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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 223 196 144
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -52
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 537 590 760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.15% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.22% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 351 417
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £366
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 10
Average hourly rate £44.00 £28.50 £35.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.38% -18.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £13.20 £22.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £39.95 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £38.25 £35.20
% change year-on-year
+15.03% +8.66%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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 -15 489 £399 +6.33% 194
London +15 233 £405 +8.00% 72
South East +18 64 £410 +6.49% 33
City of London +42 47 £425 +21.42% 20
North West -22 40 £350 -6.66% 18
Yorkshire -10 39 £375 +21.16% 20
Scotland +2 37 £344 +1.10% 8
South West -47 35 £450 +12.50% 13
West Yorkshire +2 31 £388 +3.33% 10
West Midlands -19 30 £350 - 15
Manchester -16 29 £350 -6.60% 13
Leeds +6 25 £394 -7.35% 7
Hampshire +9 21 £425 +6.25% 7
East of England -4 20 £300 -2.97% 13
Edinburgh -4 19 £330 -11.70% 1
North East -6 18 £345 +64.28% 1
Tyne and Wear -9 18 £345 +64.28% 1
Glasgow +11 16 £375 +15.38% 5
Surrey -2 16 £410 +2.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £408 - 1
Essex -1 12 £300 -5.77% 2
Devon -6 12 £496 +32.33%
Dorset - 12 £450 - 2
West Sussex +16 11 £413 +16.19%
East Midlands -15 11 £375 +15.38% 8
Birmingham -1 9 £305 -12.85% 4
Exeter - 9 £530 -
Crawley +1 8 £413 +3.12%
Bristol -14 8 £375 -6.25% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 7 £375 +25.00% 6

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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.

1 763 (62.13%) SQL
2 655 (53.34%) SQL Server
3 493 (40.15%) Oracle
4 385 (31.35%) Oracle Database
5 325 (26.47%) Performance Tuning
6 278 (22.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 270 (21.99%) Linux
8 264 (21.50%) Microsoft
9 258 (21.01%) Finance
10 257 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
11 251 (20.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 248 (20.20%) Replication
13 237 (19.30%) Windows
14 223 (18.16%) T-SQL
15 214 (17.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 197 (16.04%) Oracle Database 11g
17 184 (14.98%) Migration
18 181 (14.74%) Unix
19 175 (14.25%) Clustering
20 159 (12.95%) SQL Server 2005
21 140 (11.40%) Oracle RAC
22 139 (11.32%) Oracle RMAN
23 135 (10.99%) High Availability
24 128 (10.42%) MySQL
24 128 (10.42%) Data Guard
25 124 (10.10%) PostgreSQL
26 123 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
27 122 (9.93%) Security Cleared
28 116 (9.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 112 (9.12%) ETL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 42 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.61%) WebLogic
3 18 (1.47%) IIS
4 11 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.73%) Apache
5 9 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
6 7 (0.57%) JBoss
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.33%) FileNet
9 3 (0.24%) CICS
9 3 (0.24%) CMS
9 3 (0.24%) Confluence
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (0.24%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.16%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.081%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 66 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.38%) MS Office
3 9 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.081%) MS Project
6 1 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.081%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (2.69%) Oracle Applications
2 32 (2.61%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 17 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.24%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.16%) Primavera
9 1 (0.081%) Endur
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Utilities
9 1 (0.081%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.081%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.081%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.081%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (3.01%) SAN
2 22 (1.79%) Internet
3 16 (1.30%) DNS
4 10 (0.81%) Kerberos
5 8 (0.65%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (0.57%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.41%) DHCP
7 5 (0.41%) Firewall
8 4 (0.33%) SSL
8 4 (0.33%) VPN
9 3 (0.24%) LAN
9 3 (0.24%) Network Security
10 2 (0.16%) SMTP
10 2 (0.16%) WAN
11 1 (0.081%) FTP
11 1 (0.081%) HTTP
11 1 (0.081%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.081%) LDAP
11 1 (0.081%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 655 (53.34%) SQL Server
2 385 (31.35%) Oracle Database
3 278 (22.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 257 (20.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 251 (20.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 214 (17.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 197 (16.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 159 (12.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 128 (10.42%) MySQL
10 124 (10.10%) PostgreSQL
11 116 (9.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 109 (8.88%) SQL Server 2014
13 104 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
14 99 (8.06%) Oracle Database 12c
15 92 (7.49%) Oracle Database 10g
16 76 (6.19%) DB2
17 61 (4.97%) Relational Database
18 56 (4.56%) SQL Server 2000
19 46 (3.75%) Sybase ASE
20 44 (3.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (1.95%) Oracle Forms
3 18 (1.47%) ClearQuest
3 18 (1.47%) Git (software)
4 17 (1.38%) ClearCase
4 17 (1.38%) JIRA
4 17 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.24%) Toad
8 2 (0.16%) Flyway
8 2 (0.16%) Liquibase
8 2 (0.16%) Subversion
9 1 (0.081%) Ant
9 1 (0.081%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.081%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.081%) JUnit
9 1 (0.081%) Maven
9 1 (0.081%) TeamCity
General
1 258 (21.01%) Finance
2 96 (7.82%) Banking
3 29 (2.36%) Retail
4 23 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.55%) Law
6 18 (1.47%) Legal
7 14 (1.14%) Back Office
8 12 (0.98%) Marketing
9 8 (0.65%) Telecoms
10 7 (0.57%) Automotive
11 6 (0.49%) Games
12 5 (0.41%) Advertising
12 5 (0.41%) Publishing
13 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
13 4 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.16%) Electronics
15 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (4.80%) .NET
2 27 (2.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 26 (2.12%) Middleware
4 25 (2.04%) XML
5 20 (1.63%) ASP.NET
6 14 (1.14%) Web Services
7 11 (0.90%) SAP XI
8 8 (0.65%) J2EE
8 8 (0.65%) PostGIS
9 6 (0.49%) Entity Framework
9 6 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Streams
12 3 (0.24%) AngularJS
12 3 (0.24%) HTML
12 3 (0.24%) MDX
12 3 (0.24%) POSIX
13 2 (0.16%) RESTful
13 2 (0.16%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 248 (20.20%) Replication
2 175 (14.25%) Clustering
3 62 (5.05%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 19 (1.55%) HACMP
6 19 (1.55%) Mainframe
6 19 (1.55%) NHS
7 18 (1.47%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.06%) Statistics
9 11 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.57%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.49%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.49%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.41%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
14 3 (0.24%) FMCG
14 3 (0.24%) Tandem
15 2 (0.16%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.16%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 270 (21.99%) Linux
2 237 (19.30%) Windows
3 181 (14.74%) Unix
4 106 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (7.57%) Windows Server
6 63 (5.13%) AIX
7 61 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (4.89%) Solaris
9 53 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (4.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (1.14%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.98%) CentOS
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (0.49%) zOS
14 4 (0.33%) HPUX
15 3 (0.24%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.16%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.081%) SUSE
17 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.081%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 325 (26.47%) Performance Tuning
2 184 (14.98%) Migration
3 135 (10.99%) High Availability
4 123 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 112 (9.12%) ETL
6 103 (8.39%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (7.25%) ITIL
8 85 (6.92%) Performance Monitoring
9 61 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (4.97%) Database Tuning
10 58 (4.72%) Capacity Planning
11 56 (4.56%) Database Security
12 53 (4.32%) Incident Management
13 50 (4.07%) Change Management
14 40 (3.26%) Database Mirroring
15 38 (3.09%) Service Management
16 37 (3.01%) Data Migration
16 37 (3.01%) Performance Optimisation
17 36 (2.93%) Configuration Management
18 35 (2.85%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 763 (62.13%) SQL
2 223 (18.16%) T-SQL
3 110 (8.96%) PowerShell
3 110 (8.96%) Shell Script
4 95 (7.74%) PL/SQL
5 38 (3.09%) C#
6 30 (2.44%) Java
7 25 (2.04%) C
8 22 (1.79%) Perl
9 17 (1.38%) VBScript
10 14 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.81%) C++
12 8 (0.65%) Python
13 7 (0.57%) Ruby
14 6 (0.49%) Korn
14 6 (0.49%) VB
15 5 (0.41%) JavaScript
16 4 (0.33%) VBA
17 3 (0.24%) COBOL
17 3 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 122 (9.93%) Security Cleared
2 72 (5.86%) SC Cleared
3 35 (2.85%) DV Cleared
4 23 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (1.79%) Degree
6 16 (1.30%) Oracle Certification
7 10 (0.81%) OCP
8 8 (0.65%) MCITP
8 8 (0.65%) MCSA
9 7 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.57%) MCTS
10 5 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.41%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.41%) MCSE
11 3 (0.24%) MCDBA
11 3 (0.24%) OCA
12 2 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.081%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.081%) HND
13 1 (0.081%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.44%) SLA
2 20 (1.63%) QA
3 12 (0.98%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.081%) COBIT
7 1 (0.081%) FATCA
System Software
1 140 (11.40%) Oracle RAC
2 30 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 23 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.65%) Oracle Clusterware
6 6 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.081%) Corosync
8 1 (0.081%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.081%) vSphere
8 1 (0.081%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 139 (11.32%) Oracle RMAN
2 128 (10.42%) Data Guard
3 63 (5.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 24 (1.95%) SCOM
5 11 (0.90%) Foglight
6 9 (0.73%) Puppet
7 8 (0.65%) Nagios
8 7 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.41%) Oracle EDQ
10 4 (0.33%) Oracle Flashback
10 4 (0.33%) Perfmon
10 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.24%) SCCM
11 3 (0.24%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.16%) Ansible
12 2 (0.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.16%) Zenoss
13 1 (0.081%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.081%) OMEGAMON
13 1 (0.081%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 493 (40.15%) Oracle
2 264 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 102 (8.31%) Red Hat
4 76 (6.19%) Sybase
5 56 (4.56%) SAP
6 43 (3.50%) IBM
7 37 (3.01%) VMware
8 26 (2.12%) Red Gate
9 21 (1.71%) Percona
10 20 (1.63%) Teradata
11 19 (1.55%) Informatica
12 17 (1.38%) Cognos
13 16 (1.30%) Veritas
14 15 (1.22%) HP
15 12 (0.98%) Citrix
16 11 (0.90%) Cognizant
17 10 (0.81%) Greenplum
17 10 (0.81%) Imperva
17 10 (0.81%) Tableau
18 9 (0.73%) Netezza
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 21 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £425 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
First Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
IT People First
Rate: From £230 to £240 per day 12 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £199 - £200 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Coventry
Capita plc
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £320 - £375 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £445 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago