The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 134 103 131
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +28
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 23 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 1.34% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.40% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 43
Median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.07% +2.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +8.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2792 2932 4795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.72% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2295 3702
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 76
Median hourly rate £21.50 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.52% +31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured DBA in the job title.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the City of London region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA across the City of London region.

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 32 (72.73%) SQL
2 25 (56.82%) SQL Server
3 21 (47.73%) Finance
4 19 (43.18%) Oracle
4 19 (43.18%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (38.64%) Oracle Database
6 13 (29.55%) Linux
7 12 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
7 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (22.73%) Replication
9 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
9 10 (22.73%) ITIL
9 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 10 (22.73%) Capacity Management
10 9 (20.45%) Database Security
10 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 12c
10 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
10 9 (20.45%) Unix
11 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
11 8 (18.18%) Migration
11 8 (18.18%) Banking
11 8 (18.18%) High Availability
12 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (15.91%) C
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (15.91%) ETL
13 6 (13.64%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (13.64%) Red Hat

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (6.82%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (2.27%) DNS
2 1 (2.27%) Firewall
2 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (56.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (38.64%) Oracle Database
3 12 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (20.45%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (15.91%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (11.36%) MySQL
9 4 (9.09%) MariaDB
9 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
10 3 (6.82%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (6.82%) RDBMS
10 3 (6.82%) Relational Database
10 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (6.82%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Toad
General
1 21 (47.73%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Back Office
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 2 (4.55%) LAMP
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Replication
2 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Clustering
4 3 (6.82%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.55%) Statistics
6 1 (2.27%) CMDB
6 1 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 13 (29.55%) Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Unix
3 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) AIX
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Solaris
6 1 (2.27%) SUSE
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (22.73%) Capacity Management
2 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
2 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Database Security
4 8 (18.18%) High Availability
4 8 (18.18%) Migration
5 7 (15.91%) ETL
6 6 (13.64%) Database Tuning
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.36%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
10 2 (4.55%) Analytics
10 2 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 32 (72.73%) SQL
2 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
3 8 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 7 (15.91%) C
5 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
5 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.82%) Perl
6 3 (6.82%) Python
7 2 (4.55%) Delphi
7 2 (4.55%) Korn
7 2 (4.55%) Pascal
7 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 2 (4.55%) VBA
8 1 (2.27%) COBOL
8 1 (2.27%) REXX
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
1 6 (13.64%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (9.09%) IBM Certification
2 4 (9.09%) MCITP
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Data Guard
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.36%) IBM
4 5 (11.36%) WorldPay
5 4 (9.09%) Percona
6 3 (6.82%) Sybase
7 2 (4.55%) iManage
7 2 (4.55%) Netezza
7 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.27%) BMC
8 1 (2.27%) Cognos
8 1 (2.27%) Compuware
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy
8 1 (2.27%) Reuters
8 1 (2.27%) Veritas