The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 162 112 135
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +23
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 80 120 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 1.44% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.55% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 76 54
Average daily rate
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£388 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +15.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £25.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £33.30 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-60.96% +46.37%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8253 7745 8944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.13% 92.81% 91.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3985 4072
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 570 660
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
DBA
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 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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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 -4 30 £450 +31.86% 6
Berkshire -7 13 £400 +8.10% 6
Surrey +6 9 £425 +41.66% 11
Buckinghamshire -10 8 £313 -10.71% 3
Oxfordshire -2 5 £363 +13.28% 2
West Sussex 0 4 £275 -31.25% 1
East Sussex -4 4 £300 -25.00%
Kent -31 3 £475 +22.58% 1
Middlesex -4 1 £350 -22.22%
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 134 (67.00%) SQL
2 108 (54.00%) SQL Server
3 86 (43.00%) Oracle
4 68 (34.00%) Oracle Database
5 47 (23.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 43 (21.50%) Performance Tuning
7 42 (21.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 42 (21.00%) Microsoft
7 42 (21.00%) UNIX
8 41 (20.50%) Replication
9 40 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
10 37 (18.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 35 (17.50%) T-SQL
12 34 (17.00%) Linux
12 34 (17.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 33 (16.50%) Shell Script
14 32 (16.00%) Windows
14 32 (16.00%) Finance
15 31 (15.50%) PL/SQL
15 31 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
16 30 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (14.50%) Oracle Database 10g
18 27 (13.50%) DB2
18 27 (13.50%) Oracle RMAN
18 27 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 25 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
20 24 (12.00%) Security Cleared
21 23 (11.50%) Data Guard
21 23 (11.50%) ITIL
22 20 (10.00%) WebLogic

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 20 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 10 (5.00%) Apache
3 7 (3.50%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.50%) Resin
6 1 (0.50%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.50%) SAS
6 1 (0.50%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 16 (8.00%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.50%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) SaaS
1 2 (1.00%) IaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.50%) SAN
2 2 (1.00%) VPN
2 2 (1.00%) DNS
2 2 (1.00%) LAN
2 2 (1.00%) WAN
3 1 (0.50%) FTP
3 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.50%) Internet
3 1 (0.50%) NAS
3 1 (0.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 68 (34.00%) Oracle Database
3 47 (23.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 42 (21.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 34 (17.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 31 (15.50%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (14.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 27 (13.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 27 (13.50%) DB2
9 25 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 16 (8.00%) Oracle9i Database
13 14 (7.00%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (6.50%) SQLPlus
15 12 (6.00%) MySQL
16 11 (5.50%) Oracle Reports
16 11 (5.50%) SQL Server 2000
17 10 (5.00%) Relational Database
18 8 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 16 (8.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 15 (7.50%) Toad
3 9 (4.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.50%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 32 (16.00%) Finance
2 4 (2.00%) Games
2 4 (2.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.00%) Marketing
3 3 (1.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.50%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.50%) Middleware
2 10 (5.00%) XML
3 6 (3.00%) .NET
3 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (2.00%) ISPF
6 3 (1.50%) WebCenter
7 2 (1.00%) J2EE
8 1 (0.50%) JDBC
8 1 (0.50%) Web Services
8 1 (0.50%) WSH
8 1 (0.50%) WinForms
8 1 (0.50%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (0.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (20.50%) Replication
2 20 (10.00%) Clustering
3 6 (3.00%) CESG
4 4 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.00%) Online Games
4 4 (2.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.00%) HACMP
5 2 (1.00%) Statistics
5 2 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.50%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
6 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.00%) UNIX
2 34 (17.00%) Linux
3 32 (16.00%) Windows
4 16 (8.00%) Solaris
5 12 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.00%) AIX
7 7 (3.50%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (21.50%) Performance Tuning
2 30 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (11.50%) ITIL
4 16 (8.00%) SOA
5 14 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (6.50%) ETL
7 12 (6.00%) Migration
8 9 (4.50%) E-business
8 9 (4.50%) High Availability
9 7 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (3.50%) Capacity Management
9 7 (3.50%) Database Security
9 7 (3.50%) BCP
10 6 (3.00%) PRINCE2
10 6 (3.00%) CRM
10 6 (3.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.00%) Web Application Development
10 6 (3.00%) Analytics
10 6 (3.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (3.00%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 134 (67.00%) SQL
2 35 (17.50%) T-SQL
3 33 (16.50%) Shell Script
4 31 (15.50%) PL/SQL
5 11 (5.50%) Perl
6 10 (5.00%) Korn
7 9 (4.50%) C#
8 8 (4.00%) C
9 7 (3.50%) Java
10 6 (3.00%) PHP
10 6 (3.00%) VB
11 4 (2.00%) JCL
11 4 (2.00%) REXX
12 2 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.50%) Python
13 1 (0.50%) XQuery
13 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (5.00%) Degree
4 7 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.50%) OCP
5 5 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.00%) MCSE
7 2 (1.00%) MCSA
8 1 (0.50%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.50%) ISO 9001
2 4 (2.00%) SLA
3 2 (1.00%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 27 (13.50%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.00%) SRDF
4 1 (0.50%) vSphere
4 1 (0.50%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 37 (18.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 23 (11.50%) Data Guard
3 5 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.00%) MAINVIEW
5 3 (1.50%) Legato
5 3 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.50%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (1.50%) Foglight
6 1 (0.50%) Munin
6 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.50%) Control-M
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 86 (43.00%) Oracle
2 42 (21.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (5.00%) IBM
5 9 (4.50%) VMware
6 6 (3.00%) Informatica
7 5 (2.50%) Cognos
8 4 (2.00%) Sun
8 4 (2.00%) EMC
8 4 (2.00%) Citrix
8 4 (2.00%) BMC
9 3 (1.50%) Veritas
9 3 (1.50%) Sybase
10 2 (1.00%) SAP
10 2 (1.00%) Teradata
10 2 (1.00%) Primavera
10 2 (1.00%) Symantec
11 1 (0.50%) Remedy
11 1 (0.50%) ION Trading
11 1 (0.50%) Netezza
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