Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 October 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 124 104
Rank change year-on-year +6 -20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 27 27 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.88% 0.83% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.86% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 17
East Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £315 £185 £320
90th Percentile £500 £474 £480
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £41.75 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +19.29% -6.67% -1.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2921 3131 3030
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 96.22% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1795 1990 1802
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £225 £243 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 118 176
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.20 £13.48 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% +3.65% -5.87%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.02
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £28.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +1.08% +4.11% +7.31%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the East Midlands

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the East Midlands

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the East Midlands

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the East Midlands

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +8 20 £410 +31.20% 6
Northamptonshire +16 6 £363 +90.79%
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 East Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 19 (70.37%) Clustering
2 18 (66.67%) Linux
3 15 (55.56%) MySQL
4 14 (51.85%) Percona
4 14 (51.85%) Galera Cluster
5 13 (48.15%) Bash Shell
5 13 (48.15%) Replication
6 10 (37.04%) Python
7 8 (29.63%) SQL
7 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
7 8 (29.63%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (29.63%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (29.63%) MySQL Certification
7 8 (29.63%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (14.81%) Retail
9 4 (14.81%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
10 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
10 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
10 3 (11.11%) ITIL
10 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
11 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
11 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (7.41%) PHP
11 2 (7.41%) DB2
11 2 (7.41%) T-SQL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 8 (29.63%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (55.56%) MySQL
2 8 (29.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 3 (11.11%) RDBMS
4 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (7.41%) DB2
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data
6 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (14.81%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Legal
2 2 (7.41%) Publishing
3 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (70.37%) Clustering
2 13 (48.15%) Replication
3 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.41%) Derivative
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) CentOS
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) Bash Shell
2 10 (37.04%) Python
3 8 (29.63%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) PHP
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) MySQL Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) Galera Cluster
2 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Percona
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.41%) RedGate
4 1 (3.70%) Teradata