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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 42 - 38
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 19 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.78% - 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.97% - 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 2
Average daily rate
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£203 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +68.26%
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
478 551 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 95.22% 92.92% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 329 177
Average daily rate £360 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 24
Average hourly rate £11.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cardiff - 18 £203 -
DBA
Wales

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 24 (82.76%) SQL
2 21 (72.41%) SQL Server
3 20 (68.97%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (65.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (55.17%) Clustering
6 11 (37.93%) Replication
6 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
10 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (17.24%) ETL
10 5 (17.24%) Oracle
10 5 (17.24%) UNIX
11 4 (13.79%) AIX
11 4 (13.79%) Perl
11 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
11 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (13.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
11 4 (13.79%) Project Management
11 4 (13.79%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (13.79%) Korn
11 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (13.79%) Database Tuning

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (3.45%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (72.41%) SQL Server
2 19 (65.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (34.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database
6 5 (17.24%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (10.34%) MS Access
8 3 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.45%) OLAP
9 1 (3.45%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (55.17%) Clustering
2 11 (37.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
2 4 (13.79%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (68.97%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (17.24%) ETL
3 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Database Tuning
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.34%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Data Management
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Security Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) ERP
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Perl
3 4 (13.79%) PL/SQL
3 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.79%) Korn
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Remedy
4 1 (3.45%) Teradata
4 1 (3.45%) Cognos
4 1 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) MicroStrategy