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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 576 566 537
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -29
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 21 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.050% 0.017%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.26% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 4
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£363 £390 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.05% +24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £348 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £426 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.87
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
10467 10537 8621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.01% 19.44% 18.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6000 6130 4641
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 543 460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.64%

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 28 May 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 18 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 28 May 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
Wales +7 13 £500 +9.89% 1
South Wales +13 11 £500 +9.89% 1
Newport -4 10 £503 +10.43%
England -33 8 £299 -23.39% 6
South East -16 6 £299 -25.31%
Surrey - 6 £299 -
Hampshire - 2 £294 -
Farnborough - 2 £294 -
Reading - 2 £294 -
Woking - 2 £294 -
Berkshire - 2 £294 -
Basingstoke - 2 £294 -
Guildford - 2 £294 -
City of London +9 1 £188 -50.00% 2
London +2 1 £188 -51.61% 5
Cambridge - 1 £363 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £363 -
East of England - 1 £363 -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) SQL Server
3 28 (80.00%) Windows
4 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
5 24 (68.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 23 (65.71%) MCITP
6 23 (65.71%) SQL
7 22 (62.86%) Oracle
8 19 (54.29%) MySQL
9 18 (51.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (37.14%) ETL
10 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (34.29%) Mainframe
11 12 (34.29%) Scrum
12 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
12 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (25.71%) Red Gate
14 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
14 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
14 8 (22.86%) .NET
15 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (20.00%) MCSD
15 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (17.14%) Clustering
16 6 (17.14%) VB
17 5 (14.29%) C#
17 5 (14.29%) IIS
17 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.43%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (94.29%) SQL Server
2 24 (68.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (54.29%) MySQL
4 18 (51.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (34.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (11.43%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (11.43%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (11.43%) DTS
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (11.43%) OLAP
9 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
9 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (5.71%) Informix
10 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
10 2 (5.71%) DB2
11 1 (2.86%) IDOL
11 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Subversion
1 4 (11.43%) JIRA
1 4 (11.43%) ClearQuest
1 4 (11.43%) ClearCase
1 4 (11.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (8.57%) Back Office
2 2 (5.71%) Automotive
3 1 (2.86%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (45.71%) DBA
1 16 (45.71%) SQL DBA
2 15 (42.86%) Developer
3 13 (37.14%) SQL Developer
4 11 (31.43%) Administrator
5 8 (22.86%) SQL Server Developer
6 7 (20.00%) Senior Developer
6 7 (20.00%) Senior SQL Developer
7 5 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
7 5 (14.29%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 4 (11.43%) Server Administrator
9 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
10 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Designer
10 2 (5.71%) CRM Consultant
10 2 (5.71%) Designer
10 2 (5.71%) Consultant
11 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
11 1 (2.86%) Senior .NET Developer
11 1 (2.86%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 5 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
3 4 (11.43%) COM+
3 4 (11.43%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Mainframe
2 10 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 6 (17.14%) Clustering
4 4 (11.43%) Replication
5 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ETL
1 13 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (34.29%) Scrum
3 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (14.29%) CRM
4 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.43%) Incident Management
5 4 (11.43%) High Availability
5 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Data Migration
6 3 (8.57%) Change Control
7 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 2 (5.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Database Security
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.71%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (2.86%) Change Management
8 1 (2.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 23 (65.71%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) VB
3 5 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (11.43%) VB6
4 4 (11.43%) VB.NET
4 4 (11.43%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.43%) VBScript
5 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.86%) Perl
6 1 (2.86%) PHP
6 1 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (2.86%) Lua
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (65.71%) MCITP
3 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
4 7 (20.00%) MCSD
5 4 (11.43%) MCSE
5 4 (11.43%) MCAD
6 3 (8.57%) MCP
6 3 (8.57%) MCTS
7 2 (5.71%) Degree
7 2 (5.71%) MCSA
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.86%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
2 22 (62.86%) Oracle
3 9 (25.71%) Red Gate
4 4 (11.43%) IBM
5 3 (8.57%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) HP
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