The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 133 122 144
Rank change year-on-year -11 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 22 37 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.17% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 39
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the City of London

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 26 (57.78%) SQL
2 23 (51.11%) SQL Server
3 22 (48.89%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (37.78%) Finance
5 16 (35.56%) Oracle
6 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (26.67%) Oracle Database
7 11 (24.44%) Linux
7 11 (24.44%) Shell Script
8 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (20.00%) ETL
9 9 (20.00%) MySQL
10 8 (17.78%) Unix
10 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
10 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
11 7 (15.56%) High Availability
11 7 (15.56%) Capacity Management
11 7 (15.56%) MariaDB
11 7 (15.56%) Replication
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (15.56%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (13.33%) Migration
12 6 (13.33%) Python
12 6 (13.33%) Degree
12 6 (13.33%) JIRA

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (13.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) LAN
1 2 (4.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 12 (26.67%) Oracle Database
2 12 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (20.00%) MySQL
5 7 (15.56%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (15.56%) MariaDB
5 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (11.11%) NoSQL
7 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (8.89%) Data Lake
8 4 (8.89%) Hadoop
9 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (6.67%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (13.33%) JIRA
2 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (37.78%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Law
3 1 (2.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) LAMP
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) CMDB
4 1 (2.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Linux
2 8 (17.78%) Unix
3 4 (8.89%) CentOS
4 2 (4.44%) Windows
5 1 (2.22%) AIX
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (48.89%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (20.00%) ETL
3 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.56%) Capacity Management
4 7 (15.56%) High Availability
5 6 (13.33%) Analytics
5 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (13.33%) Database Security
5 6 (13.33%) Database Tuning
5 6 (13.33%) Migration
5 6 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.89%) Physical Data Model
7 4 (8.89%) Release Management
7 4 (8.89%) Scrum
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Shell Script
3 8 (17.78%) T-SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Python
4 6 (13.33%) Ruby
5 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.89%) Perl
6 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.44%) CQL
8 2 (4.44%) Java
9 1 (2.22%) C
9 1 (2.22%) COBOL
9 1 (2.22%) Korn
9 1 (2.22%) REXX
9 1 (2.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (8.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Data Guard
1 5 (11.11%) Galera Cluster
2 3 (6.67%) Ansible
2 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Oracle
2 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) WorldPay
4 4 (8.89%) Netezza
4 4 (8.89%) Sybase
5 3 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (4.44%) iManage
6 2 (4.44%) Percona
6 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.22%) BMC
7 1 (2.22%) Cognos
7 1 (2.22%) Compuware
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) Reuters