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 27 May 2016 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 123 148 132
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 41 52 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.21% 0.95% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.00% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 58
Median daily rate £340 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £386 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.92% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +6.66%
DBA
London

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
3220 5178 5652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.18% 95.03% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 3954 4237
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 74
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016, 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 62 (77.50%) SQL
2 56 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 38 (47.50%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (41.25%) Oracle
4 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
5 28 (35.00%) Finance
5 28 (35.00%) Oracle Database
6 25 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 24 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 22 (27.50%) T-SQL
8 22 (27.50%) Linux
9 20 (25.00%) Replication
9 20 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 19 (23.75%) Migration
10 19 (23.75%) Oracle RMAN
11 18 (22.50%) Clustering
12 17 (21.25%) Oracle Database 12c
13 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 14 (17.50%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (17.50%) Banking
15 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
15 13 (16.25%) High Availability
16 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
17 11 (13.75%) Unix
17 11 (13.75%) Database Security
17 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
18 10 (12.50%) Data Guard
18 10 (12.50%) Database Tuning
18 10 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring

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 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) SAN
2 2 (2.50%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 28 (35.00%) Oracle Database
3 25 (31.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (21.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (8.75%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (6.25%) MySQL
13 4 (5.00%) OLAP
13 4 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
14 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
14 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.50%) Toad
3 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 14 (17.50%) Banking
3 6 (7.50%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.50%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.50%) NHibernate
3 2 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.25%) CSS
4 1 (1.25%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) MDX
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (1.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) Replication
2 18 (22.50%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) Statistics
4 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (27.50%) Linux
2 11 (13.75%) Unix
3 10 (12.50%) Solaris
4 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (8.75%) Windows
5 2 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) Performance Tuning
2 19 (23.75%) Migration
3 13 (16.25%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (16.25%) High Availability
4 11 (13.75%) Database Security
5 10 (12.50%) Database Tuning
5 10 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.50%) ITIL
8 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.00%) Analytics
9 4 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.00%) Database Mirroring
10 3 (3.75%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (3.75%) Line Management
10 3 (3.75%) Portfolio Management
10 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.50%) CRM
11 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 62 (77.50%) SQL
2 22 (27.50%) T-SQL
3 10 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 10 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.75%) C
5 3 (3.75%) C#
6 2 (2.50%) Tcl
6 2 (2.50%) VBScript
7 1 (1.25%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) VB
7 1 (1.25%) VB6
7 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.25%) OCP
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (3.75%) IBM Certification
3 3 (3.75%) MCITP
4 2 (2.50%) RHCE
4 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.25%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle Clusterware
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (23.75%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (12.50%) Data Guard
2 10 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (8.75%) SCOM
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Ambari
Vendors
1 33 (41.25%) Microsoft
1 33 (41.25%) Oracle
2 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (8.75%) Veritas
4 4 (5.00%) EMC
4 4 (5.00%) VMware
5 3 (3.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.25%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.25%) hybris
6 1 (1.25%) Sybase
6 1 (1.25%) Tableau
6 1 (1.25%) Talend
6 1 (1.25%) Vertica
6 1 (1.25%) WorldPay
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £400 - £480 per day
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