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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 177 210 169
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -41
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 762 571 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.01% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.10% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 365 369
Average daily rate
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£375 £368 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -1.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 17
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £35.50 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £64.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.57
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.91%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 694 £375 +2.73% 196
London -18 230 £400 +6.66% 51
South East +35 140 £350 - 55
Yorkshire +20 76 £375 +11.11% 13
North West +4 75 £375 +7.14% 31
South West +45 71 £425 +6.25% 12
City of London +7 69 £400 +5.96% 11
West Yorkshire +29 65 £375 +11.11% 6
Leeds +20 59 £378 +0.66% 5
Manchester +17 46 £375 +25.00% 20
East of England +5 43 £350 -6.66% 19
Bristol +34 40 £450 +17.64% 7
Hampshire +7 40 £400 +8.47% 9
Scotland 0 38 £340 - 16
Surrey +15 30 £350 +7.69% 11
Essex +18 26 £338 -6.89% 5
West Midlands +12 24 £370 +5.71% 4
West Sussex +1 23 £325 +12.06% 2
Wales -3 22 £388 -13.40% 8
Southampton +19 21 £370 +9.06% 2
Berkshire 0 19 £348 -0.71% 14
Glasgow +20 18 £319 -1.92% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 18 £325 +4.00% 5
East Midlands -12 18 £394 +12.50% 7
Crawley +4 16 £328 +10.08% 1
Milton Keynes +3 14 £300 - 2
Cheshire -20 14 £356 +4.09% 6
South Wales -5 13 £363 -18.53% 6
Edinburgh -11 13 £365 +10.60% 3
Cardiff 0 12 £344 +63.69% 5

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 874 (64.31%) SQL
2 737 (54.23%) SQL Server
3 551 (40.54%) Oracle
4 390 (28.70%) Oracle Database
5 347 (25.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 343 (25.24%) Performance Tuning
7 340 (25.02%) T-SQL
8 295 (21.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 276 (20.31%) Linux
9 276 (20.31%) Microsoft
10 264 (19.43%) Windows
11 254 (18.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 253 (18.62%) Replication
13 227 (16.70%) Finance
14 205 (15.08%) SQL Server 2012
15 204 (15.01%) Oracle Database 11g
16 195 (14.35%) Migration
17 193 (14.20%) UNIX
17 193 (14.20%) Clustering
18 183 (13.47%) MySQL
19 165 (12.14%) Oracle RAC
20 154 (11.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 147 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
21 147 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
22 134 (9.86%) Oracle RMAN
23 123 (9.05%) Data Guard
24 117 (8.61%) SQL Server 2005
25 113 (8.31%) Shell Script
26 108 (7.95%) ETL
26 108 (7.95%) Oracle Database 10g

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 48 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.02%) WebLogic
3 26 (1.91%) IIS
4 10 (0.74%) OpenEdge
4 10 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (0.59%) Apache
5 8 (0.59%) SAS
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle 10gAS
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 7 (0.52%) JBoss
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.22%) Moodle
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Spatial
9 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.22%) CICS
10 2 (0.15%) ArcSDE
10 2 (0.15%) ArcIMS
Applications
1 84 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (1.77%) MS Office
3 9 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.52%) MS Project
5 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 49 (3.61%) Oracle Applications
2 46 (3.38%) Oracle EBS
3 37 (2.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.37%) Summit
5 5 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.29%) Endur
7 3 (0.22%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 2 (0.15%) Primavera
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.074%) Agresso
9 1 (0.074%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.074%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.37%) SaaS
3 3 (0.22%) GitHub
3 3 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.074%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.074%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 53 (3.90%) SAN
2 24 (1.77%) Firewall
3 20 (1.47%) Internet
4 19 (1.40%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.81%) NAS
6 9 (0.66%) DNS
6 9 (0.66%) SSL
7 8 (0.59%) LAN
7 8 (0.59%) WAN
8 7 (0.52%) LDAP
9 6 (0.44%) Network Security
10 4 (0.29%) VLAN
11 3 (0.22%) DHCP
11 3 (0.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.15%) FTP
12 2 (0.15%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.15%) SSH
13 1 (0.074%) HTTPS
13 1 (0.074%) VPN
13 1 (0.074%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 737 (54.23%) SQL Server
2 390 (28.70%) Oracle Database
3 347 (25.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 295 (21.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 254 (18.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 205 (15.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 204 (15.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 183 (13.47%) MySQL
9 154 (11.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 147 (10.82%) Data Warehouse
11 117 (8.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 108 (7.95%) Oracle Database 10g
13 99 (7.28%) Relational Database
14 89 (6.55%) DB2
15 75 (5.52%) RDBMS
16 73 (5.37%) Oracle Database 12c
17 69 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
18 49 (3.61%) SQL Server 2000
18 49 (3.61%) MongoDB
19 41 (3.02%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 55 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (1.18%) Toad
2 16 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (0.66%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (0.52%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.29%) Subversion
6 4 (0.29%) JIRA
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.15%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.15%) Flyway
8 2 (0.15%) Ant
8 2 (0.15%) Hudson
8 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.15%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.15%) ProC
9 1 (0.074%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.074%) WebSpeed
General
1 227 (16.70%) Finance
2 93 (6.84%) Banking
3 20 (1.47%) Retail
4 19 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 12 (0.88%) Legal
5 12 (0.88%) Marketing
6 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.59%) Advertising
6 8 (0.59%) Investment Banking
6 8 (0.59%) Law
7 7 (0.52%) Automotive
7 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.44%) Electronics
9 5 (0.37%) Publishing
10 4 (0.29%) Games
10 4 (0.29%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.22%) French Language
12 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (3.83%) .NET
2 31 (2.28%) Middleware
3 30 (2.21%) XML
4 23 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (1.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 16 (1.18%) Web Services
7 12 (0.88%) ASP.NET
7 12 (0.88%) MDX
8 11 (0.81%) HTML
8 11 (0.81%) CGI
9 9 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.44%) SAP Basis
10 6 (0.44%) Oracle Streams
10 6 (0.44%) ASP.NET 2.0
10 6 (0.44%) HTML5
10 6 (0.44%) J2EE
11 5 (0.37%) ISPF
11 5 (0.37%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.29%) CSS
12 4 (0.29%) BSON
Miscellaneous
1 253 (18.62%) Replication
2 193 (14.20%) Clustering
3 48 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.16%) Data Centre
5 33 (2.43%) Mainframe
6 20 (1.47%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.32%) NHS
8 17 (1.25%) Management Information System
9 12 (0.88%) Statistics
10 10 (0.74%) Computer Science
11 9 (0.66%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.52%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.37%) CMDB
14 5 (0.37%) FMCG
14 5 (0.37%) DTV
14 5 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.29%) Mathematics
15 4 (0.29%) Performance Metrics
16 3 (0.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 276 (20.31%) Linux
2 264 (19.43%) Windows
3 193 (14.20%) UNIX
4 85 (6.25%) Solaris
5 79 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 77 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 50 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (1.69%) zOS
10 21 (1.55%) AIX
11 9 (0.66%) HPUX
11 9 (0.66%) SUSE
12 7 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.44%) CentOS
13 6 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.15%) MVS
15 2 (0.15%) OS/2
15 2 (0.15%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 343 (25.24%) Performance Tuning
2 195 (14.35%) Migration
3 147 (10.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 108 (7.95%) ITIL
4 108 (7.95%) ETL
5 99 (7.28%) Business Intelligence
6 71 (5.22%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (5.22%) Data Migration
7 68 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 67 (4.93%) Performance Monitoring
9 60 (4.42%) Database Security
10 58 (4.27%) High Availability
10 58 (4.27%) Change Management
11 56 (4.12%) Database Mirroring
12 54 (3.97%) Data Modelling
13 53 (3.90%) Database Tuning
14 33 (2.43%) Release Management
15 32 (2.35%) Incident Management
16 29 (2.13%) Capacity Management
17 28 (2.06%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 874 (64.31%) SQL
2 340 (25.02%) T-SQL
3 113 (8.31%) Shell Script
4 106 (7.80%) PL/SQL
5 86 (6.33%) PowerShell
6 46 (3.38%) Java
7 33 (2.43%) C#
8 32 (2.35%) Perl
9 26 (1.91%) Python
10 20 (1.47%) VBScript
10 20 (1.47%) Korn
10 20 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 17 (1.25%) REXX
12 16 (1.18%) JCL
13 15 (1.10%) VB
14 14 (1.03%) C
15 12 (0.88%) Bourne shell
16 11 (0.81%) Ruby
16 11 (0.81%) JavaScript
17 9 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 105 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 74 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (2.50%) Degree
5 29 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
6 17 (1.25%) MCSA
6 17 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 16 (1.18%) MCTS
8 13 (0.96%) MCITP
9 12 (0.88%) OCP
10 9 (0.66%) MCDBA
11 8 (0.59%) MCSE
12 7 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.44%) MCP
14 5 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.22%) CCNA
15 3 (0.22%) OCA
15 3 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.55%) SLA
1 21 (1.55%) QA
2 5 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 165 (12.14%) Oracle RAC
2 41 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (0.96%) Oracle Clusterware
5 11 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
6 6 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.22%) Veritas File System
8 3 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.15%) SRDF
9 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.15%) RACF
10 1 (0.074%) Firmware
10 1 (0.074%) NFS
10 1 (0.074%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 134 (9.86%) Oracle RMAN
2 123 (9.05%) Data Guard
3 51 (3.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 34 (2.50%) SCOM
5 15 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.03%) Tivoli
7 13 (0.96%) Puppet
8 10 (0.74%) OMEGAMON
9 8 (0.59%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.59%) BMC PATROL
9 8 (0.59%) Ansible
10 7 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
10 7 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.44%) WSUS
12 5 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.29%) MAINVIEW
14 3 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.22%) SCCM
15 2 (0.15%) Foglight
15 2 (0.15%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 551 (40.54%) Oracle
2 276 (20.31%) Microsoft
3 89 (6.55%) Red Hat
4 72 (5.30%) Sybase
5 60 (4.42%) VMware
6 50 (3.68%) Percona
7 43 (3.16%) IBM
8 42 (3.09%) SAP
9 28 (2.06%) Veritas
10 21 (1.55%) Teradata
11 20 (1.47%) Red Gate
12 19 (1.40%) NetApp
12 19 (1.40%) Citrix
13 16 (1.18%) HP
14 13 (0.96%) BMC
14 13 (0.96%) SolarWinds
15 11 (0.81%) 3PAR
15 11 (0.81%) Progress
16 10 (0.74%) Remedy
17 9 (0.66%) Informatica
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + non-negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wales
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arden Resourcing
Salary: Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £325 - 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surbiton, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + immediate interviews & start
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago