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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 190 139 153
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +14
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 662 829 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.52% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.65% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 516 355
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
Average hourly rate £38.75 £38.86 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.27% +49.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £13.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +68.26%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 4 May 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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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 -51 595 £375 - 200
London -26 229 £425 +3.97% 71
South East -32 93 £350 -9.67% 38
North West -14 58 £350 +8.52% 26
City of London +6 57 £425 +3.97% 14
East Midlands +34 54 £325 -10.95% 9
Yorkshire -50 52 £320 -11.72% 23
South West -13 38 £400 +14.28% 12
Scotland -1 33 £350 +4.47% 8
West Midlands -7 33 £400 +23.07% 9
East of England -7 32 £325 -13.33% 11
West Yorkshire -25 32 £348 +2.20% 19
Hampshire -16 31 £356 -10.93% 14
Manchester -11 27 £375 +5.26% 18
Surrey +12 26 £388 +4.72% 7
Nottinghamshire +20 24 £325 -13.33% 6
Wales - 24 £239 - 7
Nottingham +16 23 £325 -13.33% 5
Glasgow +2 18 £330 +3.52% 2
Cardiff - 18 £203 - 4
South Wales - 18 £203 - 6
Leeds -26 17 £375 +15.38% 12
Merseyside -4 15 £350 +35.92% 3
South Yorkshire -23 15 £275 -26.66% 3
Hertfordshire +14 14 £350 -21.12% 7
Liverpool -2 14 £388 +40.90% 2
Leicester +20 13 £315 +6.77%
Leicestershire +14 13 £315 -3.07%
Wiltshire +14 13 £305 -23.75% 4
Berkshire -18 13 £400 +31.14% 6

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 779 (64.43%) SQL
2 646 (53.43%) SQL Server
3 487 (40.28%) Oracle
4 364 (30.11%) Oracle Database
5 352 (29.11%) Performance Tuning
6 315 (26.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 267 (22.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 230 (19.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 220 (18.20%) T-SQL
10 208 (17.20%) Microsoft
11 196 (16.21%) Finance
12 192 (15.88%) Windows
13 186 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 175 (14.47%) Linux
15 166 (13.73%) Replication
16 158 (13.07%) UNIX
17 153 (12.66%) Migration
17 153 (12.66%) SQL Server 2012
18 148 (12.24%) Oracle RAC
19 142 (11.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 141 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
21 140 (11.58%) Security Cleared
22 136 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
23 133 (11.00%) Clustering
24 127 (10.50%) Oracle RMAN
25 125 (10.34%) PL/SQL
26 124 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
27 111 (9.18%) MySQL
28 107 (8.85%) SC Cleared
29 106 (8.77%) Data Guard

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 61 (5.05%) WebLogic
2 47 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 20 (1.65%) IIS
4 18 (1.49%) Oracle 10gAS
5 15 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
6 12 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 11 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (0.83%) Oracle 9iAS
9 8 (0.66%) SAS
10 6 (0.50%) OpenEdge
11 5 (0.41%) Apache
11 5 (0.41%) CICS
12 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.33%) JBoss
13 3 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
14 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.083%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.083%) WebLogic Portal
15 1 (0.083%) WorkSite
15 1 (0.083%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 63 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.82%) MS Office
3 5 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.33%) MS Project
5 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.083%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 104 (8.60%) Oracle EBS
2 84 (6.95%) Oracle Applications
3 63 (5.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.49%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 4 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.083%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.083%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.083%) Endur
10 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.083%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.083%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.25%) SaaS
3 3 (0.25%) GitHub
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.083%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (4.71%) SAN
2 15 (1.24%) Internet
3 13 (1.08%) Firewall
4 11 (0.91%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.91%) LAN
5 9 (0.74%) NAS
6 8 (0.66%) SSL
6 8 (0.66%) WAN
6 8 (0.66%) LDAP
7 3 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.17%) Network Security
8 2 (0.17%) HTTP
8 2 (0.17%) DNS
9 1 (0.083%) FTP
9 1 (0.083%) Extranet
9 1 (0.083%) RTP
9 1 (0.083%) DAB
9 1 (0.083%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 646 (53.43%) SQL Server
2 364 (30.11%) Oracle Database
3 315 (26.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 267 (22.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 230 (19.02%) SQL Server 2008
6 186 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 153 (12.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 142 (11.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 136 (11.25%) Data Warehouse
10 111 (9.18%) MySQL
11 89 (7.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 86 (7.11%) Oracle Database 10g
13 84 (6.95%) Relational Database
14 72 (5.96%) DB2
15 64 (5.29%) RDBMS
15 64 (5.29%) Oracle Database 12c
16 38 (3.14%) PostgreSQL
17 36 (2.98%) MongoDB
18 31 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
19 30 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 16 (1.32%) Toad
4 13 (1.08%) Oracle Forms
5 9 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (0.66%) CA Gen
7 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.33%) Subversion
8 4 (0.33%) JIRA
9 3 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (0.17%) ClearQuest
10 2 (0.17%) ProC
10 2 (0.17%) ERwin
10 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.083%) WebSpeed
11 1 (0.083%) JConsole
11 1 (0.083%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 196 (16.21%) Finance
2 79 (6.53%) Banking
3 22 (1.82%) Retail
4 20 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 12 (0.99%) Legal
6 11 (0.91%) Marketing
7 9 (0.74%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.58%) Advertising
8 7 (0.58%) Law
9 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.41%) Games
10 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 2 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.083%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.083%) Publishing
13 1 (0.083%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.14%) Middleware
2 42 (3.47%) Oracle Fusion
3 41 (3.39%) .NET
4 29 (2.40%) XML
5 22 (1.82%) Web Services
6 18 (1.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 14 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 12 (0.99%) HTML
9 11 (0.91%) CGI
10 9 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (0.66%) SAP Basis
11 8 (0.66%) MDX
12 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 5 (0.41%) Oracle Streams
13 5 (0.41%) BSON
13 5 (0.41%) HTML5
14 4 (0.33%) WebCenter
14 4 (0.33%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.33%) CSS
14 4 (0.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 166 (13.73%) Replication
2 133 (11.00%) Clustering
3 52 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (2.40%) NHS
5 26 (2.15%) Mainframe
5 26 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 25 (2.07%) Open Source
7 24 (1.99%) Statistics
8 11 (0.91%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 7 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.41%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.41%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.41%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
13 4 (0.33%) Equities
13 4 (0.33%) FMCG
13 4 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
14 3 (0.25%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 192 (15.88%) Windows
2 175 (14.47%) Linux
3 158 (13.07%) UNIX
4 62 (5.13%) Solaris
5 51 (4.22%) AIX
6 47 (3.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (2.32%) HPUX
9 28 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (0.99%) zOS
11 9 (0.74%) SUSE
12 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.41%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.083%) VMS
15 1 (0.083%) MVS
15 1 (0.083%) OS/2
15 1 (0.083%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 352 (29.11%) Performance Tuning
2 153 (12.66%) Migration
3 141 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 124 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 95 (7.86%) ETL
6 77 (6.37%) Performance Monitoring
7 64 (5.29%) Data Modelling
8 62 (5.13%) ITIL
9 61 (5.05%) Capacity Planning
10 57 (4.71%) High Availability
11 51 (4.22%) Database Security
11 51 (4.22%) Agile Software Development
12 48 (3.97%) Database Tuning
13 41 (3.39%) Data Migration
14 40 (3.31%) Incident Management
14 40 (3.31%) Database Mirroring
15 37 (3.06%) Change Management
16 35 (2.89%) SOA
17 34 (2.81%) Configuration Management
18 24 (1.99%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 779 (64.43%) SQL
2 220 (18.20%) T-SQL
3 125 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 85 (7.03%) Shell Script
5 38 (3.14%) PowerShell
6 37 (3.06%) Java
7 35 (2.89%) Perl
8 31 (2.56%) C#
9 28 (2.32%) Korn
10 17 (1.41%) VB
11 15 (1.24%) C
12 14 (1.16%) COBOL
12 14 (1.16%) REXX
13 13 (1.08%) JavaScript
14 11 (0.91%) Python
14 11 (0.91%) Ruby
15 10 (0.83%) VBScript
15 10 (0.83%) JCL
15 10 (0.83%) Assembly Language
16 9 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 140 (11.58%) Security Cleared
2 107 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.56%) DV Cleared
4 39 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
6 21 (1.74%) MCITP
7 19 (1.57%) MCDBA
8 18 (1.49%) Degree
9 9 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.66%) MCTS
10 8 (0.66%) OCP
11 6 (0.50%) MCP
12 5 (0.41%) MCSE
13 4 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.33%) MCSA
14 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.25%) CCNA
14 3 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (1.74%) SLA
2 12 (0.99%) QA
3 7 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.083%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 148 (12.24%) Oracle RAC
2 33 (2.73%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.24%) Oracle Clusterware
5 7 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.17%) SRDF
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.17%) RACF
8 1 (0.083%) NFS
8 1 (0.083%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.083%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.083%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.083%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.083%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 127 (10.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 106 (8.77%) Data Guard
3 59 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 9 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 8 (0.66%) Puppet
6 8 (0.66%) Oracle Flashback
7 7 (0.58%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.58%) SCOM
8 6 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
8 6 (0.50%) WSUS
9 5 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.25%) OMEGAMON
12 2 (0.17%) MAINVIEW
12 2 (0.17%) Control-M
12 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
12 2 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 487 (40.28%) Oracle
2 208 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 53 (4.38%) Red Hat
4 37 (3.06%) VMware
5 34 (2.81%) Sybase
6 28 (2.32%) IBM
7 27 (2.23%) Teradata
8 26 (2.15%) Red Gate
9 23 (1.90%) Percona
10 19 (1.57%) NetApp
11 18 (1.49%) Sun
12 16 (1.32%) SAP
12 16 (1.32%) HP
13 13 (1.08%) Remedy
14 11 (0.91%) BMC
14 11 (0.91%) Siebel
14 11 (0.91%) Greenplum
15 10 (0.83%) Informatica
16 9 (0.74%) Veritas
17 7 (0.58%) EMC
Watford, Hertfordshire
Roc Search Limited
Posted: 21 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Anantha Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £325 per annum, Benefits: Day Rate £325
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + possible home working 2-3 days per week
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + possible home working 2-3 days per week
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: Flexible upon Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Square One Resources
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Venn Group
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £125 - £130 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £475 per day + 6 month rolling
Posted: 10 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago