The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 101 99 59
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -40
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 40 36 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.29% 1.24% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.34% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 50
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£350 £310 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -6.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £240 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.69%
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 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
2846 2688 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.90% 92.31% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1580 1328 1552
Average daily rate £350 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +0.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 205 219
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 2 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 September 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
Cheshire +20 21 £342 +22.23% 5
Manchester -2 8 £300 +19.40% 11
Lancashire -11 6 £384 +53.50% 1
Merseyside +2 4 £350 - 1
Cumbria - - - - 1
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 50 (64.94%) SQL
2 44 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 28 (36.36%) Oracle
4 27 (35.06%) T-SQL
5 25 (32.47%) Oracle Database
6 24 (31.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 18 (23.38%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (23.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (22.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (22.08%) Migration
9 17 (22.08%) Replication
10 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 15 (19.48%) Database Tuning
11 14 (18.18%) Finance
11 14 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
13 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
14 11 (14.29%) DB2
15 10 (12.99%) Windows
15 10 (12.99%) .NET
15 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
15 10 (12.99%) Performance Analysis
16 9 (11.69%) Capacity Planning
16 9 (11.69%) Linux
16 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
16 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
17 8 (10.39%) Clustering

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.60%) JCAPS
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) SAN
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 25 (32.47%) Oracle Database
3 24 (31.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 22 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (23.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (22.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 15 (19.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (15.58%) SQL Server 2005
9 12 (15.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 11 (14.29%) DB2
11 9 (11.69%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (6.49%) OLAP
13 4 (5.19%) DTS
14 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 2 (2.60%) Data Mart
15 2 (2.60%) Sybase ASE
15 2 (2.60%) Oracle OLAP
15 2 (2.60%) QlikView
15 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) ERwin
General
1 14 (18.18%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 4 (5.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.60%) Ajax
3 2 (2.60%) ISPF
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.08%) Replication
2 8 (10.39%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) NHS
3 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.60%) GIS
4 2 (2.60%) PMI
5 1 (1.30%) DTV
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 9 (11.69%) Linux
3 5 (6.49%) UNIX
3 5 (6.49%) Solaris
4 2 (2.60%) zOS
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.38%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (22.08%) Migration
3 15 (19.48%) Database Tuning
4 12 (15.58%) Data Modelling
5 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.99%) Performance Analysis
6 9 (11.69%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (10.39%) Database Security
8 6 (7.79%) Data Management
8 6 (7.79%) Data Analysis
8 6 (7.79%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.90%) Project Management
9 3 (3.90%) Business Analysis
9 3 (3.90%) Information Management
9 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.90%) Dimensional Modelling
10 2 (2.60%) Campaign Analysis
10 2 (2.60%) Business Process Improvement
10 2 (2.60%) Risk Management
10 2 (2.60%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (64.94%) SQL
2 27 (35.06%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.19%) C#
4 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.90%) VB
5 2 (2.60%) JCL
5 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (6.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) MCSE
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
1 2 (2.60%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.60%) LiteSpeed
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.09%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.60%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 28 (36.36%) Oracle
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) Sybase
5 2 (2.60%) CA
5 2 (2.60%) CommVault
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.60%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.60%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (2.60%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 1 (1.30%) BMC
6 1 (1.30%) Remedy
6 1 (1.30%) Perforce
6 1 (1.30%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) EMC