The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 57 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 4 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.70% 1.71% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.83% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.46% +1.15%
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 £45.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +38.46%
DBA
Wales

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 Wales 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 Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
537 436 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.38% 93.36% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 274 215
Average daily rate £339 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 21
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.83 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% +9.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £19.17 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

DBA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Cardiff -9 3 £350 - 2
Newport - - - - 2
Torfaen - - - -
DBA
Wales

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
3 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 14 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (61.90%) Oracle
5 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
5 12 (57.14%) Red Gate
5 12 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (42.86%) MySQL
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (28.57%) MCITP
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (28.57%) MCDBA
9 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (19.05%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
10 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (14.29%) Statistics
11 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 3 (14.29%) Replication
12 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (9.52%) DTS
12 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
12 2 (9.52%) Data Migration

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.76%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (76.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (42.86%) MySQL
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
7 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (9.52%) DTS
8 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Anywhere
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
8 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (4.76%) SQLite
8 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
1 3 (14.29%) Statistics
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) CentOS
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
1 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Data Mapping
3 2 (9.52%) Database Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Database Security
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (80.95%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) MCDBA
3 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (28.57%) MCITP
4 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Oracle
2 12 (57.14%) Red Gate
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Sybase