The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 233 225
Rank change year-on-year -27 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 398 538 533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.08% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.14% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 327 323
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £361
% change year-on-year +3.44% +0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 6
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.72 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.19% +33.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £32.66 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £40.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.72 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.99% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 141 £450 +12.50% 22
South East -2 78 £375 -9.09% 12
North West +21 59 £375 +3.44% 18
West Midlands +9 40 £363 +6.61% 6
North East +59 18 £310 +8.77% 4
East Midlands +3 18 £400 +8.91% 3
Yorkshire -7 17 £375 +3.44% 17
South West -13 13 £425 +23.18% 7
East of England -29 13 £400 +6.66% 3
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 456 (57.79%) SQL
2 404 (51.20%) SQL Server
3 312 (39.54%) Oracle
4 230 (29.15%) Oracle Database
5 216 (27.38%) Linux
6 188 (23.83%) Performance Tuning
7 171 (21.67%) Migration
8 160 (20.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 155 (19.65%) Microsoft
10 138 (17.49%) Windows
11 130 (16.48%) Clustering
12 125 (15.84%) SQL Server 2008
13 121 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 120 (15.21%) T-SQL
15 115 (14.58%) Security Cleared
16 113 (14.32%) MySQL
16 113 (14.32%) Business Intelligence
17 111 (14.07%) Replication
17 111 (14.07%) Finance
18 107 (13.56%) Unix
19 106 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
20 100 (12.67%) Oracle Database 11g
21 93 (11.79%) SC Cleared
22 89 (11.28%) High Availability
23 85 (10.77%) SQL Server 2014
24 77 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
25 75 (9.51%) ITIL
26 72 (9.13%) Oracle RMAN
27 71 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
28 70 (8.87%) DB2

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 41 (5.20%) WebLogic
2 25 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (1.27%) IIS
3 10 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 9 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.76%) Confluence
8 5 (0.63%) GeoServer
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.25%) Apache
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle 10gAS
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.25%) SPSS
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (5.07%) Oracle EBS
2 24 (3.04%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (2.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 9 (1.14%) Oracle 11i
4 9 (1.14%) Oracle Utilities
5 5 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.63%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.25%) Demantra
7 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 1 (0.13%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (3.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (0.76%) IaaS
3 6 (0.76%) SaaS
4 5 (0.63%) PaaS
5 2 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.25%) Office 365
5 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.13%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.55%) SAN
2 7 (0.89%) Kerberos
2 7 (0.89%) NAS
3 6 (0.76%) SSH
4 5 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.51%) Internet
6 3 (0.38%) BIG-IP
6 3 (0.38%) LAN
6 3 (0.38%) WAN
7 2 (0.25%) DMZ
7 2 (0.25%) DNS
7 2 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.25%) Firewall
7 2 (0.25%) SSL
7 2 (0.25%) VLAN
7 2 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 404 (51.20%) SQL Server
2 230 (29.15%) Oracle Database
3 160 (20.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 125 (15.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 121 (15.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 113 (14.32%) MySQL
7 106 (13.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 100 (12.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 85 (10.77%) SQL Server 2014
10 71 (9.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 70 (8.87%) DB2
12 62 (7.86%) Oracle Database 12c
13 59 (7.48%) Data Warehouse
14 53 (6.72%) SQL Server 2005
15 52 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
15 52 (6.59%) SQL Server 2016
16 51 (6.46%) NoSQL
17 43 (5.45%) Relational Database
18 38 (4.82%) Oracle Database 10g
19 37 (4.69%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.92%) Toad
2 15 (1.90%) Jenkins
2 15 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (1.52%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (1.27%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 9 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
5 9 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.76%) JIRA
7 5 (0.63%) Subversion
8 2 (0.25%) GitLab
8 2 (0.25%) ProC
9 1 (0.13%) Ant
9 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 111 (14.07%) Finance
2 46 (5.83%) Banking
3 13 (1.65%) Retail
4 12 (1.52%) Local Government
4 12 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.39%) Legal
6 9 (1.14%) Advertising
7 7 (0.89%) Law
7 7 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.89%) Marketing
8 3 (0.38%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.38%) Electronics
8 3 (0.38%) Publishing
9 2 (0.25%) Front Office
9 2 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Billing
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 28 (3.55%) Middleware
2 28 (3.55%) Oracle Fusion
3 26 (3.30%) .NET
4 11 (1.39%) LAMP
5 10 (1.27%) Web Services
6 7 (0.89%) OAuth2
6 7 (0.89%) REST
7 6 (0.76%) RESTful
7 6 (0.76%) YAML
8 5 (0.63%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.51%) XML
10 3 (0.38%) ODBC
11 2 (0.25%) ISPF
11 2 (0.25%) MDX
11 2 (0.25%) OC4J
11 2 (0.25%) WebCenter
12 1 (0.13%) JSF
12 1 (0.13%) JSON
12 1 (0.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 130 (16.48%) Clustering
2 111 (14.07%) Replication
3 25 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.53%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 7 (0.89%) Computer Science
7 7 (0.89%) Fintech
8 6 (0.76%) HACMP
9 5 (0.63%) CMDB
9 5 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (0.51%) Data Structures
10 4 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.51%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.38%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 216 (27.38%) Linux
2 138 (17.49%) Windows
3 107 (13.56%) Unix
4 67 (8.49%) Windows Server
5 51 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (4.69%) AIX
9 33 (4.18%) CentOS
10 30 (3.80%) Solaris
11 29 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (2.28%) zOS
13 12 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (1.14%) HPUX
15 2 (0.25%) MVS
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (23.83%) Performance Tuning
2 171 (21.67%) Migration
3 113 (14.32%) Business Intelligence
4 89 (11.28%) High Availability
5 77 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 75 (9.51%) ITIL
7 58 (7.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 56 (7.10%) ETL
9 50 (6.34%) Change Management
10 43 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (5.45%) Data Migration
11 27 (3.42%) SOA
12 26 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
12 26 (3.30%) Data Modelling
13 25 (3.17%) Problem Management
14 24 (3.04%) Capacity Management
15 23 (2.92%) DevOps
16 22 (2.79%) Database Mirroring
16 22 (2.79%) Database Tuning
17 21 (2.66%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 456 (57.79%) SQL
2 120 (15.21%) T-SQL
3 69 (8.75%) Shell Script
4 68 (8.62%) PL/SQL
5 66 (8.37%) PowerShell
6 55 (6.97%) Perl
7 53 (6.72%) Python
8 40 (5.07%) Bash Shell
9 29 (3.68%) Java
9 29 (3.68%) Ruby
10 17 (2.15%) Korn
11 14 (1.77%) VB
12 13 (1.65%) CQL
13 8 (1.01%) C#
14 6 (0.76%) C
14 6 (0.76%) PHP
15 4 (0.51%) C++
15 4 (0.51%) VB6
16 3 (0.38%) REXX
16 3 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 115 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 93 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.55%) Degree
4 20 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 13 (1.65%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (1.52%) Master's Degree
8 9 (1.14%) MCDBA
9 8 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.89%) MCSE
10 7 (0.89%) MySQL Certification
11 6 (0.76%) MCSA
12 5 (0.63%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.63%) OCP
13 4 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (0.51%) MCITP
14 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.25%) NVQ Level 3
15 1 (0.13%) CompTIA Security+
15 1 (0.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.53%) QA
2 15 (1.90%) SLA
3 6 (0.76%) PMO
4 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 67 (8.49%) Oracle RAC
2 15 (1.90%) Active Directory
3 14 (1.77%) Docker
4 11 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 11 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.89%) vSphere
7 6 (0.76%) Corosync
8 3 (0.38%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.25%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 72 (9.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 50 (6.34%) Data Guard
3 31 (3.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 25 (3.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 22 (2.79%) Galera Cluster
6 18 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (2.28%) Puppet
7 17 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (1.77%) Ansible
8 14 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
9 9 (1.14%) SCOM
10 6 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Management
10 6 (0.76%) Pacemaker
10 6 (0.76%) Packer
10 6 (0.76%) Terraform
10 6 (0.76%) vRealize
11 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.51%) Perfmon
13 3 (0.38%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.38%) Webmin
Vendors
1 312 (39.54%) Oracle
2 155 (19.65%) Microsoft
3 53 (6.72%) Sybase
4 48 (6.08%) Red Hat
5 31 (3.93%) VMware
6 30 (3.80%) IBM
7 22 (2.79%) NetApp
8 21 (2.66%) SAP
9 18 (2.28%) Percona
10 11 (1.39%) HP
11 8 (1.01%) F5
11 8 (1.01%) Greenplum
11 8 (1.01%) Veritas
12 6 (0.76%) EXASOL
12 6 (0.76%) Siebel
13 5 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 5 (0.63%) Tableau
13 5 (0.63%) Teradata
14 4 (0.51%) Informatica
14 4 (0.51%) JD Edwards
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £300 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Square One Resources
Rate: £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 22 days ago