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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 586 592 552
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 39 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.043% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.047% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 27
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£438 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £350 £475
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -26.31%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 +1 36 £425 +6.25% 12
London +19 10 £200 -50.00% 4
South East -16 7 £438 +10.06% 4
East of England +4 5 £488 -2.45% 1
North West -32 5 £480 +43.49% 1
Essex - 4 £600 - 1
Cheshire -9 3 £480 +43.49%
Brentwood - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
Winchester - 3 £450 -
Hampshire - 3 £450 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £500 -
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
City of London +4 2 £475 -5.00% 1
Manchester -18 2 £375 -
Leicestershire - 2 £425 -
Cheltenham - 2 - -
Altrincham - 2 £375 -
Brighton - 2 £425 -
Leicester - 2 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
South West - 2 - - 2
East Sussex - 2 £425 -
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire +1 1 £376 -
Surrey -3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 39 (78.00%) SQL
2 25 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 18 (36.00%) Finance
3 18 (36.00%) Oracle
4 17 (34.00%) Windows
5 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
8 12 (24.00%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 10 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (18.00%) MySQL
10 9 (18.00%) UNIX
11 8 (16.00%) Replication
11 8 (16.00%) Clustering
11 8 (16.00%) ITIL
12 7 (14.00%) Linux
12 7 (14.00%) PL/SQL
12 7 (14.00%) Citrix
12 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.00%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (12.00%) Data Guard
13 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.00%) Summit
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (26.00%) Oracle Database
5 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 9 (18.00%) MySQL
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (10.00%) DB2
9 5 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
11 2 (4.00%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
12 1 (2.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Toad
2 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 18 (36.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Automotive
5 1 (2.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.00%) Publishing
5 1 (2.00%) Games
5 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) POSIX
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Replication
1 8 (16.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Life Science
4 1 (2.00%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (34.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) UNIX
3 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.00%) Solaris
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
3 7 (14.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) High Availability
6 4 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.00%) Database Mirroring
6 4 (8.00%) ETL
6 4 (8.00%) Scrum
7 3 (6.00%) Migration
7 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.00%) Database Security
8 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.00%) Change Control
8 2 (4.00%) Database Tuning
8 2 (4.00%) Benchmarking
8 2 (4.00%) Project Management
8 2 (4.00%) Data Management
9 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 39 (78.00%) SQL
2 12 (24.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.00%) PL/SQL
4 5 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.00%) VB
5 4 (8.00%) C#
6 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) VBScript
6 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.00%) Korn
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 2 (4.00%) OCP
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCTS
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.00%) SRDF
2 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Data Guard
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.00%) Control-M
4 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.00%) Citrix
4 6 (12.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) Mitel
6 3 (6.00%) Veritas
7 2 (4.00%) Sybase
8 1 (2.00%) Cognos
8 1 (2.00%) IBM
8 1 (2.00%) Sun
8 1 (2.00%) Murex
8 1 (2.00%) EMC
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (2.00%) BMC
8 1 (2.00%) Wall Street Systems
8 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.00%) Tableau
8 1 (2.00%) Teradata
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