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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 180 208 119
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -89
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 66 55 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.77% 0.58% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.61% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 71
Average daily rate £411 £393 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.25 £35.20
% change year-on-year
+15.03% +8.66%
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 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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 2016.

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 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 21 £425 +9.67% 6
Surrey -7 16 £410 +2.50% 2
West Sussex +17 12 £413 +16.19%
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £375 - 4
Kent -4 6 £430 +27.40% 6
Middlesex - 2 £338 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £323 - 5
East Sussex +9 1 - - 1
Berkshire +4 1 £375 +17.18% 5
Sussex - 1 £430 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 115 (58.67%) SQL
2 77 (39.29%) Oracle
2 77 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 68 (34.69%) Unix
4 63 (32.14%) Oracle Database
5 60 (30.61%) Linux
6 45 (22.96%) Security Cleared
7 38 (19.39%) Performance Tuning
8 37 (18.88%) AIX
8 37 (18.88%) IBM
9 33 (16.84%) DB2
9 33 (16.84%) Finance
9 33 (16.84%) Migration
9 33 (16.84%) PostgreSQL
10 32 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 29 (14.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 28 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 27 (13.78%) Red Hat
14 26 (13.27%) SQL Server 2005
15 25 (12.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 25 (12.76%) Windows
16 24 (12.24%) PL/SQL
16 24 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 24 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
16 24 (12.24%) SC Cleared
17 22 (11.22%) Oracle RAC
17 22 (11.22%) T-SQL
18 21 (10.71%) Replication
19 20 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
19 20 (10.20%) MySQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 7 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.04%) FileNet
3 4 (2.04%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.51%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.51%) IIS
5 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.51%) SAS
5 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.51%) Endur
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (2.04%) SAN
3 2 (1.02%) Firewall
4 1 (0.51%) DHCP
4 1 (0.51%) DNS
4 1 (0.51%) HTTP
4 1 (0.51%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 63 (32.14%) Oracle Database
3 33 (16.84%) DB2
3 33 (16.84%) PostgreSQL
4 32 (16.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 26 (13.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 25 (12.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (12.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 24 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (10.20%) Hadoop
8 20 (10.20%) MySQL
8 20 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
9 19 (9.69%) Neo4j
9 19 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (8.16%) IBM InfoSphere
11 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (6.12%) Relational Database
13 11 (5.61%) RDBMS
14 9 (4.59%) DataStage
14 9 (4.59%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 17 (8.67%) ClearCase
1 17 (8.67%) ClearQuest
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
General
1 33 (16.84%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Marketing
3 4 (2.04%) Banking
3 4 (2.04%) Retail
3 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Electronics
4 1 (0.51%) Law
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) PostGIS
1 7 (3.57%) XML
2 5 (2.55%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (1.53%) Middleware
3 3 (1.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (1.02%) .NET
4 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.71%) Replication
2 19 (9.69%) HACMP
3 16 (8.16%) Data Centre
4 13 (6.63%) Clustering
5 12 (6.12%) Statistics
6 4 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.53%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.51%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 68 (34.69%) Unix
2 60 (30.61%) Linux
3 37 (18.88%) AIX
4 29 (14.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (12.76%) Windows
6 12 (6.12%) Windows Server
6 12 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (5.10%) Solaris
8 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.53%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.51%) HPUX
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.39%) Performance Tuning
2 33 (16.84%) Migration
3 20 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (8.67%) High Availability
5 16 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (7.65%) Change Data Capture
7 14 (7.14%) ITIL
8 12 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
9 11 (5.61%) Incident Management
10 10 (5.10%) ETL
10 10 (5.10%) Open Source
11 9 (4.59%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (4.08%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.08%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (3.57%) Database Security
13 7 (3.57%) OO
13 7 (3.57%) Risk Management
14 6 (3.06%) Data Migration
14 6 (3.06%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 115 (58.67%) SQL
2 24 (12.24%) PL/SQL
3 22 (11.22%) T-SQL
4 12 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 10 (5.10%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.10%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.08%) Java
6 8 (4.08%) VBScript
7 6 (3.06%) C#
7 6 (3.06%) C++
8 5 (2.55%) Ruby
9 3 (1.53%) C
9 3 (1.53%) Korn
10 1 (0.51%) COBOL
10 1 (0.51%) Python
10 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (22.96%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.20%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.53%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.53%) Degree
5 3 (1.53%) MCITP
5 3 (1.53%) OCA
5 3 (1.53%) OCP
6 2 (1.02%) MCSA
6 2 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (11.22%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (3.06%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (2.04%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (7.65%) Data Guard
2 13 (6.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle Flashback
4 3 (1.53%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.51%) Foglight
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) SCOM
5 1 (0.51%) Simpana
Vendors
1 77 (39.29%) Oracle
2 37 (18.88%) IBM
3 28 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 27 (13.78%) Red Hat
5 12 (6.12%) Informatica
6 11 (5.61%) Cognizant
7 9 (4.59%) Netezza
8 7 (3.57%) Cognos
9 6 (3.06%) Red Gate
10 5 (2.55%) VMware
11 4 (2.04%) Vignette
12 3 (1.53%) Remedy
13 2 (1.02%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.02%) Citrix
13 2 (1.02%) HP
13 2 (1.02%) SAP
14 1 (0.51%) Dell
14 1 (0.51%) Pega
14 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.51%) Tableau
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