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 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Database Administrator
Rank 591 614 625
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 23 35 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.064% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.067% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 13
Median daily rate £500 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £324 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £430 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 - -

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
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 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 16 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 10 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 +5 22 £500 +21.21% 14
London -1 14 £550 +37.50% 3
West Midlands - 4 £413 -
North East - 3 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £363 -
City of London -14 2 £413 +10.00%
Birmingham - 2 - -
North West -5 1 £538 +95.45% 2
Wales - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £538 -
Lancashire - 1 £538 -
Newport - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £413 -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 33 (64.71%) Oracle
2 26 (50.98%) SQL
3 18 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 17 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (29.41%) Linux
5 15 (29.41%) Oracle Database
6 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
7 13 (25.49%) Puppet
8 12 (23.53%) High Availability
8 12 (23.53%) Mentoring
9 11 (21.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (21.57%) SOA
9 11 (21.57%) T-SQL
9 11 (21.57%) MySQL
9 11 (21.57%) Replication
10 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (19.61%) DevOps
10 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database 12c
10 10 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (15.69%) JIRA
11 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
11 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (13.73%) Change Management
12 7 (13.73%) Finance
12 7 (13.73%) ZABBIX
12 7 (13.73%) SCOM
12 7 (13.73%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (13.73%) ActiveMQ

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 11 (21.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.92%) Tuxedo
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.96%) Confluence
5 1 (1.96%) JBoss
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.96%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.96%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.84%) IaaS
3 4 (7.84%) PaaS
3 4 (7.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
1 17 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (29.41%) Oracle Database
3 14 (27.45%) MongoDB
4 11 (21.57%) MySQL
5 10 (19.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (13.73%) Hadoop
6 7 (13.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
7 5 (9.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (7.84%) DB2
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) JIRA
2 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.96%) CA Gen
4 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Advertising
4 1 (1.96%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (5.88%) Middleware
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (1.96%) MDX
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.96%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Replication
2 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (9.80%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) AIX
3 4 (7.84%) Unix
4 2 (3.92%) MVS
4 2 (3.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) HPUX
5 1 (1.96%) Solaris
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (23.53%) High Availability
2 12 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 11 (21.57%) SOA
4 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.61%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (19.61%) DevOps
5 7 (13.73%) Change Management
6 5 (9.80%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (9.80%) Workflow
7 4 (7.84%) Data Management
7 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL
7 4 (7.84%) Open Source
8 3 (5.88%) Database Security
8 3 (5.88%) ETL
8 3 (5.88%) Migration
8 3 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.92%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) T-SQL
3 8 (15.69%) PowerShell
4 6 (11.76%) PL/SQL
4 6 (11.76%) Python
5 5 (9.80%) Ruby
6 4 (7.84%) Perl
7 3 (5.88%) Bash Shell
7 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
1 1 (1.96%) MCDBA
1 1 (1.96%) MCITP
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) Puppet
2 7 (13.73%) Ambari
2 7 (13.73%) Ansible
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
2 7 (13.73%) ZABBIX
3 5 (9.80%) Salt
4 3 (5.88%) Data Guard
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.96%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (64.71%) Oracle
2 6 (11.76%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) NetApp
5 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.96%) CA
6 1 (1.96%) RedGate
6 1 (1.96%) Sybase
6 1 (1.96%) WorldPay