The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 217 200 209
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 521 619 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.23% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.30% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 419 351
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 10
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £24.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.08 £47.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +1.40%
DBA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in England

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in England

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in England

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in England

DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in England

DBA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -50 189 £443 +9.25% 33
North West +32 79 £375 +6.99% 13
South West +10 55 £350 -12.50% 10
South East -41 51 £400 -3.03% 20
Yorkshire +30 43 £400 +8.10% 10
North East -10 35 £387 +14.51% 2
East of England +1 32 £375 -11.24% 10
West Midlands -29 22 £383 +9.28% 3
East Midlands +4 14 £350 -6.66% 6
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 570 (57.23%) SQL
2 495 (49.70%) Oracle
3 488 (49.00%) SQL Server
4 369 (37.05%) Oracle Database
5 256 (25.70%) Performance Tuning
6 220 (22.09%) Linux
7 204 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 177 (17.77%) T-SQL
9 170 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 167 (16.77%) Finance
11 152 (15.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 150 (15.06%) Windows
13 145 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
13 145 (14.56%) High Availability
14 143 (14.36%) Oracle Database 11g
15 135 (13.55%) ETL
15 135 (13.55%) Unix
16 133 (13.35%) SQL Server 2008
17 130 (13.05%) Replication
18 128 (12.85%) Migration
19 124 (12.45%) Oracle RAC
20 123 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
21 120 (12.05%) Oracle Database 12c
22 118 (11.85%) ITIL
23 116 (11.65%) Data Guard
24 113 (11.35%) Security Cleared
25 112 (11.24%) Clustering
26 107 (10.74%) SQL Server 2014
27 106 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
28 101 (10.14%) Oracle EBS R12

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 63 (6.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 48 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 39 (3.92%) Oracle Application Server
4 20 (2.01%) IIS
5 14 (1.41%) Confluence
6 13 (1.31%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.31%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 10 (1.00%) nginx
9 6 (0.60%) JBoss
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.50%) Oracle 10gAS
11 4 (0.40%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.40%) Tuxedo
11 4 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
12 3 (0.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.00%) MS Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 101 (10.14%) Oracle EBS R12
2 94 (9.44%) Oracle EBS
3 55 (5.52%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.51%) Oracle 11i
5 13 (1.31%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.40%) Primavera
10 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.20%) Epicor iScala
11 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
12 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.10%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 42 (4.22%) IaaS
2 41 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.92%) PaaS
3 39 (3.92%) SaaS
4 38 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.40%) GitHub
6 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.20%) Taleo
8 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.10%) G Suite
8 1 (0.10%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.02%) SAN
2 18 (1.81%) DNS
3 12 (1.20%) Firewall
4 10 (1.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (0.90%) SSL
6 6 (0.60%) LDAP
7 5 (0.50%) VLAN
7 5 (0.50%) VPN
8 4 (0.40%) DHCP
8 4 (0.40%) DMZ
8 4 (0.40%) ICMP
8 4 (0.40%) Internet
8 4 (0.40%) Intranet
8 4 (0.40%) Network Security
9 3 (0.30%) FTP
9 3 (0.30%) WAN
10 2 (0.20%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.20%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.20%) LAN
10 2 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 488 (49.00%) SQL Server
2 369 (37.05%) Oracle Database
3 204 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 152 (15.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 143 (14.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 133 (13.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 123 (12.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 120 (12.05%) Oracle Database 12c
9 107 (10.74%) SQL Server 2014
10 106 (10.64%) Data Warehouse
11 91 (9.14%) PostgreSQL
12 87 (8.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 85 (8.53%) MySQL
14 67 (6.73%) Relational Database
15 62 (6.22%) SQL Server 2005
16 57 (5.72%) Oracle Database 10g
17 52 (5.22%) DB2
18 51 (5.12%) RDBMS
19 41 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
20 38 (3.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.31%) JIRA
3 16 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.20%) Subversion
5 10 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (1.00%) Toad
6 9 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.70%) NUnit
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.30%) CA Gen
9 3 (0.30%) GoCD
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.20%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.20%) JUnit
10 2 (0.20%) ProC
10 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.10%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.10%) Dreamweaver
General
1 167 (16.77%) Finance
2 60 (6.02%) Banking
3 23 (2.31%) Retail
4 20 (2.01%) Advertising
5 9 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.50%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.40%) Electronics
7 4 (0.40%) Law
7 4 (0.40%) Local Government
7 4 (0.40%) Marketing
7 4 (0.40%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.20%) Automotive
8 2 (0.20%) Back Office
8 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.20%) Legal
8 2 (0.20%) Publishing
8 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (6.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 49 (4.92%) .NET
3 48 (4.82%) Middleware
4 35 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 26 (2.61%) Web Services
6 14 (1.41%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.10%) Entity Framework
8 8 (0.80%) ADO
9 7 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
9 7 (0.70%) Dapper ORM
10 6 (0.60%) YAML
11 5 (0.50%) XML
12 4 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.30%) LAMP
13 3 (0.30%) Oracle Streams
13 3 (0.30%) SOAP
14 2 (0.20%) CSS
14 2 (0.20%) MDX
14 2 (0.20%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 130 (13.05%) Replication
2 112 (11.24%) Clustering
3 38 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 17 (1.71%) Statistics
8 12 (1.20%) NHS
9 9 (0.90%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.60%) FMCG
11 5 (0.50%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.50%) HACMP
12 4 (0.40%) Oracle Licensing
12 4 (0.40%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.40%) Visualisation
13 3 (0.30%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.30%) Data Extraction
13 3 (0.30%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.30%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 220 (22.09%) Linux
2 150 (15.06%) Windows
3 135 (13.55%) Unix
4 45 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 42 (4.22%) AIX
6 39 (3.92%) Solaris
7 38 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (1.61%) HPUX
10 16 (1.61%) zOS
11 15 (1.51%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (1.41%) SUSE
13 7 (0.70%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.50%) MVS
14 5 (0.50%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.40%) Windows Vista
15 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (25.70%) Performance Tuning
2 145 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
2 145 (14.56%) High Availability
3 135 (13.55%) ETL
4 128 (12.85%) Migration
5 118 (11.85%) ITIL
6 71 (7.13%) Agile Software Development
7 68 (6.83%) SOA
8 67 (6.73%) Change Management
8 67 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 55 (5.52%) DevOps
9 55 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
10 49 (4.92%) Continuous Improvement
11 46 (4.62%) Mentoring
12 45 (4.52%) Data Management
13 43 (4.32%) Data Modelling
13 43 (4.32%) Database Security
14 42 (4.22%) Open Source
15 38 (3.82%) Data Migration
16 37 (3.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 570 (57.23%) SQL
2 177 (17.77%) T-SQL
3 85 (8.53%) PL/SQL
4 78 (7.83%) PowerShell
5 74 (7.43%) Shell Script
6 38 (3.82%) Python
7 36 (3.61%) Perl
8 27 (2.71%) Java
9 23 (2.31%) Bash Shell
9 23 (2.31%) C#
10 21 (2.11%) Ruby
11 15 (1.51%) Korn
12 11 (1.10%) C
12 11 (1.10%) VB
13 7 (0.70%) PHP
13 7 (0.70%) VBScript
14 6 (0.60%) VBA
15 5 (0.50%) Go
15 5 (0.50%) R
15 5 (0.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 113 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 97 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 58 (5.82%) Oracle Certification
4 35 (3.51%) Degree
5 33 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.41%) OCP
7 21 (2.11%) MCITP
8 13 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 9 (0.90%) MCSE
10 9 (0.90%) MCTS
11 6 (0.60%) MCDBA
12 5 (0.50%) IBM Certification
12 5 (0.50%) MCSA
13 4 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.40%) CLAS
14 2 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.10%) OCA
15 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.31%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.90%) SLA
3 7 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.40%) QA
5 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 124 (12.45%) Oracle RAC
2 33 (3.31%) Active Directory
3 30 (3.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (2.61%) Corosync
5 25 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
6 13 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.00%) Docker
8 10 (1.00%) Squid
9 9 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (0.40%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.30%) vSphere
12 2 (0.20%) NFS
12 2 (0.20%) SRDF
13 1 (0.10%) Ceph
13 1 (0.10%) iptables
13 1 (0.10%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 116 (11.65%) Data Guard
2 77 (7.73%) Oracle RMAN
3 41 (4.12%) Puppet
4 40 (4.02%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 39 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 27 (2.71%) SCOM
7 26 (2.61%) Pacemaker
8 25 (2.51%) Ansible
9 22 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
10 18 (1.81%) Nagios
11 16 (1.61%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
13 8 (0.80%) Ambari
13 8 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.70%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.70%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.70%) Salt
15 6 (0.60%) Oracle Flashback
16 5 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
16 5 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 495 (49.70%) Oracle
2 170 (17.07%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.42%) VMware
4 44 (4.42%) Red Hat
5 37 (3.71%) SAP
6 34 (3.41%) Sybase
7 25 (2.51%) IBM
8 20 (2.01%) NetApp
9 18 (1.81%) Teradata
9 18 (1.81%) Vertica
10 16 (1.61%) Tableau
11 13 (1.31%) Percona
11 13 (1.31%) RedGate
12 11 (1.10%) Cognos
12 11 (1.10%) Informatica
13 10 (1.00%) CA
13 10 (1.00%) HP
13 10 (1.00%) Talend
14 9 (0.90%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.90%) Sun
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day + Expenses
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Chorley
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Reading
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