The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / North West
Rank 87 110 97
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -13
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 47 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.80% 1.29% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 1.36% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 15
Median daily rate £350 £351 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £278 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £400 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £379 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.35% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £41.80 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2494 3682 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.26% 94.73% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1595 2188 1735
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 170 187
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured DBA in the job title.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 20 £313 -10.77% 5
Merseyside +10 12 £388 +6.89% 3
Cheshire +26 8 £325 -16.55% 4
Lancashire +3 1 - -
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 71 (51.82%) Oracle
2 70 (51.09%) SQL
3 60 (43.80%) SQL Server
4 54 (39.42%) Oracle Database
5 52 (37.96%) Performance Tuning
6 42 (30.66%) Oracle Database 12c
7 33 (24.09%) High Availability
7 33 (24.09%) Oracle EBS
8 32 (23.36%) ETL
9 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
10 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
11 29 (21.17%) Windows
11 29 (21.17%) Oracle EBS R12
12 28 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 27 (19.71%) Linux
13 27 (19.71%) SC Cleared
14 25 (18.25%) Oracle Application Server
15 24 (17.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 23 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (16.06%) Change Management
18 21 (15.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 21 (15.33%) T-SQL
19 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (14.60%) SaaS
19 20 (14.60%) PaaS
19 20 (14.60%) IaaS
20 19 (13.87%) ITIL
20 19 (13.87%) Replication
21 18 (13.14%) Unix
21 18 (13.14%) Open Source

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (18.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 17 (12.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.38%) IIS
5 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.73%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (24.09%) Oracle EBS
2 29 (21.17%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (2.92%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (14.60%) IaaS
1 20 (14.60%) PaaS
1 20 (14.60%) SaaS
2 5 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) Firewall
2 2 (1.46%) iSCSI
2 2 (1.46%) Network Security
3 1 (0.73%) DMZ
3 1 (0.73%) SAN
3 1 (0.73%) SSL
3 1 (0.73%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (43.80%) SQL Server
2 54 (39.42%) Oracle Database
3 42 (30.66%) Oracle Database 12c
4 28 (20.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 24 (17.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (12.41%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (11.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (10.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 15 (10.95%) Oracle Reports
9 14 (10.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (8.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 8 (5.84%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 7 (5.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (4.38%) MongoDB
13 6 (4.38%) OLAP
14 5 (3.65%) MySQL
14 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (3.65%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.65%) Talend Open Studio
1 5 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (11.68%) Finance
2 13 (9.49%) Banking
3 3 (2.19%) Advertising
4 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.41%) Middleware
1 17 (12.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (4.38%) .NET
2 6 (4.38%) Web Services
3 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.73%) CSS
3 1 (0.73%) LAMP
3 1 (0.73%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.87%) Replication
2 9 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.65%) Clustering
4 4 (2.92%) Oracle Licensing
4 4 (2.92%) Statistics
5 2 (1.46%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.46%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.73%) FMCG
6 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.73%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.17%) Windows
2 27 (19.71%) Linux
3 18 (13.14%) Unix
4 12 (8.76%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.84%) Solaris
5 8 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.19%) AIX
7 3 (2.19%) HPUX
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.73%) CentOS
9 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (37.96%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (24.09%) High Availability
3 32 (23.36%) ETL
4 23 (16.79%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (16.06%) Change Management
6 20 (14.60%) Business Intelligence
7 19 (13.87%) ITIL
8 18 (13.14%) Open Source
9 17 (12.41%) SOA
10 16 (11.68%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (11.68%) Data Management
11 14 (10.22%) Performance Management
12 12 (8.76%) Database Mirroring
12 12 (8.76%) DevOps
12 12 (8.76%) Migration
13 10 (7.30%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (7.30%) Problem Management
14 9 (6.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (6.57%) E-Commerce
14 9 (6.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (51.09%) SQL
2 21 (15.33%) T-SQL
3 14 (10.22%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.84%) Java
5 5 (3.65%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.92%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.92%) R
7 3 (2.19%) C++
7 3 (2.19%) PHP
8 2 (1.46%) C#
8 2 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.73%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.73%) COBOL
9 1 (0.73%) JCL
9 1 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (22.63%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.73%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) MCSE
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.73%) OCP
5 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.73%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (2.19%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.46%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.46%) vSphere
4 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.73%) MetaFrame
4 1 (0.73%) RACF
Systems Management
1 21 (15.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 16 (11.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 7 (5.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (4.38%) Data Guard
5 4 (2.92%) SCOM
6 2 (1.46%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.46%) OpenView
6 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.73%) Foglight
7 1 (0.73%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.73%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 71 (51.82%) Oracle
2 30 (21.90%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.57%) Vertica
3 9 (6.57%) VMware
4 8 (5.84%) Tableau
5 5 (3.65%) Talend
6 4 (2.92%) Teradata
7 3 (2.19%) Hyperion
7 3 (2.19%) IDERA
7 3 (2.19%) Remedy
8 2 (1.46%) Cognos
8 2 (1.46%) HP
8 2 (1.46%) iManage
8 2 (1.46%) Sybase
9 1 (0.73%) Citrix
9 1 (0.73%) IBM
9 1 (0.73%) Informatica
9 1 (0.73%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (0.73%) Sun
9 1 (0.73%) Veritas