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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 121 102 96
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 40 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 1.31% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.38% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 19
Median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £309 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +6.66%
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
3687 3481 2869
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.56% 94.72% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2224 1960 1542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 205 191
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.39 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -2 14 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester -15 13 £380 +8.57% 6
Lancashire +4 4 £365 +9.69% 3
Merseyside -12 4 £223 -36.42% 4
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 29 (39.73%) SQL Server
2 28 (38.36%) SQL
3 23 (31.51%) Oracle
4 22 (30.14%) Oracle Database
5 16 (21.92%) Linux
5 16 (21.92%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (20.55%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (19.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (17.81%) Java
9 12 (16.44%) DB2
9 12 (16.44%) Unix
10 11 (15.07%) Windows
10 11 (15.07%) Oracle EBS
10 11 (15.07%) Finance
10 11 (15.07%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (13.70%) Oracle EBS R12
11 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 10 (13.70%) IBM
11 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (10.96%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (10.96%) Clustering
13 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (9.59%) Oracle Discoverer
13 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
13 7 (9.59%) AIX
13 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
13 7 (9.59%) Database Tuning
13 7 (9.59%) Relational Database

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 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (2.74%) Liferay
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (13.70%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 2 (2.74%) DMZ
2 2 (2.74%) SAN
2 2 (2.74%) VLAN
3 1 (1.37%) LDAP
3 1 (1.37%) Network Security
3 1 (1.37%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (39.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (30.14%) Oracle Database
3 15 (20.55%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (19.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (16.44%) DB2
6 11 (15.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (13.70%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (13.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (10.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (9.59%) Oracle Discoverer
9 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
9 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (8.22%) RDBMS
10 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (5.48%) Big Data
13 3 (4.11%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (4.11%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (15.07%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
3 1 (1.37%) Law
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) HTML
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle ADF
2 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Clustering
2 5 (6.85%) Mainframe
2 5 (6.85%) Replication
3 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.92%) Linux
2 12 (16.44%) Unix
3 11 (15.07%) Windows
4 7 (9.59%) AIX
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.11%) Solaris
5 3 (4.11%) zOS
6 2 (2.74%) HPUX
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.92%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (10.96%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (9.59%) Database Tuning
4 6 (8.22%) Migration
5 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.48%) ETL
6 4 (5.48%) Service Management
7 3 (4.11%) Analytics
7 3 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.11%) CRM
7 3 (4.11%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.11%) High Availability
7 3 (4.11%) ITIL
7 3 (4.11%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (4.11%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.74%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.74%) Change Control
8 2 (2.74%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) SQL
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) C++
3 6 (8.22%) Shell Script
3 6 (8.22%) T-SQL
4 5 (6.85%) COBOL
5 3 (4.11%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.74%) C
6 2 (2.74%) REXX
7 1 (1.37%) C#
7 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.37%) JCL
7 1 (1.37%) Perl
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.37%) OCP
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.37%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) Data Guard
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (4.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.74%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.37%) Legato
5 1 (1.37%) SCOM
5 1 (1.37%) WMI
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Oracle
2 10 (13.70%) IBM
3 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.85%) Vertica
5 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.74%) CA
6 2 (2.74%) Kofax
6 2 (2.74%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.74%) NetApp
6 2 (2.74%) Teradata
7 1 (1.37%) EMC
7 1 (1.37%) RainStor
7 1 (1.37%) Remedy
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