The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCDBA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 616 623
Rank change year-on-year +38 +7  
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 4 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.009% 0.032% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.049% 0.15% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Median daily rate £250 £264 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% -4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £240 £488
% change year-on-year +4.16% -50.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

MCDBA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8243 10634 9584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.54% 18.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4956 6723 5645
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 367 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCDBA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCDBA in England

MCDBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MCDBA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDBA in England

MCDBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDBA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDBA in England

MCDBA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDBA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
South East - 4 £250 -
MCDBA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MCDBA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MCDBA.

1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (66.67%) Clustering
4 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (53.33%) Change Management
5 8 (53.33%) Oracle
5 8 (53.33%) SQL
5 8 (53.33%) High Availability
5 8 (53.33%) Database Mirroring
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (40.00%) Project Management
7 6 (40.00%) Replication
7 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (40.00%) SAN
7 6 (40.00%) VB
7 6 (40.00%) DB2
7 6 (40.00%) NAS
7 6 (40.00%) Change Control
7 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering

MCDBA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) NAS
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (40.00%) DB2
4 6 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (13.33%) DTS
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) CruiseControl
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (13.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio Team System
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) DBA
1 9 (60.00%) SQL DBA
2 8 (53.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (40.00%) Administrator
3 6 (40.00%) Senior DBA
3 6 (40.00%) Senior SQL DBA
3 6 (40.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (13.33%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (13.33%) Support Specialist
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Clustering
2 6 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (53.33%) Change Management
3 8 (53.33%) Database Mirroring
3 8 (53.33%) High Availability
4 7 (46.67%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (40.00%) Change Control
5 6 (40.00%) Project Management
5 6 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (20.00%) ITSM
6 3 (20.00%) Service Management
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Database Security
7 2 (13.33%) Network Management
7 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) VB
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) MCP
2 5 (33.33%) MCSA
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) MCDST
4 2 (13.33%) MCITP
4 2 (13.33%) MCTS
4 2 (13.33%) OCP
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) OVSD
3 2 (13.33%) Data Guard
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp