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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 566 517 528
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 25 47 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.092% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.099% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 17
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£379 £423 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.38% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £365 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £475 £325
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +46.15%
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
49661 47331 45270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 31654 28484 25553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2082 2584
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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 -34 24 £389 -6.18% 14
London -3 13 £389 -4.11% 6
North West +2 6 £375 -12.84% 1
City of London +2 6 £400 +7.38% 4
South East -31 5 £500 - 5
Manchester - 2 £375 -
Scotland -12 1 £310 -
Hampshire - 1 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Vale of Glamorgan - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (38.30%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (29.79%) Oracle
4 13 (27.66%) Replication
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
6 10 (21.28%) Finance
7 9 (19.15%) DB2
7 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
8 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (14.89%) Clustering
9 7 (14.89%) Banking
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
10 6 (12.77%) Sybase
10 6 (12.77%) Linux
10 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (10.64%) Database Security
11 5 (10.64%) Data Guard
11 5 (10.64%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (10.64%) Sun
12 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
12 4 (8.51%) IBM
12 4 (8.51%) Migration

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (38.30%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
3 9 (19.15%) DB2
4 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (8.51%) OLAP
7 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
7 4 (8.51%) Sybase ASE
7 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
8 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (6.38%) MySQL
8 3 (6.38%) OLTP
9 2 (4.26%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) ERwin
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) Kendo UI
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
3 1 (2.13%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Replication
2 7 (14.89%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.26%) Statistics
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.26%) Symmetrix
5 1 (2.13%) Grid Computing
5 1 (2.13%) PMI
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.64%) Database Security
4 4 (8.51%) Data Modelling
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum
5 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Database Tuning
5 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.26%) TDD
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
7 1 (2.13%) CRM
7 1 (2.13%) DNA
7 1 (2.13%) SOA
7 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 26 (55.32%) SQL
2 10 (21.28%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.38%) VBScript
3 3 (6.38%) VB
3 3 (6.38%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) MCITP
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.77%) Sybase
4 5 (10.64%) Sun
5 4 (8.51%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) SAP
7 2 (4.26%) PeopleSoft
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.26%) Telerik
7 2 (4.26%) Red Gate
8 1 (2.13%) Tableau
8 1 (2.13%) Perforce
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