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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 94 88 97
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 28 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.77% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 9
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£350 £318 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.57 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +78.32%
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
2334 1953 2157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.21% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1031 1065
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 141 150
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £32.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 -3 11 £350 +20.68%
Shropshire - 4 £373 - 1
Wolverhampton -6 3 £288 -10.15% 1
Solihull +10 2 - -
Worcestershire -7 2 £350 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £328 -
Warwickshire - 2 £300 - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Coventry - - - - 2
DBA
England

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 37 (75.51%) SQL
2 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
3 20 (40.82%) Oracle
4 19 (38.78%) Oracle Database
5 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (24.49%) Migration
7 12 (24.49%) Oracle RAC
8 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.41%) UNIX
9 10 (20.41%) Linux
9 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 9 (18.37%) Data Guard
10 9 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
11 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
12 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 7 (14.29%) WebLogic
12 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
13 6 (12.24%) Clustering
13 6 (12.24%) Oracle EBS R12
14 5 (10.20%) Replication
14 5 (10.20%) Oracle EBS
14 5 (10.20%) Finance
14 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
14 5 (10.20%) Solaris
14 5 (10.20%) Oracle9i Database

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) SMS
2 2 (4.08%) SNA
3 1 (2.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.90%) SQL Server
2 19 (38.78%) Oracle Database
3 14 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (26.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (22.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (20.41%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (10.20%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (8.16%) OLTP
9 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.12%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (6.12%) DB2
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (4.08%) DTS
11 2 (4.08%) Essbase
11 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 2 (4.08%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.08%) Toad
1 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
2 1 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) ISPF
1 2 (4.08%) MDX
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Clustering
2 5 (10.20%) Replication
3 3 (6.12%) LPAR
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Linux
1 10 (20.41%) UNIX
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 5 (10.20%) Solaris
4 3 (6.12%) AIX
5 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
5 2 (4.08%) zOS
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Migration
2 9 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (10.20%) ETL
4 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.12%) SOA
5 3 (6.12%) Release Management
6 2 (4.08%) Time Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.08%) Data Architecture
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.04%) Data Transformation
7 1 (2.04%) CRM
7 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.04%) Data Security
7 1 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.04%) Database Tuning
7 1 (2.04%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) T-SQL
3 8 (16.33%) PL/SQL
3 8 (16.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) JCL
5 2 (4.08%) REXX
6 1 (2.04%) VBScript
6 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.08%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.04%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (20.41%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.08%) RACF
4 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) Data Guard
2 4 (8.16%) SCOM
3 3 (6.12%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.12%) Tivoli
3 3 (6.12%) MOM
3 3 (6.12%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (6.12%) Control-M
4 2 (4.08%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
2 4 (8.16%) NetApp
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Sun
3 3 (6.12%) EMC
3 3 (6.12%) BMC
4 2 (4.08%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.04%) Sybase
5 1 (2.04%) Dell
5 1 (2.04%) Peregrine
5 1 (2.04%) Remedy
5 1 (2.04%) Tableau
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago