The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 24 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - 55
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.34% - 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £364
% change year-on-year +3.44% -0.34%  
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 Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 278 345 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.92% 96.37% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 205 304
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 22 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Cambridge

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Cambridge

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridge region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) DTS
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (50.00%) High Availability
3 3 (50.00%) Database Security
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) OCP
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) DTS
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (16.67%) MS Access
4 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (16.67%) RavenDB
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Database Security
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Database Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCDBA
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) OCP
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Guard
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft