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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Oracle Database Administrator
Rank 397 310 335
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 207 297 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 154 156
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £38.00 £38.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% +79.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £38.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +79.06%

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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 -75 185 £375 -6.25% 52
London +30 98 £378 -15.16% 22
South East -43 29 £375 - 11
City of London +34 28 £394 -12.50% 15
Hampshire -20 17 £375 -2.59% 7
Scotland -11 14 £400 +14.28% 4
North East -10 12 £379 +26.33%
East of England -21 12 £325 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire -14 11 £375 - 7
South West -51 10 £408 +1.87% 2
West Yorkshire +1 7 £375 +7.14% 2
Edinburgh -12 7 £350 -26.31% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 7 £379 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £379 -
Northern Ireland +4 6 £248 -23.84%
North West -3 6 £213 -55.26% 5
Suffolk -12 6 £248 -1.00%
Havant -3 5 £450 +7.14%
Manchester -4 4 £213 - 2
West Midlands -27 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Sheffield +5 3 £190 -52.50% 2
Leeds +4 3 £319 -8.92% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £375 - 1
South Yorkshire -5 3 £190 -52.50% 3
Glasgow -18 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Cardiff - 3 £250 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £325 - 2
Southampton - 3 £339 - 1
Wales - 3 £250 - 1
South Wales - 3 £250 - 1

Oracle DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Oracle
2 455 (91.73%) Oracle Database
3 291 (58.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 236 (47.58%) SQL
5 230 (46.37%) Oracle RAC
6 214 (43.15%) Data Guard
7 195 (39.31%) Oracle Database 10g
8 170 (34.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 167 (33.67%) Linux
10 157 (31.65%) Performance Tuning
11 154 (31.05%) PL/SQL
12 147 (29.64%) UNIX
13 120 (24.19%) Finance
14 117 (23.59%) SQL Server
15 84 (16.94%) Shell Script
16 76 (15.32%) Windows
17 73 (14.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
18 72 (14.52%) Solaris
19 69 (13.91%) WebLogic
20 68 (13.71%) Oracle Applications
21 64 (12.90%) Oracle Database 12c
22 60 (12.10%) Banking
23 59 (11.90%) Oracle9i Database
24 56 (11.29%) Oracle EBS
24 56 (11.29%) Security Cleared
25 54 (10.89%) Oracle EBS R12
26 49 (9.88%) Replication
27 48 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 47 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
28 47 (9.48%) Middleware

Oracle DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 69 (13.91%) WebLogic
2 30 (6.05%) Apache
3 10 (2.02%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (1.81%) Oracle 10gAS
5 8 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (1.41%) IIS
7 6 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Workflow
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Spatial
9 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.20%) Confluence
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) MS Excel
1 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 68 (13.71%) Oracle Applications
2 56 (11.29%) Oracle EBS
3 54 (10.89%) Oracle EBS R12
4 20 (4.03%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.60%) Summit
6 3 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.20%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.40%) SaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.63%) SAN
2 5 (1.01%) Internet
3 4 (0.81%) NAS
4 3 (0.60%) HTTP
4 3 (0.60%) LDAP
5 2 (0.40%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.20%) SSH
6 1 (0.20%) Firewall
6 1 (0.20%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (91.73%) Oracle Database
2 291 (58.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 195 (39.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 117 (23.59%) SQL Server
5 64 (12.90%) Oracle Database 12c
6 59 (11.90%) Oracle9i Database
7 45 (9.07%) Relational Database
7 45 (9.07%) Oracle Reports
8 43 (8.67%) Oracle BI EE
9 41 (8.27%) RDBMS
10 38 (7.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (5.44%) SQL Server 2012
13 26 (5.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (4.84%) Oracle Discoverer
15 22 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
15 22 (4.44%) Oracle Exadata
16 21 (4.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 20 (4.03%) SQLPlus
18 19 (3.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (7.06%) Oracle Forms
2 21 (4.23%) Toad
3 13 (2.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 5 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.60%) Subversion
5 3 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.40%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.40%) JIRA
6 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.20%) Maven
7 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.20%) Ant
General
1 120 (24.19%) Finance
2 60 (12.10%) Banking
3 16 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.02%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.42%) Retail
6 10 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) International Banking
8 2 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
9 1 (0.20%) Hungarian Language
9 1 (0.20%) Latvian Language
9 1 (0.20%) Lithuanian Language
9 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.20%) Romanian Language
9 1 (0.20%) Marketing
9 1 (0.20%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.20%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.48%) Middleware
2 24 (4.84%) XML
3 16 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (2.42%) Oracle Streams
5 8 (1.61%) JDBC
6 7 (1.41%) WebCenter
6 7 (1.41%) .NET
7 6 (1.21%) LAMP
8 3 (0.60%) EDI
9 2 (0.40%) ODBC
9 2 (0.40%) J2EE
9 2 (0.40%) SOAP
10 1 (0.20%) OC4J
10 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.20%) Spring
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle ADF
10 1 (0.20%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.20%) WinForms
10 1 (0.20%) JSP
10 1 (0.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.88%) Replication
2 26 (5.24%) Clustering
3 21 (4.23%) Statistics
4 10 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.41%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.01%) Data Extraction
6 5 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.81%) Firmware
7 4 (0.81%) Data Integration
8 3 (0.60%) LPAR
8 3 (0.60%) HACMP
9 2 (0.40%) PMI
9 2 (0.40%) NHS
9 2 (0.40%) Grid Computing
9 2 (0.40%) FMCG
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Exalogic
10 1 (0.20%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.20%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 167 (33.67%) Linux
2 147 (29.64%) UNIX
3 76 (15.32%) Windows
4 72 (14.52%) Solaris
5 48 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (7.46%) AIX
7 12 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (2.22%) HPUX
9 6 (1.21%) OpenVMS
10 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.01%) VMS
10 5 (1.01%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.40%) SUSE
11 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (31.65%) Performance Tuning
2 47 (9.48%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (8.87%) SOA
4 39 (7.86%) ITIL
5 38 (7.66%) Migration
6 33 (6.65%) Capacity Planning
7 32 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 24 (4.84%) E-business
9 22 (4.44%) Problem Management
10 19 (3.83%) Data Modelling
11 18 (3.63%) High Availability
12 17 (3.43%) Incident Management
12 17 (3.43%) Change Management
13 15 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (3.02%) ETL
14 14 (2.82%) Performance Analysis
15 13 (2.62%) Data Management
16 10 (2.02%) Configuration Management
16 10 (2.02%) Database Tuning
17 9 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 236 (47.58%) SQL
2 154 (31.05%) PL/SQL
3 84 (16.94%) Shell Script
4 35 (7.06%) T-SQL
4 35 (7.06%) Perl
5 30 (6.05%) Korn
6 19 (3.83%) Java
7 10 (2.02%) C
8 9 (1.81%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.01%) DCL
11 3 (0.60%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.40%) C#
12 2 (0.40%) R
13 1 (0.20%) sed
13 1 (0.20%) AWK
13 1 (0.20%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.20%) VB
13 1 (0.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.03%) Oracle Certification
4 14 (2.82%) OCP
5 13 (2.62%) Degree
6 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.01%) MCITP
8 3 (0.60%) IBM Certification
8 3 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.40%) MCSA
9 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.20%) OCA
10 1 (0.20%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.83%) SLA
2 4 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.60%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 230 (46.37%) Oracle RAC
2 170 (34.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (0.81%) SRDF
4 3 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.40%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.20%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.20%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 214 (43.15%) Data Guard
2 73 (14.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 8 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (1.41%) Legato
4 7 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
5 6 (1.21%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.81%) Control-M
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Statspack
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Management
7 4 (0.81%) Puppet
8 3 (0.60%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (0.60%) Foglight
9 2 (0.40%) SCOM
10 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.20%) SCCM
10 1 (0.20%) OVSD
10 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 496 (100.00%) Oracle
2 46 (9.27%) Red Hat
3 35 (7.06%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.63%) EMC
5 15 (3.02%) BMC
5 15 (3.02%) HP
6 11 (2.22%) IBM
7 9 (1.81%) Cognos
8 8 (1.61%) Sybase
8 8 (1.61%) Sun
8 8 (1.61%) VMware
9 7 (1.41%) Hyperion
9 7 (1.41%) Veritas
10 6 (1.21%) NetApp
11 5 (1.01%) Informatica
12 4 (0.81%) Siebel
12 4 (0.81%) Business Objects
13 3 (0.60%) Remedy
13 3 (0.60%) CommVault
13 3 (0.60%) Murex
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