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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 572 543 575
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 24 39 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.074% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.080% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 10
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£363 £475 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.68% -7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £376 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £475 -
% change year-on-year
-29.57% -
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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 23 £363 -21.62% 18
North West -1 8 £335 -29.57%
London -6 7 £449 -0.27% 10
South East -3 4 £398 -14.05% 4
East of England - 4 £500 -
Manchester - 3 £330 -
City of London +19 2 £500 +11.11% 3
Cambridge - 2 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £500 -
Surrey -1 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Farnborough - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Luton - - - -
Billericay - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 41 (68.33%) SQL
2 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
3 28 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
4 27 (45.00%) Oracle Database
4 27 (45.00%) Oracle
5 20 (33.33%) Finance
6 18 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 18 (30.00%) Data Guard
7 16 (26.67%) T-SQL
8 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (23.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 13 (21.67%) Banking
9 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 13 (21.67%) Linux
10 12 (20.00%) Replication
10 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (18.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (16.67%) Clustering
12 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 10 (16.67%) ITIL
13 9 (15.00%) Windows
14 8 (13.33%) UNIX
14 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
14 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
14 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (13.33%) MCITP
14 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (51.67%) SQL Server
2 27 (45.00%) Oracle Database
3 18 (30.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 18 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (23.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (18.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (11.67%) DB2
10 6 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (8.33%) OLAP
12 4 (6.67%) DTS
13 3 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
13 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (5.00%) MySQL
14 2 (3.33%) OLTP
14 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) ERwin
2 1 (1.67%) Toad
General
1 20 (33.33%) Finance
2 13 (21.67%) Banking
3 6 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.33%) French Language
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) .NET
1 3 (5.00%) HTML
2 2 (3.33%) NHibernate
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (3.33%) Kendo UI
2 2 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (1.67%) jQuery
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Replication
2 10 (16.67%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.33%) Symmetrix
4 2 (3.33%) Grid Computing
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.67%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Linux
2 9 (15.00%) Windows
3 8 (13.33%) UNIX
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.00%) HPUX
7 2 (3.33%) AIX
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (46.67%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.67%) Change Management
4 7 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Data Modelling
4 7 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (10.00%) Database Security
5 6 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
6 4 (6.67%) Database Tuning
7 3 (5.00%) High Availability
7 3 (5.00%) Scrum
7 3 (5.00%) Migration
8 2 (3.33%) Project Management
8 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 41 (68.33%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) T-SQL
3 8 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.33%) C#
5 2 (3.33%) Perl
5 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.67%) Java
6 1 (1.67%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (13.33%) MCITP
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (6.67%) MCDBA
3 4 (6.67%) OCP
4 3 (5.00%) MCSA
5 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (30.00%) Oracle RAC
2 14 (23.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.33%) SRDF
4 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (30.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.33%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.67%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Oracle
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) EMC
4 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.67%) IBM
5 3 (5.00%) Sun
5 3 (5.00%) Sybase
6 2 (3.33%) HP
6 2 (3.33%) Telerik
6 2 (3.33%) Red Gate
7 1 (1.67%) Tableau
7 1 (1.67%) Perforce
7 1 (1.67%) BMC
7 1 (1.67%) Veritas
7 1 (1.67%) Cognos
7 1 (1.67%) PeopleSoft