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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 196 202 162
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -40
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 651 589 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.14% 1.08% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.16% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 372 363
Average daily rate
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£358 £387 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.68% +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 15
Average hourly rate £26.75 £38.00 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.60% -6.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.50 £25.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £41.15 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+188.46% -65.33%

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
52752 50560 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.47% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33520 30690 27691
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 1927 2009 2145
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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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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 +3 583 £363 -3.33% 224
London -49 184 £345 -13.75% 58
South East 0 108 £350 -6.66% 51
Yorkshire +21 81 £375 - 34
North West +18 64 £375 +5.26% 20
West Yorkshire +22 63 £380 +6.29% 22
South West +32 57 £395 - 23
Leeds +20 55 £380 +19.21% 15
City of London -36 48 £335 -14.92% 21
East of England +3 41 £350 -6.66% 12
Manchester +20 39 £375 +76.47% 11
Scotland +13 36 £358 +5.92% 8
Hampshire -5 29 £376 -9.88% 12
Surrey +15 27 £350 -13.84% 4
Bristol +19 26 £425 +2.40% 5
East Midlands -2 20 £400 +5.96% 10
Merseyside +3 17 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 16 £338 +8.00% 3
Wales -4 16 £350 -21.78% 3
Hertfordshire -6 16 £350 -9.67% 4
West Midlands -2 15 £358 +10.00% 15
Milton Keynes +8 14 £356 +18.75% 1
Essex +7 14 £325 -16.12% 5
Southampton +9 12 £310 -8.62% 2
Berkshire +3 12 £350 - 18
West Sussex -5 12 £325 +12.06% 2
Edinburgh -6 12 £365 +4.28% 3
Glasgow +12 11 £288 -1.70% 5
Liverpool -1 11 £350 - 1
Nottingham -3 10 £400 +6.66% 3

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 857 (65.57%) SQL
2 748 (57.23%) SQL Server
3 506 (38.71%) Oracle
4 353 (27.01%) Performance Tuning
5 352 (26.93%) Oracle Database
6 344 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 314 (24.02%) T-SQL
8 295 (22.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 258 (19.74%) Microsoft
10 251 (19.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 249 (19.05%) Windows
12 237 (18.13%) Linux
13 212 (16.22%) Replication
14 204 (15.61%) SQL Server 2012
15 190 (14.54%) Finance
16 186 (14.23%) Oracle Database 11g
17 179 (13.70%) UNIX
18 176 (13.47%) Migration
19 167 (12.78%) Clustering
20 162 (12.39%) MySQL
21 149 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
22 148 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
23 141 (10.79%) Oracle RAC
24 139 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
25 123 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
26 118 (9.03%) Security Cleared
27 113 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
28 110 (8.42%) PL/SQL
29 109 (8.34%) Oracle RMAN
30 106 (8.11%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 51 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 48 (3.67%) WebLogic
3 21 (1.61%) IIS
4 14 (1.07%) Oracle 10gAS
5 11 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.77%) OpenEdge
7 9 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.61%) Apache
8 8 (0.61%) SAS
9 7 (0.54%) JBoss
10 6 (0.46%) CICS
10 6 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
12 4 (0.31%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.23%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.077%) Lync
15 1 (0.077%) MediaWiki
15 1 (0.077%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 83 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.76%) MS Office
3 9 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.61%) MS Project
5 3 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.077%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 64 (4.90%) Oracle Applications
2 60 (4.59%) Oracle EBS
3 48 (3.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.31%) Summit
6 3 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Business One
6 3 (0.23%) Endur
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.077%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.077%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.077%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.46%) SaaS
3 3 (0.23%) GitHub
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.077%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.51%) SAN
2 20 (1.53%) Firewall
3 16 (1.22%) TCP/IP
4 14 (1.07%) Internet
5 11 (0.84%) LAN
5 11 (0.84%) NAS
6 8 (0.61%) SSL
6 8 (0.61%) WAN
6 8 (0.61%) LDAP
7 4 (0.31%) DNS
7 4 (0.31%) VLAN
8 3 (0.23%) Network Security
8 3 (0.23%) DHCP
8 3 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.15%) FTP
9 2 (0.15%) SSH
10 1 (0.077%) Extranet
10 1 (0.077%) RTP
10 1 (0.077%) DAB
10 1 (0.077%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (57.23%) SQL Server
2 352 (26.93%) Oracle Database
3 344 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 295 (22.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 251 (19.20%) SQL Server 2008
6 204 (15.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 186 (14.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 162 (12.39%) MySQL
9 148 (11.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 139 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
11 123 (9.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 99 (7.57%) Oracle Database 10g
13 92 (7.04%) Relational Database
14 88 (6.73%) DB2
15 73 (5.59%) RDBMS
16 62 (4.74%) Oracle Database 12c
17 49 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
18 44 (3.37%) SQL Server 2000
19 36 (2.75%) MongoDB
20 33 (2.52%) DTS
Development Applications
1 45 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 13 (0.99%) Toad
4 10 (0.77%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 7 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (0.54%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.38%) Subversion
8 4 (0.31%) JIRA
8 4 (0.31%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.15%) Liquibase
10 2 (0.15%) Flyway
10 2 (0.15%) Hudson
10 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.15%) Ant
11 1 (0.077%) JConsole
11 1 (0.077%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.077%) ERwin
General
1 190 (14.54%) Finance
2 73 (5.59%) Banking
3 18 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.22%) Retail
4 16 (1.22%) Marketing
5 13 (0.99%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.84%) Legal
7 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.69%) Law
8 7 (0.54%) Advertising
9 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.46%) Electronics
10 5 (0.38%) Publishing
11 3 (0.23%) Games
11 3 (0.23%) Front Office
11 3 (0.23%) Automotive
11 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.15%) Private Banking
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.077%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.83%) .NET
2 41 (3.14%) Middleware
3 34 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
4 31 (2.37%) XML
5 17 (1.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 14 (1.07%) HTML
6 14 (1.07%) Web Services
7 12 (0.92%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.84%) MDX
8 11 (0.84%) CGI
9 9 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
10 7 (0.54%) SAP Basis
11 6 (0.46%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 6 (0.46%) J2EE
11 6 (0.46%) HTML5
12 5 (0.38%) ISPF
12 5 (0.38%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle Streams
13 4 (0.31%) CSS
14 3 (0.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 212 (16.22%) Replication
2 167 (12.78%) Clustering
3 53 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.37%) Mainframe
6 24 (1.84%) NHS
7 20 (1.53%) Management Information System
7 20 (1.53%) Statistics
8 9 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 7 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.46%) FMCG
10 6 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.46%) DTV
10 6 (0.46%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.38%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.38%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.31%) CMDB
13 3 (0.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 249 (19.05%) Windows
2 237 (18.13%) Linux
3 179 (13.70%) UNIX
4 74 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 61 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (4.44%) Solaris
7 51 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 48 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (1.99%) zOS
10 24 (1.84%) AIX
11 16 (1.22%) HPUX
12 12 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (0.69%) SUSE
14 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.23%) CentOS
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.23%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (27.01%) Performance Tuning
2 176 (13.47%) Migration
3 149 (11.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 113 (8.65%) Business Intelligence
5 106 (8.11%) ETL
6 98 (7.50%) ITIL
7 78 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
8 75 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
9 71 (5.43%) Data Modelling
10 64 (4.90%) Data Migration
11 58 (4.44%) Database Security
12 57 (4.36%) High Availability
13 51 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (3.52%) Database Tuning
14 46 (3.52%) Database Mirroring
15 43 (3.29%) Change Management
16 29 (2.22%) Incident Management
17 28 (2.14%) Capacity Management
18 26 (1.99%) Patch Management
19 25 (1.91%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 857 (65.57%) SQL
2 314 (24.02%) T-SQL
3 110 (8.42%) PL/SQL
4 90 (6.89%) Shell Script
5 71 (5.43%) PowerShell
6 42 (3.21%) Java
7 38 (2.91%) C#
8 34 (2.60%) Perl
9 28 (2.14%) Python
10 22 (1.68%) Korn
11 19 (1.45%) REXX
12 18 (1.38%) JCL
12 18 (1.38%) C
13 16 (1.22%) VBScript
13 16 (1.22%) VB
14 15 (1.15%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.92%) Bourne shell
16 11 (0.84%) Ruby
16 11 (0.84%) PHP
16 11 (0.84%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 118 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 95 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 53 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (1.99%) Degree
5 22 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
5 22 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.07%) MCITP
7 13 (0.99%) MCDBA
8 11 (0.84%) MCSA
9 10 (0.77%) OCP
10 9 (0.69%) MCSE
10 9 (0.69%) MCTS
11 8 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.46%) MCP
13 4 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.23%) CCNA
14 3 (0.23%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.23%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.077%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.53%) SLA
2 15 (1.15%) QA
3 6 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.077%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 141 (10.79%) Oracle RAC
2 39 (2.98%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.84%) Time Sharing Option
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle Clusterware
5 6 (0.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.23%) Veritas File System
7 3 (0.23%) Firmware
8 2 (0.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.15%) RACF
8 2 (0.15%) SRDF
9 1 (0.077%) NFS
9 1 (0.077%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.077%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 109 (8.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 91 (6.96%) Data Guard
3 45 (3.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (1.22%) Tivoli
5 15 (1.15%) SCOM
6 14 (1.07%) Puppet
7 12 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (0.77%) OMEGAMON
9 8 (0.61%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.54%) Ansible
11 6 (0.46%) WSUS
12 5 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.38%) MAINVIEW
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle ZFS
14 3 (0.23%) Foglight
14 3 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.23%) SCCM
15 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 506 (38.71%) Oracle
2 258 (19.74%) Microsoft
3 76 (5.81%) Red Hat
4 62 (4.74%) VMware
5 49 (3.75%) Percona
6 46 (3.52%) IBM
7 35 (2.68%) Sybase
8 26 (1.99%) Red Gate
9 24 (1.84%) SAP
10 23 (1.76%) Teradata
11 19 (1.45%) NetApp
12 18 (1.38%) HP
13 17 (1.30%) Citrix
14 15 (1.15%) Sun
14 15 (1.15%) Veritas
15 14 (1.07%) BMC
16 12 (0.92%) SolarWinds
17 11 (0.84%) Greenplum
18 10 (0.77%) Remedy
18 10 (0.77%) Progress
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Salt
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago