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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 243 204 198
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 543 651 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.14% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.21% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 386 357
Median daily rate £370 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £286 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £450 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.84% -29.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £16.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.25 £41.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +188.46%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 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 -40 503 £375 +3.44% 127
London -39 156 £400 +14.28% 40
South East -11 77 £419 +19.64% 11
North West -7 61 £338 -6.89% 32
Yorkshire -26 48 £400 +6.66% 10
West Midlands -1 47 £348 -4.65% 5
West Yorkshire -15 36 £413 +10.00% 5
North East -5 35 £285 -20.27% 1
South West -17 35 £338 -10.00% 14
Tyne and Wear -19 31 £296 -17.20% 1
East of England +9 30 £320 -8.57% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 29 £285 -20.27% 1
City of London +17 25 £340 -8.10% 10
Scotland -21 21 £345 -1.42% 7
Leeds -27 21 £400 +6.66% 5
Cheshire +17 19 £359 -1.03% 7
Gloucestershire +11 19 £308 -24.53% 1
Manchester -31 17 £378 +0.66% 12
Hampshire -11 16 £400 +3.22% 6
Solihull - 15 - - 1
Berkshire +6 14 £400 +3.22%
Surrey -16 14 £383 +9.28% 2
Kent +20 13 £453 +39.23%
Chester - 13 £375 - 2
Wales +15 12 £315 -10.00% 1
East Midlands -8 12 £360 -10.12% 7
South Wales +18 11 £315 +12.00% 1
Lancashire - 10 £388 - 7
Cardiff +20 9 £315 +0.80% 1
Milton Keynes +8 9 £325 -8.77%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 663 (59.52%) SQL
2 607 (54.49%) SQL Server
3 514 (46.14%) Oracle
4 414 (37.16%) Oracle Database
5 356 (31.96%) Performance Tuning
6 260 (23.34%) Linux
7 236 (21.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 212 (19.03%) Windows
9 208 (18.67%) Microsoft
10 203 (18.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 196 (17.59%) T-SQL
12 194 (17.41%) Clustering
13 189 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 183 (16.43%) Replication
15 176 (15.80%) SQL Server 2008
16 174 (15.62%) Finance
17 168 (15.08%) Unix
18 164 (14.72%) Oracle RAC
19 158 (14.18%) SQL Server 2012
20 155 (13.91%) Migration
21 154 (13.82%) Security Cleared
22 152 (13.64%) Oracle RMAN
23 151 (13.55%) Data Guard
24 135 (12.12%) High Availability
25 134 (12.03%) Shell Script
26 130 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 126 (11.31%) SQL Server 2014
28 124 (11.13%) SC Cleared
29 118 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
30 115 (10.32%) 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 76 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 39 (3.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 25 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.90%) Liferay
7 9 (0.81%) IIS
8 7 (0.63%) Confluence
8 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
9 6 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.27%) CICS
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle 10gAS
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.18%) CMS
11 2 (0.18%) JBoss
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (0.18%) SAS
11 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.18%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.090%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 54 (4.85%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.81%) MS Office
3 2 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.090%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 86 (7.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 81 (7.27%) Oracle Applications
3 79 (7.09%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (2.96%) Oracle 11i
5 15 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
6 14 (1.26%) Oracle Financials
7 9 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
8 8 (0.72%) Oracle BPM
9 7 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
10 6 (0.54%) SimCorp Dimension
11 5 (0.45%) Sage CRM
12 4 (0.36%) Oracle iProcurement
13 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
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%) Dynamics GP
14 1 (0.090%) Oracle Payroll
14 1 (0.090%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 48 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.27%) IaaS
4 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.18%) Office 365
4 2 (0.18%) PaaS
5 1 (0.090%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.090%) SaaS
5 1 (0.090%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (6.46%) SAN
2 16 (1.44%) Firewall
3 13 (1.17%) Internet
3 13 (1.17%) Network Security
4 10 (0.90%) VLAN
5 8 (0.72%) LDAP
6 6 (0.54%) DNS
7 5 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.45%) NAS
8 3 (0.27%) DHCP
8 3 (0.27%) InfiniBand
8 3 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.18%) DMZ
9 2 (0.18%) Intranet
9 2 (0.18%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
9 2 (0.18%) LAN
9 2 (0.18%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.090%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 607 (54.49%) SQL Server
2 414 (37.16%) Oracle Database
3 236 (21.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 203 (18.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 189 (16.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 176 (15.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 158 (14.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 130 (11.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 126 (11.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 111 (9.96%) SQL Server 2005
11 109 (9.78%) Oracle Database 12c
12 105 (9.43%) Relational Database
13 92 (8.26%) RDBMS
14 90 (8.08%) MySQL
15 89 (7.99%) Oracle Database 10g
16 71 (6.37%) DB2
16 71 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
17 65 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
18 41 (3.68%) MongoDB
18 41 (3.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 27 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 21 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
3 18 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.17%) JIRA
6 9 (0.81%) Toad
7 8 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.72%) Subversion
8 7 (0.63%) Git (software)
9 6 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.36%) ClearQuest
11 4 (0.36%) Maven
11 4 (0.36%) MSI
11 4 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
12 3 (0.27%) Ant
12 3 (0.27%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.27%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.27%) JUnit
General
1 174 (15.62%) Finance
2 62 (5.57%) Banking
3 37 (3.32%) Retail
4 15 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.08%) Law
6 11 (0.99%) Legal
7 10 (0.90%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.72%) Marketing
10 7 (0.63%) Automotive
11 6 (0.54%) Billing
11 6 (0.54%) Games
12 5 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 2 (0.18%) Back Office
15 1 (0.090%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.090%) Electronics
15 1 (0.090%) Publishing
15 1 (0.090%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (4.31%) .NET
2 32 (2.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 20 (1.80%) Middleware
4 18 (1.62%) ASP.NET
5 17 (1.53%) XML
6 12 (1.08%) Web Services
7 11 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (0.90%) .NET Framework
8 10 (0.90%) Entity Framework
8 10 (0.90%) Oracle ADF
9 8 (0.72%) Oracle Streams
10 7 (0.63%) PostGIS
11 6 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
12 5 (0.45%) Castor
12 5 (0.45%) WebCenter
13 4 (0.36%) COM
13 4 (0.36%) Hibernate
13 4 (0.36%) Spring
14 3 (0.27%) CSS
14 3 (0.27%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 194 (17.41%) Clustering
2 183 (16.43%) Replication
3 55 (4.94%) Data Centre
4 34 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.05%) Mainframe
5 17 (1.53%) Statistics
6 16 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.26%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.08%) NHS
9 10 (0.90%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.72%) Data Structures
12 6 (0.54%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.45%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
14 4 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (0.27%) Mobile Payment
15 3 (0.27%) N-Tier
16 2 (0.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 260 (23.34%) Linux
2 212 (19.03%) Windows
3 168 (15.08%) Unix
4 64 (5.75%) Windows Server
5 56 (5.03%) Solaris
6 52 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 48 (4.31%) AIX
9 45 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (2.24%) zOS
11 23 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (0.81%) HPUX
13 5 (0.45%) Debian
13 5 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.27%) OS/2
16 2 (0.18%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.090%) CentOS
17 1 (0.090%) Windows 2000
17 1 (0.090%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (31.96%) Performance Tuning
2 155 (13.91%) Migration
3 135 (12.12%) High Availability
4 118 (10.59%) Business Intelligence
5 98 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 86 (7.72%) ITIL
7 77 (6.91%) Database Tuning
8 73 (6.55%) ETL
9 62 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
10 51 (4.58%) Database Security
11 46 (4.13%) Capacity Planning
11 46 (4.13%) Mentoring
12 44 (3.95%) Change Management
13 43 (3.86%) Data Modelling
14 42 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
15 39 (3.50%) Capacity Management
15 39 (3.50%) SOA
16 37 (3.32%) Database Mirroring
17 33 (2.96%) CRM
18 32 (2.87%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 663 (59.52%) SQL
2 196 (17.59%) T-SQL
3 134 (12.03%) Shell Script
4 115 (10.32%) PL/SQL
5 88 (7.90%) PowerShell
6 36 (3.23%) Java
7 26 (2.33%) C#
7 26 (2.33%) Perl
8 20 (1.80%) VBScript
9 18 (1.62%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.53%) Korn
11 16 (1.44%) Bash Shell
11 16 (1.44%) PHP
12 14 (1.26%) REXX
13 12 (1.08%) Python
14 11 (0.99%) VB
15 10 (0.90%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.81%) C
17 8 (0.72%) C++
18 7 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 154 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 124 (11.13%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.64%) Oracle Certification
4 55 (4.94%) OCP
5 42 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (3.68%) Degree
7 22 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.26%) MCDBA
9 12 (1.08%) MCSE
10 10 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.81%) MCITP
12 7 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.27%) IBM Certification
13 3 (0.27%) MCSA
13 3 (0.27%) MCTS
13 3 (0.27%) RHCE
14 2 (0.18%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.18%) MCP
14 2 (0.18%) PMI Certification
15 1 (0.090%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.08%) SLA
2 8 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.63%) QA
4 6 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.090%) COBIT
6 1 (0.090%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 164 (14.72%) Oracle RAC
2 55 (4.94%) Virtual Machines
3 35 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (3.05%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.08%) Oracle Clusterware
7 8 (0.72%) RACF
8 6 (0.54%) Time Sharing Option
9 5 (0.45%) Corosync
10 2 (0.18%) Docker
10 2 (0.18%) vSphere
11 1 (0.090%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.090%) iptables
11 1 (0.090%) NFS
Systems Management
1 152 (13.64%) Oracle RMAN
2 151 (13.55%) Data Guard
3 50 (4.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 42 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
5 29 (2.60%) SCOM
6 28 (2.51%) Failover Clustering
7 19 (1.71%) Puppet
8 11 (0.99%) SCCM
9 8 (0.72%) Ambari
9 8 (0.72%) Perfmon
9 8 (0.72%) ZABBIX
10 7 (0.63%) Nagios
11 6 (0.54%) Legato
11 6 (0.54%) Oracle Flashback
12 5 (0.45%) DBAmp
12 5 (0.45%) Foglight
12 5 (0.45%) MAINVIEW
12 5 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 5 (0.45%) OMEGAMON
12 5 (0.45%) Pacemaker
Vendors
1 514 (46.14%) Oracle
2 208 (18.67%) Microsoft
3 60 (5.39%) Red Hat
4 57 (5.12%) VMware
5 36 (3.23%) IBM
6 30 (2.69%) HP
6 30 (2.69%) Sybase
7 17 (1.53%) Informatica
7 17 (1.53%) RedGate
8 16 (1.44%) EMC
9 15 (1.35%) SAP
9 15 (1.35%) Vertica
10 14 (1.26%) CA
10 14 (1.26%) Veritas
11 11 (0.99%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.90%) MuleSoft
12 10 (0.90%) NetApp
12 10 (0.90%) SimCorp
13 9 (0.81%) Cognos
13 9 (0.81%) Sun
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
TDA Group
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Anthony James Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Royal Geographical Society
Rate: From £18,081 to £19,338 per annum (3 days per week)
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Somerset
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago
Colchester
TDA Group
Rate: £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
TDA Group
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago