Period
to 25 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 373 289
Rank change year-on-year +52 -84 -35
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 637 630 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.78% 0.67% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.71% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 405 489
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £554 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
England median hourly rate £28.24 £35.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.32% -19.54% +22.78%
10th Percentile £14.31 £18.20 £17.70
90th Percentile £41.25 £39.00 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £41.75
% change year-on-year -44.29% -16.17% +18.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 76,999 89,015 84,727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.27% 94.76% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,121 58,873 55,475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £265 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,520 2,870 2,554
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in England

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in England

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in England

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in England

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in England over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBA in England

DBA
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 August 2019. 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
London +72 216 £464 +3.06% 44
South East +36 129 £425 +6.25% 35
North of England +32 121 £400 - 48
Midlands +17 67 £413 +11.49% 35
South West -16 64 £448 +10.49% 10
North West +21 54 £400 +6.67% 20
Yorkshire +32 52 £406 -1.52% 19
West Midlands +27 50 £413 +17.86% 14
East of England +23 38 £407 +0.06% 13
East Midlands +2 17 £425 +13.33% 21
North East +20 15 £486 +21.56% 9
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, 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 England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 415 (65.15%) SQL
2 336 (52.75%) Oracle
3 329 (51.65%) SQL Server
4 269 (42.23%) Oracle Database
5 167 (26.22%) Performance Tuning
6 132 (20.72%) Oracle RAC
7 130 (20.41%) Migration
8 122 (19.15%) Security Cleared
9 120 (18.84%) Linux
10 119 (18.68%) MySQL
11 112 (17.58%) Oracle Database 12c
12 111 (17.43%) Windows
12 111 (17.43%) PostgreSQL
13 108 (16.95%) Microsoft
14 106 (16.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 101 (15.86%) High Availability
16 100 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
17 98 (15.38%) Replication
17 98 (15.38%) Data Guard
18 94 (14.76%) Azure
18 94 (14.76%) Oracle Database 11g
19 92 (14.44%) Finance
20 89 (13.97%) Unix
20 89 (13.97%) SC Cleared
21 83 (13.03%) PowerShell
22 82 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 80 (12.56%) Shell Script
24 78 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
24 78 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
24 78 (12.24%) T-SQL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 17 (2.67%) WebLogic
2 12 (1.88%) IIS
3 9 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.26%) Confluence
5 4 (0.63%) Apache ServiceMix
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (0.63%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) FileNet
8 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle 10gAS
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 29 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 20 (3.14%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.94%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.47%) Primavera
6 2 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
6 2 (0.31%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.16%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.16%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 94 (14.76%) Azure
2 59 (9.26%) AWS
3 26 (4.08%) Power Platform
4 22 (3.45%) PaaS
5 17 (2.67%) IaaS
6 13 (2.04%) GCP
7 8 (1.26%) SaaS
8 6 (0.94%) GitHub
9 5 (0.78%) Amazon Kinesis
9 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.31%) Datadog
10 2 (0.31%) Office 365
10 2 (0.31%) Slack
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.73%) SAN
2 8 (1.26%) Internet
3 5 (0.78%) Skype
3 5 (0.78%) WAN
4 4 (0.63%) WebEx
5 3 (0.47%) Kerberos
5 3 (0.47%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) Intranet
6 1 (0.16%) NAS
6 1 (0.16%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (51.65%) SQL Server
2 269 (42.23%) Oracle Database
3 119 (18.68%) MySQL
4 112 (17.58%) Oracle Database 12c
5 111 (17.43%) PostgreSQL
6 106 (16.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 94 (14.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 82 (12.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 78 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
10 57 (8.95%) Relational Database
11 55 (8.63%) MongoDB
12 54 (8.48%) SQL Server 2012
13 52 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 50 (7.85%) RDBMS
15 47 (7.38%) SQL Server 2016
15 47 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 38 (5.97%) SQL Server 2014
17 35 (5.49%) DB2
18 31 (4.87%) Oracle Exadata
19 27 (4.24%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 19 (2.98%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.51%) JIRA
3 10 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (1.41%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (1.10%) Mockito
6 6 (0.94%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.94%) Subversion
7 5 (0.78%) Maven
8 4 (0.63%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.63%) Hudson
8 4 (0.63%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.31%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.31%) Toad
11 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.16%) PeopleTools
11 1 (0.16%) ProC
11 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
General
1 92 (14.44%) Finance
2 48 (7.54%) Banking
3 41 (6.44%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.35%) Retail
5 13 (2.04%) Police
6 11 (1.73%) Back Office
7 9 (1.41%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.78%) Local Government
9 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.63%) Law
10 4 (0.63%) Marketing
11 3 (0.47%) Electronics
11 3 (0.47%) Publishing
12 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.31%) Environmental Health
12 2 (0.31%) Military
12 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.49%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 24 (3.77%) Middleware
3 14 (2.20%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (1.88%) .NET
4 12 (1.88%) Web Services
5 9 (1.41%) Spring
6 8 (1.26%) Hibernate
6 8 (1.26%) HTML
7 7 (1.10%) XML
8 6 (0.94%) REST
8 6 (0.94%) SOAP
9 5 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.78%) LDAP
9 5 (0.78%) Spring MVC
10 4 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
10 4 (0.63%) Apache Camel
10 4 (0.63%) Drools
10 4 (0.63%) OpenID
11 3 (0.47%) J2EE
12 2 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 98 (15.38%) Replication
2 67 (10.52%) Clustering
3 39 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.87%) Management Information System
5 29 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 9 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.41%) Reinsurance
7 8 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (0.94%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.78%) HACMP
9 5 (0.78%) NHS
10 4 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.63%) Tandem
11 3 (0.47%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.31%) EPoS
12 2 (0.31%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.31%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.84%) Linux
2 111 (17.43%) Windows
3 89 (13.97%) Unix
4 45 (7.06%) Windows Server
5 44 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (3.61%) Solaris
7 20 (3.14%) AIX
8 12 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (1.41%) SUSE
11 6 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.47%) CentOS
12 3 (0.47%) zOS
13 2 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.16%) Debian
14 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (26.22%) Performance Tuning
2 130 (20.41%) Migration
3 101 (15.86%) High Availability
4 100 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 78 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
6 52 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
7 51 (8.01%) ETL
8 45 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
9 42 (6.59%) ITIL
10 36 (5.65%) Performance Monitoring
11 35 (5.49%) Data Modelling
12 32 (5.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 32 (5.02%) Task Automation
13 31 (4.87%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (4.87%) Change Management
14 29 (4.55%) Data Security
14 29 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 26 (4.08%) Data Protection
16 25 (3.92%) Capacity Management
17 23 (3.61%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 415 (65.15%) SQL
2 83 (13.03%) PowerShell
3 80 (12.56%) Shell Script
4 78 (12.24%) T-SQL
5 75 (11.77%) PL/SQL
6 35 (5.49%) Java
7 34 (5.34%) Perl
8 32 (5.02%) Python
9 23 (3.61%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.73%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.26%) Java 8
12 6 (0.94%) C#
13 5 (0.78%) Ruby
14 3 (0.47%) PHP
14 3 (0.47%) REXX
15 2 (0.31%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.31%) JCL
15 2 (0.31%) VB
15 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 1 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 122 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 89 (13.97%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.87%) DV Cleared
4 21 (3.30%) Oracle Certification
5 20 (3.14%) OCP
6 16 (2.51%) Degree
7 13 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (2.04%) OCA
8 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.78%) MCITP
11 4 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.47%) HNC
12 3 (0.47%) MCDBA
12 3 (0.47%) MCTS
13 1 (0.16%) HND
13 1 (0.16%) MCP
13 1 (0.16%) MySQL Certification
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.88%) SLA
2 11 (1.73%) QA
3 10 (1.57%) GDPR
4 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 132 (20.72%) Oracle RAC
2 25 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.67%) Active Directory
4 12 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.31%) HDFS
5 2 (0.31%) KVM
5 2 (0.31%) RHEV
6 1 (0.16%) OCFS2
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 98 (15.38%) Data Guard
2 73 (11.46%) Oracle RMAN
3 39 (6.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 35 (5.49%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 18 (2.83%) Ansible
6 17 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.10%) SCCM
9 6 (0.94%) Puppet
10 5 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (0.78%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.78%) SCOM
11 4 (0.63%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.63%) Salt
12 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
12 2 (0.31%) Terraform
13 1 (0.16%) Galera Cluster
13 1 (0.16%) Grafana
13 1 (0.16%) Prometheus
13 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 336 (52.75%) Oracle
2 108 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 37 (5.81%) IBM
4 35 (5.49%) Sybase
5 28 (4.40%) VMware
6 23 (3.61%) Red Hat
7 20 (3.14%) HP
8 13 (2.04%) Tableau
9 9 (1.41%) Informatica
10 8 (1.26%) Google
10 8 (1.26%) Teradata
11 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (0.94%) Percona
13 5 (0.78%) Cloudera
13 5 (0.78%) Splunk
14 4 (0.63%) Citrix
14 4 (0.63%) Dell
14 4 (0.63%) ForgeRock
14 4 (0.63%) RedGate
15 3 (0.47%) NetApp