Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 of England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 124 143
Rank change year-on-year -12 +19 +9
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 63 55 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.37% 1.24% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.30% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 40
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £382
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -1.70% +17.38%
10th Percentile £285 £210 £281
90th Percentile £500 £500 £500
England median daily rate £425 £399 £400
% change year-on-year +6.58% -0.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +11.39%
England median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £41.80
% change year-on-year -7.74% +0.48% +7.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,356 4,246 4,876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 95.63% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,509 2,463 2,857
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £219
90th Percentile £583 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 331 467
East of England median hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £22.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.10% -8.38% +11.88%
10th Percentile £10.66 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the East of England

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the East of England

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the East of England

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the East of England

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +10 33 £500 +33.33% 12
Bedfordshire -5 15 £350 +7.69% 3
Hertfordshire -13 7 £400 -5.88% 7
Norfolk -10 6 £275 -60.71% 3
Essex -9 2 £425 +65.05% 14
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 45 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 41 (65.08%) SQL
3 32 (50.79%) Performance Tuning
4 29 (46.03%) Replication
5 28 (44.44%) MongoDB
6 27 (42.86%) Linux
7 23 (36.51%) High Availability
8 21 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
9 19 (30.16%) Ubuntu
10 17 (26.98%) Windows
11 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
12 10 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (15.87%) Oracle
13 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
13 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (12.70%) RedGate
14 8 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
14 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
14 8 (12.70%) Finance
15 6 (9.52%) Migration
15 6 (9.52%) Business Continuity
15 6 (9.52%) Unix
15 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
16 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
16 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (7.94%) Active Directory

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (71.43%) SQL Server
2 28 (44.44%) MongoDB
3 10 (15.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (15.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (15.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (6.35%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (6.35%) Oracle Database
8 3 (4.76%) DB2
8 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (3.17%) MySQL
9 2 (3.17%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.59%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (1.59%) DTS
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 8 (12.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Marketing
2 2 (3.17%) Spanish Language
2 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (46.03%) Replication
2 5 (7.94%) Clustering
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.17%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Linux
2 19 (30.16%) Ubuntu
3 17 (26.98%) Windows
4 6 (9.52%) Unix
5 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (36.51%) High Availability
3 21 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 8 (12.70%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (9.52%) Business Continuity
7 6 (9.52%) Migration
8 4 (6.35%) B2C
8 4 (6.35%) Information Management
8 4 (6.35%) ITIL
8 4 (6.35%) Service Management
8 4 (6.35%) Statistics
9 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (3.17%) Continuous Deployment
10 2 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
10 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (3.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 41 (65.08%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) Korn
4 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.17%) MCSA
2 2 (3.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) PMO
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.59%) Docker
3 1 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (1.59%) SCOM
1 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
1 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.70%) RedGate
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
5 2 (3.17%) Percona
6 1 (1.59%) IBM