The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 205 170 169
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 579 669 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.29% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.39% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 348 352
Average daily rate
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£368 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £252 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +41.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £21.10 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.40 £45.00 £39.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.57 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +54.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA within the UK.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA within the UK.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DBA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 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
England -37 527 £365 -2.66% 198
London +4 252 £378 -5.50% 85
South East -56 84 £350 -6.04% 32
City of London +19 73 £375 -6.25% 35
North West +6 50 £335 +1.36% 23
East of England -28 42 £375 +10.29% 10
West Midlands 0 29 £350 +9.80% 9
Scotland -15 28 £363 -3.33% 6
Yorkshire -33 28 £363 +3.57% 28
Hampshire -28 26 £375 -2.59% 15
Manchester +7 20 £300 +3.44% 12
Berkshire -11 20 £350 - 6
Cheshire +10 18 £335 +14.16% 8
Cambridgeshire +16 17 £388 +34.78%
Wales -9 17 £418 +45.21% 7
East Midlands +4 15 £350 +10.23% 2
North East -28 15 £363 +45.00% 4
Surrey -4 14 £325 -7.80% 9
South Yorkshire -9 13 £363 +101.38% 2
West Yorkshire -16 13 £375 +3.44% 15
Birmingham +4 11 £350 +21.73% 1
Hertfordshire -22 11 £325 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 11 £363 +45.00% 3
Tyne and Wear -29 11 £363 +45.00% 4
Suffolk +10 10 £338 +35.00%
Sheffield -6 10 £325 +60.49% 2
South Wales -11 10 £445 +54.78% 3
Glasgow -12 10 £325 - 5
Cambridge +5 8 £413 +43.47%
Edinburgh -10 8 £330 -12.00%

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 820 (64.98%) SQL
2 639 (50.63%) Oracle
3 635 (50.32%) SQL Server
4 520 (41.20%) Oracle Database
5 398 (31.54%) Performance Tuning
6 316 (25.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 287 (22.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 271 (21.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 269 (21.32%) Linux
10 249 (19.73%) Oracle Database 10g
11 240 (19.02%) Oracle RAC
12 231 (18.30%) Replication
12 231 (18.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 231 (18.30%) Finance
13 224 (17.75%) Data Guard
14 222 (17.59%) T-SQL
15 218 (17.27%) Windows
16 215 (17.04%) UNIX
17 203 (16.09%) Microsoft
18 196 (15.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 182 (14.42%) Oracle RMAN
20 156 (12.36%) PL/SQL
21 145 (11.49%) Migration
22 144 (11.41%) Security Cleared
23 143 (11.33%) Clustering
24 142 (11.25%) SQL Server 2005
25 138 (10.94%) Banking
26 133 (10.54%) MySQL
27 126 (9.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 119 (9.43%) Relational Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 59 (4.68%) WebLogic
2 40 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 26 (2.06%) Apache
4 15 (1.19%) IIS
4 15 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle 10gAS
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle Application Server
7 4 (0.32%) CICS
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.24%) SAS
8 3 (0.24%) AquaLogic
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.16%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.079%) Drupal
Applications
1 59 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.48%) MS Office
3 2 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.079%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 60 (4.75%) Oracle Applications
2 59 (4.68%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (3.80%) Oracle EBS R12
4 19 (1.51%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
7 7 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.24%) Summit
9 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.079%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.079%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.16%) SaaS
2 2 (0.16%) IaaS
3 1 (0.079%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.079%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 44 (3.49%) SAN
2 14 (1.11%) Internet
3 7 (0.55%) LDAP
4 4 (0.32%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.24%) FTP
5 3 (0.24%) HTTP
5 3 (0.24%) SMS
5 3 (0.24%) Firewall
5 3 (0.24%) NAS
5 3 (0.24%) SNA
6 2 (0.16%) DNS
6 2 (0.16%) InfiniBand
6 2 (0.16%) WAN
6 2 (0.16%) LAN
6 2 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 635 (50.32%) SQL Server
2 520 (41.20%) Oracle Database
3 316 (25.04%) Oracle Database 11g
4 287 (22.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 271 (21.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 249 (19.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 231 (18.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 196 (15.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 142 (11.25%) SQL Server 2005
10 133 (10.54%) MySQL
11 126 (9.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 119 (9.43%) Relational Database
13 102 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
14 98 (7.77%) RDBMS
15 73 (5.78%) SQL Server 2000
16 68 (5.39%) Oracle9i Database
17 66 (5.23%) DB2
18 58 (4.60%) Oracle Database 12c
19 51 (4.04%) Oracle Reports
20 41 (3.25%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 38 (3.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 28 (2.22%) Toad
3 26 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (1.03%) Visual Studio
4 13 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (0.48%) Subversion
5 6 (0.48%) Maven
6 5 (0.40%) JIRA
6 5 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.32%) ERwin
8 3 (0.24%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.24%) Ant
8 3 (0.24%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.16%) YourKit
9 2 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.16%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.16%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.079%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.079%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.079%) PVCS
General
1 231 (18.30%) Finance
2 138 (10.94%) Banking
3 49 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 30 (2.38%) Retail
5 26 (2.06%) Financial Institution
6 14 (1.11%) Telecoms
7 11 (0.87%) Marketing
8 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.63%) Advertising
10 7 (0.55%) Legal
11 6 (0.48%) Publishing
11 6 (0.48%) Games
12 4 (0.32%) Law
12 4 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.24%) Electronics
13 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.16%) International Banking
14 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (3.57%) .NET
2 41 (3.25%) Middleware
3 30 (2.38%) XML
4 16 (1.27%) ASP.NET
5 15 (1.19%) Oracle Streams
6 12 (0.95%) Oracle Fusion
7 11 (0.87%) LAMP
8 9 (0.71%) ISPF
9 8 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.63%) Web Services
10 7 (0.55%) HTML
10 7 (0.55%) JDBC
11 6 (0.48%) WebCenter
12 5 (0.40%) WSH
12 5 (0.40%) Java EE
12 5 (0.40%) Hibernate
13 3 (0.24%) EDI
13 3 (0.24%) JSON
13 3 (0.24%) SOAP
13 3 (0.24%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 231 (18.30%) Replication
2 143 (11.33%) Clustering
3 55 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (2.93%) Statistics
5 24 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 16 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.11%) NHS
8 13 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 12 (0.95%) Hedge funds
9 12 (0.95%) Open Source
10 10 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.55%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.55%) CLARiiON
11 7 (0.55%) Symmetrix
12 5 (0.40%) HACMP
12 5 (0.40%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.40%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.32%) Online Games
13 4 (0.32%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.32%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 269 (21.32%) Linux
2 218 (17.27%) Windows
3 215 (17.04%) UNIX
4 94 (7.45%) Solaris
5 74 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.25%) AIX
8 40 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.51%) Debian
11 12 (0.95%) zOS
12 11 (0.87%) CentOS
13 10 (0.79%) HPUX
14 8 (0.63%) Windows 2000
15 6 (0.48%) OpenVMS
15 6 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.40%) VMS
17 4 (0.32%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (31.54%) Performance Tuning
2 145 (11.49%) Migration
3 95 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
4 93 (7.37%) ITIL
4 93 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 71 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
6 60 (4.75%) Change Management
7 59 (4.68%) Data Modelling
8 57 (4.52%) ETL
8 57 (4.52%) Database Security
9 56 (4.44%) Database Tuning
10 53 (4.20%) High Availability
11 49 (3.88%) Performance Monitoring
12 45 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
13 41 (3.25%) SOA
14 35 (2.77%) Performance Analysis
15 34 (2.69%) E-Commerce
16 27 (2.14%) Incident Management
16 27 (2.14%) Data Migration
17 24 (1.90%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 820 (64.98%) SQL
2 222 (17.59%) T-SQL
3 156 (12.36%) PL/SQL
4 101 (8.00%) Shell Script
5 57 (4.52%) Perl
6 45 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.41%) Java
8 34 (2.69%) C#
9 29 (2.30%) Korn
10 19 (1.51%) C
11 16 (1.27%) VB
12 13 (1.03%) Bash Shell
13 10 (0.79%) VBScript
14 9 (0.71%) Python
14 9 (0.71%) PHP
15 8 (0.63%) JCL
16 5 (0.40%) REXX
16 5 (0.40%) DCL
16 5 (0.40%) JavaScript
17 4 (0.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 144 (11.41%) Security Cleared
2 112 (8.87%) SC Cleared
3 62 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 44 (3.49%) Degree
5 36 (2.85%) MCITP
6 29 (2.30%) MCDBA
7 25 (1.98%) Oracle Certification
8 24 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 16 (1.27%) OCP
10 15 (1.19%) MCTS
11 10 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (0.79%) MCSE
12 8 (0.63%) MCSA
13 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.32%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.24%) MCT
14 3 (0.24%) CCNA
14 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.75%) SLA
2 29 (2.30%) QA
3 11 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.87%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.079%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.079%) HL7
System Software
1 240 (19.02%) Oracle RAC
2 182 (14.42%) Oracle RMAN
3 17 (1.35%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.32%) SRDF
7 3 (0.24%) vSphere
7 3 (0.24%) RACF
7 3 (0.24%) LiteSpeed
8 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.079%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.079%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.079%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 224 (17.75%) Data Guard
2 82 (6.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 29 (2.30%) SCOM
4 15 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
5 13 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (0.95%) Puppet
7 10 (0.79%) SCCM
8 9 (0.71%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.71%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.63%) Control-M
10 7 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.55%) Oracle Statspack
11 6 (0.48%) Foglight
12 5 (0.40%) OMEGAMON
13 4 (0.32%) OpenView
13 4 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.32%) Oracle Identity Management
14 3 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 3 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (0.24%) Ionix
Vendors
1 639 (50.63%) Oracle
2 203 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 81 (6.42%) Red Hat
4 76 (6.02%) Sybase
5 43 (3.41%) IBM
6 39 (3.09%) BMC
7 30 (2.38%) Red Gate
8 26 (2.06%) VMware
9 24 (1.90%) EMC
9 24 (1.90%) HP
10 21 (1.66%) Percona
11 19 (1.51%) SAP
12 18 (1.43%) Veritas
13 16 (1.27%) Sun
14 13 (1.03%) Remedy
15 12 (0.95%) Business Objects
16 11 (0.87%) Murex
16 11 (0.87%) Teradata
17 10 (0.79%) Cognos
18 9 (0.71%) Informatica
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £275 to £425 per day 6 months + Possibly higher rate for experts!
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Talent International
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Gold Group
Rate: £50 - £60 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £220.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago