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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK
Rank 224 218 212
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 476 568 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.12% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.18% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 358 334
Median daily rate £398 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £377 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £18.27 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £45.20 £46.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.80 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-4.30% +8.57%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +2 449 £400 - 121
London -34 171 £450 +5.88% 43
Yorkshire +41 50 £350 -2.09% 14
North West +25 47 £350 -2.16% 11
South West +11 46 £363 -9.37% 15
South East -34 43 £400 -3.03% 23
North East +1 42 £350 +3.70% 4
Tyne and Wear -5 40 £350 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 37 £350 -3.78% 2
West Yorkshire +38 34 £340 -9.33% 11
Leeds +24 29 £340 -9.33% 11
West Midlands -10 22 £360 +30.90% 7
City of London -22 22 £375 -16.66% 13
Manchester +2 20 £313 -10.77% 5
East of England +2 19 £325 +8.33% 4
Wiltshire +18 18 £475 +22.58% 1
Berkshire +14 14 £388 -8.82% 1
South Yorkshire +3 14 £400 +26.48% 3
Scotland 0 13 £375 +3.44% 4
Merseyside +10 12 £388 +6.89% 3
Gloucestershire +12 11 £375 -
Glasgow +4 10 £375 - 3
Sheffield +4 10 £413 +28.90% 3
Liverpool +12 9 £401 +10.48% 2
Staffordshire +12 9 £250 -47.36%
East Midlands +11 9 £338 -12.90% 4
Cheshire +29 8 £325 -16.55% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 8 £315 +5.00% 1
Wales +4 8 £344 -1.78% 1
Hampshire -9 8 £450 +5.88% 7

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 614 (59.04%) SQL
2 499 (47.98%) Oracle
3 497 (47.79%) SQL Server
4 367 (35.29%) Oracle Database
5 281 (27.02%) Performance Tuning
6 244 (23.46%) Linux
7 218 (20.96%) Microsoft
8 213 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 187 (17.98%) Windows
10 185 (17.79%) T-SQL
11 166 (15.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 162 (15.58%) Finance
12 162 (15.58%) High Availability
13 159 (15.29%) Unix
14 155 (14.90%) SQL Server 2008
15 142 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
16 137 (13.17%) ITIL
17 135 (12.98%) ETL
17 135 (12.98%) Oracle Database 12c
18 130 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 129 (12.40%) Replication
20 126 (12.12%) Migration
21 121 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
22 120 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
23 112 (10.77%) Oracle RAC
23 112 (10.77%) Data Guard
24 102 (9.81%) Security Cleared
25 101 (9.71%) Clustering
25 101 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
26 100 (9.62%) MySQL

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 47 (4.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 45 (4.33%) WebLogic
3 44 (4.23%) Oracle Application Server
4 22 (2.12%) IIS
5 17 (1.63%) Confluence
6 12 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.96%) nginx
9 6 (0.58%) JBoss
9 6 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (0.38%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.38%) Tuxedo
12 3 (0.29%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle 10gAS
12 3 (0.29%) WildFly
13 2 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 81 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.67%) MS Office
4 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) SPSS
6 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 97 (9.33%) Oracle EBS
2 89 (8.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 41 (3.94%) Oracle Applications
4 12 (1.15%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.38%) Epicor iScala
7 4 (0.38%) Primavera
8 3 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.19%) Infor M3
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
10 1 (0.096%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.096%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.096%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.096%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (6.25%) IaaS
2 62 (5.96%) PaaS
3 60 (5.77%) SaaS
4 45 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.38%) GitHub
7 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.19%) Taleo
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.096%) G Suite
8 1 (0.096%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (3.94%) SAN
2 19 (1.83%) DNS
2 19 (1.83%) LDAP
3 13 (1.25%) Firewall
4 9 (0.87%) DMZ
4 9 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.77%) Internet
5 8 (0.77%) SSL
6 6 (0.58%) VPN
7 4 (0.38%) ICMP
8 3 (0.29%) DHCP
8 3 (0.29%) FTP
8 3 (0.29%) VLAN
8 3 (0.29%) WAN
9 2 (0.19%) HTTP
9 2 (0.19%) InfiniBand
9 2 (0.19%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.19%) LAN
9 2 (0.19%) Network Security
9 2 (0.19%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (47.79%) SQL Server
2 367 (35.29%) Oracle Database
3 213 (20.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 166 (15.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 155 (14.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 135 (12.98%) Oracle Database 12c
7 130 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 121 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 120 (11.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 101 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
11 100 (9.62%) MySQL
12 90 (8.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 80 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
14 70 (6.73%) Relational Database
15 61 (5.87%) DB2
16 59 (5.67%) SQL Server 2005
17 56 (5.38%) Oracle Database 10g
18 51 (4.90%) Oracle Reports
18 51 (4.90%) RDBMS
19 44 (4.23%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 29 (2.79%) Jenkins
2 20 (1.92%) JIRA
3 13 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 13 (1.25%) Subversion
3 13 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (0.87%) Bitbucket
4 9 (0.87%) Toad
5 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 8 (0.77%) Talend Open Studio
6 7 (0.67%) NUnit
7 4 (0.38%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.29%) CA Gen
8 3 (0.29%) GoCD
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.19%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.19%) JUnit
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.19%) ProC
10 1 (0.096%) Maven
10 1 (0.096%) Rational DOORS
General
1 162 (15.58%) Finance
2 59 (5.67%) Banking
3 23 (2.21%) Advertising
4 18 (1.73%) Retail
5 11 (1.06%) Law
6 9 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.67%) Legal
7 7 (0.67%) Local Government
8 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.38%) Electronics
9 4 (0.38%) Marketing
9 4 (0.38%) Publishing
9 4 (0.38%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.19%) Back Office
10 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.096%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 48 (4.62%) Middleware
3 46 (4.42%) .NET
4 37 (3.56%) Oracle Fusion
5 24 (2.31%) Web Services
6 9 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.87%) LAMP
7 8 (0.77%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.77%) Entity Framework
8 7 (0.67%) ADO
8 7 (0.67%) Dapper ORM
9 6 (0.58%) YAML
10 5 (0.48%) XML
11 4 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.29%) SOAP
13 2 (0.19%) JMS
13 2 (0.19%) MDX
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Streams
13 2 (0.19%) OSGi
14 1 (0.096%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 129 (12.40%) Replication
2 101 (9.71%) Clustering
3 42 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 21 (2.02%) Management Information System
6 13 (1.25%) Statistics
7 11 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 9 (0.87%) HACMP
8 9 (0.87%) Reference Data
9 7 (0.67%) FMCG
9 7 (0.67%) NHS
10 6 (0.58%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.58%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.48%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.38%) Data Extraction
12 4 (0.38%) Oracle Licensing
13 3 (0.29%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.29%) Fintech
13 3 (0.29%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.29%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 244 (23.46%) Linux
2 187 (17.98%) Windows
3 159 (15.29%) Unix
4 54 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 49 (4.71%) AIX
6 46 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 36 (3.46%) Solaris
8 25 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (2.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (1.54%) zOS
12 15 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (1.35%) SUSE
14 13 (1.25%) HPUX
15 10 (0.96%) CentOS
16 7 (0.67%) MVS
16 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.38%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.29%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (27.02%) Performance Tuning
2 162 (15.58%) High Availability
3 142 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
4 137 (13.17%) ITIL
5 135 (12.98%) ETL
6 126 (12.12%) Migration
7 95 (9.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 90 (8.65%) Change Management
9 74 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
10 64 (6.15%) Data Management
11 62 (5.96%) Open Source
12 59 (5.67%) Performance Monitoring
13 54 (5.19%) DevOps
14 51 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 50 (4.81%) Problem Management
15 50 (4.81%) SOA
16 46 (4.42%) Data Modelling
17 42 (4.04%) Data Migration
18 36 (3.46%) Incident Management
19 35 (3.37%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 614 (59.04%) SQL
2 185 (17.79%) T-SQL
3 81 (7.79%) PowerShell
4 74 (7.12%) PL/SQL
4 74 (7.12%) Shell Script
5 52 (5.00%) Python
6 49 (4.71%) Perl
7 29 (2.79%) Bash Shell
7 29 (2.79%) Ruby
8 25 (2.40%) Java
9 21 (2.02%) C#
10 16 (1.54%) Korn
11 12 (1.15%) C
12 11 (1.06%) VB
13 7 (0.67%) PHP
13 7 (0.67%) REXX
14 6 (0.58%) VBScript
15 5 (0.48%) AWK
15 5 (0.48%) C++
15 5 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 102 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 84 (8.08%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.04%) Oracle Certification
4 37 (3.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (2.69%) Degree
6 22 (2.12%) MCITP
7 19 (1.83%) OCP
8 13 (1.25%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.96%) MCSE
11 9 (0.87%) MCDBA
11 9 (0.87%) MCTS
12 8 (0.77%) IBM Certification
12 8 (0.77%) MCSA
13 4 (0.38%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.38%) CLAS
14 1 (0.096%) CESG Certified Professional
14 1 (0.096%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.096%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.096%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.63%) SLA
2 12 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.58%) QA
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 112 (10.77%) Oracle RAC
2 37 (3.56%) Active Directory
3 29 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.02%) Corosync
6 14 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
8 10 (0.96%) Docker
8 10 (0.96%) Hyper-V
8 10 (0.96%) Squid
9 4 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.29%) SRDF
10 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.19%) vSphere
12 1 (0.096%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.096%) RACF
12 1 (0.096%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 112 (10.77%) Data Guard
2 76 (7.31%) Oracle RMAN
3 44 (4.23%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 41 (3.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 33 (3.17%) Puppet
6 28 (2.69%) Ansible
7 23 (2.21%) SCOM
8 21 (2.02%) Pacemaker
9 19 (1.83%) Nagios
10 18 (1.73%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.96%) ZABBIX
13 7 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (0.67%) Salt
14 6 (0.58%) NetBackup
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle Flashback
15 5 (0.48%) Oracle ZFS
15 5 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (0.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 499 (47.98%) Oracle
2 218 (20.96%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.58%) VMware
4 41 (3.94%) Red Hat
5 40 (3.85%) Sybase
6 39 (3.75%) SAP
7 34 (3.27%) IBM
8 21 (2.02%) NetApp
9 19 (1.83%) Teradata
10 17 (1.63%) Hyperion
11 16 (1.54%) Percona
12 15 (1.44%) RedGate
12 15 (1.44%) Tableau
13 11 (1.06%) Vertica
14 9 (0.87%) Rackspace
15 8 (0.77%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.77%) Talend
16 7 (0.67%) CA
16 7 (0.67%) Cognos
16 7 (0.67%) Remedy
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Washington, Tyne and Wear
Yoh
Rate: £34305 - £37563 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
AAP3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Some Flexible Working
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £525 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Premier IT
Rate: £335.76 - £336.60 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £2225.00 - £2441.00 per month
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Prospectus
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago