The median contractor rate for a DBA was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 130 163
Rank change year-on-year -26 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 10 35 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 1.03% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.08% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 25 29
Median daily rate £525 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £364
% change year-on-year +3.44% -0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

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 3118 3240 5517
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.47% 95.77% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2387 2631 4253
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 98
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 19 (59.38%) SQL
1 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (40.63%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (37.50%) Finance
4 10 (31.25%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) Linux
6 8 (25.00%) MySQL
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
8 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
8 6 (18.75%) Python
8 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (18.75%) Sybase
8 6 (18.75%) MariaDB
8 6 (18.75%) Ruby
9 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
9 5 (15.63%) Perl
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (15.63%) Replication
10 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.50%) ETL
10 4 (12.50%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) Confluence
10 4 (12.50%) Puppet
10 4 (12.50%) Analytics
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring

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 4 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) MySQL
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
4 6 (18.75%) MariaDB
5 5 (15.63%) NoSQL
5 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (6.25%) Data Lake
7 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.38%) Subversion
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Front Office
2 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Replication
2 4 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.13%) Equities
4 1 (3.13%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) CentOS
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (18.75%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Analytics
3 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.50%) ETL
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.38%) Data Modelling
4 3 (9.38%) Database Security
4 3 (9.38%) High Availability
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Database Tuning
5 2 (6.25%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Release Management
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) Python
2 6 (18.75%) Ruby
2 6 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 5 (15.63%) Perl
4 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.25%) CQL
6 2 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Galera Cluster
1 4 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Ansible
3 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Sybase
4 3 (9.38%) F5
5 2 (6.25%) iManage
5 2 (6.25%) NetApp
5 2 (6.25%) Netezza
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) WorldPay
6 1 (3.13%) Percona
6 1 (3.13%) Reuters
City, London
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Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
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