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 29 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 105 99 73
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -26
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 14 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.76% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.84% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £673 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £368 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+44.23% -
DBA
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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
2227 2150 1563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.13% 91.33% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1111 728
Average daily rate £360 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 192 119
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -14.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.93 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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
Birmingham -3 4 £348 +31.13% 4
Warwickshire -1 3 £390 +17.29% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £310 -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 37 (72.55%) SQL Server
2 35 (68.63%) SQL
3 27 (52.94%) Oracle
3 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 20 (39.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (39.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (29.41%) MySQL
6 14 (27.45%) Windows
7 12 (23.53%) T-SQL
8 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
9 9 (17.65%) Java
10 8 (15.69%) XML
10 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (15.69%) CGI
10 8 (15.69%) Internet
10 8 (15.69%) Firewall
10 8 (15.69%) Ruby
10 8 (15.69%) Ruby on Rails
11 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
11 7 (13.73%) Red Gate
11 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
11 7 (13.73%) SSL
11 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.73%) Linux
12 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
12 6 (11.76%) SUSE
12 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 7 (13.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) TCP/IP
1 8 (15.69%) Internet
1 8 (15.69%) Firewall
2 7 (13.73%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (72.55%) SQL Server
2 20 (39.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (39.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (29.41%) MySQL
4 11 (21.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (17.65%) Oracle Database
6 7 (13.73%) MongoDB
7 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (9.80%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (7.84%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (3.92%) MS Access
12 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Liquibase
1 1 (1.96%) Flyway
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) XML
1 8 (15.69%) CGI
1 8 (15.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (3.92%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) CSS
3 1 (1.96%) JSP
3 1 (1.96%) XHTML
3 1 (1.96%) HTML5
3 1 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Replication
2 4 (7.84%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (7.84%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (27.45%) Windows
2 7 (13.73%) Linux
3 6 (11.76%) SUSE
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 6 (11.76%) Open Source
2 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (11.76%) Analytics
3 4 (7.84%) Data Migration
3 4 (7.84%) ETL
3 4 (7.84%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.92%) Release Management
5 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.92%) Change Control
5 2 (3.92%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.92%) Database Security
6 1 (1.96%) DevOps
6 1 (1.96%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (1.96%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (1.96%) CRM
6 1 (1.96%) Change Management
6 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (68.63%) SQL
2 12 (23.53%) T-SQL
3 9 (17.65%) Java
4 8 (15.69%) Ruby
5 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.96%) Perl
7 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.80%) MCITP
2 5 (9.80%) MCDBA
3 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 27 (52.94%) Oracle
1 27 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Red Gate
3 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
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Posted: 7 days ago
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Posted: 14 days ago