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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK / England
Rank 220 209 209
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 451 531 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.09% 1.14% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.20% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 345 303
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 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £379 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.35% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £25.25 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.80 £46.08
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 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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -39 171 £450 +5.88% 43
Yorkshire +36 50 £350 -2.09% 14
South West +7 48 £350 -12.50% 17
North West +23 47 £350 -0.14% 16
South East -34 43 £400 -3.03% 21
North East +2 42 £350 +3.70% 4
West Midlands -17 22 £360 +30.90% 9
East of England +4 19 £325 +8.33% 5
East Midlands +6 9 £338 -12.90% 6
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 582 (59.69%) SQL
2 472 (48.41%) SQL Server
3 465 (47.69%) Oracle
4 342 (35.08%) Oracle Database
5 262 (26.87%) Performance Tuning
6 235 (24.10%) Linux
7 211 (21.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 206 (21.13%) Microsoft
9 183 (18.77%) T-SQL
10 181 (18.56%) Windows
11 160 (16.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 159 (16.31%) Finance
13 151 (15.49%) High Availability
14 150 (15.38%) Unix
15 149 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
16 141 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
17 135 (13.85%) ETL
18 129 (13.23%) Oracle Database 12c
19 128 (13.13%) ITIL
20 127 (13.03%) Migration
20 127 (13.03%) SQL Server 2012
21 125 (12.82%) Replication
22 116 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
23 115 (11.79%) Oracle Database 11g
24 106 (10.87%) Data Guard
24 106 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
25 101 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
26 99 (10.15%) Clustering
27 97 (9.95%) MySQL
27 97 (9.95%) Security Cleared

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 47 (4.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 43 (4.41%) Oracle Application Server
3 42 (4.31%) WebLogic
4 23 (2.36%) IIS
5 17 (1.74%) Confluence
6 12 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.23%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.03%) nginx
9 6 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.51%) JBoss
10 5 (0.51%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.41%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.41%) Oracle 10gAS
11 4 (0.41%) Tuxedo
12 3 (0.31%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.31%) WildFly
13 2 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 78 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.72%) MS Office
4 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.21%) SPSS
6 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 93 (9.54%) Oracle EBS
2 88 (9.03%) Oracle EBS R12
3 40 (4.10%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (1.03%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.41%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.41%) Primavera
8 3 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.21%) Epicor iScala
9 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.10%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.36%) IaaS
2 59 (6.05%) PaaS
3 57 (5.85%) SaaS
4 44 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
5 33 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.41%) GitHub
7 3 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.21%) Taleo
9 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.10%) G Suite
9 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (4.21%) SAN
2 20 (2.05%) DNS
3 18 (1.85%) LDAP
4 14 (1.44%) Firewall
5 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.92%) SSL
7 8 (0.82%) DMZ
8 6 (0.62%) VPN
9 4 (0.41%) DHCP
9 4 (0.41%) ICMP
10 3 (0.31%) FTP
10 3 (0.31%) Network Security
10 3 (0.31%) VLAN
10 3 (0.31%) WAN
11 2 (0.21%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.21%) HTTP
11 2 (0.21%) Intranet
11 2 (0.21%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.21%) LAN
11 2 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 472 (48.41%) SQL Server
2 342 (35.08%) Oracle Database
3 211 (21.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 160 (16.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 149 (15.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 129 (13.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 127 (13.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 116 (11.90%) SQL Server 2014
9 115 (11.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 101 (10.36%) Data Warehouse
11 97 (9.95%) MySQL
12 91 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 77 (7.90%) PostgreSQL
14 60 (6.15%) SQL Server 2005
15 59 (6.05%) Relational Database
16 56 (5.74%) DB2
17 53 (5.44%) Oracle Database 10g
18 49 (5.03%) Oracle Reports
19 42 (4.31%) RDBMS
20 38 (3.90%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 27 (2.77%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.05%) JIRA
3 13 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.33%) Subversion
3 13 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.92%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (0.92%) Toad
5 8 (0.82%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (0.72%) NUnit
7 4 (0.41%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.31%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.31%) GoCD
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.21%) JUnit
9 2 (0.21%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.21%) ProC
10 1 (0.10%) Maven
10 1 (0.10%) Rational DOORS
General
1 159 (16.31%) Finance
2 52 (5.33%) Banking
3 22 (2.26%) Advertising
4 19 (1.95%) Retail
5 9 (0.92%) Law
5 9 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.72%) Legal
6 7 (0.72%) Local Government
7 4 (0.41%) Electronics
7 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.41%) Marketing
7 4 (0.41%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.21%) Back Office
8 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.21%) Publishing
8 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.10%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.10%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (6.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 48 (4.92%) Middleware
3 44 (4.51%) .NET
4 37 (3.79%) Oracle Fusion
5 25 (2.56%) Web Services
6 9 (0.92%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.92%) LAMP
7 8 (0.82%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.82%) Entity Framework
8 7 (0.72%) ADO
8 7 (0.72%) Dapper ORM
9 6 (0.62%) YAML
10 5 (0.51%) XML
11 4 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.31%) SOAP
13 2 (0.21%) JMS
13 2 (0.21%) MDX
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Streams
13 2 (0.21%) OSGi
14 1 (0.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 125 (12.82%) Replication
2 99 (10.15%) Clustering
3 39 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.49%) Data Centre
5 23 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.33%) Statistics
7 10 (1.03%) Mainframe
8 9 (0.92%) HACMP
8 9 (0.92%) Reference Data
9 8 (0.82%) NHS
10 7 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.72%) FMCG
11 6 (0.62%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.51%) Visualisation
13 4 (0.41%) Digital Media
13 4 (0.41%) Oracle Licensing
14 3 (0.31%) Data Extraction
14 3 (0.31%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.31%) Fintech
14 3 (0.31%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 235 (24.10%) Linux
2 181 (18.56%) Windows
3 150 (15.38%) Unix
4 54 (5.54%) Windows Server
5 47 (4.82%) AIX
6 42 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 37 (3.79%) Solaris
8 23 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.44%) HPUX
11 14 (1.44%) SUSE
11 14 (1.44%) zOS
12 13 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (0.92%) CentOS
14 7 (0.72%) MVS
14 7 (0.72%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.51%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (26.87%) Performance Tuning
2 151 (15.49%) High Availability
3 141 (14.46%) Business Intelligence
4 135 (13.85%) ETL
5 128 (13.13%) ITIL
6 127 (13.03%) Migration
7 91 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 87 (8.92%) Change Management
9 76 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
10 61 (6.26%) Data Management
10 61 (6.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 58 (5.95%) Open Source
12 51 (5.23%) Continuous Improvement
12 51 (5.23%) DevOps
13 50 (5.13%) SOA
14 49 (5.03%) Problem Management
15 46 (4.72%) Data Modelling
16 43 (4.41%) Data Migration
17 35 (3.59%) Database Security
18 32 (3.28%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 582 (59.69%) SQL
2 183 (18.77%) T-SQL
3 76 (7.79%) PowerShell
4 72 (7.38%) Shell Script
5 69 (7.08%) PL/SQL
6 47 (4.82%) Python
7 46 (4.72%) Perl
8 29 (2.97%) Ruby
9 27 (2.77%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.56%) Java
11 21 (2.15%) C#
12 13 (1.33%) Korn
13 12 (1.23%) C
14 11 (1.13%) VB
15 8 (0.82%) PHP
16 6 (0.62%) VBScript
17 5 (0.51%) AWK
17 5 (0.51%) C++
17 5 (0.51%) COBOL
17 5 (0.51%) REXX
Qualifications
1 97 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 79 (8.10%) SC Cleared
3 43 (4.41%) Oracle Certification
4 32 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (2.97%) Degree
6 19 (1.95%) MCITP
6 19 (1.95%) OCP
7 13 (1.33%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.92%) MCTS
10 8 (0.82%) IBM Certification
10 8 (0.82%) MCSE
11 6 (0.62%) MCDBA
11 6 (0.62%) MCSA
12 4 (0.41%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) CLAS
13 1 (0.10%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.10%) OCA
13 1 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.64%) SLA
2 12 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.62%) QA
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
2 36 (3.69%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.15%) Corosync
6 14 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (1.13%) Hyper-V
8 10 (1.03%) Docker
8 10 (1.03%) Squid
9 9 (0.92%) Oracle Clusterware
10 4 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.31%) vSphere
12 2 (0.21%) NFS
12 2 (0.21%) SRDF
13 1 (0.10%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.10%) RACF
13 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 106 (10.87%) Data Guard
2 70 (7.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 43 (4.41%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 39 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 31 (3.18%) Puppet
6 26 (2.67%) Ansible
7 23 (2.36%) SCOM
8 21 (2.15%) Pacemaker
9 19 (1.95%) Nagios
10 18 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (1.03%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
14 7 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.72%) NetBackup
14 7 (0.72%) Salt
15 5 (0.51%) HP Data Protector
15 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (0.41%) SCCM
16 4 (0.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 465 (47.69%) Oracle
2 206 (21.13%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.95%) VMware
4 39 (4.00%) SAP
5 37 (3.79%) Red Hat
6 32 (3.28%) Sybase
7 31 (3.18%) IBM
8 21 (2.15%) NetApp
9 19 (1.95%) Teradata
10 16 (1.64%) Hyperion
10 16 (1.64%) Percona
11 15 (1.54%) Tableau
12 12 (1.23%) RedGate
13 11 (1.13%) Vertica
14 9 (0.92%) Rackspace
15 8 (0.82%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.82%) Talend
16 7 (0.72%) CA
16 7 (0.72%) HP
16 7 (0.72%) IDERA
London
AAP3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Some Flexible Working
Posted: 17 hours ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Yoh
Rate: £34305 - £37563 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £335.76 - £336.60 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £2225.00 - £2441.00 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Middlesex
Prospectus
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago