Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 882 852 891
Rank change year-on-year -30 +39 -37
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 7 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.037% 0.16% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 8
UK median daily rate £363 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +14.81% -13.46%
10th Percentile £324 £240 £249
90th Percentile £410 £488 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £331
% change year-on-year -3.75% +20.75% -29.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK median hourly rate - £42.75 -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19067 21849 22716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.68% 20.68% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11676 13604 13682
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £243
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £383
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.24% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 872 1088
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £26.25 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +7.55% +28.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.14 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% +31.58%

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 4 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 6 months to 18 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
England +26 7 £363 -3.33%
London -6 5 £350 -22.22%
South East +15 2 £385 +28.33%
UK excluding London +9 2 £385 -3.75%

For the 6 months to 18 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 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 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