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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 564 540 531
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 13 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.037% 0.026%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 9
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£275 £450 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +109.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £245 £190
% change year-on-year
+12.24% +28.94%
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
10260 9121 8068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.19% 18.73% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 4949 4256
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 427 562
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.27% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 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 30 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 27 January 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 -32 6 £475 +5.55% 7
Scotland - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - -
London -18 1 £375 -16.66% 3
South East -21 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 £375 - 2
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Worthing - - - - 1
Iver - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Doncaster - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 16 (76.19%) SQL
3 16 (76.19%) Windows
4 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (61.90%) MCITP
5 13 (61.90%) Oracle
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
6 11 (52.38%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
9 8 (38.10%) Replication
9 8 (38.10%) Clustering
9 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
10 7 (33.33%) SAN
10 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (33.33%) NAS
11 6 (28.57%) Red Gate
11 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
11 6 (28.57%) SLA
11 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (28.57%) MySQL
11 6 (28.57%) ITIL
12 5 (23.81%) VB
12 5 (23.81%) DB2
12 5 (23.81%) Informix

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.76%) Lync
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) SAN
1 7 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (47.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
6 6 (28.57%) RDBMS
6 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (28.57%) MySQL
7 5 (23.81%) DB2
7 5 (23.81%) Informix
8 4 (19.05%) OLAP Cube
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (19.05%) OLAP
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
10 1 (4.76%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (4.76%) Data Mining
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) DBA
2 16 (76.19%) SQL DBA
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server DBA
3 8 (38.10%) Administrator
4 6 (28.57%) Server Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Server Support
6 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Designer
6 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Replication
1 8 (38.10%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Statistics
4 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (23.81%) High Availability
3 5 (23.81%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) ETL
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Coaching
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Management
6 2 (9.52%) Security Management
7 1 (4.76%) CRM
7 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Fund Management
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (76.19%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) MCITP
3 5 (23.81%) MCSE
4 3 (14.29%) MCP
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) MCTS
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (9.52%) MCSD
5 2 (9.52%) MCSA
6 1 (4.76%) MCPD
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (4.76%) NLBS
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Oracle
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Red Gate
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Kaspersky
3 1 (4.76%) Veeam
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