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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 621 625 616
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 26 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.071% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.074% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 14
Median daily rate £325 £415 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +11.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £335
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +34.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 23 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 24 September 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 -3 26 £325 -21.68% 15
South East +19 7 £325 -27.77% 3
West Midlands - 7 - - 3
London -11 5 £325 -21.68%
Birmingham - 5 - -
Hampshire +12 4 £325 -27.77% 2
Croydon - 4 £325 -
South West +15 2 £381 - 2
Surrey +14 2 - -
West Yorkshire +11 2 £425 -15.00% 3
Yorkshire +9 2 £425 -15.00% 3
North West +8 2 £469 -2.34% 4
Bristol - 2 £381 - 1
City of London +14 1 £288 -32.35%
East of England +11 1 - -
Essex +3 1 - -
Leeds +2 1 - - 3
Manchester -7 1 £400 +6.66% 3
Lancashire - 1 £538 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £538 -
Woking - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 - -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 54 (66.67%) SQL
2 47 (58.02%) SQL Server
3 42 (51.85%) Oracle
4 29 (35.80%) Oracle Database
4 29 (35.80%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (27.16%) Replication
6 18 (22.22%) Finance
6 18 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 18 (22.22%) High Availability
7 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (18.52%) Clustering
8 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 15 (18.52%) ITIL
8 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 14 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (17.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database 11g
11 12 (14.81%) Data Guard
11 12 (14.81%) SOA
11 12 (14.81%) PL/SQL
11 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
12 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
12 11 (13.58%) DevOps
12 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
12 11 (13.58%) 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 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.47%) IIS
2 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) SAN
2 5 (6.17%) NAS
3 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (58.02%) SQL Server
2 29 (35.80%) Oracle Database
3 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (20.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (18.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (17.28%) Oracle Database 12c
6 13 (16.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (16.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 11 (13.58%) RDBMS
8 11 (13.58%) Relational Database
9 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (9.88%) DB2
11 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (8.64%) Hadoop
11 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
12 4 (4.94%) OLAP
12 4 (4.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
1 7 (8.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.23%) Toad
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Billing
3 5 (6.17%) Retail
4 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.70%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.47%) French Language
7 1 (1.23%) Automotive
7 1 (1.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) ActiveMQ
2 5 (6.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Streams
4 2 (2.47%) Middleware
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.16%) Replication
2 15 (18.52%) Clustering
3 11 (13.58%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.47%) Statistics
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.58%) Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (11.11%) Windows
3 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.41%) Unix
6 4 (4.94%) AIX
7 2 (2.47%) zOS
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Performance Tuning
2 18 (22.22%) High Availability
3 15 (18.52%) ITIL
4 14 (17.28%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (14.81%) SOA
6 11 (13.58%) DevOps
7 10 (12.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (11.11%) Database Security
9 8 (9.88%) Change Control
9 8 (9.88%) Change Management
9 8 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (9.88%) Migration
10 7 (8.64%) Capacity Management
10 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
11 6 (7.41%) Database Mirroring
11 6 (7.41%) Project Management
12 4 (4.94%) Time Management
13 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (3.70%) ETL
13 3 (3.70%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (66.67%) SQL
2 18 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 15 (18.52%) PowerShell
4 12 (14.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.17%) VB
6 3 (3.70%) C
7 2 (2.47%) C#
8 1 (1.23%) Java
8 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.23%) Korn
8 1 (1.23%) Perl
8 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.17%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) MCDBA
3 4 (4.94%) OCP
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) IBM Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCITP
5 1 (1.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
1 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.47%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 12 (14.81%) Data Guard
2 10 (12.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (8.64%) Ambari
4 7 (8.64%) Puppet
4 7 (8.64%) SCOM
4 7 (8.64%) ZABBIX
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 42 (51.85%) Oracle
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 4 (4.94%) HP
4 4 (4.94%) IBM
5 3 (3.70%) VMware
6 2 (2.47%) EMC
7 1 (1.23%) NetApp
7 1 (1.23%) Sun