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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 134 153 159
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 879 650 740
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.56% 1.36% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 1.47% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 355 404
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £266 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 14
Average hourly rate £40.68 £21.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.19% -17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.00 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £31.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England +12 800 £375 - 217
London -2 296 £400 +3.89% 69
Yorkshire +40 123 £363 +18.85% 20
South East -16 119 £388 +10.71% 59
City of London -28 65 £409 +2.18% 20
South West -4 60 £356 -28.75% 13
West Yorkshire +27 58 £360 +32.11% 11
North West -8 57 £323 -21.81% 18
Hampshire +25 49 £400 +27.59% 17
East of England -3 47 £375 +15.38% 18
North East +8 37 £272 +4.64% 8
Leeds +10 35 £325 +25.00% 6
Manchester +3 35 £356 +6.34% 8
Scotland -6 35 £345 -1.42% 6
West Midlands -7 34 £345 +6.15% 9
South Yorkshire +14 29 £375 +87.03% 8
Berkshire +3 28 £300 -20.00% 10
Tyne and Wear -2 28 £272 +4.64% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 28 £272 +4.64% 3
Essex -4 27 £375 -11.76% 8
Somerset +4 22 £363 -30.95%
Surrey -15 18 £370 +13.84% 9
Taunton -3 17 £363 -
East Midlands -3 15 £365 +4.28% 3
North Yorkshire +4 14 £375 +10.29%
Edinburgh -25 13 £438 +25.00% 1
Glasgow +5 12 £319 -8.92% 1
Sheffield -2 12 £400 +115.92% 2
Birmingham -7 12 £350 +21.73% 2
Gloucestershire +12 10 £338 +2.27%

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1008 (63.44%) SQL
2 827 (52.05%) Oracle
3 748 (47.07%) SQL Server
4 682 (42.92%) Oracle Database
5 448 (28.19%) Oracle Database 11g
6 435 (27.38%) Performance Tuning
7 335 (21.08%) Oracle RAC
8 309 (19.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 302 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
10 294 (18.50%) UNIX
11 291 (18.31%) Finance
12 282 (17.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 274 (17.24%) Linux
14 271 (17.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 270 (16.99%) Data Guard
16 261 (16.43%) Windows
17 250 (15.73%) T-SQL
18 243 (15.29%) Replication
19 231 (14.54%) Microsoft
20 220 (13.85%) Oracle RMAN
21 214 (13.47%) SQL Server 2005
22 200 (12.59%) Clustering
22 200 (12.59%) PL/SQL
23 173 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
24 165 (10.38%) Shell Script
25 156 (9.82%) Security Cleared
26 155 (9.75%) Migration
26 155 (9.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 153 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
28 152 (9.57%) Business Intelligence

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 109 (6.86%) WebLogic
2 43 (2.71%) Apache
3 39 (2.45%) IIS
4 37 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
5 25 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.63%) Oracle Spatial
7 7 (0.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 7 (0.44%) Oracle 10gAS
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.31%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.25%) JCAPS
10 3 (0.19%) Confluence
10 3 (0.19%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.13%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 71 (4.47%) MS Excel
2 14 (0.88%) MS Office
3 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.13%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 84 (5.29%) Oracle Applications
2 81 (5.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 72 (4.53%) Oracle EBS
4 21 (1.32%) Oracle 11i
5 7 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.25%) Summit
8 3 (0.19%) Global One
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.063%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.063%) Line 50
10 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.063%) Siebel Analytics
10 1 (0.063%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.19%) SaaS
3 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.063%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.063%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.063%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (5.22%) SAN
2 17 (1.07%) Internet
3 13 (0.82%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.63%) LAN
5 7 (0.44%) NAS
5 7 (0.44%) Firewall
5 7 (0.44%) DNS
6 6 (0.38%) WAN
7 4 (0.25%) VPN
7 4 (0.25%) HTTP
7 4 (0.25%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.19%) SSL
8 3 (0.19%) LDAP
9 2 (0.13%) SNMP
9 2 (0.13%) SMS
9 2 (0.13%) SNA
9 2 (0.13%) CTI
9 2 (0.13%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.13%) VLAN
9 2 (0.13%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 748 (47.07%) SQL Server
2 682 (42.92%) Oracle Database
3 448 (28.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 309 (19.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 302 (19.01%) SQL Server 2008
6 282 (17.75%) Oracle Database 10g
7 271 (17.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 214 (13.47%) SQL Server 2005
9 173 (10.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 155 (9.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 153 (9.63%) Data Warehouse
12 103 (6.48%) Relational Database
13 97 (6.10%) DB2
14 93 (5.85%) RDBMS
15 89 (5.60%) SQL Server 2000
16 77 (4.85%) MySQL
17 66 (4.15%) Oracle9i Database
18 47 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
19 46 (2.89%) DTS
19 46 (2.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 34 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
2 29 (1.83%) Toad
3 24 (1.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 13 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
5 9 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (0.50%) Subversion
7 4 (0.25%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.25%) JIRA
7 4 (0.25%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.19%) ERwin
8 3 (0.19%) PVCS
9 2 (0.13%) Ant
9 2 (0.13%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.13%) Maven
9 2 (0.13%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.063%) CA Gen
10 1 (0.063%) ProC
10 1 (0.063%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.063%) JDeveloper
General
1 291 (18.31%) Finance
2 108 (6.80%) Banking
3 36 (2.27%) Retail
4 31 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 14 (0.88%) Marketing
6 14 (0.88%) Publishing
7 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.69%) Legal
9 10 (0.63%) Games
10 9 (0.57%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.57%) Law
11 4 (0.25%) Electronics
11 4 (0.25%) Automotive
11 4 (0.25%) Advertising
12 3 (0.19%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.19%) Local Government
12 3 (0.19%) French Language
12 3 (0.19%) Billing
13 2 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (4.15%) .NET
2 46 (2.89%) Middleware
3 38 (2.39%) XML
4 36 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
5 14 (0.88%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.57%) Web Services
7 8 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.38%) POSIX
8 6 (0.38%) Oracle Streams
8 6 (0.38%) ISPF
9 5 (0.31%) Ajax
10 4 (0.25%) Classic ASP
10 4 (0.25%) JSON
11 3 (0.19%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.19%) WebCenter
11 3 (0.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 3 (0.19%) LAMP
11 3 (0.19%) HTML
12 2 (0.13%) J2EE
12 2 (0.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 243 (15.29%) Replication
2 200 (12.59%) Clustering
3 25 (1.57%) Mainframe
3 25 (1.57%) NHS
4 17 (1.07%) Statistics
5 14 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 12 (0.76%) Computer Science
7 10 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 10 (0.63%) CESG
8 7 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (0.44%) Data Extraction
9 6 (0.38%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.31%) FMCG
10 5 (0.31%) Online Games
11 4 (0.25%) DTV
11 4 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.25%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.19%) Open Source
12 3 (0.19%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.19%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 294 (18.50%) UNIX
2 274 (17.24%) Linux
3 261 (16.43%) Windows
4 132 (8.31%) Solaris
5 68 (4.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 63 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 58 (3.65%) AIX
8 49 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (1.95%) HPUX
10 22 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (0.82%) zOS
12 12 (0.76%) Windows 2000
13 8 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 6 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (0.31%) Debian
16 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.13%) SUSE
19 1 (0.063%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 435 (27.38%) Performance Tuning
2 155 (9.75%) Migration
3 152 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
4 147 (9.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 133 (8.37%) ITIL
6 100 (6.29%) ETL
7 96 (6.04%) Capacity Planning
8 82 (5.16%) Data Modelling
9 72 (4.53%) High Availability
10 69 (4.34%) Performance Monitoring
11 61 (3.84%) SOA
12 60 (3.78%) Incident Management
13 54 (3.40%) Performance Analysis
14 52 (3.27%) Database Tuning
15 49 (3.08%) E-business
16 44 (2.77%) Database Security
17 41 (2.58%) Change Management
18 36 (2.27%) Data Migration
19 29 (1.83%) Performance Management
20 27 (1.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1008 (63.44%) SQL
2 250 (15.73%) T-SQL
3 200 (12.59%) PL/SQL
4 165 (10.38%) Shell Script
5 64 (4.03%) Perl
6 45 (2.83%) C#
7 39 (2.45%) Korn
8 32 (2.01%) Java
9 22 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 19 (1.20%) C
11 15 (0.94%) VB
12 13 (0.82%) PHP
13 11 (0.69%) JCL
14 8 (0.50%) NATURAL
15 6 (0.38%) VBScript
15 6 (0.38%) VBA
15 6 (0.38%) REXX
15 6 (0.38%) R
16 5 (0.31%) XPath
16 5 (0.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 156 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.49%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (2.89%) Oracle Certification
5 42 (2.64%) Degree
6 40 (2.52%) OCP
7 26 (1.64%) MCDBA
7 26 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.13%) MCITP
9 11 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.44%) MCSA
11 6 (0.38%) MCT
12 3 (0.19%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.19%) OCA
12 3 (0.19%) MCSE
13 2 (0.13%) RHCE
13 2 (0.13%) MCTS
13 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.063%) MySQL Certification
14 1 (0.063%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.84%) SLA
2 22 (1.38%) QA
3 9 (0.57%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.25%) HL7
5 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.063%) Data Quality
System Software
1 335 (21.08%) Oracle RAC
2 220 (13.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 25 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.57%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.50%) LiteSpeed
5 6 (0.38%) vSphere
6 5 (0.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.25%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.19%) SRDF
9 2 (0.13%) RACF
9 2 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.063%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.063%) Cronacle
Systems Management
1 270 (16.99%) Data Guard
2 95 (5.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 20 (1.26%) Foglight
4 19 (1.20%) BMC PATROL
5 18 (1.13%) SCOM
6 17 (1.07%) Legato
7 14 (0.88%) Tivoli
8 13 (0.82%) Control-M
9 10 (0.63%) MAINVIEW
10 7 (0.44%) Oracle Statspack
11 6 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.38%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.25%) MOM
13 3 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (0.19%) OMEGAMON
13 3 (0.19%) Tivoli Monitoring
14 2 (0.13%) EMC TimeFinder
14 2 (0.13%) HP Data Protector
14 2 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 827 (52.05%) Oracle
2 231 (14.54%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.65%) Red Hat
4 57 (3.59%) VMware
5 42 (2.64%) Sybase
6 40 (2.52%) Veritas
7 34 (2.14%) IBM
8 30 (1.89%) HP
9 28 (1.76%) SAP
10 24 (1.51%) Cognos
11 23 (1.45%) BMC
12 21 (1.32%) EMC
13 20 (1.26%) NetApp
13 20 (1.26%) Sun
14 15 (0.94%) Percona
15 14 (0.88%) Business Objects
16 13 (0.82%) Informatica
17 11 (0.69%) Teradata
17 11 (0.69%) Citrix
18 9 (0.57%) Remedy
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Negotiable + Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £0 to £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Ifftner Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Bridge Recruitment UK Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Rotherham
Modis International - London
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis IT
Rate: £468.00 - £490.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £13.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
MS Society
Rate: From £23,905 to £27,391 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago