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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 243 191 223
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +32
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 525 738 576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 1.29% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.36% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 492 366
Median daily rate £375 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.75 £44.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.63% -15.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £25.00 £36.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £40.00 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £37.75 £46.75
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -19.25%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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 -57 491 £375 -2.91% 128
London -53 164 £425 +6.25% 34
North West +15 77 £375 - 21
South East -58 57 £400 +8.10% 17
South West -2 47 £350 -17.64% 10
West Midlands -10 46 £350 -6.66% 11
East of England +4 42 £325 -23.52% 12
Cheshire +20 33 £325 -7.14% 7
Yorkshire -31 26 £425 +11.84% 13
Lancashire +34 19 £375 -
North East -20 18 £400 +25.07% 4
Birmingham +1 17 £369 -1.66%
West Yorkshire -34 17 £425 +11.84% 10
Gloucestershire +13 16 £375 +26.05%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 15 £400 +25.07% 4
Hampshire -23 15 £419 -1.47% 5
Tyne and Wear -23 15 £400 +25.07% 4
City of London -36 15 £413 +3.12% 6
Chester - 15 £300 - 1
East Midlands -9 13 £350 -6.66% 6
Manchester -33 13 £400 - 12
Berkshire +2 12 £500 +44.92% 3
Scotland -9 12 £340 +3.03% 2
Bristol -26 11 £338 -25.00% 4
Leeds -32 11 £425 +11.84% 10
Blackpool - 11 £438 -
Belfast - 11 £375 -
Northern Ireland - 11 £375 -
County Antrim - 11 £375 -
Wiltshire +17 10 £350 -6.66% 3

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 647 (58.03%) SQL
2 551 (49.42%) SQL Server
3 547 (49.06%) Oracle
4 442 (39.64%) Oracle Database
5 338 (30.31%) Performance Tuning
6 288 (25.83%) Linux
7 199 (17.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 199 (17.85%) Oracle RAC
8 193 (17.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 192 (17.22%) Microsoft
10 185 (16.59%) Windows
11 179 (16.05%) Clustering
12 174 (15.61%) Finance
13 165 (14.80%) T-SQL
14 162 (14.53%) Unix
15 157 (14.08%) Data Guard
16 155 (13.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 153 (13.72%) Replication
18 143 (12.83%) Security Cleared
19 142 (12.74%) High Availability
20 136 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
20 136 (12.20%) Oracle RMAN
21 134 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
22 132 (11.84%) Shell Script
23 131 (11.75%) Migration
24 129 (11.57%) ITIL
25 128 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
26 124 (11.12%) Oracle Database 12c
27 121 (10.85%) SC Cleared
28 114 (10.22%) PL/SQL

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 74 (6.64%) WebLogic
2 48 (4.30%) Oracle Application Server
3 21 (1.88%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 14 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.90%) Liferay
8 6 (0.54%) IIS
9 5 (0.45%) Oracle 10gAS
10 4 (0.36%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.36%) nginx
10 4 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.27%) CICS
11 3 (0.27%) Confluence
11 3 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.27%) JBoss
11 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 56 (5.02%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.72%) MS Office
3 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.090%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 107 (9.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 92 (8.25%) Oracle EBS
3 88 (7.89%) Oracle Applications
4 33 (2.96%) Oracle 11i
5 15 (1.35%) Oracle Financials
6 14 (1.26%) Oracle Retail
7 10 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
9 6 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
10 5 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
11 4 (0.36%) Epicor iScala
11 4 (0.36%) Primavera
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle iProcurement
13 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
13 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
13 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
13 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
14 1 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
14 1 (0.090%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 42 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (2.42%) IaaS
4 24 (2.15%) PaaS
5 23 (2.06%) SaaS
6 3 (0.27%) Office 365
7 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.18%) Taleo
8 1 (0.090%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.090%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.090%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (5.92%) SAN
2 18 (1.61%) Firewall
3 16 (1.43%) DNS
4 13 (1.17%) Network Security
5 11 (0.99%) VLAN
6 10 (0.90%) LDAP
7 9 (0.81%) Internet
7 9 (0.81%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.63%) SSL
9 5 (0.45%) NAS
9 5 (0.45%) VPN
10 4 (0.36%) DHCP
10 4 (0.36%) ICMP
11 3 (0.27%) InfiniBand
11 3 (0.27%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.18%) HTTPS
12 2 (0.18%) LAN
12 2 (0.18%) PuTTY
12 2 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 551 (49.42%) SQL Server
2 442 (39.64%) Oracle Database
3 199 (17.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 193 (17.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 155 (13.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 136 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 134 (12.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 124 (11.12%) Oracle Database 12c
9 108 (9.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 108 (9.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 104 (9.33%) Relational Database
11 95 (8.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 91 (8.16%) RDBMS
13 88 (7.89%) MySQL
13 88 (7.89%) Oracle Database 10g
14 82 (7.35%) Data Warehouse
15 70 (6.28%) DB2
16 60 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
17 42 (3.77%) Oracle BI EE
18 35 (3.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 30 (2.69%) Jenkins
2 23 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 19 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
4 12 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.99%) JIRA
6 10 (0.90%) Talend Open Studio
6 10 (0.90%) Toad
7 8 (0.72%) Subversion
8 5 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.36%) Git (software)
9 4 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.27%) GoCD
11 2 (0.18%) Maven
11 2 (0.18%) ProC
12 1 (0.090%) Ant
12 1 (0.090%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.090%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.090%) JUnit
12 1 (0.090%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.090%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 174 (15.61%) Finance
2 66 (5.92%) Banking
3 32 (2.87%) Retail
4 13 (1.17%) Advertising
5 12 (1.08%) Law
6 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
6 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.72%) Legal
7 8 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.54%) Automotive
8 6 (0.54%) Billing
9 5 (0.45%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.45%) Publishing
10 3 (0.27%) Electronics
10 3 (0.27%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) Back Office
11 2 (0.18%) French Language
11 2 (0.18%) Marketing
11 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.090%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 36 (3.23%) .NET
3 21 (1.88%) Middleware
4 16 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (1.17%) Web Services
6 12 (1.08%) XML
7 10 (0.90%) Oracle ADF
8 9 (0.81%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
10 6 (0.54%) Oracle Streams
11 5 (0.45%) Castor
11 5 (0.45%) Entity Framework
12 4 (0.36%) .NET Framework
12 4 (0.36%) LAMP
13 3 (0.27%) COM
13 3 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
14 2 (0.18%) CSS
14 2 (0.18%) Hibernate
14 2 (0.18%) HTML
14 2 (0.18%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 179 (16.05%) Clustering
2 153 (13.72%) Replication
3 59 (5.29%) Data Centre
4 33 (2.96%) Mainframe
5 30 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 18 (1.61%) Statistics
8 12 (1.08%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.08%) NHS
9 10 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.54%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.36%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.36%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.27%) FMCG
13 3 (0.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.18%) Data Conversion
14 2 (0.18%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 288 (25.83%) Linux
2 185 (16.59%) Windows
3 162 (14.53%) Unix
4 62 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 59 (5.29%) Windows Server
6 57 (5.11%) Solaris
7 51 (4.57%) AIX
8 39 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.97%) zOS
11 13 (1.17%) HPUX
11 13 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.63%) SUSE
13 4 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 4 (0.36%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.36%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.27%) Debian
14 3 (0.27%) OS/2
15 2 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (30.31%) Performance Tuning
2 142 (12.74%) High Availability
3 131 (11.75%) Migration
4 129 (11.57%) ITIL
5 128 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
6 104 (9.33%) ETL
7 83 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 65 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (5.02%) Database Tuning
10 49 (4.39%) Change Management
11 48 (4.30%) Mentoring
12 47 (4.22%) SOA
13 46 (4.13%) Capacity Planning
13 46 (4.13%) Data Modelling
13 46 (4.13%) Database Security
14 44 (3.95%) DevOps
15 43 (3.86%) Capacity Management
15 43 (3.86%) Performance Monitoring
16 39 (3.50%) Incident Management
16 39 (3.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 647 (58.03%) SQL
2 165 (14.80%) T-SQL
3 132 (11.84%) Shell Script
4 114 (10.22%) PL/SQL
5 78 (7.00%) PowerShell
6 41 (3.68%) Java
7 27 (2.42%) Perl
8 23 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 23 (2.06%) Python
9 20 (1.79%) Korn
10 17 (1.52%) PHP
11 15 (1.35%) C#
12 13 (1.17%) JavaScript
13 12 (1.08%) C
13 12 (1.08%) REXX
14 11 (0.99%) VBScript
15 9 (0.81%) Ruby
16 8 (0.72%) VB
16 8 (0.72%) VBA
17 5 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 143 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 121 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 88 (7.89%) Oracle Certification
4 61 (5.47%) OCP
5 48 (4.30%) Degree
6 45 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.43%) MCITP
8 14 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.17%) MCDBA
10 12 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.08%) MCSE
11 7 (0.63%) IBM Certification
12 6 (0.54%) MCSA
13 5 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.45%) MCTS
14 3 (0.27%) CLAS
14 3 (0.27%) RHCE
15 1 (0.090%) MCP
15 1 (0.090%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (0.90%) SLA
2 9 (0.81%) Data Quality
2 9 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.63%) QA
4 6 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.090%) COBIT
System Software
1 199 (17.85%) Oracle RAC
2 51 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
3 38 (3.41%) Active Directory
4 22 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (1.43%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.35%) Oracle Clusterware
7 11 (0.99%) Corosync
8 8 (0.72%) RACF
9 6 (0.54%) Docker
9 6 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.36%) Squid
10 4 (0.36%) vSphere
11 3 (0.27%) SRDF
11 3 (0.27%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (0.18%) NFS
13 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
13 1 (0.090%) iptables
13 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.090%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 157 (14.08%) Data Guard
2 136 (12.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 43 (3.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 30 (2.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 29 (2.60%) SCOM
6 27 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
7 23 (2.06%) Puppet
8 11 (0.99%) Pacemaker
9 10 (0.90%) Ambari
10 9 (0.81%) Nagios
10 9 (0.81%) Oracle Flashback
10 9 (0.81%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.72%) Perfmon
12 7 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
13 6 (0.54%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.54%) Oracle ZFS
13 6 (0.54%) SCCM
14 5 (0.45%) Ansible
14 5 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
14 5 (0.45%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 547 (49.06%) Oracle
2 192 (17.22%) Microsoft
3 71 (6.37%) Red Hat
4 43 (3.86%) VMware
5 41 (3.68%) IBM
6 32 (2.87%) Sybase
7 28 (2.51%) HP
8 24 (2.15%) Vertica
9 22 (1.97%) SAP
10 16 (1.43%) ServiceNow
11 15 (1.35%) Informatica
11 15 (1.35%) NetApp
12 14 (1.26%) CA
13 13 (1.17%) Percona
13 13 (1.17%) Teradata
14 12 (1.08%) EMC
14 12 (1.08%) Tableau
15 11 (0.99%) Sun
16 10 (0.90%) BMC
16 10 (0.90%) SimCorp
Nottingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £485 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hereford, Herefordshire
LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day + Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
South Wales
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £499 - £551 per day
Posted: 5 days ago