The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCDBA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
England / London
Rank 406 418 411
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.009% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.061% 0.052% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3268 3874 3521
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.16% 17.63% 16.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2222 2730 2307
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 80
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +126.47% -15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £33.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

MCDBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDBA in London

MCDBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDBA in London

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for MCDBA.

1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) CruiseControl
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) CRM
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) MCDST
2 4 (80.00%) MCTS
2 4 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) WF
2 4 (80.00%) Database Mirroring

MCDBA
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (80.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) CruiseControl
1 4 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (80.00%) TeamCity
1 4 (80.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) AWS Infrastructure Lead
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Infrastructure Lead
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) .NET
1 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (80.00%) WCF
1 4 (80.00%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) CRM
1 4 (80.00%) Database Mirroring
1 4 (80.00%) Network Management
1 4 (80.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Operations Management
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) MCDST
2 4 (80.00%) MCITP
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) MCTS
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper