The median contractor rate for a DBA was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 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
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 69 58
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 11 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.79% 0.25% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 0.26% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £338 £310 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.87% -10.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £302 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £318 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year +2.73% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
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 Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 586 769 734
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.44% 94.47% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 542 485
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 35
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Birmingham

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Birmingham

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Birmingham region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 13 (81.25%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) Oracle
4 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (31.25%) Clustering
6 5 (31.25%) High Availability
6 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (18.75%) MySQL
8 3 (18.75%) ETL
8 3 (18.75%) Presales
8 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
8 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
8 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
9 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
9 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (6.25%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (18.75%) MySQL
3 3 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (6.25%) OLAP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) DHTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) MDX
2 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) HPUX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) High Availability
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) ETL
3 3 (18.75%) Presales
3 3 (18.75%) Prototyping
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (12.50%) Logistics
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (6.25%) Database Security
5 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) T-SQL
3 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) VB
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Informatica
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) VMware