The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 22 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
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -40 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 0.62% 1.18% 3.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.27% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £375 - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £364
% change year-on-year +2.73% +0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year +21.42% -15.15%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. 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
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 306 79 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.33% 92.94% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 39 43
Median daily rate £413 £388 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +72.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.11% -46.87%  
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 Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Belfast

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Belfast

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Belfast

DBA Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 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 Belfast region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) MCP
3 4 (57.14%) MCDBA
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) SCOM
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Database Security
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) Banking
5 2 (28.57%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (28.57%) Sybase
5 2 (28.57%) Unix
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 (42.86%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (14.29%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Database Security
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) MCDBA
1 4 (57.14%) MCP
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Sybase