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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 562 562 518
Rank change year-on-year
0 -44
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 14 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.027% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 14
Average daily rate
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£390 £245 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.18% -23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £215 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £326 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £245 £250
% change year-on-year
+59.18% -2.00%
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
11515 10002 8221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.91% 19.57% 18.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6644 5397 4365
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.06% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 473 491
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £41.35 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -33.96%

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 2 March 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 30 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 2 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -31 12 £395 +61.22% 9
South East -19 2 £390 +212.00% 2
West Sussex - 2 £390 -
Worthing - 2 £390 -
London +6 1 £375 +33.33% 4
City of London - 1 £375 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leicester - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
3 19 (76.00%) Windows
4 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (72.00%) SQL
4 18 (72.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (64.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (60.00%) MCITP
7 14 (56.00%) Oracle
8 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (40.00%) Clustering
11 9 (36.00%) SAN
11 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
11 9 (36.00%) Red Gate
11 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
12 8 (32.00%) Replication
13 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (28.00%) MySQL
13 7 (28.00%) NAS
14 6 (24.00%) Change Control
14 6 (24.00%) ITIL
14 6 (24.00%) MCSE
14 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
14 6 (24.00%) SLA
14 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 7 (28.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) LDAP
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (84.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (72.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (64.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (52.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
7 7 (28.00%) MySQL
8 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (24.00%) RDBMS
9 5 (20.00%) DB2
9 5 (20.00%) Informix
10 4 (16.00%) OLAP
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (16.00%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (16.00%) OLAP Cube
11 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
12 1 (4.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) DBA
2 18 (72.00%) SQL DBA
3 13 (52.00%) Administrator
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (24.00%) Server Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 3 (12.00%) Designer
7 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (4.00%) Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Server Support
8 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Server Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Data Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Consultant
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Clustering
2 8 (32.00%) Replication
3 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (8.00%) Statistics
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (24.00%) Change Control
3 5 (20.00%) High Availability
3 5 (20.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) ETL
5 3 (12.00%) Change Management
5 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (12.00%) Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (8.00%) Security Management
6 2 (8.00%) CRM
6 2 (8.00%) Data Management
7 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.00%) Fund Management
7 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.00%) Release Management
7 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (72.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) VB
3 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (60.00%) MCITP
3 6 (24.00%) MCSE
4 4 (16.00%) MCP
4 4 (16.00%) MCSD
5 2 (8.00%) MCPD
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (4.00%) MCTS
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.00%) NLBS
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (56.00%) Oracle
3 9 (36.00%) Red Gate
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Kaspersky
5 1 (4.00%) Veeam
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco