The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 555 504 511
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 27 55 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.11% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.12% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 33 17
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£375 £425 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £368 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
-33.33% -5.26%
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 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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Senior DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior DBA
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Senior DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 6 March 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 -53 26 £350 -17.64% 24
London -22 12 £425 +1.79% 13
South West -7 5 - - 1
Wiltshire - 5 - -
Swindon - 5 - -
City of London +8 4 £375 -2.28% 2
North West -15 4 - -
Yorkshire -2 3 £300 -33.33% 3
West Yorkshire -6 3 £300 - 2
Scotland -9 1 £463 -2.52% 2
South East -15 1 £263 -47.50% 3
East Midlands - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £263 -
Hampshire - 1 £263 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Redruth - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior DBA in their job title.

1 31 (62.00%) SQL
2 21 (42.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (36.00%) Oracle
4 17 (34.00%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (24.00%) Finance
7 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (20.00%) Banking
7 10 (20.00%) SAN
8 9 (18.00%) DB2
8 9 (18.00%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
9 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (16.00%) Replication
9 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
9 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 7 (14.00%) BMC
10 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
10 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (12.00%) Data Guard
11 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (12.00%) ETL
11 6 (12.00%) UNIX
11 6 (12.00%) Windows
11 6 (12.00%) COBOL
11 6 (12.00%) Database Security

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) CICS
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (18.00%) DB2
5 9 (18.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (18.00%) Oracle Database
6 8 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (14.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (10.00%) RDBMS
9 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (6.00%) OLTP
10 3 (6.00%) OLAP
11 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (2.00%) MySQL
12 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
1 1 (2.00%) XML
1 1 (2.00%) Middleware
1 1 (2.00%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Replication
2 5 (10.00%) Clustering
2 5 (10.00%) Mobile Banking
2 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) UNIX
1 6 (12.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) Linux
3 2 (4.00%) zOS
3 2 (4.00%) AIX
4 1 (2.00%) HPUX
4 1 (2.00%) Solaris
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) ETL
3 6 (12.00%) Database Security
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.00%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.00%) SOA
7 1 (2.00%) CRM
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.00%) Project Management
7 1 (2.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (12.00%) COBOL
4 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.00%) VBScript
5 2 (4.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) R
6 1 (2.00%) Java
6 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.00%) VCP4
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) MCITP
2 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.00%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.00%) Control-M
3 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) BMC
4 3 (6.00%) Sun
4 3 (6.00%) Sybase
4 3 (6.00%) SAP
5 2 (4.00%) IBM
6 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) Tableau
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