The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 104 88 87
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 14 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.95% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £280 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-62.85% +53.84%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2183 1796 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.81% 91.31% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 859 992
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.65 £10.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.80 £36.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
DBA
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 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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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 -9 4 £288 -4.16% 6
Solihull +1 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Coventry - - - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 38 (82.61%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
3 18 (39.13%) Oracle
4 17 (36.96%) Oracle Database
5 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (23.91%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (21.74%) Migration
8 10 (21.74%) T-SQL
8 10 (21.74%) Windows
9 9 (19.57%) Linux
9 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (19.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (19.57%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
11 7 (15.22%) WebLogic
11 7 (15.22%) Clustering
11 7 (15.22%) Finance
11 7 (15.22%) Data Guard
12 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
12 6 (13.04%) UNIX
12 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
13 5 (10.87%) Solaris
13 5 (10.87%) Oracle9i Database
13 5 (10.87%) Oracle EBS
13 5 (10.87%) Control-M

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (15.22%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.52%) IIS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) 4G
2 2 (4.35%) SMS
2 2 (4.35%) SNA
3 1 (2.17%) DNS
3 1 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) 3G
3 1 (2.17%) 2G
3 1 (2.17%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 17 (36.96%) Oracle Database
3 13 (28.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (19.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (19.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
7 5 (10.87%) Oracle9i Database
7 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
9 3 (6.52%) DB2
9 3 (6.52%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (6.52%) MySQL
9 3 (6.52%) DTS
9 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) MDX
2 2 (4.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (4.35%) JSON
2 2 (4.35%) ISPF
2 2 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) LPAR
3 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) UNIX
4 5 (10.87%) Solaris
5 4 (8.70%) zOS
6 3 (6.52%) AIX
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.35%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (10.87%) Financial Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.70%) SOA
5 3 (6.52%) ETL
5 3 (6.52%) Release Management
6 2 (4.35%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.35%) Change Control
6 2 (4.35%) Data Transformation
6 2 (4.35%) Data Architecture
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.35%) Data Security
6 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL
7 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.17%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (82.61%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) T-SQL
3 8 (17.39%) PL/SQL
4 6 (13.04%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.35%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) VBScript
6 2 (4.35%) VB
6 2 (4.35%) JCL
6 2 (4.35%) REXX
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle RMAN
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.35%) RACF
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Data Guard
2 5 (10.87%) Control-M
3 4 (8.70%) SCOM
4 3 (6.52%) Tivoli
4 3 (6.52%) MOM
4 3 (6.52%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (6.52%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.35%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) SAP
3 4 (8.70%) NetApp
4 3 (6.52%) Sun
4 3 (6.52%) EMC
4 3 (6.52%) BMC
5 2 (4.35%) Teradata
5 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.35%) Hyperion
5 2 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) Peregrine
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Sybase
6 1 (2.17%) Tableau
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago