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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 230 215 159
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -56
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 506 557 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.03% 1.09% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.16% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 344 452
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £276 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £41.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -66.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £14.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.20 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +6.66%
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
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 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -22 173 £400 - 48
South East +2 95 £405 +15.71% 29
West Midlands +17 51 £350 -10.25% 4
Yorkshire +2 46 £330 -12.00% 11
North West -7 43 £365 +4.28% 13
South West -1 31 £325 -3.34% 15
East of England -3 31 £388 +10.71% 8
North East -22 22 £281 -30.12% 5
East Midlands -20 13 £368 -2.00% 4
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 605 (61.11%) SQL
2 544 (54.95%) SQL Server
3 415 (41.92%) Oracle
4 350 (35.35%) Oracle Database
5 325 (32.83%) Performance Tuning
6 230 (23.23%) Linux
7 205 (20.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 202 (20.40%) Microsoft
9 200 (20.20%) Windows
10 194 (19.60%) SQL Server 2008
11 183 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 177 (17.88%) Replication
13 176 (17.78%) Finance
14 173 (17.47%) T-SQL
15 172 (17.37%) Oracle Database 11g
16 167 (16.87%) Clustering
17 159 (16.06%) Migration
17 159 (16.06%) Unix
18 158 (15.96%) SQL Server 2012
19 134 (13.54%) SQL Server 2005
20 133 (13.43%) Data Guard
21 131 (13.23%) Oracle RAC
21 131 (13.23%) Oracle RMAN
22 123 (12.42%) Shell Script
23 117 (11.82%) Security Cleared
24 112 (11.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
25 110 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
26 108 (10.91%) Oracle Database 12c
26 108 (10.91%) High Availability
27 99 (10.00%) PL/SQL

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 64 (6.46%) WebLogic
2 29 (2.93%) Oracle Application Server
3 21 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.31%) IIS
5 12 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.81%) Confluence
7 7 (0.71%) Liferay
8 4 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.30%) CMS
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.20%) JBoss
10 2 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.10%) Apache
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.10%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.10%) SAS
11 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 51 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) MS Office
4 1 (0.10%) MS Project
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 60 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
2 54 (5.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 53 (5.35%) Oracle Applications
4 25 (2.53%) Oracle 11i
5 13 (1.31%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.61%) Sage CRM
7 5 (0.51%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.30%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.10%) HFM
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.20%) Office 365
4 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.10%) IaaS
4 1 (0.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (5.45%) SAN
2 15 (1.52%) Firewall
3 14 (1.41%) Internet
4 11 (1.11%) Network Security
5 8 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (0.61%) DNS
6 6 (0.61%) Kerberos
6 6 (0.61%) VLAN
7 4 (0.40%) HTTPS
7 4 (0.40%) LDAP
8 3 (0.30%) DHCP
8 3 (0.30%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.20%) DMZ
9 2 (0.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.10%) HTTP
10 1 (0.10%) SMTP
10 1 (0.10%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 544 (54.95%) SQL Server
2 350 (35.35%) Oracle Database
3 205 (20.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 194 (19.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 183 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 172 (17.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 158 (15.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 134 (13.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 112 (11.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 110 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 108 (10.91%) Oracle Database 12c
12 88 (8.89%) Oracle Database 10g
12 88 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
13 86 (8.69%) MySQL
14 78 (7.88%) Relational Database
15 67 (6.77%) RDBMS
16 48 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
17 46 (4.65%) DB2
18 45 (4.55%) MongoDB
19 39 (3.94%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 26 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 16 (1.62%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (1.52%) JIRA
4 13 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 11 (1.11%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.11%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (0.91%) ClearQuest
7 8 (0.81%) Toad
8 6 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.51%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.51%) Subversion
9 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.40%) MSI
11 3 (0.30%) Ant
11 3 (0.30%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.30%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.30%) JUnit
11 3 (0.30%) Maven
General
1 176 (17.78%) Finance
2 56 (5.66%) Banking
3 33 (3.33%) Retail
4 20 (2.02%) Law
5 19 (1.92%) Legal
6 16 (1.62%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.31%) Marketing
8 9 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.81%) Automotive
9 8 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.81%) Games
9 8 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.61%) Back Office
11 3 (0.30%) Advertising
11 3 (0.30%) French Language
12 2 (0.20%) Local Government
13 1 (0.10%) Billing
13 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.10%) Publishing
13 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.25%) .NET
2 26 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 26 (2.63%) XML
3 21 (2.12%) Middleware
4 13 (1.31%) ASP.NET
5 8 (0.81%) Entity Framework
5 8 (0.81%) Oracle Streams
6 7 (0.71%) .NET Framework
6 7 (0.71%) Oracle ADF
7 6 (0.61%) PostGIS
7 6 (0.61%) Web Services
8 5 (0.51%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (0.40%) Castor
9 4 (0.40%) HTML
10 3 (0.30%) COM
10 3 (0.30%) CSS
10 3 (0.30%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.30%) POSIX
10 3 (0.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 177 (17.88%) Replication
2 167 (16.87%) Clustering
3 48 (4.85%) Data Centre
4 31 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (1.62%) Statistics
6 14 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.91%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.91%) Hedge funds
8 9 (0.91%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.81%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.81%) NHS
10 6 (0.61%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.51%) HACMP
12 4 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.40%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.40%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 230 (23.23%) Linux
2 200 (20.20%) Windows
3 159 (16.06%) Unix
4 62 (6.26%) Windows Server
5 51 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (4.95%) AIX
7 48 (4.85%) Solaris
8 42 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (1.21%) zOS
11 5 (0.51%) Debian
11 5 (0.51%) HPUX
11 5 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.40%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.20%) CentOS
13 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.10%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (32.83%) Performance Tuning
2 159 (16.06%) Migration
3 108 (10.91%) High Availability
4 98 (9.90%) Business Intelligence
5 84 (8.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 78 (7.88%) Database Tuning
7 67 (6.77%) ITIL
8 63 (6.36%) ETL
9 55 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (4.85%) Performance Monitoring
11 46 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
12 44 (4.44%) Database Security
13 32 (3.23%) Data Modelling
14 31 (3.13%) Capacity Management
14 31 (3.13%) Change Management
15 30 (3.03%) CRM
16 27 (2.73%) Database Mirroring
17 25 (2.53%) Mentoring
18 24 (2.42%) E-Commerce
19 23 (2.32%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 605 (61.11%) SQL
2 173 (17.47%) T-SQL
3 123 (12.42%) Shell Script
4 99 (10.00%) PL/SQL
5 82 (8.28%) PowerShell
6 35 (3.54%) Java
7 29 (2.93%) C#
8 26 (2.63%) Perl
9 23 (2.32%) VBScript
10 19 (1.92%) C
11 15 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.52%) Korn
12 14 (1.41%) C++
12 14 (1.41%) PHP
13 10 (1.01%) Python
14 9 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.71%) Ruby
15 7 (0.71%) VB
15 7 (0.71%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 117 (11.82%) Security Cleared
2 90 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 40 (4.04%) Oracle Certification
4 35 (3.54%) OCP
5 28 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (2.42%) Degree
6 24 (2.42%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.81%) MCDBA
10 7 (0.71%) MCITP
11 4 (0.40%) MCTS
12 3 (0.30%) IBM Certification
13 2 (0.20%) MCSA
13 2 (0.20%) MCSE
13 2 (0.20%) RHCE
14 1 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.10%) MCP
14 1 (0.10%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.32%) SLA
2 12 (1.21%) QA
3 8 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) FATCA
6 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (13.23%) Oracle RAC
2 29 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (2.83%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.31%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle Clusterware
5 6 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
6 5 (0.51%) RACF
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) Corosync
7 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 133 (13.43%) Data Guard
2 131 (13.23%) Oracle RMAN
3 60 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 25 (2.53%) SCOM
5 13 (1.31%) SCCM
6 9 (0.91%) Foglight
7 8 (0.81%) Nagios
7 8 (0.81%) Puppet
8 7 (0.71%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.61%) DBAmp
9 6 (0.61%) Legato
9 6 (0.61%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.61%) Zenoss
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle EDQ
11 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.30%) MAINVIEW
12 3 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
13 2 (0.20%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 415 (41.92%) Oracle
2 202 (20.40%) Microsoft
3 55 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 42 (4.24%) VMware
5 37 (3.74%) IBM
6 33 (3.33%) Sybase
7 26 (2.63%) HP
8 20 (2.02%) RedGate
9 19 (1.92%) Informatica
10 16 (1.62%) SAP
10 16 (1.62%) Veritas
11 13 (1.31%) EMC
12 12 (1.21%) Netezza
13 10 (1.01%) NetApp
14 9 (0.91%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.91%) Cognos
15 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.81%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.81%) Vertica
16 7 (0.71%) MuleSoft
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
TDA Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
AVMA
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Warley, Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 22 days ago