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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 92 82 84
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 33 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.24% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.36% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 4
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£400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +68.26%
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
2462 2133 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.52% 91.23% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1486 1096 713
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 146 142
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.60 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
Shropshire - 7 £495 -
Birmingham -7 5 £375 +20.00%
Warwickshire -4 4 £351 +0.35%
West Bromwich - 4 £375 -
Coventry +5 2 £356 -
Staffordshire -14 2 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 3
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 44 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 41 (66.13%) SQL
3 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (45.16%) Oracle
5 24 (38.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (24.19%) MySQL
7 15 (24.19%) Windows
8 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
10 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database
12 9 (14.52%) Java
12 9 (14.52%) Linux
12 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
12 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (12.90%) CGI
13 8 (12.90%) Internet
13 8 (12.90%) Firewall
13 8 (12.90%) Migration
13 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
13 8 (12.90%) XML
13 8 (12.90%) Ruby
13 8 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
14 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
14 7 (11.29%) Red Gate
14 7 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (11.29%) SSL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 9 (14.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) TCP/IP
1 8 (12.90%) Internet
1 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) SSL
3 1 (1.61%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (70.97%) SQL Server
2 24 (38.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (35.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (24.19%) MySQL
5 14 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (17.74%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (16.13%) Oracle Database
8 7 (11.29%) MongoDB
8 7 (11.29%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (4.84%) MS Access
11 2 (3.23%) DB2
11 2 (3.23%) IDMS
11 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
12 1 (1.61%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Automotive
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.90%) XML
1 8 (12.90%) Ruby on Rails
1 8 (12.90%) CGI
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) JSP
3 1 (1.61%) ODBC
3 1 (1.61%) XHTML
3 1 (1.61%) MDX
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.61%) HTML5
3 1 (1.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Open Source
2 5 (8.06%) Replication
3 4 (6.45%) Data Structures
3 4 (6.45%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.23%) LPAR
6 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.19%) Windows
2 9 (14.52%) Linux
3 6 (9.68%) SUSE
3 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (3.23%) zOS
4 2 (3.23%) AIX
4 2 (3.23%) Solaris
5 1 (1.61%) UNIX
5 1 (1.61%) HPUX
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.52%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (12.90%) Migration
3 6 (9.68%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (9.68%) Analytics
4 3 (4.84%) Database Security
4 3 (4.84%) Data Migration
4 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.84%) ETL
5 2 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.23%) Change Management
5 2 (3.23%) Release Management
5 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
5 2 (3.23%) Change Control
6 1 (1.61%) Database Tuning
6 1 (1.61%) DevOps
6 1 (1.61%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.61%) People Management
6 1 (1.61%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (66.13%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) T-SQL
3 9 (14.52%) Java
4 8 (12.90%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) MCITP
2 5 (8.06%) MCDBA
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Data Guard
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (45.16%) Oracle
3 7 (11.29%) Red Gate
4 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) Mercator
5 1 (1.61%) SAP
5 1 (1.61%) HP
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