Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 841 849
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -12
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 7 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.008% 0.024% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.040% 0.12% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 8
England median daily rate £363 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% -11.76%
10th Percentile £324 £233 £249
90th Percentile £410 £450 £398
UK median daily rate £363 £388 £338
% change year-on-year -6.45% +14.81% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
England median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £42.75 -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17488 19953 20774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.76% 20.49% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10745 12456 12655
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
10th Percentile £231 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 815 772 1002
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.69 £49.15
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCDBA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 5 £350 -22.22%
South East +8 2 £385 +28.33%
MCDBA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) Web Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) ETL
5 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 2 (28.57%) Information Retrieval
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
6 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (14.29%) MCPD
6 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

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 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) DBA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL DBA
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Support Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Information Retrieval
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Creative Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 3 (42.86%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) MCPD
5 1 (14.29%) MCSD
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) RedGate