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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 194 141 129
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 591 777 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.51% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.63% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 438 412
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £479 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.60 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.58 £50.76 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +28.78%

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -59 538 £375 +2.73% 173
London -27 250 £375 - 52
City of London -8 83 £369 -1.66% 18
South East -84 76 £400 +9.10% 37
South West +1 56 £400 +20.30% 10
Yorkshire -19 45 £350 -6.66% 29
West Midlands +3 33 £338 +10.20% 8
West Yorkshire -24 31 £400 +5.96% 13
North West -17 30 £325 -10.09% 14
Scotland 0 26 £325 -4.41% 7
Surrey -7 26 £375 +20.00% 8
East of England -38 26 £363 +5.07% 9
Hampshire -37 23 £430 +15.47% 15
Leeds -13 20 £413 +8.55% 9
Manchester -8 17 £325 +22.64% 6
Glasgow +4 15 £325 - 1
Wales -10 15 £379 +13.90% 5
Birmingham -2 14 £338 +12.50% 1
Somerset +1 13 £375 -29.24% 1
Bristol -6 13 £458 +26.20% 2
Hertfordshire +11 12 £295 - 1
Gloucestershire -6 11 £400 +23.07%
Edinburgh -14 11 £374 -3.54% 5
Merseyside 0 9 £350 -6.66% 3
Berkshire -4 9 £298 -6.66% 6
South Wales -10 9 £393 +18.04% 5
Staines -11 9 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands -14 8 £378 +18.89% 9
North East -35 8 £250 -9.50% 4
Warwickshire - 8 £350 -

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 789 (67.38%) SQL
2 550 (46.97%) SQL Server
3 521 (44.49%) Oracle
4 425 (36.29%) Oracle Database
5 345 (29.46%) Performance Tuning
6 272 (23.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 243 (20.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 234 (19.98%) Linux
9 231 (19.73%) Replication
10 224 (19.13%) SQL Server 2008
11 223 (19.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 222 (18.96%) Finance
13 201 (17.16%) T-SQL
14 183 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
15 179 (15.29%) Microsoft
16 177 (15.12%) Windows
17 168 (14.35%) UNIX
18 166 (14.18%) PL/SQL
19 163 (13.92%) Migration
20 154 (13.15%) Oracle Database 10g
21 151 (12.89%) Oracle RMAN
22 149 (12.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 143 (12.21%) SQL Server 2012
24 139 (11.87%) Data Guard
25 138 (11.78%) Security Cleared
26 130 (11.10%) Clustering
27 125 (10.67%) Banking
28 120 (10.25%) Relational Database
29 105 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
30 104 (8.88%) Shell Script

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 57 (4.87%) WebLogic
2 25 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.37%) IIS
3 16 (1.37%) Oracle Application Server
4 13 (1.11%) Apache
5 10 (0.85%) Oracle 9iAS
5 10 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (0.85%) Oracle 10gAS
6 6 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.43%) SAS
8 4 (0.34%) CICS
8 4 (0.34%) AquaLogic
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.17%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.17%) JBoss
11 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.085%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 56 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.68%) MS Office
3 4 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.17%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 77 (6.58%) Oracle EBS
2 64 (5.47%) Oracle Applications
3 48 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 22 (1.88%) Oracle 11i
5 8 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.34%) Agresso
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle iProcurement
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle HRMS
9 1 (0.085%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.085%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.26%) SaaS
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.085%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.16%) SAN
2 6 (0.51%) Internet
3 5 (0.43%) Firewall
3 5 (0.43%) NAS
4 4 (0.34%) DNS
4 4 (0.34%) FTP
5 1 (0.085%) HTTP
5 1 (0.085%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.085%) SNA
5 1 (0.085%) LDAP
5 1 (0.085%) LAN
5 1 (0.085%) SMS
5 1 (0.085%) WAN
5 1 (0.085%) SSL
5 1 (0.085%) SSH
5 1 (0.085%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 550 (46.97%) SQL Server
2 425 (36.29%) Oracle Database
3 272 (23.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 243 (20.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 224 (19.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 223 (19.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 154 (13.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 149 (12.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 143 (12.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 120 (10.25%) Relational Database
11 105 (8.97%) Data Warehouse
12 103 (8.80%) RDBMS
13 96 (8.20%) SQL Server 2005
14 93 (7.94%) MySQL
15 74 (6.32%) DB2
16 57 (4.87%) Oracle Database 12c
17 42 (3.59%) Oracle Reports
18 41 (3.50%) SQL Server 2000
19 39 (3.33%) Sybase ASE
20 38 (3.25%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 28 (2.39%) Toad
2 23 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (1.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 14 (1.20%) Visual Studio
5 13 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
7 8 (0.68%) ClearQuest
8 6 (0.51%) Subversion
8 6 (0.51%) Maven
8 6 (0.51%) JIRA
9 5 (0.43%) ERwin
10 4 (0.34%) ClearCase
11 3 (0.26%) Ant
11 3 (0.26%) Git (software)
11 3 (0.26%) Liquibase
12 2 (0.17%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
12 2 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
13 1 (0.085%) PowerBuilder
General
1 222 (18.96%) Finance
2 125 (10.67%) Banking
3 36 (3.07%) Investment Banking
4 31 (2.65%) Retail
5 15 (1.28%) Telecoms
6 9 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.77%) Marketing
7 8 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.68%) Legal
8 7 (0.60%) Games
9 6 (0.51%) Advertising
10 4 (0.34%) Law
11 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.26%) Electronics
11 3 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.085%) International Banking
13 1 (0.085%) Local Government
13 1 (0.085%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.67%) .NET
2 37 (3.16%) Middleware
3 22 (1.88%) Oracle Fusion
4 20 (1.71%) Web Services
5 13 (1.11%) XML
6 11 (0.94%) Oracle Streams
7 6 (0.51%) WebCenter
7 6 (0.51%) SAP Basis
7 6 (0.51%) Java EE
7 6 (0.51%) LAMP
7 6 (0.51%) WSH
8 5 (0.43%) HTML
8 5 (0.43%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.43%) MDX
8 5 (0.43%) ISPF
8 5 (0.43%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.43%) BSON
9 4 (0.34%) JDBC
9 4 (0.34%) SOAP
9 4 (0.34%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 231 (19.73%) Replication
2 130 (11.10%) Clustering
3 58 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.25%) Statistics
5 22 (1.88%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.88%) Open Source
5 22 (1.88%) NHS
6 17 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 17 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.11%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 9 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.60%) Data Extraction
11 7 (0.60%) CLARiiON
11 7 (0.60%) Symmetrix
12 5 (0.43%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.43%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.26%) HACMP
13 3 (0.26%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 234 (19.98%) Linux
2 177 (15.12%) Windows
3 168 (14.35%) UNIX
4 82 (7.00%) Solaris
5 55 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 36 (3.07%) AIX
7 28 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (1.20%) zOS
11 13 (1.11%) HPUX
12 11 (0.94%) CentOS
13 9 (0.77%) SUSE
14 8 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.51%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.34%) VMS
17 3 (0.26%) OpenVMS
17 3 (0.26%) MVS
18 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 2 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (29.46%) Performance Tuning
2 163 (13.92%) Migration
3 99 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
4 91 (7.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (6.83%) Performance Monitoring
6 69 (5.89%) ETL
7 66 (5.64%) ITIL
8 64 (5.47%) Agile Software Development
9 62 (5.29%) Database Security
10 57 (4.87%) Change Management
11 55 (4.70%) Data Modelling
12 54 (4.61%) Database Tuning
13 51 (4.36%) Capacity Planning
14 47 (4.01%) Data Migration
15 39 (3.33%) High Availability
16 37 (3.16%) SOA
17 29 (2.48%) E-Commerce
18 27 (2.31%) Configuration Management
19 23 (1.96%) Incident Management
20 22 (1.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 789 (67.38%) SQL
2 201 (17.16%) T-SQL
3 166 (14.18%) PL/SQL
4 104 (8.88%) Shell Script
5 46 (3.93%) Perl
6 37 (3.16%) PowerShell
7 34 (2.90%) Korn
8 29 (2.48%) Java
9 21 (1.79%) C#
10 19 (1.62%) VB
11 13 (1.11%) VBScript
11 13 (1.11%) C
12 6 (0.51%) PHP
12 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 6 (0.51%) Python
12 6 (0.51%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.43%) JCL
14 3 (0.26%) XQuery
14 3 (0.26%) VBA
14 3 (0.26%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 138 (11.78%) Security Cleared
2 97 (8.28%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (2.99%) Degree
5 34 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
6 26 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 23 (1.96%) MCITP
8 14 (1.20%) MCTS
8 14 (1.20%) MCDBA
9 11 (0.94%) OCP
10 6 (0.51%) MCSE
11 5 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.34%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.17%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.085%) MCSA
14 1 (0.085%) MCT
14 1 (0.085%) OCA
14 1 (0.085%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.82%) SLA
2 19 (1.62%) QA
3 8 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.085%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.085%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 183 (15.63%) Oracle RAC
2 151 (12.89%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (1.20%) Active Directory
4 11 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.17%) vSphere
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.085%) Veritas File System
7 1 (0.085%) Firmware
7 1 (0.085%) RACF
7 1 (0.085%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.085%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.085%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 139 (11.87%) Data Guard
2 79 (6.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 19 (1.62%) SCOM
4 16 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (0.77%) Puppet
6 7 (0.60%) Tivoli
6 7 (0.60%) SCCM
7 6 (0.51%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.43%) OpenView
8 5 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.26%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.26%) Nagios
10 3 (0.26%) OMEGAMON
10 3 (0.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 3 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.17%) MAINVIEW
11 2 (0.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 521 (44.49%) Oracle
2 179 (15.29%) Microsoft
3 74 (6.32%) Sybase
4 56 (4.78%) Red Hat
5 40 (3.42%) IBM
6 31 (2.65%) BMC
7 27 (2.31%) VMware
8 26 (2.22%) Sun
9 23 (1.96%) SAP
10 19 (1.62%) HP
10 19 (1.62%) Red Gate
11 16 (1.37%) Veritas
12 15 (1.28%) Teradata
13 12 (1.02%) Business Objects
14 11 (0.94%) EMC
15 9 (0.77%) NetApp
16 7 (0.60%) Remedy
17 6 (0.51%) CA
17 6 (0.51%) ServiceNow
18 5 (0.43%) Vertica
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City, London
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Rotherham
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Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
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City, London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day + market rates
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
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Rate: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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City, London
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £150 - £175 per day + competitive
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