Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 25 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 160 141
Rank change year-on-year +34 -19 -12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 61 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.37% 0.74% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.78% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 30
East of England median daily rate £406 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £325 £260 £280
90th Percentile £500 £488 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +19.44% -4.00%

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 4,226 4,239 4,771
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.77% 96.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,388 2,519 2,754
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £210
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 331 361
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -16.28% +7.50%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.50 £11.62
90th Percentile £45.25 £47.50 £49.90
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.61
% change year-on-year +0.04% -4.68% +12.06%

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 June 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 June 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 +22 25 £450 +40.63% 4
Essex +17 16 £470 +17.50% 5
Hertfordshire 0 10 £400 -8.57% 3
Bedfordshire +9 8 £375 - 6
Norfolk +6 2 £375 +36.36%
East Anglia - 1 - -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 33 (54.10%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
3 26 (42.62%) Linux
4 24 (39.34%) Replication
5 21 (34.43%) Windows
6 20 (32.79%) MongoDB
6 20 (32.79%) High Availability
7 18 (29.51%) Performance Tuning
8 17 (27.87%) Ubuntu
9 15 (24.59%) Oracle
10 14 (22.95%) MySQL
11 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
11 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (16.39%) Unix
12 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database
13 8 (13.11%) Oracle RMAN
13 8 (13.11%) Migration
13 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (11.48%) Capacity Planning
14 7 (11.48%) Performance Monitoring
15 6 (9.84%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
16 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
16 5 (8.20%) Clustering
16 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
16 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration

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 (1.64%) CMS
1 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (47.54%) SQL Server
2 20 (32.79%) MongoDB
3 14 (22.95%) MySQL
4 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (18.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (16.39%) Oracle Database
6 8 (13.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (6.56%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
9 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (3.28%) SSDT
12 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (1.64%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.64%) HTML
2 1 (1.64%) JSP
2 1 (1.64%) REST
2 1 (1.64%) Servlets
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) Replication
2 5 (8.20%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (42.62%) Linux
2 21 (34.43%) Windows
3 17 (27.87%) Ubuntu
4 10 (16.39%) Unix
5 2 (3.28%) Solaris
6 1 (1.64%) AIX
6 1 (1.64%) CentOS
6 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) High Availability
2 18 (29.51%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (13.11%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (11.48%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.20%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.20%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.56%) B2C
7 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.92%) Change Control
8 3 (4.92%) Commercial Awareness
8 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.92%) SQL Optimisation
9 2 (3.28%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.28%) Database Tuning
9 2 (3.28%) Dimensional Modelling
9 2 (3.28%) Information Management
9 2 (3.28%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (54.10%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.56%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.92%) C#
4 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.64%) C
6 1 (1.64%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) Perl
6 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) OCP
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 1 (1.64%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) Percona
4 4 (6.56%) RedGate
5 1 (1.64%) CommVault
5 1 (1.64%) Remedy
5 1 (1.64%) Veritas