Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 50 64
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14 -15
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.49% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Cambridge median daily rate £475 £406 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% +35.42% +39.53%
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £500 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +33.33% +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridge median hourly rate - - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £42.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 579 557 766
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.38% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 258 498
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £263 £133 £263
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 70 51
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.50 £25.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -35.06% +28.33%
10th Percentile £16.56 £11.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.88 £21.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year +78.24% -22.73% +12.24%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

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 Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) PaaS
3 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle