The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 101 99 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 15 20 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 0.82% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.90% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 9
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£358 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £413 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £375 £364
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.00
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2251 2225 1818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.64% 90.85% 91.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1348 1140 884
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 183 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the West Midlands region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the West Midlands region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +2 5 £375 +25.00% 5
Warwickshire +3 2 £396 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +4 1 £310 -5.34%
Worcestershire +3 1 £300 -14.28%
Coventry - 1 £425 - 1
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England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 DBA in their job title.

1 33 (67.35%) SQL
2 32 (65.31%) SQL Server
3 28 (57.14%) Oracle
4 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 20 (40.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 15 (30.61%) MySQL
7 15 (30.61%) Windows
8 13 (26.53%) T-SQL
9 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
10 9 (18.37%) Java
11 8 (16.33%) CGI
11 8 (16.33%) XML
11 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.33%) Ruby
11 8 (16.33%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (16.33%) Internet
11 8 (16.33%) Firewall
12 7 (14.29%) SSL
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.29%) Linux
12 7 (14.29%) MongoDB
12 7 (14.29%) Red Gate
13 6 (12.24%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (12.24%) Open Source

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
1 8 (16.33%) Internet
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (65.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (40.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (32.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (30.61%) MySQL
4 15 (30.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (22.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database
6 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (14.29%) MongoDB
8 6 (12.24%) Oracle BI EE
9 5 (10.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (4.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
11 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
11 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Liquibase
1 1 (2.04%) Flyway
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) XML
1 8 (16.33%) CGI
1 8 (16.33%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) CSS
3 1 (2.04%) JSP
3 1 (2.04%) XHTML
3 1 (2.04%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Replication
2 4 (8.16%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.61%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
3 6 (12.24%) SUSE
3 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
2 6 (12.24%) Open Source
2 6 (12.24%) Analytics
3 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.20%) ETL
3 5 (10.20%) Migration
4 4 (8.16%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Release Management
6 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Change Control
6 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.08%) Database Security
7 1 (2.04%) DevOps
7 1 (2.04%) Logical Data Model
7 1 (2.04%) Physical Data Model
7 1 (2.04%) CRM
7 1 (2.04%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (67.35%) SQL
2 13 (26.53%) T-SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) Ruby
5 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCITP
2 5 (10.20%) MCDBA
3 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) Oracle
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) Red Gate
4 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
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Executive Resource Group
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Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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