Re: Death of the DBA

From: Helma <>
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:15:19 -0700 (PDT)
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On Aug 20, 4:23 pm, John Hurley <> wrote:
> On Aug 20, 10:07 am, Helma <> wrote:

> People that are able to find jobs in the US doing Oracle DBA work will
> tend to stay in that skillset as the pay range for SQL Server DBA's
> tends to be quite a bit lower.  I have known people unable to find
> things in the Oracle realm that have been "forced" to go in that
> direction.

Yes, that's indeed what worries me as well, hence the question I put forward in this forum. For most of the Oracle contract offers i see, there is often a MSsqlserver skill required as well. And in the contract i'm currently serving, the majority of the databases are MSsql, but all the DBA's are oracle DBA's: skills left over from a different time? That's ok for them, if you've got a permanent contract here in the Netherlands you won't be fired quickly, but for contractors the situation is more demanding. You just can't afford to ignore the trends, and you just can't offer yourself as someone with only Oracle skills, IMHO. Being just an oracle DBA may not be enough these days.

HV Received on Sun Aug 23 2009 - 10:15:19 CDT

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