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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 584 574 527
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 35 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.056% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 37
Average daily rate £425 £377 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £312 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 February 2016.

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 15 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 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 34 £425 +12.24% 18
London -5 17 £463 +15.62% 10
City of London +38 7 £425 +13.33% 3
Manchester -12 6 £306 -18.33% 1
North West -17 6 £306 -18.33% 1
South East +6 5 £430 -4.44% 4
Kent - 5 £455 - 1
West Midlands - 4 - -
South West +4 2 £381 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £381 - 1
Surrey - 2 £428 -
West Sussex - 2 £428 -
Scotland -8 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 55 (70.51%) SQL Server
2 51 (65.38%) SQL
3 31 (39.74%) Oracle
3 31 (39.74%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (38.46%) Finance
5 29 (37.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 29 (37.18%) Oracle Database
6 27 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 25 (32.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 22 (28.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (26.92%) Banking
10 20 (25.64%) Replication
10 20 (25.64%) ITIL
10 20 (25.64%) Unix
11 19 (24.36%) Linux
12 18 (23.08%) Clustering
13 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
14 16 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (19.23%) Investment Banking
15 15 (19.23%) Windows
15 15 (19.23%) Data Guard
16 14 (17.95%) Oracle Database 10g
16 14 (17.95%) Oracle RMAN
17 13 (16.67%) Migration
17 13 (16.67%) Solaris
17 13 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 13 (16.67%) SAN
17 13 (16.67%) Capacity Planning

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (6.41%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
4 1 (1.28%) FileNet
4 1 (1.28%) Lync
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.28%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.67%) SAN
2 5 (6.41%) DNS
3 1 (1.28%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (70.51%) SQL Server
2 29 (37.18%) Oracle Database
2 29 (37.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (34.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (32.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 22 (28.21%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (19.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (17.95%) Oracle Database 10g
8 13 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 10 (12.82%) Oracle9i Database
10 9 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (8.97%) Relational Database
11 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2000
11 7 (8.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (7.69%) DB2
13 5 (6.41%) VLDB
14 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (5.13%) DTS
14 4 (5.13%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.28%) Toad
General
1 30 (38.46%) Finance
2 21 (26.92%) Banking
3 15 (19.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Automotive
6 1 (1.28%) Games
6 1 (1.28%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) Middleware
3 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Streams
5 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.64%) Replication
2 18 (23.08%) Clustering
3 11 (14.10%) Management Information System
4 8 (10.26%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.85%) Mainframe
7 3 (3.85%) Mathematics
7 3 (3.85%) NHS
8 2 (2.56%) Grid Computing
9 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.28%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.28%) Fixed Income
9 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) Unix
2 19 (24.36%) Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Windows
4 13 (16.67%) Solaris
5 12 (15.38%) AIX
6 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Performance Tuning
2 20 (25.64%) ITIL
3 16 (20.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 13 (16.67%) Migration
5 11 (14.10%) High Availability
5 11 (14.10%) Incident Management
5 11 (14.10%) Performance Monitoring
5 11 (14.10%) Performance Optimisation
6 10 (12.82%) Capacity Management
6 10 (12.82%) Database Security
7 9 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.26%) Change Control
8 8 (10.26%) Information Security
8 8 (10.26%) Security Management
9 7 (8.97%) Database Mirroring
9 7 (8.97%) Investment Management
9 7 (8.97%) Service Management
10 6 (7.69%) Time Management
10 6 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (65.38%) SQL
2 13 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 11 (14.10%) Shell Script
3 11 (14.10%) T-SQL
4 10 (12.82%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (2.56%) Java
7 1 (1.28%) Korn
7 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.28%) Perl
7 1 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) MCDBA
2 1 (1.28%) MCTS
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.28%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (1.28%) OCP
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) Data Guard
2 14 (17.95%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (12.82%) Foglight
5 5 (6.41%) SCOM
6 3 (3.85%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.28%) MOM
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) Oracle
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.82%) Imperva
3 10 (12.82%) Sybase
4 8 (10.26%) IBM
5 5 (6.41%) Cognos
6 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.56%) Veritas
7 2 (2.56%) WorldPay
8 1 (1.28%) EMC
8 1 (1.28%) Informatica
8 1 (1.28%) Misys
8 1 (1.28%) Netezza
8 1 (1.28%) Pega
8 1 (1.28%) Red Gate
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) Vignette
8 1 (1.28%) VMware
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago