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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 244 190 210
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +20
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 514 745 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 1.28% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.35% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 477 370
Median daily rate £375 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 7
Median hourly rate £35.43 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.52% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £16.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £79.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -59 488 £388 +3.33% 108
London -35 162 £419 +9.83% 32
South East -39 79 £425 +21.42% 17
North West +15 73 £350 -6.66% 13
West Midlands -10 43 £350 -2.09% 9
South West -22 40 £338 -19.40% 16
Yorkshire -37 34 £425 +13.33% 7
Cheshire +28 32 £353 -1.05% 1
East of England +10 32 £325 -7.14% 8
West Yorkshire -36 24 £425 +11.84% 6
City of London -17 16 £413 +3.44% 10
Hampshire -19 16 £425 +6.25% 8
Manchester -27 16 £400 +6.66% 10
Gloucestershire +12 15 £375 -7.69% 2
Surrey -10 15 £383 +9.28% 1
North East -18 15 £300 -6.25% 1
Chester - 15 £313 -
Kent +17 14 £445 +36.92% 1
Scotland -16 14 £350 -3.78% 4
Tyne and Wear -16 13 £300 -6.25% 1
Leeds -45 13 £425 +11.84% 6
Birmingham -11 11 £375 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 11 £300 -6.25% 1
Lancashire +23 10 £335 +3.07%
Buckinghamshire +10 10 £275 -22.80%
Berkshire +1 10 £406 +21.26% 3
Bristol -29 10 £325 -27.77% 5
Milton Keynes +15 9 £275 +7.31%
Hertfordshire +9 9 £340 -2.85% 4
West Sussex -15 9 £426 +31.15% 1

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 630 (57.90%) SQL
2 564 (51.84%) SQL Server
3 519 (47.70%) Oracle
4 418 (38.42%) Oracle Database
5 341 (31.34%) Performance Tuning
6 294 (27.02%) Linux
7 214 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 197 (18.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 194 (17.83%) Windows
10 191 (17.56%) Clustering
11 186 (17.10%) Oracle RAC
12 185 (17.00%) Microsoft
13 178 (16.36%) Finance
14 173 (15.90%) Unix
14 173 (15.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 169 (15.53%) T-SQL
16 164 (15.07%) Replication
17 157 (14.43%) Data Guard
18 150 (13.79%) Migration
19 145 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
20 143 (13.14%) Oracle RMAN
21 140 (12.87%) Security Cleared
22 138 (12.68%) Shell Script
23 137 (12.59%) SQL Server 2012
24 133 (12.22%) High Availability
25 120 (11.03%) Business Intelligence
26 118 (10.85%) SC Cleared
26 118 (10.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 111 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
28 110 (10.11%) SQL Server 2014

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 73 (6.71%) WebLogic
2 33 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
3 22 (2.02%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 12 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.92%) Liferay
6 9 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.74%) IIS
8 7 (0.64%) Confluence
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle 10gAS
10 4 (0.37%) Apache Pig
10 4 (0.37%) nginx
11 3 (0.28%) CICS
11 3 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Coherence
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.18%) JBoss
12 2 (0.18%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Spatial
12 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 50 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 8 (0.74%) MS Office
3 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 83 (7.63%) Oracle Applications
2 82 (7.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 71 (6.53%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (3.03%) Oracle 11i
5 15 (1.38%) Oracle Financials
5 15 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
6 10 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
7 8 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
8 6 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
9 5 (0.46%) Sage CRM
10 4 (0.37%) Primavera
11 3 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
12 2 (0.18%) SAP CRM
12 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
12 2 (0.18%) SAP SCM
13 1 (0.092%) Dynamics AX
13 1 (0.092%) Dynamics CRM
13 1 (0.092%) Oracle Payroll
13 1 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.46%) IaaS
4 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.18%) Office 365
5 2 (0.18%) PaaS
5 2 (0.18%) Taleo
6 1 (0.092%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.092%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.092%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.092%) SaaS
6 1 (0.092%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 76 (6.99%) SAN
2 19 (1.75%) Firewall
3 16 (1.47%) DNS
4 13 (1.19%) Network Security
5 11 (1.01%) Internet
6 10 (0.92%) LDAP
6 10 (0.92%) VLAN
7 7 (0.64%) TCP/IP
8 6 (0.55%) SSL
9 5 (0.46%) DHCP
9 5 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.46%) NAS
9 5 (0.46%) VPN
10 4 (0.37%) ICMP
11 3 (0.28%) InfiniBand
11 3 (0.28%) Kerberos
11 3 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.18%) Intranet
12 2 (0.18%) LAN
12 2 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 564 (51.84%) SQL Server
2 418 (38.42%) Oracle Database
3 214 (19.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 197 (18.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 173 (15.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 145 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 137 (12.59%) SQL Server 2012
8 118 (10.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 111 (10.20%) Oracle Database 12c
10 110 (10.11%) SQL Server 2014
11 106 (9.74%) Relational Database
12 100 (9.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 92 (8.46%) RDBMS
14 91 (8.36%) MySQL
15 87 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
16 78 (7.17%) DB2
17 68 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
18 63 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
19 41 (3.77%) MongoDB
20 40 (3.68%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 28 (2.57%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 19 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
4 14 (1.29%) JIRA
5 13 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.01%) Talend Open Studio
7 7 (0.64%) Subversion
7 7 (0.64%) Toad
8 6 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.46%) Git (software)
9 5 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
9 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.28%) GoCD
10 3 (0.28%) MSI
11 2 (0.18%) ProC
12 1 (0.092%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.092%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.092%) JDeveloper
12 1 (0.092%) LoadRunner
General
1 178 (16.36%) Finance
2 69 (6.34%) Banking
3 34 (3.13%) Retail
4 12 (1.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (0.92%) Law
6 9 (0.83%) Legal
7 8 (0.74%) Advertising
7 8 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.55%) Automotive
9 6 (0.55%) Billing
9 6 (0.55%) Marketing
10 5 (0.46%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) Back Office
11 2 (0.18%) French Language
12 1 (0.092%) Electronics
12 1 (0.092%) Local Government
12 1 (0.092%) Publishing
12 1 (0.092%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (4.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 42 (3.86%) .NET
3 21 (1.93%) Middleware
4 15 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 15 (1.38%) XML
5 13 (1.19%) Web Services
6 10 (0.92%) Oracle ADF
7 9 (0.83%) ASP.NET
8 7 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (0.55%) Oracle Streams
10 5 (0.46%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.46%) Castor
10 5 (0.46%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.28%) COM
11 3 (0.28%) CSS
11 3 (0.28%) HTML
11 3 (0.28%) LAMP
12 2 (0.18%) JSON
12 2 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.18%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 191 (17.56%) Clustering
2 164 (15.07%) Replication
3 52 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 35 (3.22%) Mainframe
5 29 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.38%) Statistics
8 12 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.10%) NHS
9 10 (0.92%) Digital Media
10 9 (0.83%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.37%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (0.37%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.37%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 2 (0.18%) Data Conversion
15 2 (0.18%) IBM Mainframe
15 2 (0.18%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 294 (27.02%) Linux
2 194 (17.83%) Windows
3 173 (15.90%) Unix
4 61 (5.61%) Solaris
5 57 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 53 (4.87%) Windows Server
7 49 (4.50%) AIX
8 38 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (2.30%) zOS
10 20 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (1.10%) HPUX
11 12 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (0.64%) Windows Vista
13 6 (0.55%) SUSE
14 5 (0.46%) Debian
15 4 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.28%) OS/2
17 2 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 341 (31.34%) Performance Tuning
2 150 (13.79%) Migration
3 133 (12.22%) High Availability
4 120 (11.03%) Business Intelligence
5 98 (9.01%) ITIL
6 92 (8.46%) ETL
7 90 (8.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 67 (6.16%) Database Tuning
9 66 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (4.50%) Database Security
11 48 (4.41%) Data Modelling
12 45 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
12 45 (4.14%) Mentoring
13 43 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
14 42 (3.86%) Capacity Management
14 42 (3.86%) Change Management
15 40 (3.68%) SOA
16 37 (3.40%) DevOps
17 33 (3.03%) Database Mirroring
18 32 (2.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 630 (57.90%) SQL
2 169 (15.53%) T-SQL
3 138 (12.68%) Shell Script
4 101 (9.28%) PL/SQL
5 88 (8.09%) PowerShell
6 47 (4.32%) Java
7 32 (2.94%) Perl
8 21 (1.93%) Bash Shell
8 21 (1.93%) Python
9 20 (1.84%) Korn
10 18 (1.65%) JavaScript
10 18 (1.65%) VBScript
11 17 (1.56%) C#
12 16 (1.47%) PHP
13 14 (1.29%) REXX
14 13 (1.19%) C
15 10 (0.92%) VB
16 8 (0.74%) C++
16 8 (0.74%) Ruby
16 8 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 140 (12.87%) Security Cleared
2 118 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 82 (7.54%) Oracle Certification
4 59 (5.42%) OCP
5 46 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (4.04%) Degree
7 17 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.29%) MCDBA
8 14 (1.29%) MCITP
9 13 (1.19%) MCSE
10 7 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.55%) IBM Certification
12 5 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.46%) MCSA
12 5 (0.46%) MCTS
13 3 (0.28%) CLAS
13 3 (0.28%) RHCE
14 2 (0.18%) MCP
15 1 (0.092%) HND
15 1 (0.092%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.01%) SLA
2 10 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.74%) QA
4 6 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.55%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) COBIT
System Software
1 186 (17.10%) Oracle RAC
2 58 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
3 34 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 31 (2.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
6 11 (1.01%) Corosync
7 8 (0.74%) RACF
8 6 (0.55%) Docker
8 6 (0.55%) Time Sharing Option
9 4 (0.37%) Squid
10 3 (0.28%) vSphere
11 2 (0.18%) NFS
12 1 (0.092%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.092%) iptables
12 1 (0.092%) SRDF
12 1 (0.092%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.092%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.092%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 157 (14.43%) Data Guard
2 143 (13.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 42 (3.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 33 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 32 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
6 27 (2.48%) SCOM
7 22 (2.02%) Puppet
8 12 (1.10%) SCCM
9 11 (1.01%) Pacemaker
10 10 (0.92%) Ambari
11 9 (0.83%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.74%) Oracle Flashback
12 8 (0.74%) Perfmon
13 7 (0.64%) Nagios
14 6 (0.55%) Foglight
14 6 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.46%) DBAmp
15 5 (0.46%) Legato
15 5 (0.46%) MAINVIEW
15 5 (0.46%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 519 (47.70%) Oracle
2 185 (17.00%) Microsoft
3 61 (5.61%) Red Hat
4 52 (4.78%) VMware
5 44 (4.04%) IBM
6 29 (2.67%) HP
7 28 (2.57%) Sybase
8 25 (2.30%) Vertica
9 14 (1.29%) CA
9 14 (1.29%) Informatica
9 14 (1.29%) SAP
10 13 (1.19%) RedGate
11 12 (1.10%) Percona
11 12 (1.10%) Veritas
12 11 (1.01%) EMC
12 11 (1.01%) NetApp
12 11 (1.01%) ServiceNow
12 11 (1.01%) Sun
12 11 (1.01%) Talend
13 10 (0.92%) Tableau
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TRG
Rate: 250-300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + Birmingham
Posted: 5 days ago
Cornwall
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Sanderson
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Thatcham
IBS Consulting
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £16 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago