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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK
Rank 229 237 200
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -37
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 469 522 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 1.02% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 1.07% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 342 351
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.11% +15.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £44.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £45.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +11.39%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 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
England +11 437 £375 -3.22% 125
London -26 155 £425 +6.25% 42
South East -7 57 £420 +2.43% 32
North West +38 52 £350 -4.10% 11
South West +5 42 £350 -12.50% 8
Yorkshire +20 37 £345 -8.00% 8
North East +2 33 £350 +1.44% 1
Tyne and Wear 0 33 £350 +1.44% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 31 £344 -15.64% 1
West Midlands +6 29 £361 +7.03% 12
Manchester +17 25 £333 -8.90% 8
West Yorkshire +7 23 £340 -10.81% 5
Hampshire 0 23 £450 +5.88% 13
City of London -17 22 £369 -1.66% 10
Leeds -1 20 £335 -13.54% 5
East of England -2 20 £375 +18.11% 10
Wiltshire +17 17 £475 +18.75% 3
East Midlands +6 14 £350 - 1
Scotland -3 14 £365 +8.14% 10
Merseyside +6 13 £401 +10.48% 1
South Yorkshire +14 12 £400 +3.22% 2
Liverpool -1 10 £430 +18.62%
Staffordshire +2 9 £250 - 1
Glasgow -4 9 £375 +11.11% 4
Sheffield +9 8 £406 +4.83% 2
Somerset - 8 £350 -
Cheshire +29 7 £344 -11.74% 1
Berkshire +10 7 £365 -14.11% 6
Surrey 0 7 £411 +0.30% 4
Lancashire +17 6 - -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 featuring DBA in the job title.

1 603 (58.54%) SQL
2 505 (49.03%) SQL Server
3 491 (47.67%) Oracle
4 359 (34.85%) Oracle Database
5 254 (24.66%) Performance Tuning
6 237 (23.01%) Microsoft
7 230 (22.33%) Linux
8 219 (21.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 193 (18.74%) Windows
10 177 (17.18%) T-SQL
11 164 (15.92%) SQL Server 2008
12 163 (15.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 162 (15.73%) Unix
14 151 (14.66%) Finance
15 150 (14.56%) High Availability
16 148 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
17 137 (13.30%) Migration
17 137 (13.30%) SQL Server 2012
18 130 (12.62%) ITIL
19 129 (12.52%) Replication
20 123 (11.94%) Security Cleared
20 123 (11.94%) SQL Server 2014
21 122 (11.84%) Oracle Database 12c
22 115 (11.17%) Oracle Database 11g
23 114 (11.07%) MySQL
24 111 (10.78%) ETL
25 101 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
26 99 (9.61%) Data Guard
27 97 (9.42%) SC Cleared
28 96 (9.32%) Data Warehouse

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 46 (4.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 45 (4.37%) Oracle Application Server
3 44 (4.27%) WebLogic
4 22 (2.14%) IIS
5 20 (1.94%) Confluence
6 18 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
7 13 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 10 (0.97%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (0.68%) JBoss
10 7 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (0.58%) nginx
12 4 (0.39%) Tuxedo
13 3 (0.29%) Apache
13 3 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.29%) WildFly
14 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.19%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 84 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.78%) MS Office
4 3 (0.29%) SPSS
5 1 (0.097%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 101 (9.81%) Oracle EBS
2 84 (8.16%) Oracle EBS R12
3 37 (3.59%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 11 (1.07%) Oracle 11i
6 10 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.39%) Epicor iScala
7 4 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Utilities
10 1 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.097%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.097%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.097%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.097%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (6.31%) IaaS
2 64 (6.21%) PaaS
3 63 (6.12%) SaaS
4 49 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.39%) GitHub
7 3 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.097%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.43%) SAN
2 17 (1.65%) LDAP
3 9 (0.87%) DMZ
3 9 (0.87%) Internet
4 8 (0.78%) Firewall
5 7 (0.68%) DNS
6 5 (0.49%) SSL
7 3 (0.29%) SSH
7 3 (0.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.29%) VLAN
8 2 (0.19%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.19%) FTP
8 2 (0.19%) HTTP
8 2 (0.19%) InfiniBand
8 2 (0.19%) Intranet
8 2 (0.19%) LAN
8 2 (0.19%) Network Security
8 2 (0.19%) VPN
8 2 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.097%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 505 (49.03%) SQL Server
2 359 (34.85%) Oracle Database
3 219 (21.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 164 (15.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 163 (15.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 137 (13.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 123 (11.94%) SQL Server 2014
8 122 (11.84%) Oracle Database 12c
9 115 (11.17%) Oracle Database 11g
10 114 (11.07%) MySQL
11 96 (9.32%) Data Warehouse
12 90 (8.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 74 (7.18%) PostgreSQL
14 65 (6.31%) Relational Database
15 56 (5.44%) SQL Server 2005
16 55 (5.34%) Oracle Database 10g
17 52 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
18 51 (4.95%) DB2
19 49 (4.76%) RDBMS
20 43 (4.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.23%) JIRA
2 18 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 17 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 14 (1.36%) Subversion
4 14 (1.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (1.17%) Toad
6 10 (0.97%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.68%) NUnit
8 5 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.29%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.19%) JUnit
11 2 (0.19%) ProC
12 1 (0.097%) Ant
12 1 (0.097%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.097%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.097%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 151 (14.66%) Finance
2 47 (4.56%) Banking
3 22 (2.14%) Advertising
3 22 (2.14%) Retail
4 12 (1.17%) Manufacturing
4 12 (1.17%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.87%) Local Government
6 8 (0.78%) Law
6 8 (0.78%) Legal
7 6 (0.58%) Electronics
7 6 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.58%) Marketing
8 4 (0.39%) Publishing
9 3 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.097%) Military
11 1 (0.097%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (5.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 47 (4.56%) Middleware
3 43 (4.17%) .NET
4 39 (3.79%) Oracle Fusion
5 24 (2.33%) Web Services
6 15 (1.46%) LAMP
7 9 (0.87%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.78%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.78%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.68%) ADO
9 7 (0.68%) Dapper ORM
10 6 (0.58%) YAML
11 4 (0.39%) OC4J
12 3 (0.29%) SOAP
12 3 (0.29%) XML
13 2 (0.19%) JMS
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Streams
13 2 (0.19%) OSGi
13 2 (0.19%) WebCenter
13 2 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.52%) Replication
2 94 (9.13%) Clustering
3 45 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.07%) HACMP
7 10 (0.97%) Mainframe
8 9 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 7 (0.68%) FMCG
10 5 (0.49%) CMDB
10 5 (0.49%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.49%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.49%) NHS
11 4 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.39%) Fintech
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle Licensing
12 3 (0.29%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.29%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 230 (22.33%) Linux
2 193 (18.74%) Windows
3 162 (15.73%) Unix
4 64 (6.21%) Windows Server
5 50 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (4.56%) AIX
7 38 (3.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (2.72%) CentOS
10 26 (2.52%) Solaris
11 23 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (1.46%) zOS
13 9 (0.87%) HPUX
14 8 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.78%) SUSE
15 7 (0.68%) MVS
15 7 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.29%) VME
17 2 (0.19%) Tru64
18 1 (0.097%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (24.66%) Performance Tuning
2 150 (14.56%) High Availability
3 148 (14.37%) Business Intelligence
4 137 (13.30%) Migration
5 130 (12.62%) ITIL
6 111 (10.78%) ETL
7 89 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 88 (8.54%) Change Management
9 72 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (6.21%) Performance Monitoring
11 63 (6.12%) Data Management
12 59 (5.73%) Open Source
13 53 (5.15%) Problem Management
14 50 (4.85%) SOA
15 46 (4.47%) Data Migration
16 45 (4.37%) DevOps
17 40 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
18 39 (3.79%) Data Modelling
19 33 (3.20%) CRM
20 32 (3.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 603 (58.54%) SQL
2 177 (17.18%) T-SQL
3 80 (7.77%) PowerShell
4 78 (7.57%) PL/SQL
5 58 (5.63%) Shell Script
6 56 (5.44%) Perl
7 51 (4.95%) Python
8 34 (3.30%) Ruby
9 33 (3.20%) Bash Shell
10 25 (2.43%) Java
11 19 (1.84%) C#
12 13 (1.26%) Korn
13 12 (1.17%) VB
14 8 (0.78%) C
14 8 (0.78%) PHP
15 7 (0.68%) REXX
16 6 (0.58%) C++
17 5 (0.49%) AWK
17 5 (0.49%) COBOL
18 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 123 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 97 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 39 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (3.20%) Degree
5 31 (3.01%) Oracle Certification
6 21 (2.04%) MCITP
7 16 (1.55%) MCDBA
8 14 (1.36%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.26%) OCP
10 12 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.17%) MCSE
11 7 (0.68%) MCTS
12 6 (0.58%) MCSA
13 5 (0.49%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.39%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.39%) MCP
15 3 (0.29%) DBS Check
16 1 (0.097%) CESG Certified Professional
16 1 (0.097%) CLAS
16 1 (0.097%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.55%) SLA
2 8 (0.78%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (0.78%) QA
3 6 (0.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.097%) HL7
System Software
1 91 (8.83%) Oracle RAC
2 32 (3.11%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (1.46%) Corosync
6 14 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (1.07%) Docker
8 10 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 9 (0.87%) Oracle Clusterware
10 8 (0.78%) Hyper-V
11 6 (0.58%) Squid
12 5 (0.49%) vSphere
13 4 (0.39%) Time Sharing Option
14 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
15 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.19%) SRDF
15 2 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.097%) Ceph
16 1 (0.097%) RACF
Systems Management
1 99 (9.61%) Data Guard
2 79 (7.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 46 (4.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 39 (3.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 30 (2.91%) Ansible
5 30 (2.91%) Puppet
6 24 (2.33%) SCOM
7 18 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
7 18 (1.75%) Nagios
8 15 (1.46%) Galera Cluster
8 15 (1.46%) Pacemaker
9 12 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.87%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (0.68%) Salt
13 5 (0.49%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.49%) Oracle ZFS
13 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 3 (0.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 491 (47.67%) Oracle
2 237 (23.01%) Microsoft
3 53 (5.15%) Red Hat
4 48 (4.66%) VMware
5 46 (4.47%) Sybase
6 36 (3.50%) SAP
7 29 (2.82%) IBM
8 19 (1.84%) NetApp
9 17 (1.65%) Hyperion
10 15 (1.46%) RedGate
10 15 (1.46%) Teradata
11 12 (1.17%) Percona
12 10 (0.97%) Tableau
13 9 (0.87%) Rackspace
14 8 (0.78%) CA
14 8 (0.78%) IDERA
14 8 (0.78%) Netezza
14 8 (0.78%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.68%) Remedy
15 7 (0.68%) Veritas
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £325 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £600 per day + Free Parking
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
PS Computer Services
Rate: £300pd
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
King's Lynn, Norfolk
AAP3
Rate: £0.00 - £1 per day + attractive
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Betsold Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Whitby Munn
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Oscar
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £475 - £500 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago