The median contractor rate for a DBA was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 72 71
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 10 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.89% 0.92% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 1.00% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 0
Median daily rate £344 £369 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 505 898 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.46% 92.20% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 565 456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Cheshire

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 2 £405 +20.00%
Macclesfield - 1 £300 -
DBA
North West

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

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

1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (73.91%) SQL
3 11 (47.83%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (43.48%) T-SQL
4 10 (43.48%) ETL
4 10 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 9 (39.13%) Database Mirroring
5 9 (39.13%) High Availability
6 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
6 8 (34.78%) Finance
7 7 (30.43%) Replication
7 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Linux
8 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
9 5 (21.74%) Banking
9 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
10 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (17.39%) Oracle
10 4 (17.39%) IIS
10 4 (17.39%) Web Services

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
1 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DMZ
1 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) VLAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (78.26%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (39.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (26.09%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (4.35%) DB2
8 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.35%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Local Government
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Replication
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (43.48%) ETL
3 9 (39.13%) Database Mirroring
3 9 (39.13%) High Availability
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Database Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) T-SQL
3 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) Assembly Language
4 1 (4.35%) COBOL
4 1 (4.35%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) RACF
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Perfmon
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Cognos
3 2 (8.70%) Hyperion
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Informatica
4 1 (4.35%) Kofax
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Remedy
4 1 (4.35%) Talend