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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 589 572 521
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 22 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.051% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.055% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 34
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£425 £408 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -9.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £390 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £535 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £438 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
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 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 29 July 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 27 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 29 July 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 -20 20 £419 +2.76% 28
London -3 10 £200 -50.92% 11
City of London +5 4 £463 -7.50% 7
South East -20 4 £425 -10.52% 5
East Sussex - 3 £425 -
Brighton - 3 £425 -
Manchester -16 2 £375 - 1
North West -21 2 £375 +3.44% 1
Scotland - 2 £450 - 1
Altrincham - 2 £375 -
East of England 0 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £413 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 4
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 - - 6
Brentwood - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £475 -
Erskine - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £413 - 1
Leeds - 1 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £475 -

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 34 (79.07%) SQL
2 27 (62.79%) SQL Server
3 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (39.53%) Windows
5 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (34.88%) Finance
6 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (25.58%) Oracle
7 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (23.26%) ITIL
8 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
9 8 (18.60%) Banking
10 7 (16.28%) Replication
10 7 (16.28%) VMware
10 7 (16.28%) MySQL
10 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
10 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (16.28%) Citrix
10 7 (16.28%) SAN
10 7 (16.28%) Database Security
10 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
11 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (13.95%) ETL
11 6 (13.95%) Oracle RAC

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) CICS
3 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) SAN
2 1 (2.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (62.79%) SQL Server
2 18 (41.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (34.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (32.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (25.58%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
6 7 (16.28%) MySQL
6 7 (16.28%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (13.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
9 3 (6.98%) DB2
10 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (4.65%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
11 1 (2.33%) TKPROF
11 1 (2.33%) QlikView
11 1 (2.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Toad
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) POSIX
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Replication
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.33%) Life Science
5 1 (2.33%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 17 (39.53%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
5 2 (4.65%) zOS
6 1 (2.33%) AIX
6 1 (2.33%) Solaris
6 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
1 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (16.28%) Database Security
3 6 (13.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) ETL
4 5 (11.63%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Scrum
6 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.98%) High Availability
6 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.98%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (4.65%) Benchmarking
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
7 2 (4.65%) Change Management
8 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (79.07%) SQL
2 10 (23.26%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.98%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) COBOL
3 3 (6.98%) VB
3 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) VBScript
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C
5 1 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) MCDBA
3 1 (2.33%) OCP
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.33%) SRDF
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Data Guard
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.33%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.33%) Control-M
3 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.28%) Citrix
2 7 (16.28%) VMware
3 5 (11.63%) Mitel
4 4 (9.30%) BMC
5 2 (4.65%) Sybase
6 1 (2.33%) Cognos
6 1 (2.33%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) Sun
6 1 (2.33%) Murex
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) Veritas
6 1 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.33%) Wall Street Systems
6 1 (2.33%) Tableau
6 1 (2.33%) Teradata