The median contractor rate for a Oracle DBA was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Oracle Database Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 150 145 174
Rank change year-on-year -5 +29  
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 3 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.41% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 8
Median daily rate £463 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.05% -13.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £358 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year -8.52% -  

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 2888 3140 4850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.32% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2502 3650
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 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Oracle DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle DBA in the City of London

Oracle 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 Oracle DBA in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle DBA in the City of London

Oracle DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle DBA in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle DBA in the City of London

Oracle 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 Oracle DBA in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle DBA in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Oracle 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 Oracle DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (44.44%) Data Guard
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) Statistics
5 2 (22.22%) Security Hardening
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (22.22%) High Availability
5 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
5 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (11.11%) Python
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Cognos

Oracle 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Security Hardening
2 2 (22.22%) Statistics
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Korn
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Data Guard
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Cognos
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp
3 1 (11.11%) Sybase