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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 216 203 205
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 574 673 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.21% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.28% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 447 379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 10
Median hourly rate £49.75 £39.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.56% +3.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £18.27 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.44 £47.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.03 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.82% +1.40%

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -20 525 £400 - 109
London -52 186 £425 +3.03% 33
North West +36 80 £375 +6.99% 17
South West +18 55 £350 -12.50% 11
South East -36 50 £400 -3.03% 18
Yorkshire +19 42 £400 +6.66% 10
North East -7 42 £416 +23.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -12 38 £416 +23.33% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 36 £413 +15.78%
East of England +9 34 £400 -5.88% 9
Lancashire +10 23 £513 +41.37% 2
West Yorkshire +18 22 £425 +12.58% 7
Scotland +11 22 £375 +3.44% 3
West Midlands -29 21 £400 +14.28% 4
Leeds +22 20 £400 +3.22% 6
City of London -31 20 £363 -12.17% 10
Blackpool - 19 £513 -
Berkshire +10 18 £388 -8.82% 7
South Yorkshire +6 18 £450 +42.29% 1
Wiltshire +16 17 £375 +32.74% 3
Wales -3 17 £325 - 2
Manchester -11 17 £325 -13.33% 9
Cheshire +28 16 £338 -10.00% 2
Gloucestershire +17 16 £368 +93.42% 1
Liverpool +16 16 £400 +23.07% 4
Merseyside +11 16 £400 +23.07% 4
South Wales +7 16 £331 +1.92% 1
Glasgow +7 15 £375 +3.44% 1
Sheffield 0 15 £450 +40.62% 1
East Midlands +1 14 £350 -6.66% 6

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 620 (56.88%) SQL
2 538 (49.36%) SQL Server
3 535 (49.08%) Oracle
4 402 (36.88%) Oracle Database
5 283 (25.96%) Performance Tuning
6 239 (21.93%) Linux
7 222 (20.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 196 (17.98%) Microsoft
9 186 (17.06%) T-SQL
10 177 (16.24%) Finance
11 173 (15.87%) Windows
12 167 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 163 (14.95%) High Availability
14 157 (14.40%) Oracle Database 11g
15 150 (13.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 150 (13.76%) Unix
15 150 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
16 140 (12.84%) ETL
16 140 (12.84%) SQL Server 2012
17 139 (12.75%) Replication
18 136 (12.48%) Oracle RAC
19 131 (12.02%) Oracle Database 12c
20 130 (11.93%) Migration
21 127 (11.65%) ITIL
22 123 (11.28%) Data Guard
23 122 (11.19%) Clustering
24 120 (11.01%) Security Cleared
25 117 (10.73%) SQL Server 2014
26 112 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
27 105 (9.63%) Oracle EBS R12

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 65 (5.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 52 (4.77%) WebLogic
3 41 (3.76%) Oracle Application Server
4 20 (1.83%) IIS
5 15 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 13 (1.19%) Confluence
6 13 (1.19%) WebSphere
7 12 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.73%) nginx
9 7 (0.64%) JBoss
9 7 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
10 6 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.46%) Oracle 10gAS
12 4 (0.37%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.37%) Oracle Coherence
12 4 (0.37%) Tuxedo
12 4 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 60 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.10%) MS Office
3 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.092%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 105 (9.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 98 (8.99%) Oracle EBS
3 59 (5.41%) Oracle Applications
4 16 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
5 13 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
6 10 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 9 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
8 7 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.37%) Epicor iScala
9 4 (0.37%) Primavera
10 3 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
11 2 (0.18%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
11 2 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.092%) ResourceLink
12 1 (0.092%) SAP SCM
12 1 (0.092%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 43 (3.94%) IaaS
2 42 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.76%) SaaS
4 40 (3.67%) PaaS
5 39 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.28%) GitHub
7 2 (0.18%) Taleo
8 1 (0.092%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.092%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.092%) G Suite
8 1 (0.092%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.092%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (4.95%) SAN
2 18 (1.65%) DNS
3 12 (1.10%) Firewall
4 11 (1.01%) Internet
5 10 (0.92%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.83%) SSL
7 6 (0.55%) LDAP
8 5 (0.46%) DMZ
8 5 (0.46%) VLAN
8 5 (0.46%) VPN
9 4 (0.37%) DHCP
9 4 (0.37%) ICMP
9 4 (0.37%) Network Security
10 3 (0.28%) FTP
10 3 (0.28%) Intranet
10 3 (0.28%) LAN
10 3 (0.28%) WAN
11 2 (0.18%) DAB
11 2 (0.18%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.18%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (49.36%) SQL Server
2 402 (36.88%) Oracle Database
3 222 (20.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 167 (15.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 157 (14.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 150 (13.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 140 (12.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 131 (12.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 117 (10.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 112 (10.28%) Data Warehouse
11 94 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 90 (8.26%) MySQL
12 90 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
13 81 (7.43%) Relational Database
14 70 (6.42%) SQL Server 2005
15 64 (5.87%) Oracle Database 10g
16 63 (5.78%) RDBMS
17 61 (5.60%) DB2
18 41 (3.76%) MongoDB
18 41 (3.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 22 (2.02%) JIRA
3 16 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.19%) Subversion
5 10 (0.92%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.92%) Talend Open Studio
5 10 (0.92%) Toad
6 9 (0.83%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (0.64%) NUnit
8 5 (0.46%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.28%) CA Gen
10 3 (0.28%) GoCD
10 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.18%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.18%) JUnit
11 2 (0.18%) Maven
11 2 (0.18%) ProC
12 1 (0.092%) ClearQuest
General
1 177 (16.24%) Finance
2 68 (6.24%) Banking
3 24 (2.20%) Retail
4 22 (2.02%) Advertising
5 9 (0.83%) Law
5 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.55%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.37%) Electronics
8 4 (0.37%) Local Government
8 4 (0.37%) Marketing
8 4 (0.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.18%) Automotive
9 2 (0.18%) Back Office
9 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.18%) Legal
9 2 (0.18%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.092%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.092%) Billing
10 1 (0.092%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 50 (4.59%) .NET
2 50 (4.59%) Middleware
3 36 (3.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 26 (2.39%) Web Services
5 14 (1.28%) ASP.NET
6 11 (1.01%) .NET Framework
6 11 (1.01%) Entity Framework
7 8 (0.73%) ADO
8 7 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
8 7 (0.64%) Dapper ORM
9 6 (0.55%) YAML
10 5 (0.46%) XML
11 4 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.28%) LAMP
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Streams
12 3 (0.28%) SOAP
13 2 (0.18%) CSS
13 2 (0.18%) MDX
13 2 (0.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 139 (12.75%) Replication
2 122 (11.19%) Clustering
3 47 (4.31%) Data Centre
4 32 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.11%) Mainframe
7 18 (1.65%) Statistics
8 12 (1.10%) NHS
9 9 (0.83%) Reference Data
10 7 (0.64%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.55%) FMCG
12 5 (0.46%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.46%) HACMP
13 4 (0.37%) Data Extraction
13 4 (0.37%) Oracle Licensing
13 4 (0.37%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.37%) Visualisation
14 3 (0.28%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.28%) Data Integration
14 3 (0.28%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 239 (21.93%) Linux
2 173 (15.87%) Windows
3 150 (13.76%) Unix
4 53 (4.86%) Windows Server
5 47 (4.31%) AIX
6 43 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 40 (3.67%) Solaris
8 30 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (2.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
11 17 (1.56%) zOS
12 16 (1.47%) HPUX
13 14 (1.28%) SUSE
14 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
15 5 (0.46%) MVS
15 5 (0.46%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.37%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.37%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (25.96%) Performance Tuning
2 163 (14.95%) High Availability
3 150 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
4 140 (12.84%) ETL
5 130 (11.93%) Migration
6 127 (11.65%) ITIL
7 74 (6.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 71 (6.51%) Agile Software Development
8 71 (6.51%) SOA
9 67 (6.15%) Change Management
10 57 (5.23%) DevOps
11 56 (5.14%) Performance Monitoring
12 48 (4.40%) Database Security
12 48 (4.40%) Mentoring
13 47 (4.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 47 (4.31%) Data Management
14 44 (4.04%) Data Modelling
15 43 (3.94%) Open Source
16 38 (3.49%) Incident Management
17 37 (3.39%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 620 (56.88%) SQL
2 186 (17.06%) T-SQL
3 92 (8.44%) PL/SQL
4 90 (8.26%) PowerShell
5 78 (7.16%) Shell Script
6 42 (3.85%) Python
7 39 (3.58%) Perl
8 29 (2.66%) Java
9 25 (2.29%) Bash Shell
9 25 (2.29%) C#
10 20 (1.83%) Ruby
11 18 (1.65%) Korn
12 12 (1.10%) VB
13 11 (1.01%) C
14 8 (0.73%) VBScript
15 7 (0.64%) PHP
15 7 (0.64%) REXX
16 6 (0.55%) VBA
17 5 (0.46%) JavaScript
17 5 (0.46%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 120 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 104 (9.54%) SC Cleared
3 60 (5.50%) Oracle Certification
4 42 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (3.30%) Degree
6 27 (2.48%) OCP
7 24 (2.20%) MCITP
8 13 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.19%) MCSE
9 12 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.92%) MCDBA
11 9 (0.83%) MCTS
12 7 (0.64%) MCSA
13 5 (0.46%) IBM Certification
14 4 (0.37%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.37%) CLAS
15 2 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.092%) OCA
16 1 (0.092%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.092%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 10 (0.92%) SLA
3 7 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.37%) QA
5 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 136 (12.48%) Oracle RAC
2 35 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (2.20%) Corosync
6 13 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 13 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.10%) Oracle Clusterware
8 8 (0.73%) Docker
8 8 (0.73%) Squid
9 4 (0.37%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.37%) vSphere
10 3 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (0.28%) SRDF
10 3 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.092%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.092%) RACF
12 1 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.092%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 123 (11.28%) Data Guard
2 87 (7.98%) Oracle RMAN
3 42 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 42 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 40 (3.67%) Puppet
5 27 (2.48%) SCOM
6 26 (2.39%) Ansible
7 25 (2.29%) Failover Clustering
8 24 (2.20%) Pacemaker
9 17 (1.56%) Nagios
10 16 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 16 (1.47%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (0.73%) Ambari
13 7 (0.64%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.64%) Oracle Flashback
13 7 (0.64%) Salt
14 6 (0.55%) ITRS Geneos
14 6 (0.55%) Oracle ZFS
15 5 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 535 (49.08%) Oracle
2 196 (17.98%) Microsoft
3 57 (5.23%) VMware
4 50 (4.59%) Red Hat
5 41 (3.76%) Sybase
6 36 (3.30%) SAP
7 28 (2.57%) IBM
8 20 (1.83%) NetApp
9 19 (1.74%) RedGate
10 18 (1.65%) Vertica
11 17 (1.56%) Teradata
12 16 (1.47%) Tableau
13 13 (1.19%) Percona
14 11 (1.01%) CA
14 11 (1.01%) Cognos
14 11 (1.01%) HP
14 11 (1.01%) Informatica
15 10 (0.92%) ServiceNow
15 10 (0.92%) Talend
16 9 (0.83%) Rackspace
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