The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 225 210 181
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -29
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 591 597 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.08% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.14% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 350 419
Median daily rate £375 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.34% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 6
Median hourly rate £35.72 £26.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.51% -29.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £15.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.25 £41.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +44.23%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 28 June 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
England -12 531 £375 +2.73% 129
London -21 161 £405 +8.00% 29
South East -4 93 £406 +8.33% 24
North West -12 59 £359 +2.50% 21
Yorkshire -6 55 £363 -3.33% 11
West Midlands +5 49 £325 -7.14% 7
East of England +11 42 £365 +4.28% 7
West Yorkshire -15 39 £375 - 7
City of London +29 35 £350 -16.41% 4
Scotland -22 35 £375 +2.73% 3
North East -32 31 £285 -29.19% 4
South West +5 29 £335 -4.28% 14
Tyne and Wear -39 28 £291 -27.82% 4
Leeds -18 26 £365 -2.66% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 26 £285 -29.19% 3
Solihull - 24 - - 1
Essex +12 21 £300 -7.69% 3
Manchester -28 20 £375 +5.26% 13
Berkshire 0 19 £381 -4.68% 2
Hampshire -1 18 £413 +22.22% 8
Cheshire +14 15 £375 +15.38% 2
Edinburgh -10 14 £442 +11.89% 1
Oxfordshire +19 13 £363 -3.97% 3
Hertfordshire +11 13 £400 +14.28% 2
Glasgow +3 13 £325 - 2
Kent +17 12 £460 +41.53% 2
Surrey -15 12 £400 +14.28% 3
Oxford - 12 £363 - 1
Wales +22 11 £345 +13.11% 6
Brentwood +9 11 £300 -18.91% 1

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 featuring DBA in the job title.

1 662 (60.35%) SQL
2 592 (53.97%) SQL Server
3 482 (43.94%) Oracle
4 391 (35.64%) Oracle Database
5 344 (31.36%) Performance Tuning
6 252 (22.97%) Linux
7 232 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 216 (19.69%) Microsoft
9 214 (19.51%) Windows
10 195 (17.78%) Clustering
11 190 (17.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 187 (17.05%) Finance
13 185 (16.86%) T-SQL
13 185 (16.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 180 (16.41%) Replication
15 171 (15.59%) Oracle Database 11g
16 165 (15.04%) Unix
16 165 (15.04%) SQL Server 2012
17 158 (14.40%) Migration
18 148 (13.49%) Oracle RAC
19 147 (13.40%) Oracle RMAN
20 143 (13.04%) Data Guard
21 139 (12.67%) Security Cleared
22 138 (12.58%) Shell Script
22 138 (12.58%) High Availability
23 130 (11.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
24 127 (11.58%) SQL Server 2005
25 121 (11.03%) SQL Server 2014
26 115 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
27 111 (10.12%) Oracle Database 12c

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 75 (6.84%) WebLogic
2 38 (3.46%) Oracle Application Server
3 28 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.19%) IIS
5 10 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.73%) Confluence
6 8 (0.73%) Liferay
7 7 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.36%) CICS
9 4 (0.36%) JBoss
10 2 (0.18%) CMS
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Spatial
10 2 (0.18%) SAS
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.091%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.091%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.091%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 62 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.00%) MS Office
3 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 73 (6.65%) Oracle EBS
2 71 (6.47%) Oracle Applications
3 67 (6.11%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (3.01%) Oracle 11i
5 16 (1.46%) Oracle Financials
6 15 (1.37%) Oracle Retail
7 9 (0.82%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.55%) Sage CRM
8 6 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
10 3 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
11 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (2.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.18%) IaaS
3 2 (0.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.091%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.091%) PaaS
4 1 (0.091%) SaaS
4 1 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.47%) SAN
2 15 (1.37%) Firewall
3 14 (1.28%) Internet
4 12 (1.09%) Network Security
5 8 (0.73%) LDAP
6 7 (0.64%) VLAN
7 5 (0.46%) NAS
8 4 (0.36%) DNS
8 4 (0.36%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.27%) InfiniBand
9 3 (0.27%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.18%) DHCP
10 2 (0.18%) DMZ
10 2 (0.18%) HTTP
10 2 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.091%) LAN
11 1 (0.091%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.091%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (53.97%) SQL Server
2 391 (35.64%) Oracle Database
3 232 (21.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 190 (17.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 185 (16.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 171 (15.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 165 (15.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 130 (11.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 127 (11.58%) SQL Server 2005
10 121 (11.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 111 (10.12%) Oracle Database 12c
12 96 (8.75%) Relational Database
13 92 (8.39%) MySQL
14 85 (7.75%) Oracle Database 10g
14 85 (7.75%) RDBMS
15 75 (6.84%) DB2
16 69 (6.29%) PostgreSQL
17 64 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
18 49 (4.47%) SQL Server 2000
19 35 (3.19%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 29 (2.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 18 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
3 16 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.00%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.82%) Toad
7 8 (0.73%) JIRA
8 7 (0.64%) Git (software)
8 7 (0.64%) Subversion
9 6 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.36%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.36%) Maven
10 4 (0.36%) MSI
11 3 (0.27%) Ant
11 3 (0.27%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 187 (17.05%) Finance
2 56 (5.10%) Banking
3 36 (3.28%) Retail
4 17 (1.55%) Law
5 15 (1.37%) Legal
5 15 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.00%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.91%) Marketing
8 9 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.73%) Automotive
9 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.73%) Games
10 6 (0.55%) Billing
11 3 (0.27%) Advertising
11 3 (0.27%) Back Office
11 3 (0.27%) French Language
12 1 (0.091%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.091%) Electronics
12 1 (0.091%) Publishing
12 1 (0.091%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (4.56%) .NET
2 27 (2.46%) XML
3 26 (2.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 24 (2.19%) Middleware
5 18 (1.64%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.00%) Entity Framework
7 10 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 9 (0.82%) Web Services
9 8 (0.73%) Oracle ADF
9 8 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (0.73%) Oracle Streams
10 6 (0.55%) PostGIS
11 5 (0.46%) Castor
11 5 (0.46%) WebCenter
12 4 (0.36%) COM
12 4 (0.36%) Hibernate
12 4 (0.36%) Spring
13 3 (0.27%) HTML
13 3 (0.27%) NHibernate
13 3 (0.27%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 195 (17.78%) Clustering
2 180 (16.41%) Replication
3 52 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 37 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (3.19%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.46%) Statistics
7 12 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 9 (0.82%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.73%) NHS
11 7 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.64%) Private Cloud
12 6 (0.55%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
15 3 (0.27%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.18%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 252 (22.97%) Linux
2 214 (19.51%) Windows
3 165 (15.04%) Unix
4 61 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 57 (5.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (4.47%) AIX
6 49 (4.47%) Solaris
7 48 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (4.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (2.28%) zOS
10 20 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.55%) HPUX
12 5 (0.46%) Debian
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.27%) OS/2
15 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.091%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 344 (31.36%) Performance Tuning
2 158 (14.40%) Migration
3 138 (12.58%) High Availability
4 115 (10.48%) Business Intelligence
5 97 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 82 (7.47%) Database Tuning
7 78 (7.11%) ITIL
8 72 (6.56%) ETL
9 53 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
10 52 (4.74%) Database Security
11 49 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
11 49 (4.47%) Performance Monitoring
12 44 (4.01%) Data Modelling
13 42 (3.83%) Change Management
14 39 (3.56%) Capacity Management
15 34 (3.10%) CRM
16 31 (2.83%) Database Mirroring
17 30 (2.73%) Change Control
18 28 (2.55%) Incident Management
18 28 (2.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 662 (60.35%) SQL
2 185 (16.86%) T-SQL
3 138 (12.58%) Shell Script
4 107 (9.75%) PL/SQL
5 84 (7.66%) PowerShell
6 37 (3.37%) Java
7 30 (2.73%) C#
8 28 (2.55%) Perl
9 20 (1.82%) VBScript
10 17 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.46%) Korn
12 15 (1.37%) Bash Shell
12 15 (1.37%) PHP
13 14 (1.28%) Python
13 14 (1.28%) REXX
14 12 (1.09%) C
14 12 (1.09%) VB
15 9 (0.82%) C++
16 7 (0.64%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.55%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 139 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 109 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 57 (5.20%) Oracle Certification
4 52 (4.74%) OCP
5 40 (3.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (3.19%) Degree
7 22 (2.01%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.19%) MCDBA
9 10 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.91%) MCSE
10 9 (0.82%) MCITP
11 6 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.27%) IBM Certification
12 3 (0.27%) MCTS
12 3 (0.27%) RHCE
13 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.18%) MCSA
14 1 (0.091%) HND
14 1 (0.091%) MCP
14 1 (0.091%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.01%) SLA
2 10 (0.91%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.73%) QA
4 7 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.091%) COBIT
7 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 148 (13.49%) Oracle RAC
2 55 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
3 32 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (2.83%) Active Directory
5 19 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 8 (0.73%) RACF
7 7 (0.64%) Oracle Clusterware
8 6 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (0.18%) Docker
10 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.091%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.091%) vSphere
10 1 (0.091%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 147 (13.40%) Oracle RMAN
2 143 (13.04%) Data Guard
3 47 (4.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 40 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 32 (2.92%) Failover Clustering
6 26 (2.37%) SCOM
7 14 (1.28%) SCCM
8 9 (0.82%) Perfmon
9 8 (0.73%) Puppet
10 7 (0.64%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.55%) DBAmp
11 6 (0.55%) Foglight
11 6 (0.55%) Legato
11 6 (0.55%) Nagios
11 6 (0.55%) Oracle Flashback
12 5 (0.46%) MAINVIEW
12 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
12 5 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
13 4 (0.36%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 482 (43.94%) Oracle
2 216 (19.69%) Microsoft
3 52 (4.74%) Red Hat
4 49 (4.47%) VMware
5 39 (3.56%) IBM
6 28 (2.55%) Sybase
7 27 (2.46%) HP
8 20 (1.82%) RedGate
9 18 (1.64%) Informatica
9 18 (1.64%) SAP
10 16 (1.46%) CA
11 13 (1.19%) Veritas
12 12 (1.09%) EMC
12 12 (1.09%) Vertica
13 11 (1.00%) NetApp
13 11 (1.00%) ServiceNow
14 9 (0.82%) Cognos
14 9 (0.82%) hybris
14 9 (0.82%) Netezza
15 8 (0.73%) MuleSoft
Brentford, Middlesex
First Point
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
SLS Services Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £459 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Vale of Glamorgan
Vale of Glamorgan CC
Rate: From £27,394 to £31,288 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Brentwood
Ciber UK
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 18 days ago