The table below looks at the statistics for MCDBA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MCDBA over the 3 months to 31 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 625 601 579
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -22
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 6 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.053% 0.10% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
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£250 £435 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% +12.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £435 £300
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11268 10499 9250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.97% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6778 5971 5077
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 534 434 479
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

MCDBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCDBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCDBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MCDBA within the UK.

MCDBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MCDBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MCDBA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCDBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MCDBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA within the UK.

MCDBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MCDBA
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDBA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -29 5 £250 -24.61% 7
Tyne and Wear -24 2 £250 -23.85%
North East -25 2 £250 -23.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 2 £250 -23.85%
London - 2 £250 - 3
South West - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £250 -
City of London - 1 - -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCDBA also 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 that cited MCDBA.

1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) Windows
3 17 (62.96%) SQL
4 16 (59.26%) Oracle
4 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
5 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (48.15%) MCITP
6 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (44.44%) Scrum
7 12 (44.44%) Mainframe
7 12 (44.44%) MySQL
8 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
9 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
9 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (33.33%) .NET
9 9 (33.33%) ETL
10 7 (25.93%) Replication
10 7 (25.93%) Clustering
11 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
11 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
11 6 (22.22%) VB
11 6 (22.22%) ITIL
11 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (18.52%) MCSD
12 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
12 5 (18.52%) XML

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MCDBA also 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 that cited MCDBA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (18.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) SAN
1 2 (7.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (44.44%) MySQL
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (14.81%) DTS
8 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
8 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
9 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (7.41%) DB2
9 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (3.70%) IDOL
10 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
1 4 (14.81%) ClearCase
1 4 (14.81%) ClearQuest
1 4 (14.81%) Subversion
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 1 (3.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Developer
3 9 (33.33%) DBA
4 8 (29.63%) SQL DBA
4 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Developer
5 7 (25.93%) Senior Developer
5 7 (25.93%) Administrator
5 7 (25.93%) Senior SQL Developer
6 5 (18.52%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (14.81%) Server Administrator
8 3 (11.11%) .NET Developer
9 2 (7.41%) Consultant
9 2 (7.41%) CRM Consultant
10 1 (3.70%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
10 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 1 (3.70%) Senior SQL DBA
10 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
2 5 (18.52%) XML
2 5 (18.52%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (14.81%) COM+
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) LINQ
4 1 (3.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (44.44%) Mainframe
2 7 (25.93%) Replication
2 7 (25.93%) Clustering
3 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (44.44%) Scrum
3 9 (33.33%) ETL
4 6 (22.22%) ITIL
4 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (14.81%) High Availability
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) Time Management
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.11%) Coaching
6 3 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (3.70%) Service Management
8 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (62.96%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) VB
3 5 (18.52%) C#
4 4 (14.81%) VB.NET
4 4 (14.81%) T-SQL
4 4 (14.81%) VBScript
4 4 (14.81%) VB6
5 2 (7.41%) PHP
5 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.70%) Lua
6 1 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (48.15%) MCITP
3 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
4 9 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) MCSD
6 4 (14.81%) MCAD
7 3 (11.11%) MCTS
8 2 (7.41%) Degree
8 2 (7.41%) MCP
8 2 (7.41%) MCT
9 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.70%) MCSE
9 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Oracle
1 16 (59.26%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Veritas
5 1 (3.70%) HP