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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 86 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 77 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.18% 1.68% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 1.76% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 29
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.75 £37.75 £46.75
% change year-on-year
-13.24% -19.25%
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
3322 4256 3007
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 95.06% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2111 2603 1713
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 217 198
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +21 34 £350 - 2
Lancashire +36 18 £375 -
Manchester -41 13 £400 - 9
Merseyside +1 4 £283 -13.07% 2
Cumbria - 2 £375 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 72 (52.17%) SQL
2 60 (43.48%) SQL Server
3 58 (42.03%) Oracle
4 49 (35.51%) Oracle Database
5 48 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
6 40 (28.99%) Linux
7 30 (21.74%) ETL
8 28 (20.29%) Oracle Database 12c
9 26 (18.84%) Oracle EBS R12
9 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
10 25 (18.12%) Oracle EBS
10 25 (18.12%) High Availability
11 24 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (15.94%) Oracle Application Server
14 19 (13.77%) Oracle Database 11g
15 18 (13.04%) Vertica
15 18 (13.04%) Unix
16 16 (11.59%) Finance
16 16 (11.59%) Open Source
16 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
17 15 (10.87%) Migration
17 15 (10.87%) Windows
17 15 (10.87%) Java
18 14 (10.14%) ITIL
18 14 (10.14%) E-Commerce
18 14 (10.14%) Change Management
18 14 (10.14%) Mainframe
19 13 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
19 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared

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 22 (15.94%) Oracle Application Server
2 8 (5.80%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.17%) IIS
4 3 (2.17%) Liferay
5 1 (0.72%) Apache
5 1 (0.72%) JBoss
5 1 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 26 (18.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 25 (18.12%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.42%) IaaS
1 13 (9.42%) PaaS
1 13 (9.42%) SaaS
2 4 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.90%) Network Security
2 2 (1.45%) DNS
2 2 (1.45%) Firewall
2 2 (1.45%) LDAP
2 2 (1.45%) VLAN
3 1 (0.72%) DAB
3 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
3 1 (0.72%) SAN
3 1 (0.72%) SSL
3 1 (0.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 49 (35.51%) Oracle Database
3 28 (20.29%) Oracle Database 12c
4 19 (13.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (9.42%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (8.70%) DB2
6 12 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (7.25%) MongoDB
7 10 (7.25%) OLAP
7 10 (7.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (6.52%) OLAP Cube
8 9 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (5.80%) Big Data
9 8 (5.80%) Relational Database
9 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.07%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (11.59%) Finance
2 9 (6.52%) Banking
3 4 (2.90%) Advertising
4 2 (1.45%) Law
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) Oracle ADF
1 3 (2.17%) Web Services
2 2 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) LAMP
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.72%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Mainframe
2 11 (7.97%) Replication
3 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.35%) Clustering
4 4 (2.90%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.90%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.17%) NHS
6 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Licensing
7 1 (0.72%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Statistics
7 1 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 40 (28.99%) Linux
2 18 (13.04%) Unix
3 15 (10.87%) Windows
4 8 (5.80%) zOS
5 7 (5.07%) AIX
6 6 (4.35%) Solaris
6 6 (4.35%) Windows Server
7 5 (3.62%) HPUX
8 3 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (34.78%) Performance Tuning
2 30 (21.74%) ETL
3 25 (18.12%) High Availability
4 24 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.59%) Open Source
7 15 (10.87%) Migration
8 14 (10.14%) Change Management
8 14 (10.14%) E-Commerce
8 14 (10.14%) ITIL
9 12 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.25%) Data Management
11 9 (6.52%) Data Modelling
11 9 (6.52%) Dimensional Modelling
11 9 (6.52%) Kimball Methodology
12 8 (5.80%) Analytics
12 8 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.80%) Database Tuning
13 7 (5.07%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 72 (52.17%) SQL
2 15 (10.87%) Java
3 10 (7.25%) Shell Script
3 10 (7.25%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 5 (3.62%) PHP
5 5 (3.62%) R
6 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.72%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.72%) Degree
5 1 (0.72%) MCSE
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.72%) OCP
5 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (7.97%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.17%) vSphere
5 2 (1.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.72%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (7.25%) Data Guard
2 6 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.62%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.45%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.45%) OpenView
4 2 (1.45%) SCOM
4 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.45%) WMI
5 1 (0.72%) Foglight
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.72%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 58 (42.03%) Oracle
2 26 (18.84%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.04%) Vertica
4 9 (6.52%) Tableau
5 8 (5.80%) VMware
6 7 (5.07%) Talend
7 5 (3.62%) CA
7 5 (3.62%) Teradata
8 3 (2.17%) IBM
8 3 (2.17%) iManage
8 3 (2.17%) MuleSoft
8 3 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.45%) HP
9 2 (1.45%) Informatica
9 2 (1.45%) Sybase
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix
10 1 (0.72%) Cognos
10 1 (0.72%) EMC
10 1 (0.72%) SAP
10 1 (0.72%) Sun