The median contractor rate for a DBA was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 March 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
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 57 18
Rank change year-on-year +22 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 4 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.19% 1.52% 7.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.53% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 18
Median daily rate £288 £375 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +85.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £345 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £375 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 322 392 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.83% 98.99% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 274 188
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Cardiff

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Cardiff

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cardiff region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Advertising
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) OpenUP
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
5 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Advertising
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) ETL
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) OpenUP
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Management
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Data Security
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Release Management
2 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Spring Technology
Posted: 12 hours ago
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