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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Database Administrator
Rank 446 424 331
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -93
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 181 201 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.36% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.39% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 129 144
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£375 £373 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £255 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.97% -2.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Average hourly rate - £38.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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
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 1 September 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 -36 155 £375 - 26
London -37 61 £450 +18.42% 9
South East -24 28 £370 +0.33% 2
Scotland 0 20 £330 -17.50% 7
Yorkshire -25 19 £350 +3.70%
North West -11 15 £375 +76.47% 7
South West 0 14 £375 -7.97% 5
City of London -7 14 £475 +18.75% 5
Leeds -16 13 £325 -13.33%
West Yorkshire -21 13 £325 -8.77%
Glasgow +15 12 £325 -18.75% 2
Hampshire -5 10 £425 +13.33% 1
Gloucestershire +4 9 £408 -
Cheltenham +4 8 £408 -
Manchester -6 8 £320 +50.58% 2
Berkshire +1 7 £305 -28.23%
East of England +1 7 £375 +15.38% 1
Edinburgh -18 6 £413 +17.85% 2
West Midlands +7 5 £365 +4.28% 1
West Sussex -13 5 £370 +24.36%
Southampton +6 4 £370 +9.06% 1
Crawley -7 4 £370 +24.36%
Cheshire - 4 £369 -
Windsor - 4 £305 -
Knutsford - 4 £369 -
Hertfordshire 0 3 £375 +15.46%
Swindon -1 3 £375 -11.76% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - -
Wiltshire -2 3 £375 -7.97% 2
Milton Keynes -4 3 - -

Oracle DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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.

1 327 (100.00%) Oracle
2 301 (92.05%) Oracle Database
3 156 (47.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 145 (44.34%) Oracle RAC
5 138 (42.20%) Linux
6 133 (40.67%) SQL
7 116 (35.47%) Data Guard
8 113 (34.56%) Oracle RMAN
9 106 (32.42%) UNIX
10 91 (27.83%) Oracle Database 10g
11 81 (24.77%) PL/SQL
12 77 (23.55%) SQL Server
13 73 (22.32%) Finance
14 69 (21.10%) Shell Script
15 65 (19.88%) Performance Tuning
16 63 (19.27%) Oracle Database 12c
17 57 (17.43%) Windows
18 56 (17.13%) Solaris
19 54 (16.51%) Red Hat
20 49 (14.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
21 48 (14.68%) Oracle Applications
22 47 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 45 (13.76%) Oracle EBS
24 44 (13.46%) Clustering
25 40 (12.23%) Replication
26 36 (11.01%) Security Cleared
26 36 (11.01%) ITIL
26 36 (11.01%) Oracle EBS R12
27 35 (10.70%) WebLogic
27 35 (10.70%) Sybase

Oracle DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 35 (10.70%) WebLogic
2 9 (2.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.14%) IIS
3 7 (2.14%) SAS
4 6 (1.83%) Oracle 10gAS
5 5 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (1.53%) Apache
5 5 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (0.92%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.61%) ArcIMS
7 2 (0.61%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.31%) Confluence
8 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.31%) JBoss
8 1 (0.31%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (2.14%) MS Office
2 6 (1.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 48 (14.68%) Oracle Applications
2 45 (13.76%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (11.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.22%) Endur
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 2 (0.61%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.31%) Maximo
7 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.20%) SAN
2 11 (3.36%) Firewall
3 7 (2.14%) Internet
3 7 (2.14%) LAN
3 7 (2.14%) WAN
4 6 (1.83%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.83%) LDAP
5 4 (1.22%) VLAN
6 3 (0.92%) NAS
6 3 (0.92%) DNS
6 3 (0.92%) DHCP
7 2 (0.61%) FTP
7 2 (0.61%) SSH
8 1 (0.31%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
8 1 (0.31%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.31%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 301 (92.05%) Oracle Database
2 156 (47.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 91 (27.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 77 (23.55%) SQL Server
5 63 (19.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 33 (10.09%) Relational Database
7 32 (9.79%) RDBMS
8 27 (8.26%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (8.26%) Oracle Reports
8 27 (8.26%) Oracle BI EE
9 23 (7.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 23 (7.03%) Sybase ASE
10 19 (5.81%) Oracle9i Database
11 18 (5.50%) MySQL
12 15 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 15 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 15 (4.59%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (4.28%) Oracle Exadata
14 10 (3.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (3.36%) Toad
2 7 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.92%) JIRA
4 2 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.61%) Ant
5 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Hudson
5 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.31%) JConsole
5 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.31%) ProC
5 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.31%) Subversion
General
1 73 (22.32%) Finance
2 35 (10.70%) Banking
3 8 (2.45%) Legal
4 5 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (0.61%) Advertising
5 2 (0.61%) Publishing
5 2 (0.61%) Games
5 2 (0.61%) French Language
5 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.95%) Middleware
2 21 (6.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 16 (4.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 10 (3.06%) .NET
5 7 (2.14%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.14%) XML
6 6 (1.83%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 4 (1.22%) Oracle Streams
7 4 (1.22%) Web Services
8 3 (0.92%) J2EE
8 3 (0.92%) HTML
9 2 (0.61%) POSIX
9 2 (0.61%) CGI
10 1 (0.31%) JRockit
10 1 (0.31%) ODBC
10 1 (0.31%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.46%) Clustering
2 40 (12.23%) Replication
3 12 (3.67%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.22%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.22%) CMDB
7 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.61%) Statistics
8 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.61%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.61%) GIS
9 1 (0.31%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.31%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 138 (42.20%) Linux
2 106 (32.42%) UNIX
3 57 (17.43%) Windows
4 56 (17.13%) Solaris
5 47 (14.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (5.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.20%) AIX
8 13 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.83%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (1.83%) HPUX
10 5 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.61%) SUSE
11 2 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.31%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (19.88%) Performance Tuning
2 36 (11.01%) ITIL
3 31 (9.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (7.03%) Migration
5 21 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (5.50%) Change Management
6 18 (5.50%) Database Tuning
7 16 (4.89%) Service Management
7 16 (4.89%) ETL
8 15 (4.59%) SOA
9 14 (4.28%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (3.98%) Incident Management
11 10 (3.06%) Data Migration
11 10 (3.06%) Database Mirroring
12 9 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (2.75%) Problem Management
12 9 (2.75%) E-Commerce
13 8 (2.45%) Performance Monitoring
13 8 (2.45%) Analytics
13 8 (2.45%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 133 (40.67%) SQL
2 81 (24.77%) PL/SQL
3 69 (21.10%) Shell Script
4 17 (5.20%) T-SQL
5 13 (3.98%) Perl
6 10 (3.06%) Java
7 8 (2.45%) Korn
8 6 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.61%) C
9 2 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) VBScript
10 1 (0.31%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.31%) sed
10 1 (0.31%) AWK
Qualifications
1 36 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.81%) Oracle Certification
3 14 (4.28%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.28%) DV Cleared
4 9 (2.75%) OCP
4 9 (2.75%) Degree
5 5 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.92%) OCA
7 1 (0.31%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.83%) QA
2 5 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 145 (44.34%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (3.98%) Oracle Clusterware
3 4 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 116 (35.47%) Data Guard
2 113 (34.56%) Oracle RMAN
3 49 (14.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.14%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (1.83%) WSUS
6 5 (1.53%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.22%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.92%) SCOM
9 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.31%) EMC TimeFinder
10 1 (0.31%) Nagios
10 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 1 (0.31%) OpenView
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 327 (100.00%) Oracle
2 54 (16.51%) Red Hat
3 35 (10.70%) Sybase
4 31 (9.48%) Microsoft
5 14 (4.28%) SAP
5 14 (4.28%) IBM
6 13 (3.98%) HP
7 11 (3.36%) 3PAR
8 10 (3.06%) VMware
8 10 (3.06%) NetApp
8 10 (3.06%) Veritas
9 9 (2.75%) SolarWinds
10 7 (2.14%) Remedy
11 6 (1.83%) Informatica
12 4 (1.22%) EMC
12 4 (1.22%) Citrix
13 3 (0.92%) Sun
14 2 (0.61%) SmartStream
14 2 (0.61%) CA
14 2 (0.61%) Symantec
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