The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 95 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 12 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 1.56% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.64% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 12
Average daily rate £395 £375 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £289 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%
DBA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1717 1590 1299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.65% 95.15% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 834 673
Average daily rate £390 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 61 65
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.45 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the Manchester region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the Manchester region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 25 (51.02%) SQL
3 18 (36.73%) Windows
4 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (30.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database
6 14 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
6 14 (28.57%) Oracle
7 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (22.45%) Migration
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (18.37%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (18.37%) .NET
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
11 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
11 8 (16.33%) DNS
11 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
11 8 (16.33%) Data Guard
12 7 (14.29%) Database Tuning
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
12 7 (14.29%) NHS
13 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (12.24%) Replication
13 6 (12.24%) Clustering

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (8.16%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (8.16%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.04%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (10.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.04%) Magento
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (55.10%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (30.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 12 (24.49%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (24.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (10.20%) DB2
10 5 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (8.16%) Oracle Discoverer
12 3 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (2.04%) IDMS
13 1 (2.04%) MS Access
13 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (2.04%) Oracle8/8i Database
13 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.04%) CA Gen
3 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) .NET
2 8 (16.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) NHS
2 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) Replication
3 3 (6.12%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.24%) Unix
5 5 (10.20%) Linux
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (22.45%) Migration
3 7 (14.29%) Database Tuning
4 6 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) Benchmarking
6 4 (8.16%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.16%) Service Management
7 3 (6.12%) Change Control
7 3 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Change Management
8 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.08%) ETL
8 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
8 2 (4.08%) Information Security
9 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.04%) Programme Management
9 1 (2.04%) Scrum
9 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (51.02%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.20%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.08%) COBOL
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.04%) OCP
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.37%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Data Guard
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.04%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Oracle
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) CA
3 2 (4.08%) IBM