The table below looks at the statistics for the Oracle DBA role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Oracle DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Oracle Database Administrator
Rank 461 415 282
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -133
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 158 188 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.37% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.39% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 100 167
Average daily rate £405 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £41.50 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 - £31.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 - £30.90

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Oracle DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Oracle DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Oracle DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Oracle DBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Oracle DBA within the UK.

Oracle DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Oracle DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Oracle DBA within the UK.

Oracle DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Oracle DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Oracle DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Oracle DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Oracle DBA
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 Oracle DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 5 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
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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 -31 135 £413 - 30
London -5 59 £438 +8.02% 11
South East +2 23 £425 +6.25% 4
Scotland -2 16 £375 +10.29% 2
Yorkshire -12 13 £369 -10.60% 4
City of London +30 11 £350 -12.50% 1
West Midlands -7 11 £360 -4.00% 1
East of England +2 10 £300 -15.78% 3
Essex - 9 £300 -
West Sussex +14 8 £413 +3.12%
Edinburgh -13 8 £400 +15.10% 1
Glasgow +13 7 £292 -10.99% 1
Crawley -1 7 £413 +3.12%
West Yorkshire -10 7 £400 -3.03% 1
Berkshire - 7 £425 - 1
Leeds -19 6 £399 -6.17% 1
South West -25 6 £388 -13.88% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 6 - -
Reading - 6 £425 - 1
East Midlands -3 5 £350 - 3
South Yorkshire -7 5 £316 -9.64% 2
Manchester -25 5 £375 +1.69%
North West -27 5 £375 +1.69%
Bristol +1 4 £375 -
Hampshire -5 4 £550 +32.53% 1
North East -21 4 £325 +54.76% 1
Tyne and Wear -28 4 £325 +54.76% 1
Sheffield - 4 £320 -
Brentwood - 4 £294 -
Sunderland +7 3 £325 +54.76%

Oracle DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Oracle DBA in their job title 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 with Oracle DBA in their job title.

1 378 (100.00%) Oracle
2 342 (90.48%) Oracle Database
3 178 (47.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 174 (46.03%) SQL
5 146 (38.62%) Linux
6 137 (36.24%) Oracle RAC
7 133 (35.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 122 (32.28%) Data Guard
9 103 (27.25%) Unix
10 102 (26.98%) Finance
11 97 (25.66%) Oracle Database 12c
12 93 (24.60%) Performance Tuning
13 87 (23.02%) SQL Server
14 86 (22.75%) PL/SQL
15 83 (21.96%) Oracle Database 10g
16 82 (21.69%) Shell Script
17 64 (16.93%) Red Hat
18 63 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 59 (15.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 57 (15.08%) Replication
21 54 (14.29%) Clustering
21 54 (14.29%) Sybase
21 54 (14.29%) Solaris
22 53 (14.02%) Windows
23 52 (13.76%) Migration
24 51 (13.49%) Banking
25 49 (12.96%) High Availability
26 44 (11.64%) Security Cleared
27 39 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
27 39 (10.32%) Sybase ASE

Oracle DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Oracle DBA in their job title 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 with Oracle DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (6.08%) WebLogic
2 7 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
3 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.06%) Apache
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.53%) JBoss
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.26%) ArcIMS
8 1 (0.26%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.26%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.26%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.26%) IIS
8 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (2.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.26%) MS Project
3 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (10.05%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (8.47%) Oracle Applications
3 25 (6.61%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.32%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
6 3 (0.79%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle HRMS
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.26%) HFM
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Utilities
8 1 (0.26%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.44%) Internet
2 6 (1.59%) SAN
3 4 (1.06%) DNS
3 4 (1.06%) LDAP
3 4 (1.06%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.79%) Firewall
5 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.53%) Network Security
5 2 (0.53%) SSL
5 2 (0.53%) VPN
6 1 (0.26%) FTP
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 342 (90.48%) Oracle Database
2 178 (47.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 97 (25.66%) Oracle Database 12c
4 87 (23.02%) SQL Server
5 83 (21.96%) Oracle Database 10g
6 39 (10.32%) Sybase ASE
7 38 (10.05%) Oracle Reports
8 32 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (8.47%) MySQL
9 25 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (4.76%) Relational Database
12 16 (4.23%) Oracle Exadata
12 16 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (3.97%) Oracle BI EE
14 14 (3.70%) RDBMS
15 13 (3.44%) Oracle9i Database
16 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (2.38%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 23 (6.08%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.06%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (1.06%) Toad
3 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.26%) ProC
3 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 102 (26.98%) Finance
2 51 (13.49%) Banking
3 10 (2.65%) Retail
4 5 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.06%) Automotive
6 3 (0.79%) Games
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.26%) Advertising
8 1 (0.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.26%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 10 (2.65%) Middleware
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.06%) Oracle Streams
5 3 (0.79%) J2EE
5 3 (0.79%) POSIX
5 3 (0.79%) Web Services
5 3 (0.79%) XML
6 2 (0.53%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.26%) .NET
7 1 (0.26%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 57 (15.08%) Replication
2 54 (14.29%) Clustering
3 20 (5.29%) Client/Server
4 18 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.12%) Statistics
7 6 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.32%) Reference Data
9 3 (0.79%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.53%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.26%) CMDB
11 1 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.26%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.26%) iPhone
11 1 (0.26%) Online Games
11 1 (0.26%) Tandem
11 1 (0.26%) User Experience
11 1 (0.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 146 (38.62%) Linux
2 103 (27.25%) Unix
3 63 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 54 (14.29%) Solaris
5 53 (14.02%) Windows
6 20 (5.29%) AIX
6 20 (5.29%) Windows Server
7 14 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.53%) HPUX
11 1 (0.26%) SUSE
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.60%) Performance Tuning
2 52 (13.76%) Migration
3 49 (12.96%) High Availability
4 39 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (8.99%) Change Management
5 34 (8.99%) ETL
5 34 (8.99%) Incident Management
6 30 (7.94%) ITIL
7 28 (7.41%) Service Management
8 27 (7.14%) Database Tuning
9 26 (6.88%) Performance Monitoring
10 24 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
11 21 (5.56%) Configuration Management
12 17 (4.50%) Change Control
13 15 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.97%) Line Management
14 14 (3.70%) Performance Management
15 13 (3.44%) E-Commerce
16 12 (3.17%) Capacity Management
16 12 (3.17%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 174 (46.03%) SQL
2 86 (22.75%) PL/SQL
3 82 (21.69%) Shell Script
4 10 (2.65%) PowerShell
5 9 (2.38%) Perl
6 8 (2.12%) Java
7 7 (1.85%) C
8 6 (1.59%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.32%) Korn
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (11.64%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.08%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.44%) DV Cleared
4 12 (3.17%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (2.65%) Degree
6 8 (2.12%) OCP
7 3 (0.79%) OCA
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.26%) HND
9 1 (0.26%) MCP
9 1 (0.26%) MCSA
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.65%) SLA
2 7 (1.85%) QA
3 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) FATCA
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 137 (36.24%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (2.12%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (1.06%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 133 (35.19%) Oracle RMAN
2 122 (32.28%) Data Guard
3 59 (15.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 13 (3.44%) SCOM
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle EDQ
6 3 (0.79%) Foglight
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.26%) Nagios
7 1 (0.26%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 378 (100.00%) Oracle
2 64 (16.93%) Red Hat
3 54 (14.29%) Sybase
4 38 (10.05%) Microsoft
5 33 (8.73%) SAP
6 17 (4.50%) Informatica
7 15 (3.97%) Veritas
8 12 (3.17%) IBM
9 9 (2.38%) Cognos
9 9 (2.38%) Netezza
10 8 (2.12%) Cognizant
11 5 (1.32%) NetApp
12 4 (1.06%) ION Trading
13 3 (0.79%) HP
14 2 (0.53%) Citrix
14 2 (0.53%) EnterpriseDB
14 2 (0.53%) Hyperion
14 2 (0.53%) Imperva
14 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds
14 2 (0.53%) Teradata
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