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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 584 570 592
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +22
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 17 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.009% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 0.053% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Average daily rate
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£410 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+56.66% -11.11%
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
10416 9394 10251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.80% 17.66% 17.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5899 5140 5257
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 491 640
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.85 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 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 20 August 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
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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 -23 9 £383 +2.00% 2
London +16 5 £390 -13.33% 1
East of England - 2 £400 -
City of London +31 1 £375 -9.09%
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (86.49%) SQL Server
3 31 (83.78%) SQL
4 26 (70.27%) Windows
5 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
5 23 (62.16%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (59.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 22 (59.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (56.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 18 (48.65%) MCITP
9 17 (45.95%) Clustering
10 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (40.54%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
13 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (29.73%) T-SQL
14 10 (27.03%) Oracle
14 10 (27.03%) Replication
14 10 (27.03%) Red Gate
15 9 (24.32%) MySQL
16 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 6 (16.22%) Server Monitoring
17 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
17 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
17 6 (16.22%) MCSD
18 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (86.49%) SQL Server
2 23 (62.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 22 (59.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (59.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (56.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (37.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (29.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (24.32%) MySQL
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 4 (10.81%) DTS
10 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
10 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
11 1 (2.70%) Star Schema
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.70%) OLTP
11 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (5.41%) Law
1 2 (5.41%) Legal
1 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) DBA
2 27 (72.97%) SQL DBA
3 8 (21.62%) SQL Server DBA
4 6 (16.22%) Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Senior DBA
5 4 (10.81%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 4 (10.81%) Senior SQL DBA
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (10.81%) Designer
6 3 (8.11%) Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Server Support
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.70%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (2.70%) Development DBA
7 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Development DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) XML
1 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Clustering
2 10 (27.03%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (16.22%) Server Monitoring
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL
3 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.81%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Database Security
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) High Availability
6 1 (2.70%) Data Governance
6 1 (2.70%) Data Security
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Project Management
6 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (83.78%) SQL
2 11 (29.73%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 37 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (48.65%) MCITP
3 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (16.22%) MCSD
5 5 (13.51%) MCP
6 4 (10.81%) MCPD
6 4 (10.81%) MCSE
6 4 (10.81%) MCT
6 4 (10.81%) MCTS
7 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (5.41%) CISA
9 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (27.03%) Oracle
2 10 (27.03%) Red Gate
3 4 (10.81%) Veritas
3 4 (10.81%) VMware