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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 94 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 29 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.23% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 1.29% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 23
Median daily rate £361 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £375 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +11.39%

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
2226 2483 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.77% 95.13% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1395 1165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 77 176
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.85 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +9 9 £250 -
Birmingham -2 6 £363 +13.28% 3
Shropshire +28 5 £375 - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £370 - 1
Herefordshire -9 1 £600 +118.18%
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 42 (75.00%) SQL
2 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
3 23 (41.07%) Performance Tuning
4 20 (35.71%) T-SQL
5 15 (26.79%) Oracle
6 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
8 12 (21.43%) Linux
9 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (19.64%) Oracle Database
10 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
10 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (16.07%) Replication
11 9 (16.07%) Windows
12 8 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (14.29%) SCOM
13 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 7 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
13 7 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
13 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
13 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
14 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (10.71%) Unix
14 6 (10.71%) Oracle Discoverer
15 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared

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 4 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.79%) CMS
3 1 (1.79%) Drupal
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) IaaS
3 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) DAB
1 1 (1.79%) DMZ
1 1 (1.79%) DNS
1 1 (1.79%) SSH
1 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
2 11 (19.64%) Oracle Database
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle Discoverer
5 6 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (8.93%) MySQL
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.93%) Advertising
2 4 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) MDX
2 1 (1.79%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Replication
2 5 (8.93%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.43%) Linux
2 9 (16.07%) Windows
3 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.14%) CentOS
6 2 (3.57%) AIX
6 2 (3.57%) HPUX
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) Solaris
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (19.64%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (17.86%) Mentoring
4 8 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.93%) High Availability
6 5 (8.93%) Migration
6 5 (8.93%) Presales
7 4 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 4 (7.14%) Database Tuning
7 4 (7.14%) ETL
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.36%) CRM
8 3 (5.36%) Data Extraction
8 3 (5.36%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.36%) ITIL
9 2 (3.57%) BPEL
9 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.57%) Service Management
9 2 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (75.00%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) PHP
5 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) C
6 1 (1.79%) C#
6 1 (1.79%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.79%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) OCP
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) MCITP
4 1 (1.79%) MCTS
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCOM
2 4 (7.14%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.79%) OpenView
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.79%) Webmin
3 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) Oracle
2 14 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.57%) Teradata
5 1 (1.79%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Hyperion
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Progress
5 1 (1.79%) PTC
5 1 (1.79%) Remedy
5 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.79%) Sybase
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