The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 239 193 145
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -48
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 586 657 840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.18% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.24% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 413 519
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 16
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £40.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.70 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.35 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

DBA
Daily Rate Trend

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

DBA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

DBA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -34 533 £383 +2.00% 131
London -31 200 £400 -5.88% 40
South East +4 114 £400 +14.28% 17
West Midlands +9 49 £350 -12.50% 11
Yorkshire -2 46 £375 +19.14% 16
Hampshire +7 38 £400 +14.28% 8
City of London +23 37 £350 -17.64% 13
North West -25 37 £365 +4.28% 12
East of England +13 34 £388 +21.71% 7
Scotland -17 34 £375 +7.14% 9
West Yorkshire -1 28 £375 +8.69% 9
South West -4 28 £325 -18.75% 19
Leeds +1 23 £363 -3.33% 6
Surrey -12 21 £425 +6.25% 2
Berkshire +12 19 £425 +6.25% 4
Essex +13 18 £300 -5.77%
Edinburgh -3 17 £388 - 3
Reading -7 14 £425 +36.00% 3
Glasgow -2 13 £340 +3.03% 6
Oxfordshire +17 12 £363 -3.33% 1
Hertfordshire +11 12 £400 -5.88% 1
Cheshire +3 12 £356 +9.61% 2
Bristol +1 12 £360 -14.28% 6
Manchester -22 12 £395 +5.33% 5
North East -25 12 £284 -29.50% 1
East Midlands -35 12 £368 +13.07% 7
Southampton +23 11 £313 +16.27% 3
Tyne and Wear -29 11 £284 -29.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 11 £284 -34.01% 1
Oxford - 11 £363 - 1

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 668 (59.59%) SQL
2 598 (53.35%) SQL Server
3 474 (42.28%) Oracle
4 399 (35.59%) Oracle Database
5 348 (31.04%) Performance Tuning
6 246 (21.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 232 (20.70%) Linux
8 230 (20.52%) Microsoft
9 222 (19.80%) Windows
10 221 (19.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 211 (18.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 210 (18.73%) T-SQL
12 210 (18.73%) Replication
13 202 (18.02%) Finance
14 191 (17.04%) Clustering
15 190 (16.95%) Oracle Database 11g
16 185 (16.50%) Migration
17 180 (16.06%) SQL Server 2012
18 175 (15.61%) Unix
19 160 (14.27%) Oracle RMAN
20 155 (13.83%) Data Guard
21 152 (13.56%) Oracle RAC
22 142 (12.67%) SQL Server 2005
23 133 (11.86%) Shell Script
24 121 (10.79%) Oracle Database 12c
25 120 (10.70%) High Availability
25 120 (10.70%) Security Cleared
26 117 (10.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 117 (10.44%) PL/SQL
27 113 (10.08%) SQL Server 2014

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 57 (5.08%) WebLogic
2 33 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 27 (2.41%) Oracle Application Server
4 16 (1.43%) IIS
5 13 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (0.80%) Confluence
7 7 (0.62%) Liferay
8 6 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.45%) CICS
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.36%) FileNet
11 3 (0.27%) JBoss
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.18%) Apache
12 2 (0.18%) CMS
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 61 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.80%) MS Office
3 7 (0.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.089%) MS Project
5 1 (0.089%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 55 (4.91%) Oracle EBS
2 50 (4.46%) Oracle Applications
2 50 (4.46%) Oracle EBS R12
3 16 (1.43%) Oracle 11i
4 13 (1.16%) Oracle Retail
5 9 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
6 6 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.54%) Sage CRM
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
8 3 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.089%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.089%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.089%) IaaS
3 1 (0.089%) Office 365
3 1 (0.089%) PaaS
3 1 (0.089%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 51 (4.55%) SAN
2 16 (1.43%) DNS
2 16 (1.43%) Internet
3 15 (1.34%) Firewall
4 9 (0.80%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.71%) Network Security
5 8 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (0.45%) VLAN
7 4 (0.36%) DHCP
7 4 (0.36%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.27%) SSL
8 3 (0.27%) VPN
9 2 (0.18%) DMZ
9 2 (0.18%) HTTP
9 2 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.18%) SMTP
9 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.089%) LAN
10 1 (0.089%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.089%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (53.35%) SQL Server
2 399 (35.59%) Oracle Database
3 246 (21.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 221 (19.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 211 (18.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 190 (16.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 180 (16.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 142 (12.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 121 (10.79%) Oracle Database 12c
10 117 (10.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 113 (10.08%) SQL Server 2014
12 102 (9.10%) PostgreSQL
13 94 (8.39%) MySQL
14 83 (7.40%) Oracle Database 10g
15 81 (7.23%) Relational Database
16 69 (6.16%) RDBMS
17 67 (5.98%) DB2
18 62 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
19 48 (4.28%) MongoDB
20 47 (4.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 25 (2.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 17 (1.52%) JIRA
3 15 (1.34%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.34%) Oracle Forms
3 15 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
5 13 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.80%) ClearQuest
7 7 (0.62%) Jenkins
7 7 (0.62%) Toad
8 6 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.45%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.36%) MSI
10 4 (0.36%) Subversion
11 3 (0.27%) Ant
11 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.27%) JUnit
11 3 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 202 (18.02%) Finance
2 63 (5.62%) Banking
3 36 (3.21%) Retail
4 19 (1.69%) Law
5 18 (1.61%) Legal
6 16 (1.43%) Marketing
7 15 (1.34%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.25%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.80%) Games
9 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.62%) Automotive
10 7 (0.62%) Back Office
11 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.18%) Advertising
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Publishing
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.089%) Billing
14 1 (0.089%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.33%) .NET
2 31 (2.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 29 (2.59%) XML
4 22 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 21 (1.87%) Middleware
6 10 (0.89%) Web Services
7 8 (0.71%) Entity Framework
8 7 (0.62%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.62%) Oracle ADF
8 7 (0.62%) PostGIS
9 6 (0.54%) Oracle Streams
10 5 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (0.36%) Castor
11 4 (0.36%) COM
12 3 (0.27%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.27%) HTML
12 3 (0.27%) NHibernate
12 3 (0.27%) POSIX
12 3 (0.27%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 210 (18.73%) Replication
2 191 (17.04%) Clustering
3 58 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 30 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (1.69%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.34%) NHS
8 14 (1.25%) Statistics
9 11 (0.98%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 8 (0.71%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.54%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.54%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.45%) HACMP
13 5 (0.45%) Tandem
14 4 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
15 3 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 232 (20.70%) Linux
2 222 (19.80%) Windows
3 175 (15.61%) Unix
4 76 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 63 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 62 (5.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 60 (5.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 57 (5.08%) AIX
9 53 (4.73%) Solaris
10 34 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.52%) zOS
12 10 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.54%) HPUX
14 5 (0.45%) Debian
15 4 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.27%) CentOS
17 2 (0.18%) OS/2
18 1 (0.089%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (31.04%) Performance Tuning
2 185 (16.50%) Migration
3 120 (10.70%) High Availability
4 109 (9.72%) Business Intelligence
5 108 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 72 (6.42%) Database Tuning
7 70 (6.24%) ITIL
8 66 (5.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 65 (5.80%) ETL
10 55 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
11 52 (4.64%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (4.01%) Database Security
13 43 (3.84%) Change Management
14 38 (3.39%) Data Modelling
15 33 (2.94%) Data Migration
15 33 (2.94%) Database Mirroring
15 33 (2.94%) Open Source
16 31 (2.77%) Capacity Management
17 28 (2.50%) CRM
18 26 (2.32%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 668 (59.59%) SQL
2 210 (18.73%) T-SQL
3 133 (11.86%) Shell Script
4 117 (10.44%) PL/SQL
5 92 (8.21%) PowerShell
6 40 (3.57%) C#
7 33 (2.94%) Java
8 26 (2.32%) Perl
8 26 (2.32%) VBScript
9 17 (1.52%) C
10 14 (1.25%) C++
11 13 (1.16%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.16%) Korn
12 11 (0.98%) Python
13 10 (0.89%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.71%) COBOL
14 8 (0.71%) PHP
14 8 (0.71%) REXX
15 7 (0.62%) Ruby
15 7 (0.62%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (10.70%) Security Cleared
2 86 (7.67%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.12%) Oracle Certification
4 32 (2.85%) OCP
5 25 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (1.96%) Degree
6 22 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.62%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.36%) MCITP
10 4 (0.36%) MCSE
11 3 (0.27%) MCSA
11 3 (0.27%) MCTS
12 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.089%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.089%) HND
13 1 (0.089%) MCP
13 1 (0.089%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.089%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.05%) SLA
2 14 (1.25%) QA
3 9 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.089%) FATCA
System Software
1 152 (13.56%) Oracle RAC
2 35 (3.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.94%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.54%) Oracle Clusterware
5 6 (0.54%) RACF
6 5 (0.45%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.089%) Corosync
8 1 (0.089%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.089%) vSphere
8 1 (0.089%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 160 (14.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 155 (13.83%) Data Guard
3 65 (5.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 25 (2.23%) SCOM
5 10 (0.89%) SCCM
6 9 (0.80%) Foglight
6 9 (0.80%) Nagios
7 8 (0.71%) Puppet
8 6 (0.54%) DBAmp
8 6 (0.54%) Legato
8 6 (0.54%) Perfmon
8 6 (0.54%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.54%) Zenoss
9 5 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle EDQ
10 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.27%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.18%) MAINVIEW
12 2 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 474 (42.28%) Oracle
2 230 (20.52%) Microsoft
3 64 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 50 (4.46%) VMware
5 45 (4.01%) Sybase
6 42 (3.75%) IBM
7 25 (2.23%) SAP
8 21 (1.87%) HP
9 20 (1.78%) RedGate
10 19 (1.69%) Informatica
11 17 (1.52%) Veritas
12 16 (1.43%) EMC
13 12 (1.07%) Cognizant
13 12 (1.07%) Netezza
14 11 (0.98%) Cognos
15 9 (0.80%) CA
16 8 (0.71%) NetApp
16 8 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
17 7 (0.62%) CommVault
17 7 (0.62%) MuleSoft
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: Good dependant on Skills
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + possible extensions
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: Excellent rate plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Net Talent
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £30 - £37 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £349 - 350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £375 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380 per day
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Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago