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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 593 533 513
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 16 49 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.090% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.097% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 22
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£457 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £399 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £450
% change year-on-year
-29.41% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 -

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 18 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 5 May 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 -58 15 £450 - 25
London -11 7 £550 +20.21% 9
South West +8 4 - - 5
Swindon - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 - - 2
City of London +4 2 £525 +23.52%
East Midlands - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -6 1 £300 -17.24% 1
Yorkshire -22 1 £300 -17.24% 1
South East -29 1 £263 -49.76% 8
Scotland - 1 £463 -
Bradford - 1 £300 -
Hampshire - 1 £263 - 5
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £263 - 2
Stirling - 1 £463 -

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 27 (61.36%) SQL
2 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
3 17 (38.64%) Oracle
4 16 (36.36%) Finance
5 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (22.73%) SAN
9 9 (20.45%) DB2
9 9 (20.45%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (20.45%) Banking
9 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database
10 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (15.91%) Data Guard
11 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (15.91%) Database Security
11 7 (15.91%) Replication
11 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (15.91%) UNIX
11 7 (15.91%) Windows
11 7 (15.91%) BMC
12 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
12 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (13.64%) ETL
12 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
12 6 (13.64%) COBOL

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) CICS
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (22.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (20.45%) DB2
5 9 (20.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database
6 8 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (4.55%) MySQL
11 2 (4.55%) RDBMS
11 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
12 1 (2.27%) InterSystems Cache
12 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (2.27%) TKPROF
12 1 (2.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Basis
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (2.27%) Middleware
1 1 (2.27%) POSIX
1 1 (2.27%) HTML
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Replication
2 5 (11.36%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.36%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) UNIX
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
3 3 (6.82%) AIX
4 2 (4.55%) zOS
4 2 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (15.91%) Database Security
2 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (13.64%) ETL
4 5 (11.36%) Performance Improvement
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.82%) Scrum
7 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.55%) Change Management
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) High Availability
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.27%) Migration
8 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
2 6 (13.64%) COBOL
3 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.55%) Perl
4 2 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) R
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
5 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.27%) OCP
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.27%) SRDF
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Data Guard
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.27%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) BMC
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.82%) SAP
5 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 2 (4.55%) Sun
6 1 (2.27%) VMware
6 1 (2.27%) Tableau
6 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas
6 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.27%) HP
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Sybase
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