Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 157 117
Rank change year-on-year -19 -40 +11
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 32 46 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.65% 0.90% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.96% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 55
East of England median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -13.33%
10th Percentile £331 £275 £239
90th Percentile £478 £509 £475
England median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
East of England median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £40.50 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.99% +4.38% +6.67%

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 4,639 4,810 4,604
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 94.46% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 2,795 2,629
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 353 377
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +1.93% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.90 £46.30
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Essex -8 11 £425 +9.68% 2
Hertfordshire -2 9 £375 -6.25% 5
Bedfordshire +4 6 £375 -11.76% 3
Suffolk -4 4 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £438 -12.06% 7
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
3 12 (37.50%) Oracle
3 12 (37.50%) Migration
4 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (25.00%) MySQL
7 7 (21.88%) Windows
7 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
8 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
9 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (15.63%) Multimedia
9 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
9 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
10 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 3 (9.38%) Replication
11 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
11 3 (9.38%) Linux
11 3 (9.38%) ITIL
12 2 (6.25%) Unix

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 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (53.13%) SQL Server
2 10 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (28.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (25.00%) MySQL
5 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
8 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (3.13%) DB2
9 1 (3.13%) DTS
9 1 (3.13%) IMS/DB
9 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (3.13%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (15.63%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (18.75%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (15.63%) Data Modelling
4 5 (15.63%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Database Security
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (3.13%) Data Privacy
7 1 (3.13%) Deployment Automation
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (3.13%) Secure Coding
7 1 (3.13%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Optimisation
7 1 (3.13%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (15.63%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.13%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) OCP
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) RACF
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
1 1 (3.13%) Kubernetes
1 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) RedGate
3 1 (3.13%) Remedy
3 1 (3.13%) Symantec
3 1 (3.13%) VMware