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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 574 532 556
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 21 46 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.089% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.096% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 9
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£375 £447 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £390 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £488 £325
% change year-on-year
-27.69% +50.00%
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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 -35 20 £375 -16.66% 25
London +5 12 £425 -2.74% 6
City of London +22 4 - - 3
North West -4 4 £353 -18.07% 3
South East -32 4 £550 +10.00% 5
Manchester - 4 £353 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Scotland -9 1 £310 -
Bromley - 1 £365 -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Havant - - - -
Hull - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Saffron Walden - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Winchester - - - - 2

Senior DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
3 19 (41.30%) Performance Tuning
4 16 (34.78%) Oracle
5 13 (28.26%) Replication
6 12 (26.09%) Finance
6 12 (26.09%) T-SQL
7 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (23.91%) Oracle Database
8 10 (21.74%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (17.39%) Clustering
9 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.22%) Banking
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (13.04%) Data Guard
11 6 (13.04%) Sybase
11 6 (13.04%) DB2
11 6 (13.04%) OLAP
11 6 (13.04%) Linux
12 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
12 5 (10.87%) OLTP
12 5 (10.87%) Sun
12 5 (10.87%) Database Security

Senior DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) SQL Server
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (23.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle Database
3 8 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (13.04%) DB2
4 6 (13.04%) OLAP
5 5 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (10.87%) OLTP
5 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 4 (8.70%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
6 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.52%) MySQL
7 3 (6.52%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) ERwin
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) HTML5
2 2 (4.35%) Kendo UI
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (2.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Replication
2 8 (17.39%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.35%) Statistics
3 2 (4.35%) CLARiiON
3 2 (4.35%) Symmetrix
3 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.17%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Solaris
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.87%) Data Modelling
3 5 (10.87%) Database Security
4 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.52%) Change Management
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.52%) Database Tuning
5 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.52%) High Availability
5 3 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) TDD
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (2.17%) Coaching
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
3 3 (6.52%) VB
3 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.35%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCITP
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) MCDBA
4 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Oracle
2 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Sybase
4 5 (10.87%) Sun
5 2 (4.35%) Red Gate
5 2 (4.35%) Telerik
5 2 (4.35%) IBM
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.17%) Perforce
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau
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