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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 640 638 589
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -49
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 21 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.007% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.037% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 17
Median daily rate £240 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.79% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £273 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £433 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £406 £476
% change year-on-year
-40.92% -14.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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
11577 10914 10455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.43% 19.16% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7227 6503 5913
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 542 457
Median hourly rate £28.88 £23.75 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.57% +25.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.91 £51.24 £43.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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
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 25 July 2016.

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 7 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 25 July 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 +9 16 £277 -23.72% 2
North East - 15 £273 -
Tyne and Wear - 14 £269 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £269 -
East of England +20 1 £400 +10.34%
Cambridgeshire +16 1 £400 +10.34%
Cambridge +12 1 £400 +10.34%

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (82.14%) ITIL
3 18 (64.29%) Oracle
3 18 (64.29%) Degree
4 17 (60.71%) Computer Science
5 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
5 15 (53.57%) MCP
5 15 (53.57%) MCSE
6 14 (50.00%) Windows
7 13 (46.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 13 (46.43%) Clustering
7 13 (46.43%) CCNP
7 13 (46.43%) CCNA
7 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (42.86%) HP
8 12 (42.86%) Replication
9 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
9 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
9 11 (39.29%) User Experience
9 11 (39.29%) Change Management
10 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
10 10 (35.71%) SLA
10 10 (35.71%) SQL
10 10 (35.71%) ITSM
10 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
11 9 (32.14%) Tandem
11 9 (32.14%) SAP Security
11 9 (32.14%) Network Management
11 9 (32.14%) Linux
11 9 (32.14%) Unix

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 7 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Sage 1000
1 1 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) NAS
1 5 (17.86%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) 3G
2 1 (3.57%) DHCP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (53.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 6 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (17.86%) DB2
4 5 (17.86%) RDBMS
4 5 (17.86%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (17.86%) Billing
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) DBA
1 14 (50.00%) SQL DBA
2 7 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 5 (17.86%) Administrator
3 5 (17.86%) Senior DBA
3 5 (17.86%) Senior SQL DBA
3 5 (17.86%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Support Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Production DBA
6 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared DBA
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) IT Support
7 1 (3.57%) Operations Team Leader
7 1 (3.57%) Sage 500 Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Sage Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) ODBC
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) Computer Science
2 13 (46.43%) Clustering
3 12 (42.86%) Replication
4 11 (39.29%) Management Information System
4 11 (39.29%) User Experience
5 9 (32.14%) AS400
5 9 (32.14%) Mainframe
5 9 (32.14%) Tandem
6 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
7 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) Unix
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) HPUX
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) ITIL
2 13 (46.43%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (39.29%) Change Management
4 10 (35.71%) ITSM
4 10 (35.71%) Service Delivery
5 9 (32.14%) Network Management
5 9 (32.14%) SAP Security
6 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (25.00%) High Availability
6 7 (25.00%) Incident Management
7 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (21.43%) Database Mirroring
7 6 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Coaching
8 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
8 5 (17.86%) QMS
8 5 (17.86%) Quality Management
8 5 (17.86%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (17.86%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (64.29%) Degree
3 15 (53.57%) MCP
3 15 (53.57%) MCSE
4 13 (46.43%) CCNA
4 13 (46.43%) CCNP
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
6 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.57%) MCTS
8 1 (3.57%) OCP
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (35.71%) SLA
2 5 (17.86%) ISO 9001
3 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) OpenView
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (21.43%) Perfmon
3 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.57%) OVSD
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Oracle
2 12 (42.86%) HP
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (32.14%) SAP
4 6 (21.43%) Meridio
4 6 (21.43%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) AppSense
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Sage
5 1 (3.57%) Siemens
5 1 (3.57%) ThinPrint
5 1 (3.57%) VMware