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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 543 517 565
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +48
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 29 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.096% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.10% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 15
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£415 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £522 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -22 29 £415 -7.77% 17
London +10 20 £415 +3.75% 7
North West -8 4 £363 -23.68% 1
City of London +22 3 £500 +40.35%
South East -15 3 £475 +5.55% 5
East of England - 2 £500 -
Cheshire - 2 £381 -
Kent -6 1 £475 +5.55%
Surrey - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £363 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Exeter - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Havant - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 48 (61.54%) SQL
2 43 (55.13%) Oracle
3 42 (53.85%) Oracle Database
4 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 34 (43.59%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (41.03%) Oracle RAC
7 29 (37.18%) Data Guard
8 28 (35.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (34.62%) Oracle Database 10g
10 25 (32.05%) Finance
11 19 (24.36%) UNIX
12 18 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 17 (21.79%) ITIL
14 16 (20.51%) T-SQL
14 16 (20.51%) Linux
14 16 (20.51%) Oracle RMAN
15 15 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2012
17 12 (15.38%) Banking
17 12 (15.38%) Clustering
17 12 (15.38%) Windows
17 12 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (14.10%) PL/SQL
18 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
18 11 (14.10%) Shell Script
18 11 (14.10%) Replication
19 10 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
20 9 (11.54%) SAN

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (5.13%) IIS
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) SAN
2 4 (5.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) SSH
3 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (53.85%) Oracle Database
2 36 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 28 (35.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (34.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 18 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (21.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2012
9 12 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (14.10%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (10.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
12 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (6.41%) OLAP
12 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
13 3 (3.85%) MySQL
13 3 (3.85%) DB2
14 2 (2.56%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (2.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) ERwin
1 1 (1.28%) Toad
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.56%) French Language
6 1 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) .NET
1 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.56%) NHibernate
1 2 (2.56%) Ajax
2 1 (1.28%) XML
2 1 (1.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Clustering
2 11 (14.10%) Replication
3 1 (1.28%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.28%) Symmetrix
3 1 (1.28%) Grid Computing
3 1 (1.28%) HACMP
3 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.36%) UNIX
2 16 (20.51%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Windows
4 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (8.97%) Solaris
6 6 (7.69%) HPUX
7 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.85%) AIX
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (21.79%) ITIL
3 10 (12.82%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (8.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.97%) Migration
5 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 6 (7.69%) Data Modelling
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
6 5 (6.41%) Incident Management
6 5 (6.41%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.13%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.13%) Project Management
7 4 (5.13%) Scrum
8 3 (3.85%) Data Management
8 3 (3.85%) High Availability
9 2 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (2.56%) Change Data Capture
9 2 (2.56%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) SQL
2 16 (20.51%) T-SQL
3 11 (14.10%) PL/SQL
3 11 (14.10%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.85%) Perl
4 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.56%) C#
6 1 (1.28%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (10.26%) MCITP
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (6.41%) OCP
4 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) MCDBA
5 3 (3.85%) MCSA
5 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) Oracle RAC
2 16 (20.51%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.56%) SRDF
3 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (37.18%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.56%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.28%) Control-M
3 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.69%) Veritas
3 6 (7.69%) EMC
4 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.13%) IBM
5 3 (3.85%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) Sybase
6 2 (2.56%) Cognos
6 2 (2.56%) VMware
7 1 (1.28%) Perforce
7 1 (1.28%) Teradata
7 1 (1.28%) DataFlux
7 1 (1.28%) BMC
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco
7 1 (1.28%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) Sun
7 1 (1.28%) Siebel