The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 160 160 123
Rank change year-on-year
0 -37
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 108 91 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 0.99% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.08% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 63 66
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.33%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8816 8449 7886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.33% 91.83% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4596 4076
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 407 548
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.14 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the South East

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the South East region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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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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
Hampshire -5 29 £376 -9.88% 12
Surrey +15 27 £350 -13.84% 4
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £338 +8.00% 3
Berkshire +3 12 £350 - 18
West Sussex -5 12 £325 +12.06% 2
Oxfordshire -25 4 £378 +0.66% 3
East Sussex -4 3 £425 +41.66% 4
Middlesex +1 1 £400 +14.28%
Kent -8 1 £325 -18.75% 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 137 (68.84%) SQL
2 130 (65.33%) SQL Server
3 86 (43.22%) Performance Tuning
4 84 (42.21%) Oracle
5 58 (29.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 56 (28.14%) T-SQL
7 55 (27.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 51 (25.63%) Oracle Database
9 44 (22.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 43 (21.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 42 (21.11%) UNIX
12 39 (19.60%) Microsoft
13 37 (18.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 35 (17.59%) Windows
15 34 (17.09%) Performance Monitoring
16 33 (16.58%) Linux
17 32 (16.08%) Finance
18 31 (15.58%) Replication
18 31 (15.58%) Clustering
19 30 (15.08%) Migration
20 26 (13.07%) Oracle Database 11g
21 23 (11.56%) Oracle RAC
22 22 (11.06%) PowerShell
22 22 (11.06%) Oracle RMAN
23 21 (10.55%) Data Warehouse
23 21 (10.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 20 (10.05%) Capacity Planning
25 18 (9.05%) SQL Server 2005
25 18 (9.05%) Oracle Applications
26 17 (8.54%) Middleware

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (7.04%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.52%) Oracle 10gAS
3 4 (2.01%) IIS
4 3 (1.51%) JBoss
4 3 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.50%) WordPress
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.50%) Lync
6 1 (0.50%) MediaWiki
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.51%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (9.05%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (7.54%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (5.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.01%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (1.51%) Endur
6 1 (0.50%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.50%) SaaS
1 1 (0.50%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.51%) SAN
1 5 (2.51%) NAS
2 4 (2.01%) Firewall
3 2 (1.01%) SSH
3 2 (1.01%) FTP
4 1 (0.50%) VPN
4 1 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) WAN
4 1 (0.50%) Network Security
4 1 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.50%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (65.33%) SQL Server
2 58 (29.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (27.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 51 (25.63%) Oracle Database
5 44 (22.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 43 (21.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 26 (13.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 21 (10.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 21 (10.55%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (9.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 17 (8.54%) DB2
11 15 (7.54%) RDBMS
11 15 (7.54%) Relational Database
12 13 (6.53%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (5.53%) DB2 UDB
14 9 (4.52%) Oracle Discoverer
15 8 (4.02%) MySQL
16 7 (3.52%) Oracle Database 10g
17 6 (3.02%) OLTP
17 6 (3.02%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.50%) ProC
General
1 32 (16.08%) Finance
2 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.51%) Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Marketing
3 3 (1.51%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.54%) Middleware
1 17 (8.54%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (3.02%) .NET
3 5 (2.51%) XML
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.50%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (15.58%) Replication
1 31 (15.58%) Clustering
2 8 (4.02%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.02%) Statistics
4 5 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.01%) NHS
5 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.50%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.11%) UNIX
2 35 (17.59%) Windows
3 33 (16.58%) Linux
4 12 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (6.03%) HPUX
4 12 (6.03%) Solaris
5 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.51%) AIX
8 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (43.22%) Performance Tuning
2 37 (18.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (17.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 30 (15.08%) Migration
5 20 (10.05%) Capacity Planning
6 17 (8.54%) ETL
7 16 (8.04%) Data Migration
8 12 (6.03%) Data Modelling
8 12 (6.03%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.53%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.53%) CRM
10 10 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (5.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (4.02%) Database Tuning
11 8 (4.02%) Configuration Management
11 8 (4.02%) Change Management
12 7 (3.52%) ITIL
12 7 (3.52%) Database Mirroring
13 6 (3.02%) Capacity Management
13 6 (3.02%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 137 (68.84%) SQL
2 56 (28.14%) T-SQL
3 22 (11.06%) PowerShell
4 16 (8.04%) PL/SQL
5 15 (7.54%) Shell Script
6 10 (5.03%) C#
7 6 (3.02%) C++
7 6 (3.02%) Java
7 6 (3.02%) VBScript
8 5 (2.51%) Python
9 3 (1.51%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.01%) REXX
10 2 (1.01%) Korn
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) JCL
11 1 (0.50%) VB
11 1 (0.50%) Perl
11 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (8.04%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.52%) Degree
5 7 (3.52%) MCTS
6 6 (3.02%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.51%) MCITP
8 2 (1.01%) MCP
8 2 (1.01%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.50%) OCP
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.50%) SLA
1 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 23 (11.56%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.51%) Veritas File System
5 3 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.50%) RACF
Systems Management
1 22 (11.06%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (5.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 11 (5.53%) Data Guard
3 8 (4.02%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.51%) SCOM
4 5 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.51%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.01%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.50%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 84 (42.21%) Oracle
2 39 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.53%) Red Hat
4 11 (5.53%) VMware
5 8 (4.02%) HP
6 6 (3.02%) Sun
6 6 (3.02%) Red Gate
7 5 (2.51%) Cognos
7 5 (2.51%) Symantec
7 5 (2.51%) BMC
8 4 (2.01%) SAP
9 3 (1.51%) Siebel
9 3 (1.51%) Informatica
9 3 (1.51%) Veritas
9 3 (1.51%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.01%) IBM
10 2 (1.01%) Citrix
11 1 (0.50%) Cisco
11 1 (0.50%) CA
11 1 (0.50%) Ericsson
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