The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 551 561 578
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +17
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 21 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.010% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.21% 0.055% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £370 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £476 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+58.75% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

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 22 July 2014.

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 24 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 22 July 2014. 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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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 +1 13 £388 +29.16% 3
London +25 10 £390 -2.50% 3
City of London - 2 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Folkestone - - - -
Hove - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leicester - - - -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (85.00%) SQL
3 33 (82.50%) SQL Server
4 28 (70.00%) Windows
5 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (52.50%) Clustering
6 21 (52.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (52.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (47.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (42.50%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (42.50%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (40.00%) MCITP
11 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (32.50%) Replication
13 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
14 11 (27.50%) T-SQL
14 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
17 8 (20.00%) Oracle
17 8 (20.00%) Red Gate
18 7 (17.50%) MySQL
18 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
18 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 6 (15.00%) MCSD
19 6 (15.00%) MCSE
19 6 (15.00%) MCT
19 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
19 6 (15.00%) Veritas

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LDAP
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
1 2 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (82.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (52.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (52.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (47.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (42.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (27.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (17.50%) MySQL
9 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 4 (10.00%) DTS
11 2 (5.00%) OLTP
11 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
11 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
12 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
12 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (77.50%) DBA
2 28 (70.00%) SQL DBA
3 8 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 7 (17.50%) Administrator
5 5 (12.50%) Server Support
6 4 (10.00%) Senior DBA
6 4 (10.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 4 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (10.00%) Designer
7 3 (7.50%) Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Server Support Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (2.50%) Development DBA
8 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Development DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (52.50%) Clustering
2 13 (32.50%) Replication
3 1 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) AIX
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (42.50%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (15.00%) Server Monitoring
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.50%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Database Security
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.50%) Data Security
7 1 (2.50%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (85.00%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (40.00%) MCITP
3 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) MCSD
4 6 (15.00%) MCSE
4 6 (15.00%) MCT
5 5 (12.50%) MCP
6 4 (10.00%) MCPD
6 4 (10.00%) MCTS
7 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (5.00%) CISA
9 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
1 2 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) NLBS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Oracle
2 8 (20.00%) Red Gate
3 6 (15.00%) Veritas
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.50%) NetApp