Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 203 162
Rank change year-on-year -11 -41 -9
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 35 44 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.66% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.69% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 87
City of London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £369 £274 £283
90th Percentile £485 £486 £525
Central London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6694 6411 8806
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5291 5101 6921
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 126
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the City of London

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 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 City of London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 26 (74.29%) SQL
2 23 (65.71%) SQL Server
3 13 (37.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (31.43%) Oracle
4 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (31.43%) Replication
5 10 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
7 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (20.00%) Windows
8 7 (20.00%) Clustering
8 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (17.14%) Finance
10 5 (14.29%) Change Management
10 5 (14.29%) ETL
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 5 (14.29%) Line Management
10 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (8.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 1 (2.86%) Confluence
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (65.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (37.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (25.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (22.86%) Oracle Database
5 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
7 4 (11.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (8.57%) MySQL
8 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (5.71%) DB2
9 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
9 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (5.71%) WebCenter
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Replication
2 7 (20.00%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.00%) Windows
1 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
4 3 (8.57%) Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (14.29%) Change Management
2 5 (14.29%) ETL
2 5 (14.29%) Line Management
3 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (8.57%) High Availability
3 3 (8.57%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) SOA
4 2 (5.71%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (74.29%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Data Guard
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (5.71%) WMI
4 1 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
1 11 (31.43%) Oracle
2 2 (5.71%) NetApp
2 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.86%) Capita
3 1 (2.86%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.86%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (2.86%) Sun
3 1 (2.86%) VMware