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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 604 533 564
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 19 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.079% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.085% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 8
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£342 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.94% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £400 £473
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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -51 18 £342 -27.94% 23
London -6 7 £449 -0.27% 10
North West -9 6 £335 -29.57% 1
East of England - 3 £500 - 1
City of London +16 2 £500 +11.11% 1
South East -13 2 £320 -36.00% 4
Manchester - 2 £330 -
Cambridge - 1 £500 - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £500 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Farnborough - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 35 (66.04%) SQL
2 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
3 24 (45.28%) Performance Tuning
4 21 (39.62%) Oracle Database
4 21 (39.62%) Oracle
5 17 (32.08%) Finance
6 16 (30.19%) T-SQL
7 15 (28.30%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (24.53%) Data Guard
8 13 (24.53%) Oracle Database 10g
9 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (22.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (22.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (20.75%) Banking
11 10 (18.87%) Clustering
11 10 (18.87%) Replication
11 10 (18.87%) ITIL
11 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database 12c
12 9 (16.98%) Windows
12 9 (16.98%) Linux
12 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (15.09%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (15.09%) MCITP
13 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
14 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
14 7 (13.21%) DB2
14 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.66%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.55%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (56.60%) SQL Server
2 21 (39.62%) Oracle Database
3 13 (24.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 13 (24.53%) Oracle Database 10g
4 12 (22.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (22.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (22.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (18.87%) Oracle Database 12c
7 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (13.21%) DB2
9 6 (11.32%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (9.43%) OLAP
11 4 (7.55%) DTS
12 3 (5.66%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (5.66%) MySQL
13 2 (3.77%) Snowflake Schema
13 2 (3.77%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Toad
2 1 (1.89%) ERwin
General
1 17 (32.08%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.77%) French Language
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) .NET
1 3 (5.66%) HTML
2 2 (3.77%) NHibernate
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (3.77%) HTML5
2 2 (3.77%) Kendo UI
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (1.89%) jQuery
3 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Clustering
1 10 (18.87%) Replication
2 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.77%) Symmetrix
3 2 (3.77%) Grid Computing
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.77%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Windows
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) UNIX
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Solaris
6 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (45.28%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Data Modelling
3 7 (13.21%) Change Management
3 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.21%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (11.32%) Database Security
4 6 (11.32%) E-Commerce
5 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.55%) Database Tuning
5 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
5 4 (7.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (7.55%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (5.66%) High Availability
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum
6 3 (5.66%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) Project Management
7 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) SQL
2 16 (30.19%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) MCITP
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.55%) MCDBA
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (5.66%) OCP
3 3 (5.66%) MCSA
4 1 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (28.30%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.89%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 13 (24.53%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.89%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Oracle
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.32%) EMC
4 3 (5.66%) IBM
4 3 (5.66%) Sun
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.66%) Sybase
5 2 (3.77%) HP
5 2 (3.77%) Telerik
5 2 (3.77%) Red Gate
6 1 (1.89%) Tableau
6 1 (1.89%) Perforce
6 1 (1.89%) BMC
6 1 (1.89%) Veritas
6 1 (1.89%) Cognos
6 1 (1.89%) PeopleSoft
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