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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 206 153 149
Rank change year-on-year
-53 -4
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 597 730 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.39% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.50% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 468 353
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +63.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +73.07%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 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 22 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 22 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 -48 538 £375 - 218
London -47 203 £413 - 90
South East -23 93 £350 -5.40% 38
City of London -13 51 £425 +4.93% 25
Yorkshire -54 49 £375 +3.44% 25
North West -12 48 £350 +3.70% 17
East Midlands +19 43 £375 +2.73% 12
East of England +22 42 £350 -6.66% 8
West Yorkshire -22 34 £375 +10.29% 21
Scotland -4 31 £330 +1.53% 10
Hampshire -4 28 £325 -18.75% 10
South West -11 26 £336 -3.92% 11
Leeds -15 26 £375 +15.38% 14
West Midlands -12 25 £383 +15.03% 15
Surrey +13 24 £381 -1.61% 3
Nottinghamshire +13 24 £375 - 6
Nottingham +14 23 £375 - 6
Wales +28 22 £203 - 5
Manchester -13 22 £350 -3.44% 13
Hertfordshire +12 17 £350 -9.67% 2
Glasgow 0 16 £328 +4.80% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 15 £263 -32.25% 7
South Wales - 15 £200 - 4
Merseyside -2 14 £350 +20.68%
Berkshire -20 13 £400 +29.03% 9
Cardiff - 13 £200 - 2
Liverpool +1 12 £350 +6.06%
Essex 0 11 £325 -13.33% 3
Kent +7 10 £350 -33.01% 2
Milton Keynes +6 9 £325 -16.12% 2

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 761 (63.63%) SQL
2 634 (53.01%) SQL Server
3 481 (40.22%) Oracle
4 360 (30.10%) Oracle Database
5 329 (27.51%) Performance Tuning
6 307 (25.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 256 (21.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 223 (18.65%) T-SQL
9 220 (18.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 211 (17.64%) Microsoft
11 194 (16.22%) Linux
12 188 (15.72%) Windows
12 188 (15.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 180 (15.05%) Finance
14 172 (14.38%) Replication
15 154 (12.88%) UNIX
16 151 (12.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 147 (12.29%) Migration
18 146 (12.21%) Oracle RAC
19 141 (11.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 141 (11.79%) Clustering
20 139 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
21 134 (11.20%) Security Cleared
22 131 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
23 119 (9.95%) PL/SQL
24 116 (9.70%) Oracle RMAN
25 115 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
26 113 (9.45%) MySQL
27 108 (9.03%) Data Guard
28 105 (8.78%) SC Cleared

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 53 (4.43%) WebLogic
2 48 (4.01%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.34%) IIS
4 15 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
5 14 (1.17%) Oracle 10gAS
6 12 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.84%) Oracle 9iAS
8 8 (0.67%) SAS
9 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (0.59%) OpenEdge
10 6 (0.50%) JBoss
10 6 (0.50%) Apache
11 5 (0.42%) CICS
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.084%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.084%) Lync
14 1 (0.084%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 57 (4.77%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.67%) MS Office
3 5 (0.42%) MS Project
3 5 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 96 (8.03%) Oracle EBS
2 72 (6.02%) Oracle Applications
3 59 (4.93%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
5 9 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.084%) Endur
10 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.084%) Summit
10 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.084%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.25%) GitHub
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.25%) SaaS
2 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.084%) Office 365
3 1 (0.084%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 61 (5.10%) SAN
2 14 (1.17%) Internet
2 14 (1.17%) Firewall
3 13 (1.09%) LAN
4 12 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.84%) LDAP
5 10 (0.84%) WAN
6 9 (0.75%) NAS
7 8 (0.67%) SSL
8 3 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.25%) Network Security
9 2 (0.17%) SSH
9 2 (0.17%) DHCP
9 2 (0.17%) FTP
9 2 (0.17%) HTTP
10 1 (0.084%) DAB
10 1 (0.084%) Extranet
10 1 (0.084%) RTP
10 1 (0.084%) DNS
10 1 (0.084%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 634 (53.01%) SQL Server
2 360 (30.10%) Oracle Database
3 307 (25.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 256 (21.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 220 (18.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 188 (15.72%) Oracle Database 11g
7 151 (12.63%) SQL Server 2012
8 141 (11.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 131 (10.95%) Data Warehouse
10 113 (9.45%) MySQL
11 92 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
12 88 (7.36%) Relational Database
13 82 (6.86%) SQL Server 2005
14 79 (6.61%) DB2
15 70 (5.85%) Oracle Database 12c
16 65 (5.43%) RDBMS
17 41 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
18 35 (2.93%) MongoDB
19 33 (2.76%) SQL Server 2000
20 32 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 44 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 14 (1.17%) Toad
4 9 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (0.67%) CA Gen
6 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.50%) JIRA
7 6 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (0.42%) Subversion
8 5 (0.42%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 3 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.25%) ClearQuest
10 3 (0.25%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.17%) ProC
11 2 (0.17%) ERwin
11 2 (0.17%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.084%) JConsole
12 1 (0.084%) Liquibase
12 1 (0.084%) Flyway
General
1 180 (15.05%) Finance
2 75 (6.27%) Banking
3 20 (1.67%) Retail
4 17 (1.42%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.00%) Marketing
6 10 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 10 (0.84%) Legal
7 7 (0.59%) Advertising
8 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.50%) Law
9 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.33%) Games
10 3 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 1 (0.084%) Back Office
12 1 (0.084%) Publishing
12 1 (0.084%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.084%) Automotive
12 1 (0.084%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (3.60%) .NET
1 43 (3.60%) Middleware
2 35 (2.93%) Oracle Fusion
3 29 (2.42%) XML
4 19 (1.59%) Web Services
5 18 (1.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 13 (1.09%) HTML
7 12 (1.00%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.92%) CGI
9 10 (0.84%) SAP Basis
10 9 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (0.59%) MDX
12 6 (0.50%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 5 (0.42%) Oracle Streams
13 5 (0.42%) HTML5
14 4 (0.33%) WebCenter
14 4 (0.33%) Application Packaging
14 4 (0.33%) ODBC
14 4 (0.33%) CSS
14 4 (0.33%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 172 (14.38%) Replication
2 141 (11.79%) Clustering
3 49 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (2.59%) Mainframe
5 27 (2.26%) NHS
6 24 (2.01%) Open Source
6 24 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 21 (1.76%) Statistics
8 9 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.67%) Data Integration
10 7 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
11 6 (0.50%) IBM Mainframe
12 5 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.42%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.42%) FMCG
13 4 (0.33%) Equities
13 4 (0.33%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 194 (16.22%) Linux
2 188 (15.72%) Windows
3 154 (12.88%) UNIX
4 66 (5.52%) Solaris
5 53 (4.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (3.85%) AIX
6 46 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.01%) HPUX
10 18 (1.51%) zOS
11 9 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (0.67%) SUSE
13 7 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.17%) OS/2
17 1 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.084%) OS/390
17 1 (0.084%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (27.51%) Performance Tuning
2 147 (12.29%) Migration
3 139 (11.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 115 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 96 (8.03%) ETL
6 69 (5.77%) ITIL
7 66 (5.52%) Data Modelling
8 65 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
9 59 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
10 55 (4.60%) High Availability
11 51 (4.26%) Database Security
12 50 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (3.18%) Incident Management
13 38 (3.18%) Database Mirroring
14 37 (3.09%) Database Tuning
14 37 (3.09%) Change Management
15 36 (3.01%) Data Migration
16 31 (2.59%) SOA
17 28 (2.34%) Configuration Management
18 26 (2.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 761 (63.63%) SQL
2 223 (18.65%) T-SQL
3 119 (9.95%) PL/SQL
4 77 (6.44%) Shell Script
5 50 (4.18%) PowerShell
6 34 (2.84%) Java
6 34 (2.84%) Perl
7 30 (2.51%) C#
8 27 (2.26%) Korn
9 18 (1.51%) REXX
10 17 (1.42%) C
11 15 (1.25%) COBOL
12 14 (1.17%) VB
13 13 (1.09%) JCL
13 13 (1.09%) JavaScript
14 12 (1.00%) Python
15 11 (0.92%) Ruby
16 10 (0.84%) Assembly Language
17 9 (0.75%) PHP
17 9 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 105 (8.78%) SC Cleared
3 42 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 38 (3.18%) DV Cleared
5 27 (2.26%) Oracle Certification
6 18 (1.51%) MCITP
7 16 (1.34%) MCDBA
8 14 (1.17%) Degree
9 11 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.67%) OCP
11 7 (0.59%) MCSE
11 7 (0.59%) MCTS
12 6 (0.50%) MCSA
12 6 (0.50%) MCP
13 4 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.25%) CCNA
15 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.84%) SLA
2 13 (1.09%) QA
3 7 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.084%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.084%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.084%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.084%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 146 (12.21%) Oracle RAC
2 32 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 25 (2.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
5 8 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (0.33%) Firmware
7 2 (0.17%) SRDF
7 2 (0.17%) Veritas File System
7 2 (0.17%) RACF
8 1 (0.084%) Corosync
8 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.084%) NFS
8 1 (0.084%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.084%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 116 (9.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 108 (9.03%) Data Guard
3 47 (3.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 12 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 10 (0.84%) Puppet
7 9 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.67%) SCOM
9 6 (0.50%) WSUS
9 6 (0.50%) OMEGAMON
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle Flashback
9 6 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Identity Management
12 3 (0.25%) SCCM
13 2 (0.17%) MAINVIEW
13 2 (0.17%) Control-M
13 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 481 (40.22%) Oracle
2 211 (17.64%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.35%) Red Hat
4 41 (3.43%) VMware
5 39 (3.26%) IBM
6 30 (2.51%) Sybase
7 26 (2.17%) Teradata
8 24 (2.01%) Percona
9 23 (1.92%) Red Gate
10 19 (1.59%) SAP
10 19 (1.59%) Sun
11 17 (1.42%) NetApp
11 17 (1.42%) HP
12 12 (1.00%) BMC
13 11 (0.92%) Siebel
13 11 (0.92%) Greenplum
14 10 (0.84%) Business Objects
14 10 (0.84%) Remedy
14 10 (0.84%) Informatica
14 10 (0.84%) Veritas
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