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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 87 100 84
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 68 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.83% 1.14% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 1.22% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £371 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.35% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -
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
3466 2863 2269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.27% 93.41% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2022 1554 1074
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 165 174
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +5 35 £363 +5.45% 22
Merseyside +3 21 £350 - 1
Cheshire -17 6 £338 -3.57% 4
Lancashire +5 2 £325 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 51 (46.36%) SQL
2 35 (31.82%) SQL Server
3 28 (25.45%) Oracle
4 25 (22.73%) DB2
4 25 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
5 24 (21.82%) T-SQL
6 23 (20.91%) Linux
6 23 (20.91%) Oracle Database
7 20 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (16.36%) Replication
8 18 (16.36%) MySQL
9 17 (15.45%) UNIX
9 17 (15.45%) IBM
10 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 15 (13.64%) Shell Script
10 15 (13.64%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
11 14 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (11.82%) Finance
12 13 (11.82%) Migration
12 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (11.82%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (10.00%) Bourne shell
14 11 (10.00%) Windows
14 11 (10.00%) Python
14 11 (10.00%) SAP
15 10 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
15 10 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2005

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.91%) SAS
2 1 (0.91%) CICS
2 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
2 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 4 (3.64%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.36%) SAN
2 1 (0.91%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (31.82%) SQL Server
2 25 (22.73%) DB2
3 23 (20.91%) Oracle Database
4 20 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (16.36%) MySQL
6 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 14 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (11.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (11.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (3.64%) OLAP
13 4 (3.64%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (3.64%) OLTP
13 4 (3.64%) Oracle Discoverer
14 3 (2.73%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (2.73%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (6.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (3.64%) Toad
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 3 (2.73%) Retail
3 1 (0.91%) Local Government
3 1 (0.91%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) SAP Basis
2 3 (2.73%) .NET
3 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.91%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) Flash
3 1 (0.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Replication
2 12 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.27%) Mainframe
4 6 (5.45%) FMCG
5 4 (3.64%) Clustering
6 2 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.91%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.91%) Linux
2 17 (15.45%) UNIX
3 11 (10.00%) Windows
4 7 (6.36%) Solaris
5 6 (5.45%) AIX
6 5 (4.55%) zOS
7 3 (2.73%) HPUX
7 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.91%) OS/390
8 1 (0.91%) MVS
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.73%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (11.82%) Migration
3 10 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.27%) Data Modelling
4 8 (7.27%) Change Management
4 8 (7.27%) Database Tuning
4 8 (7.27%) Database Security
5 7 (6.36%) Data Migration
6 6 (5.45%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (4.55%) Security Management
7 5 (4.55%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.64%) Data Security
8 4 (3.64%) SDLC
8 4 (3.64%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.73%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.73%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (2.73%) ETL
9 3 (2.73%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 51 (46.36%) SQL
2 24 (21.82%) T-SQL
3 15 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 11 (10.00%) Python
4 11 (10.00%) Bourne shell
5 5 (4.55%) JCL
6 4 (3.64%) REXX
6 4 (3.64%) C
7 3 (2.73%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.73%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.91%) NATURAL
8 1 (0.91%) C#
8 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.91%) PHP
8 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) VBScript
8 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
1 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.82%) Degree
4 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (13.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (4.55%) Data Guard
3 4 (3.64%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (1.82%) SCOM
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.91%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 28 (25.45%) Oracle
2 17 (15.45%) IBM
3 15 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.00%) SAP
5 5 (4.55%) Teradata
6 2 (1.82%) EMC
6 2 (1.82%) CA
6 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.82%) Remedy
7 1 (0.91%) QAD
7 1 (0.91%) VMware
7 1 (0.91%) Progress
7 1 (0.91%) HP
7 1 (0.91%) BMC
7 1 (0.91%) Infor
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