Period
to

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 127 109 84
Rank change year-on-year -18 -25 +67
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 15 12 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.60% 0.60% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.65% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 22
10th Percentile £333 £365 £371
25th Percentile £356 £383 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £388 £413 £428
Median % change year-on-year -6.06% -3.62% +2.21%
75th Percentile £438 £441 £456
90th Percentile £456 £454 £536
England median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - +4.65%

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 2,274 1,855 1,881
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.67% 92.11% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,386 1,068 1,161
10th Percentile £182 £150 £185
25th Percentile £319 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £468 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.39% -2.94% -4.49%
75th Percentile £575 £524 £525
90th Percentile £675 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 261 123
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.28 £16.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.50% -13.51% +15.63%
75th Percentile £49.50 £25.44 £30.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £46.50 £55.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DBA in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for DBA in the East of England

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DBA in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for DBA in the East of England

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DBA in the East of England.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire - 8 £388 -
Essex -11 4 £321 -19.75% 1
Cambridgeshire -19 2 £425 - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, DBA contract jobs required the following 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) Oracle
3 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (20.00%) AWS
5 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) Automotive
6 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (13.33%) Agile
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (13.33%) DB2
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) ETL
6 2 (13.33%) Informatica
6 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
6 2 (13.33%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (13.33%) Power BI
6 2 (13.33%) Power Platform
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server

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 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.67%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Power Platform
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (6.67%) Azure
3 1 (6.67%) BigCommerce
3 1 (6.67%) Collibra
3 1 (6.67%) GCP
3 1 (6.67%) Snowflake
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) Oracle Database
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
3 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (13.33%) Power BI
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (6.67%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (6.67%) Data Lake
4 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.67%) DataStage
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (6.67%) Pentaho
4 1 (6.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (6.67%) Redshift Spectrum
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Automotive
2 2 (13.33%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Agile
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (6.67%) Analytics
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) CI/CD
4 1 (6.67%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (6.67%) Data Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Data Entry
4 1 (6.67%) Data Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Data Pipeline
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Social Commerce
4 1 (6.67%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Informatica
5 1 (6.67%) Adobe
5 1 (6.67%) NN4M
5 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Talend
5 1 (6.67%) VMware