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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 197 158 130
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -28
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 585 673 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.32% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.42% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 362 486
Average daily rate
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£380 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 21
Average hourly rate £38.00 £40.57 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% +78.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
- +64.83%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
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 £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 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
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 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -28 525 £375 - 164
London +1 270 £400 - 68
South East -34 91 £375 +1.35% 26
City of London +13 78 £394 -1.56% 26
East of England -24 41 £375 +2.73% 3
Hampshire +2 33 £418 +21.01% 6
Yorkshire -28 28 £375 +11.94% 16
North West -9 27 £363 -12.65% 19
Scotland -29 23 £338 +1.88% 8
Wales -1 22 £448 +43.20% 6
South West -47 21 £400 +1.91% 12
West Midlands -10 18 £325 +8.33% 11
South Wales -5 17 £445 +42.40% 6
West Yorkshire -13 17 £358 +2.14% 7
Cambridgeshire +3 16 £406 +12.06% 1
Cheshire +3 15 £365 +9.36% 3
East Midlands -9 15 £378 +37.27% 7
Berkshire +3 14 £350 -5.40% 5
Suffolk - 13 £325 -
Newport -3 12 £470 +17.50%
Edinburgh -15 12 £350 -
North East -15 12 £363 +21.10% 1
Hertfordshire -9 11 £388 +10.71%
Ipswich - 11 £325 -
Farnborough +2 10 £475 +40.74%
South Yorkshire -9 9 £400 +25.00% 5
Surrey +1 8 £406 +40.08% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £313 -10.71% 3
Cambridge -4 8 £413 +10.00%
Sheffield -5 8 £388 +3.33% 2

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 903 (63.46%) SQL
2 743 (52.21%) Oracle
3 709 (49.82%) SQL Server
4 610 (42.87%) Oracle Database
5 428 (30.08%) Performance Tuning
6 379 (26.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 308 (21.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 299 (21.01%) Oracle RAC
9 297 (20.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 278 (19.54%) Linux
11 269 (18.90%) Oracle Database 10g
12 264 (18.55%) Data Guard
13 258 (18.13%) Finance
14 255 (17.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 251 (17.64%) UNIX
16 245 (17.22%) Windows
17 239 (16.80%) T-SQL
18 236 (16.58%) Replication
19 218 (15.32%) Microsoft
20 211 (14.83%) Oracle RMAN
20 211 (14.83%) SQL Server 2012
21 189 (13.28%) PL/SQL
22 177 (12.44%) Clustering
23 175 (12.30%) SQL Server 2005
24 162 (11.38%) Security Cleared
25 145 (10.19%) Migration
26 143 (10.05%) Shell Script
27 134 (9.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 132 (9.28%) Banking
29 131 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 89 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 43 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 42 (2.95%) Apache
4 25 (1.76%) IIS
5 17 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 15 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (0.42%) Oracle 10gAS
9 4 (0.28%) JCAPS
9 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle Spatial
10 3 (0.21%) CMS
10 3 (0.21%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.21%) CICS
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.14%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.14%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.070%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 64 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.070%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 79 (5.55%) Oracle Applications
2 74 (5.20%) Oracle EBS R12
3 67 (4.71%) Oracle EBS
4 27 (1.90%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
7 6 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 4 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.21%) Summit
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
11 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.070%) Dynamics GP
12 1 (0.070%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 1 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.070%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.21%) IaaS
4 2 (0.14%) SaaS
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.070%) GitHub
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.43%) SAN
2 17 (1.19%) Internet
3 7 (0.49%) LDAP
3 7 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 6 (0.42%) NAS
5 4 (0.28%) LAN
5 4 (0.28%) WAN
6 3 (0.21%) HTTP
7 2 (0.14%) CTI
7 2 (0.14%) Firewall
7 2 (0.14%) SMS
7 2 (0.14%) VPN
7 2 (0.14%) SNA
7 2 (0.14%) DNS
7 2 (0.14%) 4G
7 2 (0.14%) InfiniBand
7 2 (0.14%) VLAN
8 1 (0.070%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.070%) LTE
8 1 (0.070%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 709 (49.82%) SQL Server
2 610 (42.87%) Oracle Database
3 379 (26.63%) Oracle Database 11g
4 308 (21.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 297 (20.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 269 (18.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 255 (17.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 211 (14.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 175 (12.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 134 (9.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 125 (8.78%) MySQL
12 123 (8.64%) Relational Database
13 120 (8.43%) Data Warehouse
14 105 (7.38%) RDBMS
15 79 (5.55%) SQL Server 2000
16 69 (4.85%) Oracle Database 12c
17 67 (4.71%) Oracle9i Database
18 58 (4.08%) DB2
19 57 (4.01%) Oracle Reports
20 49 (3.44%) DTS
Development Applications
1 44 (3.09%) Oracle Forms
2 38 (2.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 26 (1.83%) Toad
4 12 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
6 9 (0.63%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.42%) Subversion
8 4 (0.28%) JIRA
9 3 (0.21%) ClearQuest
9 3 (0.21%) Maven
9 3 (0.21%) Ant
10 2 (0.14%) ERwin
10 2 (0.14%) PVCS
10 2 (0.14%) YourKit
11 1 (0.070%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.070%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.070%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.070%) CA Gen
11 1 (0.070%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.070%) ClearCase
General
1 258 (18.13%) Finance
2 132 (9.28%) Banking
3 36 (2.53%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.32%) Retail
5 26 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 14 (0.98%) Marketing
8 12 (0.84%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.56%) Publishing
9 8 (0.56%) Legal
10 7 (0.49%) Advertising
11 6 (0.42%) Games
12 5 (0.35%) Electronics
13 4 (0.28%) Law
13 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.21%) French Language
14 3 (0.21%) Billing
15 2 (0.14%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.14%) Local Government
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (4.01%) Middleware
2 46 (3.23%) .NET
3 41 (2.88%) XML
4 22 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 17 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
6 13 (0.91%) Oracle Streams
7 10 (0.70%) LAMP
8 9 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 8 (0.56%) JDBC
10 7 (0.49%) Web Services
10 7 (0.49%) WebCenter
10 7 (0.49%) ISPF
11 5 (0.35%) Hibernate
11 5 (0.35%) JSON
12 4 (0.28%) WSH
12 4 (0.28%) HTML
13 3 (0.21%) MDX
13 3 (0.21%) EDI
13 3 (0.21%) MapReduce
14 2 (0.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 236 (16.58%) Replication
2 177 (12.44%) Clustering
3 40 (2.81%) Statistics
4 23 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 19 (1.34%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.12%) NHS
7 15 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 12 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 8 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.49%) Data Extraction
11 6 (0.42%) Data Integration
12 5 (0.35%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.35%) DTV
13 4 (0.28%) Online Games
13 4 (0.28%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.28%) LPAR
13 4 (0.28%) Firmware
14 3 (0.21%) HACMP
14 3 (0.21%) GIS
14 3 (0.21%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 278 (19.54%) Linux
2 251 (17.64%) UNIX
3 245 (17.22%) Windows
4 108 (7.59%) Solaris
5 65 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (2.95%) AIX
8 40 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (1.69%) HPUX
11 19 (1.34%) Debian
12 10 (0.70%) zOS
12 10 (0.70%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.56%) 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
17 2 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 428 (30.08%) Performance Tuning
2 145 (10.19%) Migration
3 131 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 125 (8.78%) Business Intelligence
5 106 (7.45%) ITIL
6 75 (5.27%) High Availability
7 73 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
7 73 (5.13%) ETL
8 63 (4.43%) Data Modelling
9 58 (4.08%) SOA
10 54 (3.79%) Performance Monitoring
11 46 (3.23%) Database Security
12 45 (3.16%) Database Tuning
13 42 (2.95%) Change Management
14 39 (2.74%) Incident Management
14 39 (2.74%) Performance Analysis
15 33 (2.32%) E-business
16 28 (1.97%) E-Commerce
17 27 (1.90%) Root Cause Analysis
18 26 (1.83%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 903 (63.46%) SQL
2 239 (16.80%) T-SQL
3 189 (13.28%) PL/SQL
4 143 (10.05%) Shell Script
5 69 (4.85%) Perl
6 39 (2.74%) Java
7 38 (2.67%) Korn
8 37 (2.60%) PowerShell
9 32 (2.25%) C#
10 19 (1.34%) C
11 12 (0.84%) PHP
11 12 (0.84%) VB
11 12 (0.84%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.70%) JCL
13 8 (0.56%) VBScript
13 8 (0.56%) Python
14 6 (0.42%) NATURAL
14 6 (0.42%) REXX
15 5 (0.35%) DCL
15 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 162 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 126 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 45 (3.16%) Degree
5 33 (2.32%) MCDBA
6 32 (2.25%) MCITP
7 31 (2.18%) Oracle Certification
8 25 (1.76%) OCP
8 25 (1.76%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.49%) MCTS
10 7 (0.49%) MCSA
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%) CCNA
13 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.14%) OCA
14 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (4.50%) SLA
2 31 (2.18%) QA
3 11 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 11 (0.77%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.14%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.070%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 299 (21.01%) Oracle RAC
2 211 (14.83%) Oracle RMAN
3 23 (1.62%) Active Directory
4 13 (0.91%) 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 (0.070%) vSphere
9 1 (0.070%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.070%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 264 (18.55%) Data Guard
2 91 (6.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 21 (1.48%) SCOM
4 15 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
5 12 (0.84%) Tivoli
6 11 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 10 (0.70%) Control-M
7 10 (0.70%) Foglight
8 9 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 9 (0.63%) Puppet
9 8 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (0.49%) Legato
10 7 (0.49%) Oracle Statspack
11 4 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (0.28%) SCCM
11 4 (0.28%) MAINVIEW
12 3 (0.21%) MOM
12 3 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
12 3 (0.21%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 743 (52.21%) Oracle
2 218 (15.32%) Microsoft
3 69 (4.85%) Red Hat
4 67 (4.71%) Sybase
5 36 (2.53%) IBM
6 32 (2.25%) VMware
7 28 (1.97%) BMC
8 26 (1.83%) Veritas
8 26 (1.83%) Percona
9 25 (1.76%) EMC
10 23 (1.62%) HP
10 23 (1.62%) SAP
10 23 (1.62%) Red Gate
11 19 (1.34%) Sun
12 15 (1.05%) Remedy
13 14 (0.98%) Teradata
14 13 (0.91%) Cognos
15 11 (0.77%) Informatica
16 10 (0.70%) NetApp
16 10 (0.70%) Murex
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £270 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £45000 - £50000 Per Annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Lothian
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £401 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Vadis People
Rate: £0
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £360.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bootle, Merseyside
Arvato UK
Rate: Competitive depending on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
South Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £340 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £65000 - £80000 per annum + competitive Package and Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago