The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 539 511 552
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 48 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.069% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.075% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 16
Average daily rate £450 £463 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.75% -7.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £475 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 46 £450 -2.75% 19
London -9 26 £450 - 13
City of London -9 9 £425 -8.10% 3
Yorkshire -16 5 £363 -9.37%
South East -28 4 £523 +10.00% 5
Kent -3 3 £523 +10.00% 1
North West -14 3 £450 +0.55%
Birmingham - 2 £550 -
Manchester - 2 - -
South West - 2 £390 -
Scotland - 2 £475 -
West Midlands - 2 £550 - 1
East of England - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £363 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Reading - - - - 2

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (69.39%) Oracle
2 59 (60.20%) SQL
3 56 (57.14%) Oracle Database
4 45 (45.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 42 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 39 (39.80%) Performance Tuning
7 38 (38.78%) Oracle RAC
8 35 (35.71%) Data Guard
9 34 (34.69%) Oracle Database 10g
10 32 (32.65%) Finance
10 32 (32.65%) UNIX
11 25 (25.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 22 (22.45%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (20.41%) Migration
13 20 (20.41%) Linux
14 19 (19.39%) ITIL
14 19 (19.39%) Replication
14 19 (19.39%) Shell Script
15 18 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 18 (18.37%) Capacity Planning
16 17 (17.35%) T-SQL
17 16 (16.33%) PL/SQL
18 15 (15.31%) SAN
18 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2012
19 14 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
19 14 (14.29%) Solaris
20 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
21 12 (12.24%) Veritas
21 12 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 11 (11.22%) Performance Management

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (11.22%) WebLogic
1 11 (11.22%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (4.08%) IIS
3 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.31%) SAN
2 2 (2.04%) Internet
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) SSH
3 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 45 (45.92%) Oracle Database 11g
3 42 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 34 (34.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 25 (25.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (22.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (18.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (15.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (9.18%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
12 7 (7.14%) DB2
13 6 (6.12%) RDBMS
14 4 (4.08%) OLTP
14 4 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (4.08%) OLAP
14 4 (4.08%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (4.08%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (4.08%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Toad
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.02%) Subversion
2 1 (1.02%) PVCS
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
General
1 32 (32.65%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.06%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.02%) German Language
5 1 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Ajax
1 3 (3.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.04%) XML
2 2 (2.04%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.02%) jQuery
3 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.02%) JSON
3 1 (1.02%) Dojo
3 1 (1.02%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 1 (1.02%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Replication
2 8 (8.16%) Clustering
3 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.02%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.65%) UNIX
2 20 (20.41%) Linux
3 14 (14.29%) Solaris
4 12 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (11.22%) Windows
6 7 (7.14%) HPUX
7 6 (6.12%) AIX
7 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.80%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (20.41%) Migration
3 19 (19.39%) ITIL
4 18 (18.37%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (11.22%) Performance Management
6 9 (9.18%) ETL
7 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (5.10%) Data Management
10 5 (5.10%) Project Management
10 5 (5.10%) Data Modelling
11 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce
12 2 (2.04%) Scrum
12 2 (2.04%) Change Management
12 2 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (2.04%) Change Control
12 2 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (2.04%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 59 (60.20%) SQL
2 19 (19.39%) Shell Script
3 17 (17.35%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.10%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.06%) C#
7 2 (2.04%) Perl
8 1 (1.02%) Java
8 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (6.12%) OCP
3 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) MCITP
3 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.08%) MCSA
4 4 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.02%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 38 (38.78%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.04%) SRDF
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (35.71%) Data Guard
2 5 (5.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.02%) WMI
4 1 (1.02%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.02%) Control-M
Vendors
1 68 (69.39%) Oracle
2 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.24%) Veritas
4 7 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.08%) Cognos
6 3 (3.06%) DataFlux
6 3 (3.06%) Siebel
6 3 (3.06%) IBM
6 3 (3.06%) HP
6 3 (3.06%) EMC
7 2 (2.04%) JD Edwards
7 2 (2.04%) SAP
7 2 (2.04%) VMware
7 2 (2.04%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.02%) Teradata
8 1 (1.02%) BMC
8 1 (1.02%) Sybase
8 1 (1.02%) Cisco
8 1 (1.02%) Citrix