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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / West Midlands
Rank 98 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 22 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 1.31% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.39% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 20
Median daily rate £360 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £377 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +8.57%

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
2216 2306 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.94% 94.51% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1257 1133
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 £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 98 166
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.40 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Staffordshire +12 9 £250 -47.36%
Birmingham -8 6 £363 +58.46% 1
Warwickshire -2 2 £360 -28.00%
Coventry - 1 £400 - 1
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 46 (76.67%) SQL
2 38 (63.33%) SQL Server
3 24 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
4 23 (38.33%) T-SQL
5 19 (31.67%) Oracle
6 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 14 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (21.67%) Oracle Database
11 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
13 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (15.00%) SCOM
15 8 (13.33%) Clustering
15 8 (13.33%) Oracle Applications
15 8 (13.33%) Windows
16 7 (11.67%) ETL
16 7 (11.67%) Oracle EBS
16 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
17 6 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
17 6 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
17 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
17 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
17 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
17 6 (10.00%) Replication
17 6 (10.00%) Advertising
17 6 (10.00%) Migration

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 6 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.67%) Drupal
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Oracle Applications
2 7 (11.67%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (6.67%) Primavera
5 2 (3.33%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) IaaS
3 2 (3.33%) PaaS
3 2 (3.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.33%) LDAP
2 1 (1.67%) DAB
2 1 (1.67%) DMZ
2 1 (1.67%) DNS
2 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (63.33%) SQL Server
2 13 (21.67%) Oracle Database
2 13 (21.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (10.00%) Oracle Discoverer
5 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.00%) DTS
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (3.33%) OLAP
9 2 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.00%) Advertising
2 3 (5.00%) Local Government
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.67%) HTML
2 1 (1.67%) MDX
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Clustering
2 6 (10.00%) Replication
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) Unix
3 5 (8.33%) Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.33%) AIX
5 2 (3.33%) HPUX
6 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.67%) Solaris
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (23.33%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (18.33%) Mentoring
4 10 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (11.67%) ETL
7 6 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (8.33%) High Availability
8 5 (8.33%) Presales
9 4 (6.67%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.67%) Database Tuning
9 4 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
10 3 (5.00%) ERP
10 3 (5.00%) ITIL
10 3 (5.00%) Release Management
11 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (3.33%) PLM
11 2 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 46 (76.67%) SQL
2 23 (38.33%) T-SQL
3 15 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) C
7 1 (1.67%) C#
7 1 (1.67%) PHP
7 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) MCITP
2 3 (5.00%) MCTS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.00%) OCP
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCOM
2 4 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.67%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) OpenView
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Oracle
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.33%) Teradata
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (1.67%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.67%) RedGate
4 1 (1.67%) Remedy
4 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.67%) Sybase