The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 118 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -8
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 20 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.72% 1.30% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.38% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 31
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £38.03 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.28% +1.40%
DBA
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
2623 2391 2227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.56% 94.32% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1597 1324 1242
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £513 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 119 184
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.80 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.96% -10.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £33.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured DBA in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -14 5 £290 -10.76%
Solihull +3 4 - -
Warwickshire +3 4 - -
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Herefordshire +10 1 £450 +24.13% 2
Staffordshire -9 1 £413 -2.94% 4
Worcestershire - 1 £325 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 45 (69.23%) SQL
2 40 (61.54%) SQL Server
3 28 (43.08%) Performance Tuning
4 26 (40.00%) Oracle
5 20 (30.77%) T-SQL
5 20 (30.77%) Oracle Database
6 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
8 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
9 14 (21.54%) Oracle EBS
9 14 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 13 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (18.46%) WebLogic
11 12 (18.46%) Linux
11 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (18.46%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (18.46%) SCOM
12 11 (16.92%) Oracle Applications
12 11 (16.92%) Windows
13 10 (15.38%) Unix
13 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
13 10 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
14 9 (13.85%) Oracle Discoverer
14 9 (13.85%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (12.31%) Oracle Application Server
15 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (18.46%) WebLogic
2 8 (12.31%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (3.08%) Liferay
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.54%) Drupal
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (21.54%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (20.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (16.92%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (10.77%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (6.15%) Primavera
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (29.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.69%) IaaS
3 2 (3.08%) PaaS
3 2 (3.08%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) VLAN
2 2 (3.08%) LDAP
3 1 (1.54%) DAB
3 1 (1.54%) DMZ
3 1 (1.54%) DNS
3 1 (1.54%) Internet
3 1 (1.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 20 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 13 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (13.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (13.85%) Oracle Discoverer
7 6 (9.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (9.23%) Relational Database
7 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (7.69%) RDBMS
8 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (4.62%) DTS
10 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (3.08%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.08%) Subversion
1 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle ADF
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) HTML
2 1 (1.54%) MDX
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Clustering
2 5 (7.69%) Replication
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Statistics
5 2 (3.08%) NHS
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (18.46%) Linux
2 11 (16.92%) Windows
3 10 (15.38%) Unix
4 6 (9.23%) AIX
5 5 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.62%) HPUX
8 1 (1.54%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (21.54%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.77%) Database Tuning
5 7 (10.77%) ETL
6 5 (7.69%) Migration
7 4 (6.15%) High Availability
7 4 (6.15%) Presales
8 3 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.62%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.62%) ERP
8 3 (4.62%) ITIL
8 3 (4.62%) Service Management
9 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.08%) BPEL
9 2 (3.08%) Open Source
9 2 (3.08%) PLM
9 2 (3.08%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 45 (69.23%) SQL
2 20 (30.77%) T-SQL
3 17 (26.15%) PowerShell
4 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.15%) Java
6 3 (4.62%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) C#
7 1 (1.54%) Korn
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) OCP
1 6 (9.23%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) MCITP
4 3 (4.62%) MCTS
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (10.77%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) SCOM
2 8 (12.31%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) OpenView
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (40.00%) Oracle
2 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.62%) VMware
5 2 (3.08%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.08%) RedGate
6 1 (1.54%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Hyperion
6 1 (1.54%) Remedy
6 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.54%) Sybase
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