Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 251 205
Rank change year-on-year -68 -46 +23
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 709 1026 1291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 1.05% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 675 873
England median daily rate £400 £398 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.58% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £281
90th Percentile £500 £521 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 16
England median hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.87% +1.33% -1.32%
10th Percentile £25.83 £31.33 £15.00
90th Percentile £46.30 £60.40 £43.40
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -1.32%

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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -81 261 £425 +3.03% 24
North of England -22 151 £375 - 11
South East +7 128 £400 -0.62% 15
Midlands +25 94 £388 +10.71% 7
North West -32 77 £375 +2.74% 7
West Midlands +29 65 £375 +7.14% 1
North East +43 37 £355 -5.33% 1
Yorkshire -17 37 £375 -11.76% 3
South West -39 37 £369 +5.36% 2
East of England -48 37 £400 +23.08% 13
East Midlands +10 27 £388 +10.71% 5
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 433 (61.07%) SQL
2 334 (47.11%) SQL Server
3 299 (42.17%) Oracle
4 228 (32.16%) Oracle Database
5 179 (25.25%) Migration
6 161 (22.71%) Performance Tuning
7 157 (22.14%) Linux
8 129 (18.19%) Windows
9 122 (17.21%) Replication
10 118 (16.64%) Unix
11 117 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 111 (15.66%) Clustering
13 105 (14.81%) T-SQL
14 99 (13.96%) Security Cleared
14 99 (13.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 98 (13.82%) Microsoft
16 96 (13.54%) Oracle RMAN
16 96 (13.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 93 (13.12%) Oracle RAC
17 93 (13.12%) Finance
18 90 (12.69%) Data Guard
19 89 (12.55%) Oracle Database 12c
20 87 (12.27%) High Availability
21 84 (11.85%) MySQL
22 76 (10.72%) Business Intelligence
23 75 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
24 74 (10.44%) DB2
24 74 (10.44%) SQL Server 2016
25 71 (10.01%) Shell Script
26 70 (9.87%) SQL Server 2012

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 33 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 28 (3.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
4 12 (1.69%) ArcGIS
5 10 (1.41%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.85%) IIS
7 5 (0.71%) Confluence
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle 10gAS
7 5 (0.71%) SAS
8 4 (0.56%) Apache
8 4 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.14%) TPMS
10 1 (0.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 43 (6.06%) Oracle Applications
2 38 (5.36%) Oracle EBS
3 22 (3.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.83%) Oracle Utilities
5 8 (1.13%) Siebel CRM
6 7 (0.99%) Oracle Retail
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
7 6 (0.85%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.14%) Demantra
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
10 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.99%) IaaS
4 5 (0.71%) PaaS
5 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.28%) G Suite
6 2 (0.28%) GitHub
6 2 (0.28%) Office 365
6 2 (0.28%) SaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.81%) SAN
2 9 (1.27%) Firewall
3 6 (0.85%) DNS
3 6 (0.85%) HTTP
3 6 (0.85%) SSL
3 6 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.71%) Internet
4 5 (0.71%) NAS
4 5 (0.71%) SMS
5 3 (0.42%) LAN
5 3 (0.42%) WAN
6 2 (0.28%) DHCP
6 2 (0.28%) SSH
6 2 (0.28%) VLAN
7 1 (0.14%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.14%) PBX
7 1 (0.14%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.14%) SMTP
7 1 (0.14%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (47.11%) SQL Server
2 228 (32.16%) Oracle Database
3 117 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 99 (13.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 96 (13.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 89 (12.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 84 (11.85%) MySQL
8 74 (10.44%) DB2
8 74 (10.44%) SQL Server 2016
9 70 (9.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 63 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
11 59 (8.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 55 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
13 54 (7.62%) Relational Database
14 48 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
15 47 (6.63%) SQL Server 2014
16 39 (5.50%) SQL Server 2005
17 35 (4.94%) RDBMS
18 34 (4.80%) MongoDB
19 27 (3.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 25 (3.53%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (1.97%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (1.55%) Jenkins
4 11 (1.55%) Toad
5 8 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.85%) Subversion
6 6 (0.85%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.71%) JIRA
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (0.42%) Liquibase
8 3 (0.42%) ProC
9 2 (0.28%) Ant
9 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.28%) ERwin
10 1 (0.14%) Hudson
10 1 (0.14%) Maven
10 1 (0.14%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
General
1 93 (13.12%) Finance
2 36 (5.08%) Banking
3 18 (2.54%) Retail
4 10 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.99%) Local Government
6 7 (0.99%) Marketing
7 4 (0.56%) Law
7 4 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.42%) Electronics
8 3 (0.42%) International Banking
8 3 (0.42%) Legal
8 3 (0.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.28%) French Language
9 2 (0.28%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.14%) Advertising
10 1 (0.14%) Billing
10 1 (0.14%) Games
10 1 (0.14%) Military
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 25 (3.53%) Middleware
3 23 (3.24%) Oracle Fusion
4 21 (2.96%) .NET
5 17 (2.40%) XML
6 13 (1.83%) JSON
6 13 (1.83%) YAML
7 6 (0.85%) Web Services
8 5 (0.71%) WebCenter
9 4 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.42%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.42%) HTML
10 3 (0.42%) ISPF
10 3 (0.42%) OC4J
11 2 (0.28%) CSS
11 2 (0.28%) DCOM
11 2 (0.28%) Django
11 2 (0.28%) J2EE
11 2 (0.28%) MDX
11 2 (0.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 122 (17.21%) Replication
2 111 (15.66%) Clustering
3 27 (3.81%) Data Centre
4 22 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.68%) Data Structures
6 18 (2.54%) Mainframe
6 18 (2.54%) Management Information System
7 11 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (1.41%) FMCG
9 8 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.85%) Fintech
10 6 (0.85%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (0.85%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.56%) Oracle Exalytics
13 3 (0.42%) RIA
14 2 (0.28%) Derivative
14 2 (0.28%) Mobile App
15 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 157 (22.14%) Linux
2 129 (18.19%) Windows
3 118 (16.64%) Unix
4 48 (6.77%) Windows Server
5 31 (4.37%) AIX
6 25 (3.53%) Solaris
7 18 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (1.69%) zOS
10 8 (1.13%) HPUX
11 5 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.71%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.42%) SUSE
12 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.28%) CentOS
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (25.25%) Migration
2 161 (22.71%) Performance Tuning
3 87 (12.27%) High Availability
4 76 (10.72%) Business Intelligence
5 75 (10.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 64 (9.03%) ITIL
7 62 (8.74%) ETL
8 58 (8.18%) Data Migration
8 58 (8.18%) Performance Monitoring
9 40 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (5.64%) Data Modelling
10 31 (4.37%) Database Tuning
11 29 (4.09%) SOA
12 27 (3.81%) Capacity Planning
12 27 (3.81%) Change Management
13 24 (3.39%) Database Security
14 21 (2.96%) Data Management
15 20 (2.82%) Capacity Management
16 18 (2.54%) DevOps
17 17 (2.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 433 (61.07%) SQL
2 105 (14.81%) T-SQL
3 71 (10.01%) Shell Script
4 62 (8.74%) PL/SQL
5 59 (8.32%) PowerShell
6 51 (7.19%) Python
7 40 (5.64%) Perl
8 30 (4.23%) Bash Shell
9 26 (3.67%) Korn
10 23 (3.24%) Java
11 7 (0.99%) C#
11 7 (0.99%) VBA
12 5 (0.71%) PHP
13 4 (0.56%) VBScript
14 3 (0.42%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.42%) JCL
14 3 (0.42%) REXX
14 3 (0.42%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.28%) VB
15 2 (0.28%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 65 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.10%) Degree
4 20 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.41%) MCITP
7 9 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
8 8 (1.13%) MySQL Certification
9 5 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.71%) MCDBA
10 4 (0.56%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.56%) MCSA
11 3 (0.42%) MCP
11 3 (0.42%) OCP
12 2 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.28%) MCSE
12 2 (0.28%) MCTS
13 1 (0.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.82%) Data Quality
2 16 (2.26%) SLA
3 12 (1.69%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) PMO
4 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 93 (13.12%) Oracle RAC
2 31 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.68%) Oracle Clusterware
4 12 (1.69%) Docker
4 12 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.42%) SRDF
7 3 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.42%) XenApp
7 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.14%) Corosync
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 96 (13.54%) Oracle RMAN
2 90 (12.69%) Data Guard
3 43 (6.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 17 (2.40%) Oracle Flashback
5 14 (1.97%) Galera Cluster
6 13 (1.83%) Oracle Identity Management
7 12 (1.69%) Ansible
7 12 (1.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 12 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (1.41%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (1.41%) Oracle EDQ
9 9 (1.27%) SCOM
10 8 (1.13%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.85%) Control-M
12 5 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
14 2 (0.28%) Grafana
Vendors
1 299 (42.17%) Oracle
2 98 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 27 (3.81%) Sybase
3 27 (3.81%) VMware
4 21 (2.96%) SAP
5 20 (2.82%) IBM
6 19 (2.68%) RedGate
7 17 (2.40%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.97%) Percona
9 12 (1.69%) Citrix
9 12 (1.69%) Veritas
10 11 (1.55%) HP
11 10 (1.41%) Cognos
12 8 (1.13%) NetApp
12 8 (1.13%) Siebel
13 7 (0.99%) EMC
13 7 (0.99%) Greenplum
13 7 (0.99%) Remedy
14 5 (0.71%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.71%) Veeam