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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 200 165 147
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -18
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 576 677 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.27% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.37% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 369 424
Average daily rate
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£368 £368 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +88.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.90 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.40 £45.00 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.57 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +88.69%

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
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 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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
England -36 526 £365 -1.48% 183
London +2 254 £375 -6.25% 71
South East -38 89 £350 - 30
City of London +31 75 £375 -6.25% 36
East of England -17 43 £375 +7.14% 11
North West -2 40 £350 +12.90% 21
Hampshire -19 31 £369 -4.22% 14
Scotland -4 30 £340 -9.33% 4
Yorkshire -30 28 £338 -3.57% 28
Cheshire +20 21 £342 +22.23% 6
West Midlands -18 21 £350 +12.00% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 17 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +7 17 £350 -2.43% 4
East Midlands -4 17 £350 +16.18% 3
South West -54 16 £400 +4.23% 8
North East -9 14 £363 - 2
Wales -7 13 £448 +47.93% 2
Hertfordshire -7 13 £325 - 3
South Yorkshire -7 13 £338 +5.46% 5
Surrey -2 12 £325 +16.07% 4
West Yorkshire -11 12 £338 -3.57% 16
Edinburgh -17 11 £330 -22.35%
Birmingham +1 10 £350 +18.14% 2
Suffolk 0 10 £338 +35.00%
Sheffield -7 10 £325 -13.33% 3
Glasgow -17 10 £325 - 3
Cambridge -1 9 £413 +10.00% 1
South Wales -7 9 £445 +47.10% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 9 £365 - 2
Tyne and Wear -18 9 £365 - 2

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 838 (64.36%) SQL
2 672 (51.61%) Oracle
3 661 (50.77%) SQL Server
4 541 (41.55%) Oracle Database
5 403 (30.95%) Performance Tuning
6 337 (25.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 294 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 279 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 271 (20.81%) Linux
10 254 (19.51%) Oracle RAC
11 253 (19.43%) Oracle Database 10g
12 240 (18.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 239 (18.36%) Data Guard
14 231 (17.74%) Finance
15 229 (17.59%) T-SQL
16 226 (17.36%) Replication
17 225 (17.28%) Windows
18 213 (16.36%) Microsoft
19 212 (16.28%) UNIX
20 202 (15.51%) SQL Server 2012
21 198 (15.21%) Oracle RMAN
22 170 (13.06%) PL/SQL
23 147 (11.29%) Clustering
23 147 (11.29%) Security Cleared
24 145 (11.14%) SQL Server 2005
25 138 (10.60%) Migration
26 129 (9.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 127 (9.75%) Banking
28 122 (9.37%) MySQL
29 116 (8.91%) SC Cleared

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 75 (5.76%) WebLogic
2 40 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 35 (2.69%) Apache
4 16 (1.23%) IIS
5 15 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (0.84%) Oracle Application Server
7 8 (0.61%) Oracle 10gAS
8 6 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
9 4 (0.31%) Oracle Spatial
9 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.31%) CICS
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.15%) JCAPS
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.077%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.077%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 59 (4.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.077%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 68 (5.22%) Oracle Applications
2 60 (4.61%) Oracle EBS
3 54 (4.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (1.54%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
8 3 (0.23%) Summit
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.077%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.077%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.23%) IaaS
3 2 (0.15%) SaaS
4 1 (0.077%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.077%) GitHub
4 1 (0.077%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.077%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 51 (3.92%) SAN
2 14 (1.08%) Internet
3 7 (0.54%) LDAP
4 5 (0.38%) NAS
5 4 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.23%) FTP
6 3 (0.23%) HTTP
6 3 (0.23%) SMS
6 3 (0.23%) SNA
6 3 (0.23%) Firewall
7 2 (0.15%) DNS
7 2 (0.15%) WAN
7 2 (0.15%) LAN
7 2 (0.15%) VPN
7 2 (0.15%) InfiniBand
8 1 (0.077%) 4G
8 1 (0.077%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.077%) 3G
8 1 (0.077%) 2G
8 1 (0.077%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 661 (50.77%) SQL Server
2 541 (41.55%) Oracle Database
3 337 (25.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 294 (22.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 279 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 253 (19.43%) Oracle Database 10g
7 240 (18.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 202 (15.51%) SQL Server 2012
9 145 (11.14%) SQL Server 2005
10 129 (9.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 122 (9.37%) MySQL
12 112 (8.60%) Relational Database
13 104 (7.99%) Data Warehouse
14 92 (7.07%) RDBMS
15 75 (5.76%) SQL Server 2000
16 65 (4.99%) Oracle Database 12c
17 64 (4.92%) DB2
17 64 (4.92%) Oracle9i Database
18 54 (4.15%) Oracle Reports
19 44 (3.38%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 39 (3.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 34 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
3 28 (2.15%) Toad
4 15 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.08%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.38%) Subversion
6 5 (0.38%) Maven
6 5 (0.38%) JIRA
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.31%) ERwin
8 3 (0.23%) ClearQuest
8 3 (0.23%) Ant
8 3 (0.23%) Git (software)
9 2 (0.15%) YourKit
9 2 (0.15%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (0.15%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.15%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.077%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.077%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.077%) TeamCity
General
1 231 (17.74%) Finance
2 127 (9.75%) Banking
3 44 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.38%) Retail
5 26 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.31%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.08%) Marketing
8 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.61%) Advertising
10 7 (0.54%) Legal
11 6 (0.46%) Publishing
11 6 (0.46%) Games
12 5 (0.38%) Electronics
13 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.23%) Law
14 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.15%) International Banking
15 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.15%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.92%) Middleware
2 46 (3.53%) .NET
3 39 (3.00%) XML
4 19 (1.46%) ASP.NET
5 16 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 15 (1.15%) Oracle Streams
7 10 (0.77%) ISPF
8 9 (0.69%) LAMP
9 8 (0.61%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.61%) Web Services
10 7 (0.54%) JDBC
10 7 (0.54%) WebCenter
11 5 (0.38%) HTML
11 5 (0.38%) WSH
11 5 (0.38%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.23%) JSON
12 3 (0.23%) EDI
12 3 (0.23%) SOAP
12 3 (0.23%) HTML5
13 2 (0.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 226 (17.36%) Replication
2 147 (11.29%) Clustering
3 37 (2.84%) Statistics
4 24 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.23%) NHS
6 15 (1.15%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 12 (0.92%) Hedge funds
8 10 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (0.61%) Data Extraction
10 7 (0.54%) Open Source
10 7 (0.54%) CLARiiON
10 7 (0.54%) Symmetrix
11 6 (0.46%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.38%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.38%) DTV
12 5 (0.38%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.31%) Firmware
13 4 (0.31%) Online Games
14 3 (0.23%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 271 (20.81%) Linux
2 225 (17.28%) Windows
3 212 (16.28%) UNIX
4 104 (7.99%) Solaris
5 69 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (3.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 40 (3.07%) AIX
8 37 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.46%) Debian
11 12 (0.92%) zOS
12 10 (0.77%) HPUX
13 9 (0.69%) Windows 2000
14 7 (0.54%) CentOS
15 6 (0.46%) OpenVMS
16 5 (0.38%) VMS
16 5 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.23%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (30.95%) Performance Tuning
2 138 (10.60%) Migration
3 109 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
4 106 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 96 (7.37%) ITIL
6 75 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
7 64 (4.92%) Data Modelling
8 63 (4.84%) ETL
9 60 (4.61%) High Availability
10 57 (4.38%) Database Security
11 54 (4.15%) Change Management
12 51 (3.92%) Database Tuning
13 50 (3.84%) Performance Monitoring
14 46 (3.53%) SOA
15 37 (2.84%) Performance Analysis
16 34 (2.61%) E-Commerce
17 29 (2.23%) Data Management
17 29 (2.23%) Incident Management
18 24 (1.84%) Problem Management
18 24 (1.84%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 838 (64.36%) SQL
2 229 (17.59%) T-SQL
3 170 (13.06%) PL/SQL
4 105 (8.06%) Shell Script
5 67 (5.15%) Perl
6 44 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 41 (3.15%) Java
8 38 (2.92%) Korn
9 36 (2.76%) C#
10 19 (1.46%) C
11 13 (1.00%) VB
11 13 (1.00%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.77%) PHP
13 9 (0.69%) Python
13 9 (0.69%) JCL
14 7 (0.54%) REXX
14 7 (0.54%) VBScript
15 5 (0.38%) DCL
16 4 (0.31%) VBA
16 4 (0.31%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 147 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 116 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 68 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 43 (3.30%) Degree
5 37 (2.84%) MCITP
6 31 (2.38%) MCDBA
7 27 (2.07%) Oracle Certification
8 23 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 20 (1.54%) OCP
10 14 (1.08%) MCTS
11 11 (0.84%) MCSE
12 10 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.61%) MCSA
14 4 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.23%) IBM Certification
15 3 (0.23%) MCT
15 3 (0.23%) CCNA
15 3 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
16 2 (0.15%) PMI Certification
16 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.99%) SLA
2 28 (2.15%) QA
3 11 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.15%) HL7
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 254 (19.51%) Oracle RAC
2 198 (15.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 17 (1.31%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.31%) LiteSpeed
5 4 (0.31%) SRDF
6 3 (0.23%) vSphere
6 3 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.23%) RACF
6 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.077%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.077%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.077%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 239 (18.36%) Data Guard
2 85 (6.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 29 (2.23%) SCOM
4 16 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
5 14 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (0.92%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.84%) Puppet
8 10 (0.77%) SCCM
9 9 (0.69%) Control-M
9 9 (0.69%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.54%) Legato
10 7 (0.54%) Oracle Statspack
11 6 (0.46%) Foglight
11 6 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
12 4 (0.31%) MAINVIEW
12 4 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
13 3 (0.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 672 (51.61%) Oracle
2 213 (16.36%) Microsoft
3 74 (5.68%) Sybase
3 74 (5.68%) Red Hat
4 41 (3.15%) IBM
5 38 (2.92%) BMC
6 30 (2.30%) Red Gate
7 28 (2.15%) EMC
8 25 (1.92%) SAP
9 24 (1.84%) VMware
10 22 (1.69%) Percona
11 21 (1.61%) HP
12 20 (1.54%) Veritas
13 15 (1.15%) Sun
14 14 (1.08%) Remedy
15 13 (1.00%) Teradata
16 11 (0.84%) Cognos
17 10 (0.77%) Murex
17 10 (0.77%) NetApp
18 9 (0.69%) Informatica
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £475 to £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Royal Veterinary College
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rates Apply.
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £43 - £46 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Volt
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £45 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Modis International - London
Posted: 15 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ ESM
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago