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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 607 572 580
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +8
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 4 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.038% 0.010%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.20% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 5
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£363 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £476 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.69% +58.75%
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
10790 10444 9068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.91% 19.09% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6453 5896 4880
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 460 500
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 July 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 8 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 July 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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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 -36 3 £363 -6.45% 8
London -8 1 £250 -35.89% 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 £363 -
South West - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £250 -
Cambridge - 1 £363 -
East of England - 1 £363 -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (93.55%) SQL Server
3 24 (77.42%) Windows
4 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
5 19 (61.29%) Oracle
5 19 (61.29%) SQL
5 19 (61.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (58.06%) MCITP
7 15 (48.39%) MySQL
8 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (38.71%) Mainframe
9 12 (38.71%) Scrum
10 9 (29.03%) ETL
10 9 (29.03%) .NET
11 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
11 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
12 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 7 (22.58%) MCSD
13 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
13 6 (19.35%) Clustering
13 6 (19.35%) VB
14 5 (16.13%) IIS
14 5 (16.13%) C#
14 5 (16.13%) HTML
14 5 (16.13%) XML
14 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
14 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
14 5 (16.13%) CRM
14 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (16.13%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (93.55%) SQL Server
2 19 (61.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (48.39%) MySQL
4 13 (41.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (12.90%) DTS
8 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
9 2 (6.45%) DB2
9 2 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (3.23%) IDOL
10 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Visual Studio
1 4 (12.90%) ClearCase
1 4 (12.90%) ClearQuest
1 4 (12.90%) Subversion
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
General
1 3 (9.68%) Back Office
2 2 (6.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Developer
2 13 (41.94%) SQL Developer
3 12 (38.71%) DBA
4 11 (35.48%) SQL DBA
5 10 (32.26%) Administrator
6 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Developer
7 7 (22.58%) Senior Developer
7 7 (22.58%) Senior SQL Developer
8 5 (16.13%) Senior SQL Server Developer
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (9.68%) .NET Developer
10 3 (9.68%) Server Administrator
11 2 (6.45%) CRM Consultant
11 2 (6.45%) Consultant
11 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Designer
11 2 (6.45%) Designer
12 1 (3.23%) Agile .NET Developer
12 1 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
12 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
12 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) .NET
2 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
2 5 (16.13%) XML
2 5 (16.13%) HTML
3 4 (12.90%) .NET Framework
3 4 (12.90%) COM+
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
4 1 (3.23%) LINQ
4 1 (3.23%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Mainframe
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (19.35%) Clustering
3 4 (12.90%) Replication
4 2 (6.45%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (38.71%) Scrum
3 9 (29.03%) ETL
4 5 (16.13%) CRM
4 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.90%) ITIL
5 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.90%) High Availability
6 3 (9.68%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Change Control
7 2 (6.45%) Database Security
7 2 (6.45%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (3.23%) SDLC
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (61.29%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) VB
3 5 (16.13%) C#
4 4 (12.90%) VBScript
4 4 (12.90%) VB.NET
4 4 (12.90%) VB6
5 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) PHP
6 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.23%) Lua
7 1 (3.23%) Python
7 1 (3.23%) Java
7 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (58.06%) MCITP
3 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (22.58%) MCSD
5 4 (12.90%) MCAD
6 3 (9.68%) MCP
6 3 (9.68%) MCSE
7 2 (6.45%) MCTS
7 2 (6.45%) Degree
8 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) MCPD
8 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Microsoft
2 19 (61.29%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) Red Gate
4 4 (12.90%) IBM
5 3 (9.68%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) VMware