 18 (4.29%) Oracle BI EE
17 16 (3.81%) DTS
17 16 (3.81%) DB2
17 16 (3.81%) MongoDB
18 15 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 15 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (0.95%) JIRA
4 3 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (0.71%) Subversion
4 3 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.48%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.48%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.24%) WebSpeed
6 1 (0.24%) ERwin
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (21.19%) Finance
2 53 (12.62%) Banking
3 14 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.14%) Marketing
5 8 (1.90%) Legal
6 6 (1.43%) Advertising
6 6 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.43%) Retail
7 5 (1.19%) Law
8 3 (0.71%) Front Office
8 3 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.71%) Games
9 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Billing
9 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.76%) .NET
2 13 (3.10%) Web Services
3 11 (2.62%) Middleware
4 9 (2.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 8 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (1.67%) MDX
7 6 (1.43%) HTML
8 5 (1.19%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.95%) XML
9 4 (0.95%) HTML5
10 3 (0.71%) CGI
10 3 (0.71%) LAMP
11 2 (0.48%) CSS
11 2 (0.48%) JSP
11 2 (0.48%) SOAP
11 2 (0.48%) RESTful
11 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.48%) Ajax
12 1 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 73 (17.38%) Replication
2 51 (12.14%) Clustering
3 28 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.05%) NHS
5 10 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.67%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.95%) Statistics
8 4 (0.95%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.71%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.71%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.71%) Equities
10 2 (0.48%) Symmetrix
10 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.48%) Open Source
11 1 (0.24%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.24%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.24%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 70 (16.67%) Windows
2 68 (16.19%) Linux
3 45 (10.71%) UNIX
4 26 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.81%) AIX
8 10 (2.38%) Solaris
9 9 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.19%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.19%) HPUX
11 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.48%) SUSE
12 2 (0.48%) zOS
13 1 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (27.62%) Performance Tuning
2 56 (13.33%) Migration
3 51 (12.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 40 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 35 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 30 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
8 25 (5.95%) ITIL
8 25 (5.95%) Capacity Planning
9 24 (5.71%) High Availability
10 22 (5.24%) Database Security
11 21 (5.00%) Database Mirroring
12 19 (4.52%) Database Tuning
13 18 (4.29%) ETL
14 17 (4.05%) Change Management
15 15 (3.57%) SOA
16 10 (2.38%) Data Migration
16 10 (2.38%) Incident Management
16 10 (2.38%) Physical Data Model
17 9 (2.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 271 (64.52%) SQL
2 76 (18.10%) T-SQL
3 29 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 28 (6.67%) PL/SQL
5 18 (4.29%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.81%) C#
6 16 (3.81%) Perl
7 15 (3.57%) Korn
8 9 (2.14%) Java
9 8 (1.90%) JavaScript
10 7 (1.67%) VBScript
10 7 (1.67%) VB
11 6 (1.43%) C
11 6 (1.43%) COBOL
12 5 (1.19%) PHP
13 3 (0.71%) Python
14 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.48%) C++
15 1 (0.24%) VB6
15 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 23 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (1.90%) Degree
5 7 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
5 7 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (1.43%) MCITP
7 5 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.19%) OCP
7 5 (1.19%) MCSE
8 4 (0.95%) MCSA
8 4 (0.95%) MCP
8 4 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.71%) CCNA
9 3 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.71%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.48%) MCTS
10 2 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.24%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.19%) QA
2 4 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.71%) SLA
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (15.24%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.67%) Oracle Clusterware
5 3 (0.71%) Firmware
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.24%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.24%) SRDF
6 1 (0.24%) Corosync
6 1 (0.24%) NFS
Systems Management
1 56 (13.33%) Data Guard
2 39 (9.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 21 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (1.67%) Puppet
5 6 (1.43%) WSUS
5 6 (1.43%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.95%) SCOM
7 3 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Flashback
8 2 (0.48%) Nagios
8 2 (0.48%) Foglight
8 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 1 (0.24%) OpenView
9 1 (0.24%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.24%) Control-M
9 1 (0.24%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.24%) Ansible
9 1 (0.24%) logstash
9 1 (0.24%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 161 (38.33%) Oracle
2 68 (16.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 29 (6.90%) Sybase
5 17 (4.05%) VMware
6 13 (3.10%) Percona
7 12 (2.86%) Red Gate
7 12 (2.86%) IBM
8 11 (2.62%) Greenplum
8 11 (2.62%) NetApp
9 9 (2.14%) Teradata
10 7 (1.67%) Remedy
10 7 (1.67%) Sun
10 7 (1.67%) HP
10 7 (1.67%) Informatica
11 6 (1.43%) BMC
11 6 (1.43%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.19%) Tableau
12 5 (1.19%) MicroStrategy
13 4 (0.95%) CommVault
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