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 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 628 608 611
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 13 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.048% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.24% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 11
Median daily rate £272 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.01% +9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £514 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 - -

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
11853 11084 10897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 19.54% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7446 6263 6187
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 558 555
Median hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 2 May 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 9 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 2 May 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 0 13 £272 -16.46%
North East - 10 £264 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £264 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £264 -
South East -17 2 £323 +1.17%
Berkshire +4 1 £375 +27.65%
Reading -6 1 £375 +27.65%
London -27 1 £300 +60.00%
Middlesex - 1 £270 -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) Degree
3 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
3 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
4 10 (55.56%) MCSE
4 10 (55.56%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) MCP
4 10 (55.56%) SQL
4 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
5 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 8 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 7 (38.89%) Clustering
6 7 (38.89%) CCNP
6 7 (38.89%) CCNA
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 6 (33.33%) HP
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
7 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
7 6 (33.33%) Oracle
7 6 (33.33%) Replication
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (27.78%) Network Management
8 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
8 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
8 5 (27.78%) ITSM

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 6 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Sage 1000
1 2 (11.11%) Teamcenter
2 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) 3G
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (11.11%) MS Access
6 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.56%) OLAP
6 1 (5.56%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Advertising
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) DBA
1 7 (38.89%) SQL DBA
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (11.11%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Sage Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Business Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Production DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Sage 500 Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) ODBC
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Computer Science
2 7 (38.89%) Clustering
3 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 6 (33.33%) Replication
4 5 (27.78%) User Experience
5 4 (22.22%) AS400
5 4 (22.22%) Mainframe
5 4 (22.22%) Tandem
6 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
6 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) HPUX
4 1 (5.56%) SUSE
4 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (27.78%) Incident Management
4 5 (27.78%) ITSM
4 5 (27.78%) Network Management
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
5 4 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 4 (22.22%) SAP Security
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Database Mirroring
6 3 (16.67%) High Availability
6 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 3 (16.67%) QMS
6 3 (16.67%) Quality Management
6 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) People Management
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (11.11%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (66.67%) Degree
3 10 (55.56%) MCP
3 10 (55.56%) MCSE
4 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 7 (38.89%) CCNA
5 7 (38.89%) CCNP
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (22.22%) MCTS
7 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) MCDST
7 1 (5.56%) MCITP
7 1 (5.56%) MCPD
7 1 (5.56%) MCSA
7 1 (5.56%) MCSD
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 3 (16.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OpenView
1 4 (22.22%) Perfmon
2 1 (5.56%) OVSD
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) HP
2 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Meridio
3 4 (22.22%) SAP
3 4 (22.22%) ServiceNow
4 2 (11.11%) Sage
4 2 (11.11%) Siemens
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) ThinPrint
5 1 (5.56%) VMware