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 6 December 2016 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.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 618 642 618
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -24
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 20 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.013% 0.019%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.062% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Median daily rate £450 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +22.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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
10436 11287 11754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.50% 20.63% 20.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6600 6814 6664
Median daily rate £410 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 554 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

MCDBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MCDBA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDBA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 12 £450 +33.33%
Wales - 8 £475 -
Newport - 6 £449 -
South Wales - 6 £449 -
London -3 4 £450 +28.57%
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Leeds - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Cambridge - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £400 -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MCDBA.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
4 17 (58.62%) Windows
4 17 (58.62%) MCITP
5 16 (55.17%) SQL
5 16 (55.17%) Oracle
5 16 (55.17%) ITIL
6 15 (51.72%) MCSE
7 12 (41.38%) Degree
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (37.93%) Virtual Environments
9 10 (34.48%) CCNA
9 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (31.03%) CCNP
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (27.59%) Network Management
11 8 (27.59%) RedGate
11 8 (27.59%) MySQL
11 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (24.14%) MCTS
12 7 (24.14%) Clustering
12 7 (24.14%) MCP
13 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
13 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
13 6 (20.69%) High Availability
13 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
14 5 (17.24%) User Experience

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) IIS
2 2 (6.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (3.45%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) SaaS
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) NAS
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (31.03%) SQL Server 2000
3 8 (27.59%) MySQL
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (10.34%) DTS
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (6.90%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (6.90%) Power BI
6 2 (6.90%) PowerPivot
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) CruiseControl
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.34%) TeamCity
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) DBA
1 11 (37.93%) SQL DBA
2 3 (10.34%) Consultant
2 3 (10.34%) Developer
2 3 (10.34%) Team Leader
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (6.90%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
3 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (6.90%) Senior DBA
3 2 (6.90%) Senior SQL DBA
3 2 (6.90%) Support Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) .NET
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) WCF
2 3 (10.34%) WF
3 1 (3.45%) HTML
3 1 (3.45%) ODBC
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Clustering
2 6 (20.69%) Computer Science
2 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (17.24%) AS400
3 5 (17.24%) Mainframe
3 5 (17.24%) Tandem
3 5 (17.24%) User Experience
4 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
5 2 (6.90%) Fintech
5 2 (6.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) ITIL
2 11 (37.93%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (27.59%) Network Management
4 6 (20.69%) High Availability
5 5 (17.24%) ITSM
5 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
5 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (17.24%) SAP Security
6 4 (13.79%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (13.79%) Database Mirroring
7 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
7 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (6.90%) Change Management
8 2 (6.90%) Database Security
8 2 (6.90%) Dimensional Modelling
8 2 (6.90%) ETL
8 2 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) C#
3 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (58.62%) MCITP
3 15 (51.72%) MCSE
4 12 (41.38%) Degree
5 10 (34.48%) CCNA
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (31.03%) CCNP
7 7 (24.14%) MCP
7 7 (24.14%) MCTS
8 5 (17.24%) MCSA
9 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (10.34%) MCDST
11 2 (6.90%) MCPD
11 2 (6.90%) MCSD
11 2 (6.90%) OCP
11 2 (6.90%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
12 1 (3.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) OpenView
2 2 (6.90%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 16 (55.17%) Oracle
3 8 (27.59%) RedGate
4 5 (17.24%) SAP
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Meridio
6 1 (3.45%) Sage
6 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.45%) Siemens