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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Oracle Database Administrator
Rank 486 401 297
Rank change year-on-year
-85 -104
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 136 211 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.39% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.42% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 126 164
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £283 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £38.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -81 116 £365 -6.10% 58
London -58 49 £375 -5.66% 22
Yorkshire -13 22 £350 -6.66% 8
South East -36 15 £340 -9.33% 11
Scotland -2 14 £344 -8.33% 1
West Yorkshire -16 14 £350 -15.15% 5
South West -2 12 £360 -13.25% 9
Leeds -13 12 £325 +1.96% 4
Gloucestershire +3 9 £408 -
Glasgow +7 8 £300 - 1
Cheltenham +1 8 £408 -
City of London -38 8 £375 -6.25% 7
North West -24 7 £400 +88.23% 4
Edinburgh -3 6 £413 +22.22%
West Midlands +7 5 £365 +4.28% 3
Hampshire -14 5 £425 +13.33% 4
Berkshire +1 4 £300 -36.17% 1
Manchester -12 4 - - 2
Surrey -3 3 - -
South Yorkshire -7 3 £365 -2.66% 1
East of England -14 3 £375 +15.38%
Epsom - 3 - -
Somerset +3 2 £313 -24.69% 1
Northern Ireland -6 2 - -
County Antrim -7 2 - -
Belfast -7 2 - -
Sheffield -12 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 £396 -
Windsor - 2 £303 -
Milton Keynes -1 1 - -

Oracle DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Oracle
2 272 (91.28%) Oracle Database
3 140 (46.98%) Oracle Database 11g
4 126 (42.28%) Oracle RAC
5 122 (40.94%) SQL
6 111 (37.25%) Linux
7 94 (31.54%) UNIX
8 91 (30.54%) Oracle RMAN
9 90 (30.20%) Data Guard
10 83 (27.85%) Oracle Database 10g
11 81 (27.18%) PL/SQL
12 75 (25.17%) SQL Server
13 61 (20.47%) Performance Tuning
14 58 (19.46%) Oracle Database 12c
15 57 (19.13%) Oracle Applications
15 57 (19.13%) Windows
16 55 (18.46%) Shell Script
17 53 (17.79%) Finance
18 51 (17.11%) Oracle EBS
19 43 (14.43%) Red Hat
20 40 (13.42%) Solaris
20 40 (13.42%) Oracle EBS R12
21 38 (12.75%) Security Cleared
22 37 (12.42%) WebLogic
23 36 (12.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
23 36 (12.08%) Clustering
24 35 (11.74%) ITIL
25 33 (11.07%) RDBMS
25 33 (11.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 33 (11.07%) Relational Database

Oracle DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 37 (12.42%) WebLogic
2 10 (3.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (2.35%) Oracle 10gAS
3 7 (2.35%) IIS
3 7 (2.35%) SAS
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle Service Bus
5 4 (1.34%) Apache
6 2 (0.67%) ArcIMS
6 2 (0.67%) ArcSDE
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Spatial
6 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Confluence
7 1 (0.34%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (2.35%) MS Office
1 7 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 57 (19.13%) Oracle Applications
2 51 (17.11%) Oracle EBS
3 40 (13.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (1.01%) Endur
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.34%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.70%) SAN
2 9 (3.02%) Firewall
3 7 (2.35%) LAN
3 7 (2.35%) WAN
4 4 (1.34%) VLAN
5 3 (1.01%) NAS
5 3 (1.01%) DHCP
5 3 (1.01%) LDAP
5 3 (1.01%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.67%) Internet
6 2 (0.67%) FTP
6 2 (0.67%) SSH
7 1 (0.34%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.34%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (91.28%) Oracle Database
2 140 (46.98%) Oracle Database 11g
3 83 (27.85%) Oracle Database 10g
4 75 (25.17%) SQL Server
5 58 (19.46%) Oracle Database 12c
6 33 (11.07%) Relational Database
6 33 (11.07%) RDBMS
7 29 (9.73%) Oracle BI EE
8 24 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 21 (7.05%) Oracle9i Database
9 21 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (5.70%) Oracle Reports
11 16 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (5.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (5.37%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (3.36%) Sybase ASE
13 10 (3.36%) Oracle Exadata
14 9 (3.02%) MySQL
15 8 (2.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.68%) Toad
2 7 (2.35%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (1.01%) JIRA
4 2 (0.67%) Ant
4 2 (0.67%) Subversion
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Hudson
5 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.34%) JConsole
5 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
General
1 53 (17.79%) Finance
2 23 (7.72%) Banking
3 7 (2.35%) Legal
4 6 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.34%) Retail
6 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Publishing
7 1 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (10.40%) Middleware
2 25 (8.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 14 (4.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 10 (3.36%) .NET
5 8 (2.68%) XML
6 7 (2.35%) ASP.NET
7 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 5 (1.68%) HTML
9 3 (1.01%) Web Services
9 3 (1.01%) J2EE
10 2 (0.67%) POSIX
10 2 (0.67%) CGI
10 2 (0.67%) Oracle Streams
11 1 (0.34%) JRockit
11 1 (0.34%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.08%) Clustering
2 31 (10.40%) Replication
3 10 (3.36%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.34%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.01%) CMDB
6 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.67%) GIS
7 2 (0.67%) Statistics
8 1 (0.34%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.34%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.34%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.34%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.34%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.34%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 111 (37.25%) Linux
2 94 (31.54%) UNIX
3 57 (19.13%) Windows
4 40 (13.42%) Solaris
5 33 (11.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (6.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (6.38%) AIX
8 13 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.35%) HPUX
10 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.67%) SUSE
13 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.34%) VMS
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (20.47%) Performance Tuning
2 35 (11.74%) ITIL
3 24 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (6.38%) Migration
5 19 (6.38%) Database Tuning
6 18 (6.04%) SOA
7 12 (4.03%) ETL
8 10 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.36%) Database Mirroring
9 9 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (3.02%) Capacity Management
10 8 (2.68%) Change Control
10 8 (2.68%) Analytics
10 8 (2.68%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (2.68%) Data Migration
10 8 (2.68%) Incident Management
10 8 (2.68%) Service Management
10 8 (2.68%) Patch Management
11 7 (2.35%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 122 (40.94%) SQL
2 81 (27.18%) PL/SQL
3 55 (18.46%) Shell Script
4 20 (6.71%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.37%) Perl
6 13 (4.36%) Korn
7 12 (4.03%) Java
8 6 (2.01%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.67%) C
9 2 (0.67%) VB
10 1 (0.34%) VBScript
10 1 (0.34%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.34%) sed
10 1 (0.34%) AWK
Qualifications
1 38 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 23 (7.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.37%) Oracle Certification
4 15 (5.03%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.35%) OCP
6 6 (2.01%) Degree
7 5 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.01%) QA
2 5 (1.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (42.28%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (2.35%) Oracle Clusterware
3 6 (2.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (1.01%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.67%) Firmware
6 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.34%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 91 (30.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 90 (30.20%) Data Guard
3 36 (12.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (2.01%) WSUS
5 5 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.68%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.34%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.67%) SCOM
7 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.67%) Foglight
8 1 (0.34%) EMC TimeFinder
8 1 (0.34%) OpenView
8 1 (0.34%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.34%) Control-M
8 1 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.34%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 298 (100.00%) Oracle
2 43 (14.43%) Red Hat
3 31 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.70%) Sybase
5 14 (4.70%) IBM
6 12 (4.03%) VMware
6 12 (4.03%) HP
7 10 (3.36%) NetApp
8 9 (3.02%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.02%) 3PAR
9 8 (2.68%) Veritas
10 7 (2.35%) Remedy
11 6 (2.01%) Sun
12 5 (1.68%) EMC
13 4 (1.34%) Citrix
14 3 (1.01%) SAP
14 3 (1.01%) Siebel
14 3 (1.01%) Informatica
15 2 (0.67%) CA
15 2 (0.67%) Brocade
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