The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for MCDBA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 629 640
Rank change year-on-year +23 +11  
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 4 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.041% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.19% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 5
Median daily rate £250 £240 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -49.47%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £264 £496
% change year-on-year -5.30% -46.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9020 11793 10440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.15% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11465 16220 12522
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1176 1038 1075
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.04% +16.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.92 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MCDBA within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +24 4 £250 -5.30%
UK excluding London +24 4 £250 -5.30%
South East - 4 £250 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for MCDBA.

1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (71.43%) ITIL
3 14 (66.67%) SQL
4 12 (57.14%) Windows
4 12 (57.14%) Clustering
4 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (42.86%) MCP
6 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (42.86%) Database Mirroring
7 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
7 8 (38.10%) High Availability
7 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
7 8 (38.10%) Oracle
7 8 (38.10%) RDBMS
7 8 (38.10%) Change Management
7 8 (38.10%) Replication
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (28.57%) Change Control
9 6 (28.57%) NAS
9 6 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (28.57%) PMO

MCDBA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (23.81%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) NAS
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (38.10%) RDBMS
4 8 (38.10%) Relational Database
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (28.57%) DB2
6 6 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (9.52%) DTS
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) CruiseControl
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) DBA
1 15 (71.43%) SQL DBA
2 10 (47.62%) SQL Server DBA
3 7 (33.33%) Administrator
4 6 (28.57%) Senior DBA
4 6 (28.57%) Senior SQL DBA
4 6 (28.57%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (14.29%) Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Support Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (9.52%) Support Specialist
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) WCF
3 2 (9.52%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (57.14%) Clustering
2 8 (38.10%) Replication
3 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.52%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
1 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) ITIL
2 9 (42.86%) Database Mirroring
2 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (38.10%) Change Management
3 8 (38.10%) High Availability
4 7 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (28.57%) Change Control
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) Service Management
5 6 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 3 (14.29%) ITSM
7 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
7 2 (9.52%) CRM
7 2 (9.52%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.52%) Database Security
7 2 (9.52%) Network Management
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (9.52%) Security Patching
7 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
3 6 (28.57%) VB
4 5 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (42.86%) MCP
3 5 (23.81%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) MCITP
4 4 (19.05%) MCSE
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) CCNP
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) MCDST
5 2 (9.52%) MCTS
5 2 (9.52%) OCP
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (14.29%) OVSD
2 3 (14.29%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) Data Guard
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp