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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 108 89 78
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 31 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.97% 1.41% 1.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.54% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 24
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£325 £362 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% +15.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £226 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £473 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £47.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +43.93%
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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
2958 2589 2690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.12% 91.42% 90.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1723 1312 1381
Average daily rate £350 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 191 201
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.57 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Manchester -11 18 £325 +22.64% 1
Merseyside -1 9 £350 -6.66% 1
Lancashire -21 2 - -
Cheshire -2 1 £400 +2.36% 5
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 41 (51.90%) SQL Server
3 33 (41.77%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (37.97%) T-SQL
5 26 (32.91%) Finance
6 22 (27.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (26.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 20 (25.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (25.32%) Oracle
9 15 (18.99%) DB2
9 15 (18.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (17.72%) Oracle Database
10 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
12 12 (15.19%) Migration
13 11 (13.92%) Replication
13 11 (13.92%) Windows
13 11 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
13 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (12.66%) .NET
15 8 (10.13%) UNIX
15 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
15 8 (10.13%) Retail
16 7 (8.86%) IBM
16 7 (8.86%) SAP
17 6 (7.59%) OLAP
17 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
17 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
17 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
17 6 (7.59%) QA

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Assets
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) SAN
2 2 (2.53%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (51.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (27.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (26.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (25.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 15 (18.99%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (18.99%) DB2
6 14 (17.72%) Oracle Database
7 11 (13.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (13.92%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (7.59%) OLAP
8 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (5.06%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (5.06%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (3.80%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (2.53%) Data Mart
11 2 (2.53%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Toad
1 3 (3.80%) ERwin
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Retail
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
4 4 (5.06%) Marketing
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) SAP Basis
3 3 (3.80%) Middleware
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (2.53%) ISPF
4 2 (2.53%) ODBC
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Replication
2 6 (7.59%) Clustering
3 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
5 1 (1.27%) DTV
5 1 (1.27%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) UNIX
3 5 (6.33%) Solaris
3 5 (6.33%) Linux
4 2 (2.53%) zOS
4 2 (2.53%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (41.77%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (15.19%) Migration
4 8 (10.13%) E-Commerce
5 6 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (7.59%) Change Management
5 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (7.59%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (6.33%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.33%) Database Security
7 4 (5.06%) Data Migration
7 4 (5.06%) Database Tuning
7 4 (5.06%) ITIL
8 3 (3.80%) SOA
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) Dimensional Modelling
8 3 (3.80%) Information Security
8 3 (3.80%) Data Analysis
8 3 (3.80%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.80%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 47 (59.49%) SQL
2 30 (37.97%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.59%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.80%) C#
4 3 (3.80%) VB
5 2 (2.53%) Perl
5 2 (2.53%) JCL
6 1 (1.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (2.53%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.27%) MCSE
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.06%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) Data Guard
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.53%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Oracle
2 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.86%) SAP
3 7 (8.86%) IBM
4 4 (5.06%) Sybase
5 3 (3.80%) Citrix
5 3 (3.80%) VMware
6 2 (2.53%) CA
6 2 (2.53%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.53%) Perforce
7 1 (1.27%) Northgate