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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 583 554 548
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 12 28 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.054% 0.018%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.11% 0.31% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 22 7
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£325 £481 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% +123.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £339 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £652 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £440 £215
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +104.65%
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
11359 9174 8886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 17.78% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6585 5107 4657
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 395 612
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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 22 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 19 December 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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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 -51 7 £488 +1.43% 8
South East -26 2 £600 +29.55% 5
East of England - 2 - - 1
Berkshire 0 1 - -
London -3 1 £325 -35.00% 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 3
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Iver - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 3
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
3 14 (73.68%) Windows
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (63.16%) MCITP
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 11 (57.89%) Oracle
6 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (36.84%) Replication
7 7 (36.84%) Clustering
8 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 6 (31.58%) MySQL
8 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (31.58%) Red Gate
8 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (26.32%) NAS
9 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
9 5 (26.32%) SAN
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
10 4 (21.05%) SLA
10 4 (21.05%) MCSE
10 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (21.05%) Coaching
10 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) NAS
1 5 (26.32%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 12 (63.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) MySQL
4 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (26.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (15.79%) Informix
7 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (15.79%) DB2
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (10.53%) OLAP
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (10.53%) OLAP Cube
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) DBA
2 14 (73.68%) SQL DBA
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server DBA
4 5 (26.32%) Administrator
5 4 (21.05%) Server Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (5.26%) Data Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) Designer
7 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) Server Support
7 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Replication
1 7 (36.84%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Statistics
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (21.05%) Coaching
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Fund Management
5 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (63.16%) MCITP
3 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) MCSE
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) MCP
6 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (10.53%) MCSD
7 1 (5.26%) MCPD
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) MCTS
7 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) MCSA
7 1 (5.26%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) NLBS
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 11 (57.89%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Red Gate
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
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