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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 92 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 40 35 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 1.28% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.39% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 21
Average daily rate
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£344 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.21% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £226 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £435 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.90 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+21.35% +10.35%
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
2909 2523 2391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.79% 92.08% 90.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1289 1225
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 179 178
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.78 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £42.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Manchester -3 25 £338 +32.35% 12
Merseyside 0 11 £275 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire +5 1 £400 - 7
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 45 (57.69%) SQL
2 35 (44.87%) SQL Server
3 33 (42.31%) Performance Tuning
4 27 (34.62%) T-SQL
5 25 (32.05%) Finance
6 22 (28.21%) Oracle
7 19 (24.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (20.51%) Oracle Database
10 15 (19.23%) DB2
11 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (15.38%) Windows
14 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
14 11 (14.10%) Replication
15 10 (12.82%) Migration
15 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (12.82%) UNIX
16 9 (11.54%) IBM
16 9 (11.54%) Retail
16 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
17 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
17 8 (10.26%) .NET
18 7 (8.97%) SAP
18 7 (8.97%) Solaris
19 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
19 6 (7.69%) Toad
19 6 (7.69%) Banking
19 6 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
19 6 (7.69%) Data Guard

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (44.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (24.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (20.51%) Oracle Database
5 15 (19.23%) DB2
6 13 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (5.13%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (5.13%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
13 2 (2.56%) OLAP
13 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (2.56%) TKPROF
13 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
14 1 (1.28%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Toad
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.28%) ERwin
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Retail
3 6 (7.69%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.26%) .NET
2 5 (6.41%) SAP Basis
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (2.56%) ODBC
4 2 (2.56%) ISPF
5 1 (1.28%) XML
5 1 (1.28%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Replication
2 5 (6.41%) Clustering
3 4 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.28%) Open Source
5 1 (1.28%) PMI
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.38%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) UNIX
3 7 (8.97%) Solaris
4 4 (5.13%) AIX
5 3 (3.85%) Linux
6 2 (2.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.82%) Migration
4 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.41%) Database Tuning
5 5 (6.41%) Data Modelling
5 5 (6.41%) Change Management
5 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.41%) ITIL
6 4 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.13%) Data Migration
6 4 (5.13%) Database Security
7 3 (3.85%) Information Security
7 3 (3.85%) SOA
7 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.56%) GAP Analysis
8 2 (2.56%) Data Security
8 2 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (2.56%) Data Analysis
8 2 (2.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (57.69%) SQL
2 27 (34.62%) T-SQL
3 5 (6.41%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.85%) C#
5 2 (2.56%) Perl
5 2 (2.56%) VB
5 2 (2.56%) JCL
6 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.56%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.54%) IBM
4 7 (8.97%) SAP
5 3 (3.85%) VMware
5 3 (3.85%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) Sybase
6 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.56%) CA
7 1 (1.28%) Northgate
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.28%) Perforce
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