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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 236 211 161
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -50
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 573 612 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.05% 1.11% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 1.17% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 378 475
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £467 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £41.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -66.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £14.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £41.20 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-27.08% +6.66%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -19 515 £375 - 135
London -32 180 £400 - 47
South East +3 96 £400 +14.28% 29
West Midlands +21 52 £350 -10.25% 4
Yorkshire +6 46 £330 -12.00% 11
North West -11 43 £365 +4.28% 13
City of London +26 41 £340 -20.00% 14
Scotland -16 33 £375 +7.14% 7
South West -3 31 £325 - 15
East of England -3 31 £388 +10.71% 9
West Yorkshire -6 29 £328 -12.66% 6
Hampshire -10 26 £400 +23.07% 7
North East -24 22 £281 -30.12% 5
Leeds -11 21 £313 -16.66% 3
Surrey -14 20 £419 +9.83% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 20 £281 -30.12% 4
Tyne and Wear -34 20 £281 -30.12% 4
Berkshire -2 19 £425 +6.25% 5
Solihull - 18 - - 1
Essex +3 16 £300 -7.69% 1
Cheshire 0 15 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester -24 15 £359 +2.50% 6
Bristol +11 14 £338 +8.00% 5
Edinburgh +3 14 £400 -8.57% 3
Oxfordshire +22 13 £363 -3.33%
East Midlands -18 13 £368 -2.00% 4
Wales +5 12 £375 +85.18% 2
Glasgow 0 12 £325 - 4
Oxford - 12 £363 -
South Wales -1 11 £375 +87.50% 2

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
2 589 (53.69%) SQL Server
3 472 (43.03%) Oracle
4 390 (35.55%) Oracle Database
5 346 (31.54%) Performance Tuning
6 251 (22.88%) Linux
7 237 (21.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 223 (20.33%) Microsoft
9 216 (19.69%) Windows
10 202 (18.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 202 (18.41%) SQL Server 2008
11 197 (17.96%) Finance
12 193 (17.59%) Replication
13 192 (17.50%) T-SQL
14 189 (17.23%) Clustering
15 178 (16.23%) Oracle Database 11g
16 173 (15.77%) Unix
17 170 (15.50%) Migration
18 167 (15.22%) SQL Server 2012
19 148 (13.49%) Oracle RMAN
20 145 (13.22%) Oracle RAC
21 144 (13.13%) Data Guard
22 143 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
23 135 (12.31%) Shell Script
24 131 (11.94%) Security Cleared
25 128 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 118 (10.76%) Oracle Database 12c
27 117 (10.67%) High Availability
28 114 (10.39%) SQL Server 2014
29 112 (10.21%) 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 67 (6.11%) WebLogic
2 33 (3.01%) Oracle Application Server
3 29 (2.64%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.28%) IIS
5 12 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.73%) Confluence
7 7 (0.64%) Liferay
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.36%) CICS
10 3 (0.27%) CMS
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.18%) JBoss
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.091%) Apache
12 1 (0.091%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.091%) SAS
12 1 (0.091%) Tomcat
Applications
1 60 (5.47%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.73%) MS Office
3 7 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.091%) MS Project
5 1 (0.091%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 64 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 61 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
3 57 (5.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 25 (2.28%) Oracle 11i
5 14 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
6 9 (0.82%) Oracle Financials
7 8 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.55%) Sage CRM
9 5 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
9 5 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
11 3 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
11 3 (0.27%) SAP Payroll
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
12 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.18%) Office 365
4 1 (0.091%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.091%) IaaS
4 1 (0.091%) PaaS
4 1 (0.091%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 57 (5.20%) SAN
2 15 (1.37%) Firewall
2 15 (1.37%) Internet
3 11 (1.00%) Network Security
4 8 (0.73%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (0.55%) DNS
5 6 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 6 (0.55%) VLAN
6 4 (0.36%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.36%) LDAP
7 3 (0.27%) DHCP
7 3 (0.27%) InfiniBand
7 3 (0.27%) NAS
8 2 (0.18%) DMZ
8 2 (0.18%) HTTP
8 2 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.091%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.091%) SMTP
9 1 (0.091%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 589 (53.69%) SQL Server
2 390 (35.55%) Oracle Database
3 237 (21.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 202 (18.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 202 (18.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 178 (16.23%) Oracle Database 11g
6 167 (15.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 143 (13.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 128 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 118 (10.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 114 (10.39%) SQL Server 2014
11 94 (8.57%) MySQL
11 94 (8.57%) PostgreSQL
12 91 (8.30%) Relational Database
13 89 (8.11%) Oracle Database 10g
14 80 (7.29%) RDBMS
15 65 (5.93%) DB2
16 54 (4.92%) Data Warehouse
17 46 (4.19%) MongoDB
18 45 (4.10%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 17 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
3 15 (1.37%) JIRA
4 13 (1.19%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
4 13 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 9 (0.82%) ClearQuest
7 8 (0.73%) Toad
8 6 (0.55%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.55%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.46%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.46%) Subversion
9 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.36%) MSI
11 3 (0.27%) Ant
11 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
11 3 (0.27%) JUnit
11 3 (0.27%) Maven
General
1 197 (17.96%) Finance
2 63 (5.74%) Banking
3 35 (3.19%) Retail
4 21 (1.91%) Law
5 19 (1.73%) Legal
6 16 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.37%) Marketing
8 12 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 8 (0.73%) Automotive
9 8 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.73%) Games
9 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.55%) Back Office
11 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 3 (0.27%) Advertising
12 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 2 (0.18%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.091%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.091%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.92%) .NET
2 32 (2.92%) XML
3 26 (2.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 21 (1.91%) Middleware
5 13 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.91%) Web Services
7 8 (0.73%) Entity Framework
7 8 (0.73%) Oracle Streams
8 7 (0.64%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.64%) Oracle ADF
8 7 (0.64%) PostGIS
9 5 (0.46%) Castor
9 5 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (0.36%) COM
10 4 (0.36%) HTML
11 3 (0.27%) CSS
11 3 (0.27%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.27%) NHibernate
11 3 (0.27%) POSIX
11 3 (0.27%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 193 (17.59%) Replication
2 189 (17.23%) Clustering
3 52 (4.74%) Data Centre
4 33 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (1.91%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.46%) Statistics
7 10 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 9 (0.82%) Client/Server
8 9 (0.82%) Hedge funds
8 9 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 8 (0.73%) Digital Media
9 8 (0.73%) NHS
10 6 (0.55%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.46%) Data Structures
11 5 (0.46%) HACMP
12 4 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.36%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.36%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 251 (22.88%) Linux
2 216 (19.69%) Windows
3 173 (15.77%) Unix
4 63 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 56 (5.10%) AIX
5 56 (5.10%) Solaris
6 54 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 46 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (1.55%) zOS
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%) CentOS
15 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.091%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 346 (31.54%) Performance Tuning
2 170 (15.50%) Migration
3 117 (10.67%) High Availability
4 107 (9.75%) Business Intelligence
5 90 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 83 (7.57%) Database Tuning
7 75 (6.84%) ITIL
8 67 (6.11%) ETL
9 59 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
10 55 (5.01%) Performance Monitoring
11 47 (4.28%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (4.10%) Database Security
13 39 (3.56%) Data Modelling
14 38 (3.46%) Capacity Management
15 35 (3.19%) Change Management
16 33 (3.01%) CRM
17 32 (2.92%) Database Mirroring
18 28 (2.55%) E-Commerce
18 28 (2.55%) Open Source
19 26 (2.37%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 662 (60.35%) SQL
2 192 (17.50%) T-SQL
3 135 (12.31%) Shell Script
4 112 (10.21%) PL/SQL
5 89 (8.11%) PowerShell
6 39 (3.56%) Java
7 29 (2.64%) C#
8 27 (2.46%) Perl
9 26 (2.37%) VBScript
10 19 (1.73%) C
11 15 (1.37%) JavaScript
11 15 (1.37%) Korn
12 14 (1.28%) C++
12 14 (1.28%) PHP
13 13 (1.19%) Python
14 12 (1.09%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.09%) REXX
15 10 (0.91%) VB
16 7 (0.64%) Ruby
16 7 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 131 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 100 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.47%) Oracle Certification
4 44 (4.01%) OCP
5 33 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (2.37%) Degree
7 24 (2.19%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.00%) MCDBA
10 9 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.64%) MCITP
12 4 (0.36%) MCSE
12 4 (0.36%) MCTS
13 3 (0.27%) IBM Certification
14 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.18%) MCSA
14 2 (0.18%) RHCE
15 1 (0.091%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.091%) HND
15 1 (0.091%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.10%) SLA
2 12 (1.09%) QA
3 10 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.091%) FATCA
7 1 (0.091%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (13.22%) Oracle RAC
2 33 (3.01%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 8 (0.73%) RACF
6 6 (0.55%) Oracle Clusterware
6 6 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.091%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.091%) Corosync
7 1 (0.091%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 148 (13.49%) Oracle RMAN
2 144 (13.13%) Data Guard
3 61 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 26 (2.37%) SCOM
5 13 (1.19%) SCCM
6 9 (0.82%) Foglight
7 8 (0.73%) Nagios
7 8 (0.73%) Puppet
8 7 (0.64%) Perfmon
9 6 (0.55%) DBAmp
9 6 (0.55%) Legato
9 6 (0.55%) SCOrch
9 6 (0.55%) Zenoss
10 5 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
10 5 (0.46%) Oracle EDQ
11 4 (0.36%) MAINVIEW
11 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.27%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 472 (43.03%) Oracle
2 223 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.20%) Red Hat
4 46 (4.19%) IBM
4 46 (4.19%) VMware
5 33 (3.01%) Sybase
6 27 (2.46%) HP
7 20 (1.82%) RedGate
8 19 (1.73%) Informatica
9 16 (1.46%) SAP
9 16 (1.46%) Veritas
10 13 (1.19%) EMC
11 12 (1.09%) Netezza
12 11 (1.00%) CA
13 10 (0.91%) NetApp
14 9 (0.82%) Cognizant
14 9 (0.82%) Cognos
15 8 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
15 8 (0.73%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.73%) Vertica
Gloucestershire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
TDA Group
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £380 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh & Lothians
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £460 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £330 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Rate: £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 8 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Premier IT
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Warley, Essex
Ciber UK
Posted: 21 days ago