The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 613 623 581
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 48 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.033% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.035% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 15 25
Median daily rate £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £185 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
-23.52% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £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 1553 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%

Senior DBA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior DBA in the job title.

Senior DBA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior DBA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK.

Senior DBA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Senior DBA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior DBA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK.

Senior DBA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior DBA
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +21 42 £425 +7.93% 15
London +3 16 £425 +112.50% 2
South East +12 14 £435 +2.35% 4
City of London +51 7 £425 -8.10%
Hampshire - 5 £325 - 3
Kent - 5 £460 -
North East - 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Woking - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Croydon - 3 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 3 - - 2
Birmingham - 2 - -
Havant - 2 £400 -
East of England +20 1 - -
North West +7 1 £220 -41.33% 5
Essex +6 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 £220 -41.33% 3
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £220 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
East Midlands - 1 - -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Senior 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 Senior DBA in the job title.

1 51 (64.56%) SQL
2 47 (59.49%) SQL Server
3 39 (49.37%) Oracle
4 29 (36.71%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (34.18%) Oracle Database
6 24 (30.38%) Replication
7 23 (29.11%) High Availability
8 21 (26.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 19 (24.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (24.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 19 (24.05%) Finance
9 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
9 19 (24.05%) T-SQL
10 18 (22.78%) Clustering
11 17 (21.52%) Oracle RAC
11 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2014
12 16 (20.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (20.25%) ITIL
13 15 (18.99%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
15 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (15.19%) Data Guard
16 12 (15.19%) Database Security
17 11 (13.92%) Oracle Database 12c
17 11 (13.92%) Relational Database
17 11 (13.92%) Oracle Database 11g
17 11 (13.92%) RDBMS
17 11 (13.92%) Linux

Senior 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 3 (3.80%) IIS
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.66%) SAN
2 5 (6.33%) NAS
3 1 (1.27%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (59.49%) SQL Server
2 27 (34.18%) Oracle Database
3 21 (26.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (24.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 19 (24.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2014
6 16 (20.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (15.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (13.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (13.92%) Oracle Database 12c
8 11 (13.92%) RDBMS
8 11 (13.92%) Relational Database
9 9 (11.39%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (10.13%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (8.86%) DB2
12 6 (7.59%) Hadoop
12 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (7.59%) MongoDB
13 4 (5.06%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.59%) JIRA
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.27%) Toad
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Retail
4 5 (6.33%) Billing
5 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.53%) French Language
8 1 (1.27%) Automotive
8 1 (1.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (6.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Streams
4 2 (2.53%) Middleware
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.38%) Replication
2 18 (22.78%) Clustering
3 9 (11.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Statistics
5 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.27%) iPad
5 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (11.39%) Windows
2 9 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.59%) Unix
5 4 (5.06%) AIX
6 2 (2.53%) zOS
7 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.71%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (29.11%) High Availability
3 16 (20.25%) ITIL
4 15 (18.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (16.46%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (15.19%) Database Security
7 11 (13.92%) SOA
8 9 (11.39%) DevOps
9 8 (10.13%) Change Control
9 8 (10.13%) Migration
10 7 (8.86%) Capacity Management
10 7 (8.86%) Change Management
10 7 (8.86%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (7.59%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.59%) Project Management
12 4 (5.06%) Time Management
13 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (3.80%) Investment Management
13 3 (3.80%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (64.56%) SQL
2 19 (24.05%) T-SQL
3 14 (17.72%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.92%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.33%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.33%) VB
6 3 (3.80%) C
7 2 (2.53%) C#
8 1 (1.27%) Java
8 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.27%) Korn
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.33%) Degree
2 5 (6.33%) MCDBA
3 4 (5.06%) OCP
3 4 (5.06%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.80%) IBM Certification
4 3 (3.80%) MCITP
5 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.52%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.27%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (15.19%) Data Guard
3 8 (10.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (7.59%) Ambari
4 6 (7.59%) Puppet
4 6 (7.59%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.80%) Oracle Flashback
5 3 (3.80%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 39 (49.37%) Oracle
2 19 (24.05%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.39%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.59%) VMware
5 4 (5.06%) HP
5 4 (5.06%) IBM
6 3 (3.80%) EMC
7 2 (2.53%) Sun
8 1 (1.27%) SAP
8 1 (1.27%) Sybase
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