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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 623 596 566
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -30
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 5 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.025% 0.033%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.046% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 13
Average daily rate £450 £383 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £245
% change year-on-year
+8.97% +59.18%
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
10933 10463 9390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.25% 20.28% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6766 6053 5069
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 487 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.87 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 6 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 5 £450 +4.04% 8
London +12 3 £450 +20.00% 6
City of London +50 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Merseyside - 2 £425 - 1
North West - 2 £425 - 1
Liverpool - 1 £475 - 1

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) SQL
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) IIS
5 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (50.00%) ITIL
6 6 (50.00%) MCSE
6 6 (50.00%) Finance
6 6 (50.00%) Clustering
7 5 (41.67%) Replication
7 5 (41.67%) Windows
7 5 (41.67%) MCP
7 5 (41.67%) High Availability
7 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (33.33%) MCTS
8 4 (33.33%) Degree
8 4 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
8 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (33.33%) XML
8 4 (33.33%) ODBC
8 4 (33.33%) HTML
8 4 (33.33%) Siemens
8 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 4 (33.33%) MS Access
8 4 (33.33%) ERP
8 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Teamcenter
2 3 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (33.33%) MS Access
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (8.33%) DB2
7 1 (8.33%) OLAP
7 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) DBA
1 4 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Systems Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Sage Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Business Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Architect
3 1 (8.33%) ERP Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Sage 500 Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared DBA
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
1 4 (33.33%) ODBC
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) WCF
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (41.67%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) CentOS
3 1 (8.33%) SUSE
3 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) High Availability
3 4 (33.33%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (33.33%) ERP
3 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) PLM
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Coaching
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Security Patching
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
6 1 (8.33%) E-business
6 1 (8.33%) ETL
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (41.67%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) MCT
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) CCNA
6 1 (8.33%) CCNP
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MCDST
6 1 (8.33%) MCITP
6 1 (8.33%) MCPD
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA
6 1 (8.33%) MCSD
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Sage
2 4 (33.33%) Siemens
3 2 (16.67%) Veritas
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 21 days ago