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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 249 189 213
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +24
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 488 675 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.99% 1.28% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.34% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 444 345
Median daily rate £384 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 6
Median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.37 £16.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
46888 50234 48267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30895 32536 29727
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1905 1932
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -41 162 £419 +8.06% 32
South East -45 78 £425 +21.42% 17
North West +7 73 £350 -6.66% 13
West Midlands -4 44 £350 -4.10% 9
South West -19 40 £338 -20.58% 16
Yorkshire -34 34 £425 +13.33% 7
East of England +7 32 £325 -7.14% 8
North East -15 15 £300 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -12 8 £400 -3.03% 5
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 586 (58.42%) SQL
2 533 (53.14%) SQL Server
3 475 (47.36%) Oracle
4 386 (38.48%) Oracle Database
5 319 (31.80%) Performance Tuning
6 275 (27.42%) Linux
7 196 (19.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 192 (19.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 175 (17.45%) Windows
10 173 (17.25%) Clustering
10 173 (17.25%) Oracle RAC
11 167 (16.65%) Microsoft
12 164 (16.35%) Finance
13 161 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 158 (15.75%) Unix
15 157 (15.65%) T-SQL
16 146 (14.56%) Data Guard
17 143 (14.26%) Replication
18 139 (13.86%) Migration
19 137 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 129 (12.86%) Oracle RMAN
21 128 (12.76%) Security Cleared
22 127 (12.66%) Shell Script
22 127 (12.66%) SQL Server 2012
23 113 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
24 112 (11.17%) High Availability
25 108 (10.77%) SQL Server 2014
25 108 (10.77%) SC Cleared
26 106 (10.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 100 (9.97%) Oracle Database 12c

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 71 (7.08%) WebLogic
2 32 (3.19%) Oracle Application Server
3 20 (1.99%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (1.00%) Liferay
7 7 (0.70%) Confluence
7 7 (0.70%) IIS
8 6 (0.60%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.50%) Oracle 10gAS
10 4 (0.40%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.40%) nginx
11 3 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.30%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.20%) JBoss
12 2 (0.20%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.60%) MS Office
3 4 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 81 (8.08%) Oracle EBS R12
2 78 (7.78%) Oracle Applications
3 69 (6.88%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (3.29%) Oracle 11i
5 15 (1.50%) Oracle Retail
6 11 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
7 10 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.60%) SimCorp Dimension
10 5 (0.50%) Sage CRM
11 4 (0.40%) Primavera
12 2 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (0.20%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.20%) SAP SCM
13 1 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
13 1 (0.100%) Dynamics CRM
13 1 (0.100%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
13 1 (0.100%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (3.29%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.50%) IaaS
4 3 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.20%) Office 365
5 2 (0.20%) PaaS
5 2 (0.20%) Taleo
6 1 (0.100%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.100%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.100%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.100%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.98%) SAN
2 19 (1.89%) Firewall
3 16 (1.60%) DNS
4 13 (1.30%) Network Security
5 10 (1.00%) LDAP
5 10 (1.00%) VLAN
6 9 (0.90%) Internet
7 7 (0.70%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.60%) SSL
9 5 (0.50%) DHCP
9 5 (0.50%) VPN
10 4 (0.40%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.40%) ICMP
11 3 (0.30%) InfiniBand
11 3 (0.30%) Kerberos
12 2 (0.20%) Intranet
12 2 (0.20%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.20%) WAN
12 2 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.100%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 533 (53.14%) SQL Server
2 386 (38.48%) Oracle Database
3 196 (19.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 192 (19.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 161 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 127 (12.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 108 (10.77%) SQL Server 2014
9 106 (10.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 100 (9.97%) Oracle Database 12c
11 92 (9.17%) Relational Database
12 91 (9.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 83 (8.28%) MySQL
13 83 (8.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 78 (7.78%) RDBMS
15 64 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
16 62 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
17 51 (5.08%) DB2
18 39 (3.89%) Oracle BI EE
19 38 (3.79%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 17 (1.69%) Oracle APEX
4 14 (1.40%) JIRA
5 13 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.70%) Toad
8 6 (0.60%) Subversion
8 6 (0.60%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.50%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.50%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.30%) GoCD
10 3 (0.30%) MSI
10 3 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.20%) ProC
12 1 (0.100%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.100%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.100%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.100%) Maven
General
1 164 (16.35%) Finance
2 60 (5.98%) Banking
3 33 (3.29%) Retail
4 11 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.90%) Legal
6 8 (0.80%) Advertising
6 8 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 8 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.60%) Automotive
8 6 (0.60%) Law
8 6 (0.60%) Marketing
9 5 (0.50%) Games
10 2 (0.20%) Back Office
10 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.100%) Billing
11 1 (0.100%) Electronics
11 1 (0.100%) Local Government
11 1 (0.100%) Publishing
11 1 (0.100%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.19%) .NET
2 41 (4.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 19 (1.89%) Middleware
4 14 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 12 (1.20%) Web Services
5 12 (1.20%) XML
6 10 (1.00%) Oracle ADF
7 9 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.70%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (0.60%) Oracle Streams
10 5 (0.50%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.50%) Entity Framework
11 4 (0.40%) Castor
12 3 (0.30%) CSS
12 3 (0.30%) HTML
12 3 (0.30%) LAMP
13 2 (0.20%) COM
13 2 (0.20%) NHibernate
13 2 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.20%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 173 (17.25%) Clustering
2 143 (14.26%) Replication
3 44 (4.39%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.69%) Mainframe
5 26 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.40%) Statistics
8 12 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.20%) NHS
9 10 (1.00%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.90%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.40%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.30%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.20%) HACMP
14 2 (0.20%) iPad
14 2 (0.20%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 275 (27.42%) Linux
2 175 (17.45%) Windows
3 158 (15.75%) Unix
4 57 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (5.38%) Solaris
6 51 (5.08%) Windows Server
7 43 (4.29%) AIX
8 32 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.69%) zOS
12 12 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
13 11 (1.10%) HPUX
14 7 (0.70%) Windows Vista
15 6 (0.60%) SUSE
16 5 (0.50%) Debian
17 4 (0.40%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.40%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.20%) Data ONTAP
18 2 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (31.80%) Performance Tuning
2 139 (13.86%) Migration
3 113 (11.27%) Business Intelligence
4 112 (11.17%) High Availability
5 89 (8.87%) ETL
6 84 (8.37%) ITIL
7 80 (7.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 65 (6.48%) Agile Software Development
9 63 (6.28%) Database Tuning
10 48 (4.79%) Database Security
11 44 (4.39%) Mentoring
12 42 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
13 40 (3.99%) Data Modelling
13 40 (3.99%) Performance Monitoring
14 37 (3.69%) DevOps
14 37 (3.69%) SOA
15 34 (3.39%) Capacity Management
15 34 (3.39%) Change Management
16 31 (3.09%) ERP
17 30 (2.99%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 586 (58.42%) SQL
2 157 (15.65%) T-SQL
3 127 (12.66%) Shell Script
4 87 (8.67%) PL/SQL
5 84 (8.37%) PowerShell
6 46 (4.59%) Java
7 31 (3.09%) Perl
8 20 (1.99%) Bash Shell
8 20 (1.99%) Korn
8 20 (1.99%) Python
9 18 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.69%) C#
11 16 (1.60%) PHP
11 16 (1.60%) VBScript
12 13 (1.30%) C
13 8 (0.80%) C++
13 8 (0.80%) Ruby
13 8 (0.80%) VBA
14 7 (0.70%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 128 (12.76%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 72 (7.18%) Oracle Certification
4 50 (4.99%) OCP
5 42 (4.19%) Degree
6 38 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.40%) MCITP
9 10 (1.00%) MCSE
10 9 (0.90%) MCDBA
11 7 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.60%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.50%) MCSA
13 5 (0.50%) MCTS
14 3 (0.30%) CLAS
14 3 (0.30%) RHCE
15 2 (0.20%) MCP
16 1 (0.100%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.100%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.00%) SLA
2 9 (0.90%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.80%) QA
4 6 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.100%) COBIT
System Software
1 173 (17.25%) Oracle RAC
2 58 (5.78%) Virtual Machines
3 31 (3.09%) Active Directory
4 30 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.50%) Oracle Clusterware
6 14 (1.40%) Hyper-V
7 11 (1.10%) Corosync
8 6 (0.60%) Docker
8 6 (0.60%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.50%) RACF
10 4 (0.40%) Squid
11 3 (0.30%) vSphere
12 2 (0.20%) NFS
13 1 (0.100%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.100%) iptables
13 1 (0.100%) SRDF
13 1 (0.100%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 1 (0.100%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.100%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 146 (14.56%) Data Guard
2 129 (12.86%) Oracle RMAN
3 40 (3.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 29 (2.89%) Failover Clustering
5 26 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 26 (2.59%) SCOM
6 22 (2.19%) Puppet
7 12 (1.20%) SCCM
8 11 (1.10%) Pacemaker
9 10 (1.00%) Ambari
10 9 (0.90%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.80%) Oracle Flashback
11 8 (0.80%) Perfmon
12 7 (0.70%) Nagios
13 6 (0.60%) Foglight
13 6 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (0.50%) DBAmp
14 5 (0.50%) Legato
14 5 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 4 (0.40%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 475 (47.36%) Oracle
2 167 (16.65%) Microsoft
3 61 (6.08%) Red Hat
4 50 (4.99%) VMware
5 33 (3.29%) IBM
6 28 (2.79%) HP
7 27 (2.69%) Sybase
8 25 (2.49%) Vertica
9 14 (1.40%) Informatica
9 14 (1.40%) SAP
10 12 (1.20%) Percona
10 12 (1.20%) RedGate
11 11 (1.10%) EMC
11 11 (1.10%) NetApp
11 11 (1.10%) ServiceNow
11 11 (1.10%) Sun
11 11 (1.10%) Talend
11 11 (1.10%) Veritas
12 10 (1.00%) MuleSoft
12 10 (1.00%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Birmingham
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Thatcham
IBS Consulting
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £16 - £20 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago