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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 187 140 151
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +11
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 641 804 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.51% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.63% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 472 338
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £333
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 4
Average hourly rate £39.50 £42.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +78.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £17.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £52.50 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +89.47%

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -49 568 £375 - 194
London -20 211 £419 +4.68% 82
South East -50 89 £325 -16.12% 31
South West +22 63 £400 +14.28% 10
City of London +10 52 £425 +6.44% 29
Yorkshire -56 46 £300 -20.00% 21
East Midlands +27 43 £350 -3.78% 11
North West -23 42 £383 +18.75% 12
West Midlands +3 38 £400 +18.51% 11
Scotland -10 31 £350 +2.94% 8
East of England -1 30 £300 -20.00% 13
Hampshire -27 29 £325 -18.75% 7
Surrey +22 28 £413 +10.73% 8
Wales - 28 £239 - 7
Manchester -18 24 £413 +26.92% 6
West Yorkshire -48 21 £310 -14.02% 10
South Wales - 20 £203 - 7
Bristol +10 19 £400 +28.00% 6
Cardiff - 19 £203 - 7
South Yorkshire -9 18 £280 -30.00% 5
Gloucestershire -4 17 £450 +33.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +9 16 £325 -7.14% 7
Nottingham - 16 £325 - 7
Essex -3 14 £309 -17.55% 2
Glasgow -6 14 £323 -0.76% 2
Wiltshire +15 13 £300 -25.00% 2
Leicester +15 12 £325 +10.16%
Leicestershire +11 12 £325 - 1
Gloucester +9 11 £450 +28.57%
Kent -5 11 £350 -33.01% 3

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 782 (65.66%) SQL
2 632 (53.06%) SQL Server
3 489 (41.06%) Oracle
4 361 (30.31%) Oracle Database
5 360 (30.23%) Performance Tuning
6 300 (25.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 258 (21.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 227 (19.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 199 (16.71%) Finance
10 196 (16.46%) T-SQL
11 193 (16.20%) Replication
12 191 (16.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 189 (15.87%) Microsoft
14 186 (15.62%) Windows
15 177 (14.86%) Linux
16 159 (13.35%) Oracle RAC
17 156 (13.10%) Security Cleared
18 152 (12.76%) UNIX
18 152 (12.76%) SQL Server 2012
19 147 (12.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 145 (12.17%) Migration
21 143 (12.01%) Clustering
22 131 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
23 127 (10.66%) Oracle RMAN
24 126 (10.58%) PL/SQL
25 121 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
25 121 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
26 114 (9.57%) Data Guard
27 113 (9.49%) SC Cleared
28 99 (8.31%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 62 (5.21%) WebLogic
2 48 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.43%) IIS
4 14 (1.18%) Oracle 10gAS
4 14 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
5 10 (0.84%) Oracle 9iAS
5 10 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.50%) CICS
7 5 (0.42%) Apache
7 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (0.34%) SAS
9 3 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.084%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.084%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.084%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.084%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.084%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.084%) Confluence
Applications
1 62 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 15 (1.26%) MS Office
3 3 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.17%) MS Project
4 2 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.084%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.084%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 99 (8.31%) Oracle EBS
2 80 (6.72%) Oracle Applications
3 62 (5.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 18 (1.51%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.50%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
7 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.25%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.084%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 1 (0.084%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.084%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.084%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.17%) SaaS
5 1 (0.084%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.70%) SAN
2 15 (1.26%) Internet
3 13 (1.09%) Firewall
4 11 (0.92%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.84%) NAS
6 9 (0.76%) SSL
6 9 (0.76%) LAN
7 7 (0.59%) LDAP
8 6 (0.50%) WAN
9 3 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.17%) FTP
10 2 (0.17%) HTTP
10 2 (0.17%) DNS
10 2 (0.17%) Network Security
11 1 (0.084%) SSH
11 1 (0.084%) Extranet
11 1 (0.084%) RTP
11 1 (0.084%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 632 (53.06%) SQL Server
2 361 (30.31%) Oracle Database
3 300 (25.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 258 (21.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 227 (19.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 191 (16.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 152 (12.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 147 (12.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 121 (10.16%) Data Warehouse
10 97 (8.14%) SQL Server 2005
11 96 (8.06%) MySQL
12 92 (7.72%) Oracle Database 10g
13 90 (7.56%) Relational Database
14 72 (6.05%) RDBMS
15 69 (5.79%) DB2
16 59 (4.95%) Oracle Database 12c
17 35 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
17 35 (2.94%) MongoDB
18 34 (2.85%) PostgreSQL
18 34 (2.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (1.51%) Toad
3 13 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 13 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 8 (0.67%) CA Gen
6 4 (0.34%) Subversion
6 4 (0.34%) JIRA
7 3 (0.25%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.25%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.17%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.17%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.17%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.17%) ERwin
9 1 (0.084%) ProC
9 1 (0.084%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.084%) JConsole
9 1 (0.084%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 199 (16.71%) Finance
2 91 (7.64%) Banking
3 24 (2.02%) Retail
3 24 (2.02%) Investment Banking
4 13 (1.09%) Legal
5 12 (1.01%) Marketing
6 9 (0.76%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.59%) Advertising
8 6 (0.50%) Games
9 5 (0.42%) Law
9 5 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.25%) Front Office
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) Automotive
12 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.084%) Local Government
13 1 (0.084%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.084%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (4.45%) Middleware
2 44 (3.69%) Oracle Fusion
3 33 (2.77%) .NET
4 24 (2.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 23 (1.93%) XML
6 17 (1.43%) Web Services
7 10 (0.84%) CGI
8 9 (0.76%) HTML
8 9 (0.76%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (0.50%) SAP Basis
10 5 (0.42%) LAMP
10 5 (0.42%) MDX
10 5 (0.42%) Oracle Streams
10 5 (0.42%) BSON
11 4 (0.34%) Application Packaging
11 4 (0.34%) WebCenter
11 4 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.25%) SOAP
12 3 (0.25%) ODBC
12 3 (0.25%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 193 (16.20%) Replication
2 143 (12.01%) Clustering
3 53 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (2.94%) Statistics
5 29 (2.43%) NHS
6 26 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.10%) Open Source
8 23 (1.93%) Mainframe
9 12 (1.01%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.42%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.42%) Performance Metrics
12 5 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.34%) Credit Risk
13 4 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
14 3 (0.25%) IBM Mainframe
14 3 (0.25%) Reference Data
14 3 (0.25%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 186 (15.62%) Windows
2 177 (14.86%) Linux
3 152 (12.76%) UNIX
4 60 (5.04%) Solaris
5 50 (4.20%) AIX
6 42 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (3.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (2.10%) HPUX
9 22 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (0.84%) SUSE
11 8 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 7 (0.59%) zOS
13 6 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (0.42%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.17%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.17%) MVS
15 2 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.084%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (30.23%) Performance Tuning
2 145 (12.17%) Migration
3 131 (11.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 121 (10.16%) Business Intelligence
5 99 (8.31%) ETL
6 87 (7.30%) Performance Monitoring
7 65 (5.46%) Capacity Planning
8 59 (4.95%) Data Modelling
9 58 (4.87%) ITIL
9 58 (4.87%) High Availability
10 55 (4.62%) Database Security
11 47 (3.95%) Database Tuning
12 45 (3.78%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (3.27%) Incident Management
13 39 (3.27%) Database Mirroring
14 38 (3.19%) Change Management
15 36 (3.02%) SOA
16 34 (2.85%) Configuration Management
16 34 (2.85%) Data Migration
17 21 (1.76%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 782 (65.66%) SQL
2 196 (16.46%) T-SQL
3 126 (10.58%) PL/SQL
4 86 (7.22%) Shell Script
5 38 (3.19%) PowerShell
6 35 (2.94%) Java
6 35 (2.94%) Perl
7 30 (2.52%) Korn
8 24 (2.02%) C#
9 22 (1.85%) VB
10 15 (1.26%) COBOL
11 13 (1.09%) C
12 11 (0.92%) VBScript
12 11 (0.92%) REXX
12 11 (0.92%) Ruby
13 10 (0.84%) Assembly Language
13 10 (0.84%) PHP
14 8 (0.67%) JCL
15 7 (0.59%) SELCOPY
15 7 (0.59%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 156 (13.10%) Security Cleared
2 113 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 48 (4.03%) DV Cleared
4 46 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.43%) Oracle Certification
6 26 (2.18%) MCITP
7 21 (1.76%) Degree
7 21 (1.76%) MCDBA
8 12 (1.01%) OCP
9 9 (0.76%) MCTS
10 7 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.42%) MCP
11 5 (0.42%) MCSE
12 4 (0.34%) MCSA
12 4 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.25%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.25%) CCNA
13 3 (0.25%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.10%) SLA
2 11 (0.92%) QA
3 6 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 159 (13.35%) Oracle RAC
2 36 (3.02%) Active Directory
3 24 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
5 8 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 5 (0.42%) Firmware
7 2 (0.17%) RACF
7 2 (0.17%) SRDF
7 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.084%) NFS
8 1 (0.084%) Corosync
8 1 (0.084%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.084%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.084%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.084%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.084%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 127 (10.66%) Oracle RMAN
2 114 (9.57%) Data Guard
3 62 (5.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 11 (0.92%) NetBackup
5 11 (0.92%) Oracle Flashback
6 8 (0.67%) SCOM
7 7 (0.59%) Puppet
8 6 (0.50%) Oracle Identity Management
9 5 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (0.42%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
10 4 (0.34%) MAINVIEW
11 2 (0.17%) Control-M
11 2 (0.17%) Nagios
11 2 (0.17%) Foglight
11 2 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 2 (0.17%) WSUS
11 2 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 489 (41.06%) Oracle
2 189 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 46 (3.86%) Red Hat
4 40 (3.36%) VMware
5 38 (3.19%) Sybase
6 30 (2.52%) Teradata
7 22 (1.85%) Percona
7 22 (1.85%) IBM
8 21 (1.76%) Sun
8 21 (1.76%) Red Gate
9 17 (1.43%) NetApp
10 16 (1.34%) SAP
11 15 (1.26%) BMC
12 13 (1.09%) HP
13 12 (1.01%) Siebel
13 12 (1.01%) Remedy
13 12 (1.01%) Greenplum
14 11 (0.92%) Veritas
15 10 (0.84%) Informatica
16 7 (0.59%) EMC
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Guildford
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Telford
Net Forte
Rate: £475 - £540 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Sheffield
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £500 per day
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Sheffield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
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