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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
Rank 610 562 580
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +18
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 8 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.046% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.069% 0.27% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 5
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£375 £439 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £350 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £665 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £440 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +35.38%
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
11650 9016 10179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.01% 17.15% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6559 5126 5300
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 387 585
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 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 15 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 21 October 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 -46 7 £400 -8.83% 10
East of England - 4 £400 - 1
London -25 1 £325 -25.71% 6
South East -27 1 £600 +29.55% 2
Brentwood - - - - 1
Dartford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Iver - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
3 25 (86.21%) SQL
4 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
4 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 22 (75.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (72.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (72.41%) MCITP
6 21 (72.41%) Windows
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2000
7 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (41.38%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
8 11 (37.93%) Clustering
8 11 (37.93%) Oracle
9 10 (34.48%) Red Gate
10 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
10 9 (31.03%) MySQL
10 9 (31.03%) Replication
11 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
13 6 (20.69%) Server Monitoring
14 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 5 (17.24%) Coaching
14 5 (17.24%) ITIL

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (93.10%) SQL Server
2 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 23 (79.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (75.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (72.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (41.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (41.38%) SQL Server 2000
6 9 (31.03%) MySQL
7 7 (24.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (13.79%) DTS
9 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
9 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
10 1 (3.45%) OLTP
10 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 1 (3.45%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.90%) Law
1 2 (6.90%) Legal
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (86.21%) DBA
2 23 (79.31%) SQL DBA
3 6 (20.69%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (20.69%) Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Senior DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 4 (13.79%) Senior SQL DBA
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Designer
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Server Support
5 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Clustering
2 9 (31.03%) Replication
3 2 (6.90%) Statistics
4 1 (3.45%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (20.69%) Server Monitoring
3 5 (17.24%) Coaching
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
4 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Data Management
6 2 (6.90%) Project Management
6 2 (6.90%) Change Management
6 2 (6.90%) Security Management
6 2 (6.90%) Database Security
7 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.45%) Data Security
7 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.45%) CRM
7 1 (3.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (86.21%) SQL
2 9 (31.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (72.41%) MCITP
3 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) MCTS
5 4 (13.79%) MCP
6 3 (10.34%) MCSE
7 2 (6.90%) MCSD
7 2 (6.90%) MCT
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) MCPD
8 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 11 (37.93%) Oracle
3 10 (34.48%) Red Gate
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
5 2 (6.90%) Veritas
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.45%) Veeam
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix