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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 126 154 122
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -32
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 35 42 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.03% 0.73% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.77% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 60
Median daily rate £350 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £488 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.34% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.63%
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
3239 5432 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.66% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4186 4158
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 95 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 57 (79.17%) SQL
2 49 (68.06%) SQL Server
3 32 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (41.67%) Oracle
5 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 24 (33.33%) Finance
6 24 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 24 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 20 (27.78%) Linux
7 20 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (26.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 17 (23.61%) Replication
9 17 (23.61%) T-SQL
10 16 (22.22%) Clustering
11 15 (20.83%) Oracle RMAN
11 15 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 14 (19.44%) Banking
12 14 (19.44%) Migration
13 13 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
14 12 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
14 12 (16.67%) High Availability
15 11 (15.28%) Database Security
15 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2014
15 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (12.50%) Unix
17 9 (12.50%) Windows
17 9 (12.50%) Data Guard

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 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (1.39%) Firewall
2 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (68.06%) SQL Server
2 24 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 24 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (27.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (26.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (20.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (15.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (8.33%) MySQL
8 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (5.56%) OLAP
10 4 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
10 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
11 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.78%) Toad
3 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.39%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 24 (33.33%) Finance
2 14 (19.44%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Legal
4 3 (4.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (2.78%) .NET
2 2 (2.78%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.78%) NHibernate
2 2 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.39%) CSS
3 1 (1.39%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) MDX
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) Replication
2 16 (22.22%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Statistics
4 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (27.78%) Linux
2 9 (12.50%) Unix
2 9 (12.50%) Windows
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (9.72%) Solaris
4 2 (2.78%) AIX
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (19.44%) Migration
3 13 (18.06%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (16.67%) High Availability
5 11 (15.28%) Database Security
6 8 (11.11%) Database Tuning
6 8 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (8.33%) ITIL
7 6 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (6.94%) Analytics
8 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.17%) Capacity Management
9 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.17%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.17%) Line Management
9 3 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
9 3 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 2 (2.78%) Database Mirroring
10 2 (2.78%) DevOps
10 2 (2.78%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (79.17%) SQL
2 17 (23.61%) T-SQL
3 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
3 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.17%) C
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) Tcl
6 1 (1.39%) VB
6 1 (1.39%) VB6
6 1 (1.39%) VBA
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.33%) OCP
2 6 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (4.17%) IBM Certification
3 3 (4.17%) MCITP
3 3 (4.17%) RHCE
4 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 12 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.78%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) Oracle RMAN
2 9 (12.50%) Data Guard
3 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (5.56%) SCOM
6 1 (1.39%) Ambari
6 1 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 30 (41.67%) Oracle
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.56%) Veritas
5 3 (4.17%) EMC
5 3 (4.17%) IBM
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (2.78%) hybris
7 1 (1.39%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.39%) Percona
7 1 (1.39%) Sybase
7 1 (1.39%) Tableau
7 1 (1.39%) Talend
7 1 (1.39%) Vertica
7 1 (1.39%) WorldPay