The median contractor rate for a DBA was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Database Administrator
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 33 -
Rank change year-on-year -9 -  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.57% 1.26% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 1.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £525 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 340 301 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.32% 94.65% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 202 235
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.77% +14.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Bedfordshire

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DBA in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Bedfordshire

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Bedfordshire

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) DB2
2 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (40.00%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (40.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) GitLab
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Redis
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Degree

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) OpenShift
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (40.00%) DB2
1 2 (40.00%) DB2 UDB
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Redis
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) GitLab
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM