Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 22 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.59% 1.43% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.73% 1.47% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 26
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £326 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -20.91% +61.76%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £309
90th Percentile £438 £397 £494
South Wales median daily rate £375 £331 £388
% change year-on-year +13.21% -14.52% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £18.72
% change year-on-year - +207.24% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 590 544 850
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 97.49% 97.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 409 694
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £462
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.68 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £35.98 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.59% +16.67%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Cardiff over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 22 November 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 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
3 10 (45.45%) Migration
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle
4 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
5 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (27.27%) High Availability
6 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
7 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (18.18%) IaaS
8 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (18.18%) SAP
8 4 (18.18%) XML
8 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
9 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (13.64%) Clustering
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
9 3 (13.64%) Shell Script

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (18.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle Database
3 6 (27.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.64%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (13.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
2 1 (4.55%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.55%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) High Availability
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.64%) ETL
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Database Tuning
4 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Prototyping
4 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) SQL
2 5 (22.73%) T-SQL
3 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (4.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Data Guard
2 2 (9.09%) Marathon
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 4 (18.18%) SAP
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat