The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 26 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 3 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.07% 3.19% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 3.41% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£316 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.88 £47.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.42% +35.71%
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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 Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
127 88 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 87.59% 93.62% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 35 82
Average daily rate £300 £319 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Average hourly rate £16.72 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.74 £8.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the Northern Ireland region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 November 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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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
County Antrim -11 3 £316 - 2
County Londonderry - - - -
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DBA
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 7 (70.00%) Oracle
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (60.00%) Statistics
2 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle