The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 188 162 128
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -34
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 571 673 884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.32% 1.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.43% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 362 499
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £253 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £324
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 22
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.29 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.67% +77.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £25.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £51.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-62.85% +53.84%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -34 513 £388 +3.33% 192
London +9 278 £400 +3.22% 77
South East -31 84 £369 -1.66% 30
City of London +9 78 £400 - 27
Hampshire +2 31 £443 +28.26% 12
East of England -29 28 £400 +8.47% 7
Yorkshire -37 28 £375 +12.78% 20
North West -16 27 £356 -12.57% 20
South West -41 25 £375 -10.71% 18
Wales -6 22 £448 +43.20% 4
Scotland -19 21 £338 -5.26% 7
South Wales -5 17 £445 +42.40% 4
West Yorkshire -21 17 £358 +2.14% 10
Berkshire -3 15 £350 -5.40% 5
East Midlands -9 15 £378 +37.27% 5
West Midlands -13 14 £325 +8.33% 12
Cheshire -5 13 £375 -3.22% 6
North East -13 13 £363 +21.10% 2
Newport 0 12 £470 +17.50%
Hertfordshire -1 11 £388 +19.23% 3
Farnborough +1 10 £475 +40.74% 1
Edinburgh -22 10 £350 - 3
Cambridgeshire -5 9 £419 +15.51%
South Yorkshire -10 9 £400 +63.26% 5
Glasgow 0 8 £293 -17.89% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £313 -10.71% 3
Manchester -2 8 £213 -33.59% 8
Surrey -4 8 £406 +35.41% 4
Sheffield -9 8 £388 +21.09% 2
Somerset - 8 £356 -

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 904 (62.65%) SQL
2 754 (52.25%) Oracle
3 704 (48.79%) SQL Server
4 626 (43.38%) Oracle Database
5 423 (29.31%) Performance Tuning
6 383 (26.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 305 (21.14%) Oracle RAC
8 301 (20.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 290 (20.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 287 (19.89%) Linux
11 271 (18.78%) Oracle Database 10g
12 267 (18.50%) Finance
13 264 (18.30%) Data Guard
14 256 (17.74%) UNIX
15 250 (17.33%) Windows
15 250 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 239 (16.56%) T-SQL
17 233 (16.15%) Replication
18 220 (15.25%) Microsoft
19 213 (14.76%) Oracle RMAN
20 207 (14.35%) SQL Server 2012
21 192 (13.31%) PL/SQL
22 179 (12.40%) Clustering
23 174 (12.06%) SQL Server 2005
24 162 (11.23%) Security Cleared
25 150 (10.40%) Migration
26 146 (10.12%) Shell Script
27 135 (9.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 134 (9.29%) Banking
29 133 (9.22%) Data Warehouse

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 92 (6.38%) WebLogic
2 44 (3.05%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.91%) Apache
4 27 (1.87%) IIS
5 20 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (0.55%) Oracle 10gAS
8 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.28%) JCAPS
10 4 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
11 3 (0.21%) CICS
11 3 (0.21%) CMS
11 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 64 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.76%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.069%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 80 (5.54%) Oracle Applications
2 75 (5.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 68 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (1.87%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
9 3 (0.21%) Summit
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
11 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.069%) Dynamics GP
11 1 (0.069%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.069%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.14%) SaaS
4 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.069%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.069%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.069%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 65 (4.50%) SAN
2 18 (1.25%) Internet
3 7 (0.49%) LDAP
3 7 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.42%) NAS
5 5 (0.35%) DNS
6 4 (0.28%) WAN
6 4 (0.28%) LAN
7 3 (0.21%) Firewall
7 3 (0.21%) HTTP
8 2 (0.14%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.14%) 4G
8 2 (0.14%) VPN
8 2 (0.14%) SNA
8 2 (0.14%) SMS
8 2 (0.14%) CTI
8 2 (0.14%) VLAN
9 1 (0.069%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.069%) SSH
9 1 (0.069%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 704 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 626 (43.38%) Oracle Database
3 383 (26.54%) Oracle Database 11g
4 301 (20.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 290 (20.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 271 (18.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 250 (17.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 207 (14.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 174 (12.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 135 (9.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 133 (9.22%) Data Warehouse
12 125 (8.66%) Relational Database
13 122 (8.45%) MySQL
14 106 (7.35%) RDBMS
15 78 (5.41%) SQL Server 2000
16 69 (4.78%) Oracle Database 12c
17 68 (4.71%) Oracle9i Database
18 61 (4.23%) DB2
19 57 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
20 49 (3.40%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.05%) Oracle Forms
2 37 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 25 (1.73%) Toad
4 12 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (0.62%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.35%) Subversion
8 4 (0.28%) JIRA
9 3 (0.21%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.14%) YourKit
10 2 (0.14%) Ant
10 2 (0.14%) PVCS
10 2 (0.14%) ERwin
10 2 (0.14%) Maven
11 1 (0.069%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.069%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.069%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.069%) Talend Open Studio
11 1 (0.069%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.069%) CA Gen
General
1 267 (18.50%) Finance
2 134 (9.29%) Banking
3 38 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 30 (2.08%) Retail
5 28 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 15 (1.04%) Marketing
8 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.55%) Advertising
9 8 (0.55%) Publishing
9 8 (0.55%) Legal
10 6 (0.42%) Games
11 5 (0.35%) Electronics
12 4 (0.28%) Law
12 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.21%) French Language
13 3 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.14%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.95%) Middleware
2 43 (2.98%) .NET
3 41 (2.84%) XML
4 22 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 17 (1.18%) Oracle Fusion
6 12 (0.83%) Oracle Streams
7 10 (0.69%) LAMP
8 8 (0.55%) JDBC
8 8 (0.55%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.49%) ISPF
9 7 (0.49%) Web Services
9 7 (0.49%) WebCenter
10 5 (0.35%) JSON
11 4 (0.28%) HTML
11 4 (0.28%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.21%) MDX
12 3 (0.21%) J2EE
12 3 (0.21%) EDI
12 3 (0.21%) MapReduce
13 2 (0.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 233 (16.15%) Replication
2 179 (12.40%) Clustering
3 37 (2.56%) Statistics
4 22 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 20 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.11%) NHS
7 15 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.83%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.42%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.35%) Data Extraction
11 5 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
11 5 (0.35%) DTV
12 4 (0.28%) LPAR
12 4 (0.28%) Firmware
12 4 (0.28%) CESG
12 4 (0.28%) Online Games
13 3 (0.21%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.21%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 287 (19.89%) Linux
2 256 (17.74%) UNIX
3 250 (17.33%) Windows
4 109 (7.55%) Solaris
5 67 (4.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 58 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (2.91%) AIX
7 42 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 34 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (1.73%) HPUX
10 19 (1.32%) Debian
11 11 (0.76%) zOS
12 10 (0.69%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (0.42%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.42%) OpenVMS
15 5 (0.35%) VMS
15 5 (0.35%) CentOS
16 4 (0.28%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (29.31%) Performance Tuning
2 150 (10.40%) Migration
3 132 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 128 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
5 107 (7.42%) ITIL
6 76 (5.27%) ETL
6 76 (5.27%) Capacity Planning
6 76 (5.27%) High Availability
7 72 (4.99%) Data Modelling
8 59 (4.09%) Performance Monitoring
9 58 (4.02%) SOA
10 46 (3.19%) Database Tuning
11 44 (3.05%) Change Management
12 43 (2.98%) Performance Analysis
12 43 (2.98%) Database Security
13 38 (2.63%) Incident Management
14 33 (2.29%) E-business
15 27 (1.87%) Data Migration
16 26 (1.80%) Root Cause Analysis
16 26 (1.80%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 904 (62.65%) SQL
2 239 (16.56%) T-SQL
3 192 (13.31%) PL/SQL
4 146 (10.12%) Shell Script
5 71 (4.92%) Perl
6 39 (2.70%) Java
7 38 (2.63%) Korn
8 34 (2.36%) PowerShell
9 31 (2.15%) C#
10 19 (1.32%) C
11 13 (0.90%) PHP
12 12 (0.83%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.83%) VB
13 11 (0.76%) JCL
14 9 (0.62%) Python
15 7 (0.49%) NATURAL
16 6 (0.42%) VBScript
16 6 (0.42%) REXX
17 5 (0.35%) DCL
17 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 162 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 121 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (3.12%) Degree
5 32 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
6 31 (2.15%) MCDBA
7 30 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 30 (2.08%) MCITP
8 25 (1.73%) OCP
9 9 (0.62%) MCSA
9 9 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.49%) MCTS
11 5 (0.35%) MCSE
11 5 (0.35%) MCT
12 4 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.21%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.21%) CCNA
14 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (4.50%) SLA
2 31 (2.15%) QA
3 11 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.76%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.069%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 305 (21.14%) Oracle RAC
2 213 (14.76%) Oracle RMAN
3 26 (1.80%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.42%) LiteSpeed
6 4 (0.28%) SRDF
7 3 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.14%) RACF
8 2 (0.14%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.069%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.069%) vSphere
9 1 (0.069%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 264 (18.30%) Data Guard
2 91 (6.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 21 (1.46%) SCOM
4 15 (1.04%) BMC PATROL
5 12 (0.83%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (0.69%) Foglight
7 10 (0.69%) Control-M
8 9 (0.62%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.62%) Puppet
9 8 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Statspack
10 7 (0.49%) Legato
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (0.28%) MAINVIEW
11 4 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
12 3 (0.21%) SCCM
12 3 (0.21%) MOM
12 3 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 754 (52.25%) Oracle
2 220 (15.25%) Microsoft
3 69 (4.78%) Red Hat
4 66 (4.57%) Sybase
5 39 (2.70%) IBM
6 32 (2.22%) VMware
7 28 (1.94%) BMC
8 26 (1.80%) Percona
8 26 (1.80%) Veritas
9 25 (1.73%) EMC
10 24 (1.66%) SAP
11 23 (1.59%) HP
12 19 (1.32%) Sun
12 19 (1.32%) Red Gate
13 18 (1.25%) Cognos
14 17 (1.18%) Teradata
15 15 (1.04%) Remedy
16 10 (0.69%) Business Objects
16 10 (0.69%) Informatica
16 10 (0.69%) NetApp
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rate
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £400 - 600 per day + Some Travel Expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Steria
Rate: Up to £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Good Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Steria
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago