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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
UK
Rank 579 636 599
Rank change year-on-year +57 -37  
Contract jobs citing MCDBA 17 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.011% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.054% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 20
Median daily rate £344 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9416 11075 10551
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.79% 20.90% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5980 6908 6005
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 402 477
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

MCDBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MCDBA over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MCDBA in the UK

MCDBA
Top 19 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 24 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
England +39 11 £500 +48.14%
South East +32 7 £500 +55.03%
Northern Ireland - 4 £275 -
Belfast - 4 £275 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £500 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £500 -
County Antrim - 4 £275 -
London +28 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £413 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - 2 £413 -
West Sussex - 2 £250 -
Gatwick - 2 £250 -
Cambridge - 2 £413 -
Berkshire +25 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £500 -
East Midlands - 1 £500 -

MCDBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for MCDBA.

1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (85.29%) SQL Server
3 26 (76.47%) SQL
4 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
5 18 (52.94%) Windows
5 18 (52.94%) MCITP
6 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (50.00%) ITIL
7 15 (44.12%) Virtual Environments
8 14 (41.18%) Oracle
9 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
11 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (29.41%) Clustering
11 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (29.41%) MCP
11 10 (29.41%) MCSE
12 9 (26.47%) MySQL
13 8 (23.53%) MCSA
13 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
13 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
13 8 (23.53%) RedGate
14 7 (20.59%) High Availability
14 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
14 7 (20.59%) Degree
14 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (17.65%) MCTS

MCDBA
Top Related 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 6 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (14.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) NAS
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
1 2 (5.88%) VoIP
2 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (85.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (26.47%) MySQL
5 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 7 (20.59%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (11.76%) DTS
9 4 (11.76%) RDBMS
9 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (5.88%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) CruiseControl
1 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.82%) TeamCity
1 3 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) DBA
1 18 (52.94%) SQL DBA
2 6 (17.65%) SQL Server DBA
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Senior DBA
4 3 (8.82%) Senior SQL DBA
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.82%) WCF
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) WF
3 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Replication
3 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.94%) AS400
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Tandem
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (52.94%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) ITIL
2 15 (44.12%) Virtual Environments
3 7 (20.59%) High Availability
4 6 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (17.65%) Database Mirroring
4 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (17.65%) Service Management
5 4 (11.76%) Capacity Management
5 4 (11.76%) Change Management
5 4 (11.76%) ITSM
5 4 (11.76%) Network Management
5 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) CRM
6 3 (8.82%) Database Security
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.88%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (5.88%) ETL
7 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
3 6 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.82%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (52.94%) MCITP
3 10 (29.41%) MCP
3 10 (29.41%) MCSE
4 8 (23.53%) MCSA
5 7 (20.59%) Degree
6 6 (17.65%) MCTS
6 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.71%) CCNA
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (11.76%) CCNP
9 3 (8.82%) MCDST
9 3 (8.82%) OCP
9 3 (8.82%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (5.88%) MCPD
10 2 (5.88%) MCSD
11 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
11 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PMO
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Data Guard
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (8.82%) OVSD
1 3 (8.82%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
3 8 (23.53%) RedGate
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) VMware
5 3 (8.82%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) CA
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) SAP