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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 582 568 536
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -32
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 27 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.037% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 7
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£383 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +27.27%
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
10743 10554 8641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.27% 19.40% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6053 6025 4623
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.46% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 520 535 468
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 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 19 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 4 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
England -18 14 £325 -7.14% 2
Wales - 13 £500 -
South Wales - 11 £500 -
Newport - 10 £503 -
South East -10 8 £319 -20.31% 1
Surrey - 6 £299 -
West Midlands - 5 £388 -
West Bromwich - 4 £375 -
Reading +4 2 £294 +135.00%
Berkshire -3 2 £294 +135.00%
Worthing -11 2 £390 -2.50%
West Sussex -24 2 £390 -2.50%
Farnborough - 2 £294 -
Hampshire - 2 £294 -
Woking - 2 £294 -
Basingstoke - 2 £294 -
Guildford - 2 £294 -
City of London +16 1 £188 -
London -1 1 £188 -47.36% 1

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (94.74%) SQL Server
3 30 (78.95%) Windows
4 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
5 26 (68.42%) SQL
6 25 (65.79%) MCITP
6 25 (65.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (60.53%) Oracle
8 19 (50.00%) MySQL
9 17 (44.74%) SQL Server 2012
10 13 (34.21%) ETL
10 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 12 (31.58%) Scrum
11 12 (31.58%) Mainframe
12 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
13 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (23.68%) Clustering
14 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (23.68%) Red Gate
15 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
15 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
15 8 (21.05%) .NET
15 8 (21.05%) VB
16 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
16 7 (18.42%) MCSD
17 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
17 6 (15.79%) SAN
17 6 (15.79%) Replication

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (13.16%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) SAN
2 4 (10.53%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (94.74%) SQL Server
2 25 (65.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (50.00%) MySQL
4 17 (44.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (28.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
9 5 (13.16%) RDBMS
9 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (10.53%) Oracle OLAP
10 4 (10.53%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (10.53%) DB2
10 4 (10.53%) OLAP
10 4 (10.53%) Informix
10 4 (10.53%) DTS
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (2.63%) IDOL
12 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) JIRA
1 4 (10.53%) Subversion
1 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 4 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 4 (10.53%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (7.89%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) DBA
1 19 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 15 (39.47%) Developer
3 13 (34.21%) SQL Developer
4 12 (31.58%) Administrator
5 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Developer
5 8 (21.05%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (18.42%) Senior Developer
6 7 (18.42%) Senior SQL Developer
7 5 (13.16%) Server Administrator
7 5 (13.16%) Senior SQL Server Developer
8 3 (7.89%) .NET Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
9 2 (5.26%) CRM Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Designer
9 2 (5.26%) Consultant
10 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
10 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Agile .NET Developer
10 1 (2.63%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 5 (13.16%) XML
2 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.53%) COM+
3 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Mainframe
2 10 (26.32%) Management Information System
3 9 (23.68%) Clustering
4 6 (15.79%) Replication
5 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.26%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ETL
1 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (31.58%) Scrum
3 10 (26.32%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (13.16%) CRM
5 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Change Control
5 5 (13.16%) High Availability
6 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.53%) Database Mirroring
6 4 (10.53%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (7.89%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
9 1 (2.63%) Change Management
9 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (2.63%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) SQL
2 8 (21.05%) VB
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) VB6
4 4 (10.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 4 (10.53%) VBScript
5 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) Lua
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (65.79%) MCITP
3 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
4 7 (18.42%) MCSD
5 4 (10.53%) MCAD
6 3 (7.89%) MCSE
6 3 (7.89%) MCP
6 3 (7.89%) MCTS
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) MCSA
7 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.63%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (10.53%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Microsoft
2 23 (60.53%) Oracle
3 9 (23.68%) Red Gate
4 4 (10.53%) IBM
5 3 (7.89%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) VMware