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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 169 149 128
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -21
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 82 101 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 1.12% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.23% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 61 72
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£350 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £48.00 £52.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +218.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +73.07%
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
8314 8244 7570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.80% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4710 4537 3853
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 424 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.22 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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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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 -9 24 £325 -25.71% 9
Surrey +20 23 £381 -1.61% 4
Berkshire -6 14 £400 +31.14% 13
Buckinghamshire +10 13 £325 -16.12% 7
Kent +6 6 £350 -26.31% 1
East Sussex -16 3 £425 +41.66% 2
West Sussex -18 3 £338 +16.88% 3
Oxfordshire -22 1 £375 - 5
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 110 (70.06%) SQL
2 88 (56.05%) SQL Server
3 78 (49.68%) Oracle
4 66 (42.04%) Performance Tuning
5 59 (37.58%) Oracle Database
6 45 (28.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (24.84%) T-SQL
8 38 (24.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 33 (21.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (21.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (20.38%) UNIX
11 28 (17.83%) Oracle RAC
12 26 (16.56%) Oracle RMAN
13 25 (15.92%) Windows
14 24 (15.29%) PL/SQL
14 24 (15.29%) Replication
14 24 (15.29%) Oracle Database 11g
14 24 (15.29%) Performance Monitoring
15 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 23 (14.65%) Linux
16 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
17 21 (13.38%) Clustering
17 21 (13.38%) WebLogic
18 20 (12.74%) Oracle EBS
18 20 (12.74%) Shell Script
19 19 (12.10%) Middleware
19 19 (12.10%) Oracle Applications
19 19 (12.10%) Capacity Planning
19 19 (12.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 21 (13.38%) WebLogic
2 9 (5.73%) Oracle 10gAS
3 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.91%) JBoss
3 3 (1.91%) IIS
4 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.64%) WordPress
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Lync
5 1 (0.64%) MediaWiki
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (3.82%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (12.74%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (12.10%) Oracle Applications
3 12 (7.64%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.64%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.64%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.64%) Office 365
1 1 (0.64%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) SAN
2 4 (2.55%) NAS
3 2 (1.27%) FTP
3 2 (1.27%) SSH
4 1 (0.64%) Network Security
4 1 (0.64%) Internet
4 1 (0.64%) RTP
4 1 (0.64%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (56.05%) SQL Server
2 59 (37.58%) Oracle Database
3 45 (28.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 38 (24.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 33 (21.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (15.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 23 (14.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (12.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 17 (10.83%) Data Warehouse
10 16 (10.19%) RDBMS
10 16 (10.19%) Relational Database
11 11 (7.01%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (7.01%) DB2
12 10 (6.37%) Oracle Database 12c
13 9 (5.73%) Oracle Discoverer
14 7 (4.46%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (4.46%) SQLPlus
14 7 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (2.55%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (1.91%) Toad
2 3 (1.91%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.27%) ProC
3 2 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (10.83%) Finance
2 7 (4.46%) Banking
3 4 (2.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.91%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Marketing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.10%) Middleware
2 17 (10.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 8 (5.10%) .NET
4 4 (2.55%) XML
5 3 (1.91%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.64%) Raphaël
6 1 (0.64%) D3.js
6 1 (0.64%) HTML
6 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.64%) CSS
6 1 (0.64%) JSP
6 1 (0.64%) Struts
6 1 (0.64%) Web Services
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.29%) Replication
2 21 (13.38%) Clustering
3 8 (5.10%) Statistics
4 6 (3.82%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (3.18%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.91%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.91%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.64%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.64%) Life Science
7 1 (0.64%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (20.38%) UNIX
2 25 (15.92%) Windows
3 23 (14.65%) Linux
4 13 (8.28%) HPUX
5 12 (7.64%) AIX
6 10 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.73%) Solaris
8 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.04%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (21.02%) Disaster Recovery
3 24 (15.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 19 (12.10%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (11.46%) Migration
6 17 (10.83%) ETL
7 15 (9.55%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.01%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.01%) CRM
8 11 (7.01%) Database Mirroring
9 10 (6.37%) SOA
9 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
9 10 (6.37%) Incident Management
9 10 (6.37%) Data Migration
10 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (5.10%) Data Modelling
12 6 (3.82%) Change Management
13 5 (3.18%) Analytics
13 5 (3.18%) Capacity Management
13 5 (3.18%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 110 (70.06%) SQL
2 39 (24.84%) T-SQL
3 24 (15.29%) PL/SQL
4 20 (12.74%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 7 (4.46%) C#
7 5 (3.18%) Korn
7 5 (3.18%) Java
7 5 (3.18%) Perl
8 3 (1.91%) REXX
9 2 (1.27%) PHP
9 2 (1.27%) C
9 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.27%) C++
9 2 (1.27%) VBScript
9 2 (1.27%) VB
9 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.27%) Python
10 1 (0.64%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared
1 18 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.73%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.82%) MCTS
5 3 (1.91%) MCITP
5 3 (1.91%) Degree
6 2 (1.27%) MCP
6 2 (1.27%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.64%) ISEB
7 1 (0.64%) OCP
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (17.83%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (3.18%) Oracle Clusterware
2 5 (3.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.27%) RACF
4 2 (1.27%) Veritas File System
4 2 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (16.56%) Oracle RMAN
2 15 (9.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 15 (9.55%) Data Guard
3 7 (4.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.55%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.55%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Flashback
5 3 (1.91%) SCOM
5 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 78 (49.68%) Oracle
2 22 (14.01%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.73%) Red Hat
4 7 (4.46%) Sun
4 7 (4.46%) VMware
5 5 (3.18%) Siebel
5 5 (3.18%) HP
6 4 (2.55%) Symantec
7 3 (1.91%) Cognos
7 3 (1.91%) SAP
7 3 (1.91%) CA
8 2 (1.27%) BMC
8 2 (1.27%) Informatica
8 2 (1.27%) Veritas
8 2 (1.27%) Red Gate
9 1 (0.64%) Teradata
9 1 (0.64%) Google
9 1 (0.64%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.64%) Remedy
9 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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