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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
UK / England
Rank 566 606 575
Rank change year-on-year +40 -31  
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 11 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.012% 0.034%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.13% 0.059% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 14
Median daily rate £500 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £323 £325
% change year-on-year +6.58% -0.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - -

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 8528 10220 9566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.67% 21.00% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5360 6444 5545
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 375 423
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +60.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCDBA in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCDBA in England

MCDBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 +22 7 £500 +55.03%
London +17 2 - -
East of England - 2 £413 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
MCDBA
UK

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 14 (70.00%) ITIL
4 12 (60.00%) SQL
5 10 (50.00%) Windows
5 10 (50.00%) MCSE
6 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (40.00%) MCITP
7 8 (40.00%) Clustering
7 8 (40.00%) MCSA
8 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
8 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (35.00%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (30.00%) MCTS
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (30.00%) MCP
9 6 (30.00%) .NET
9 6 (30.00%) Oracle
10 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (25.00%) CCNA

MCDBA
Top Related 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) NAS
1 2 (10.00%) SAN
1 2 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (45.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (35.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (30.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (20.00%) DTS
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle9i Database
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.00%) DB2
7 2 (10.00%) Power BI
7 2 (10.00%) PowerPivot
7 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) CruiseControl
1 3 (15.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (15.00%) TeamCity
1 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) DBA
1 9 (45.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (15.00%) WCF
2 3 (15.00%) WF
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) AS400
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Tandem
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
4 5 (25.00%) High Availability
5 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 4 (20.00%) ITSM
5 4 (20.00%) Network Management
5 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (15.00%) CRM
6 3 (15.00%) Database Security
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (10.00%) Change Control
7 2 (10.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) ETL
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) C#
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) MCSE
3 8 (40.00%) MCITP
3 8 (40.00%) MCSA
4 6 (30.00%) MCP
4 6 (30.00%) MCTS
5 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) CCNP
6 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) MCDST
7 3 (15.00%) OCP
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (10.00%) MCPD
8 2 (10.00%) MCSD
9 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
9 1 (5.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) PMO
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (15.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Data Guard
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (15.00%) OVSD
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) SAP