The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 255 201
Rank change year-on-year +9 -54  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 400 471 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.95% 0.94% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.99% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 324 340
Median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% +3.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 15
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +13.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.44 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +48.96% -27.77%  

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 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -3 156 £425 +9.67% 41
South East -1 74 £425 +6.25% 22
North West +48 54 £350 -6.66% 19
West Midlands +10 30 £373 +6.42% 10
South West -4 28 £338 -12.33% 10
Yorkshire +2 22 £375 - 10
East of England +8 19 £375 -1.63% 16
East Midlands -6 11 £363 -4.60% 4
North East -7 7 £355 -32.38% 2
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 530 (56.99%) SQL
2 455 (48.92%) SQL Server
3 448 (48.17%) Oracle
4 315 (33.87%) Oracle Database
5 239 (25.70%) Linux
6 230 (24.73%) Performance Tuning
7 201 (21.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 197 (21.18%) Microsoft
9 183 (19.68%) Windows
10 167 (17.96%) T-SQL
11 153 (16.45%) Unix
12 149 (16.02%) Migration
12 149 (16.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 146 (15.70%) Finance
14 145 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 136 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
16 129 (13.87%) High Availability
16 129 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012
17 126 (13.55%) Security Cleared
18 122 (13.12%) MySQL
18 122 (13.12%) Replication
19 119 (12.80%) SQL Server 2014
20 116 (12.47%) Oracle Database 11g
21 106 (11.40%) ITIL
22 105 (11.29%) SC Cleared
23 99 (10.65%) ETL
24 93 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
24 93 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
25 87 (9.35%) Clustering
26 85 (9.14%) Oracle EBS

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 46 (4.95%) WebLogic
2 43 (4.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 26 (2.80%) Oracle Application Server
4 23 (2.47%) IIS
5 20 (2.15%) Confluence
6 13 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 8 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.75%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.65%) nginx
10 6 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.43%) GeoServer
11 4 (0.43%) JBoss
11 4 (0.43%) Tuxedo
12 3 (0.32%) WildFly
13 2 (0.22%) Apache
13 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 79 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.75%) MS Office
4 3 (0.32%) SPSS
5 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 85 (9.14%) Oracle EBS
2 59 (6.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 36 (3.87%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (1.61%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (1.08%) Oracle Financials
6 8 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Utilities
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.11%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.41%) IaaS
3 40 (4.30%) PaaS
3 40 (4.30%) SaaS
4 17 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.43%) GitHub
6 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.47%) SAN
2 16 (1.72%) LDAP
3 9 (0.97%) DMZ
4 7 (0.75%) DNS
4 7 (0.75%) Firewall
5 6 (0.65%) Kerberos
6 5 (0.54%) Internet
7 4 (0.43%) NAS
7 4 (0.43%) SSL
8 3 (0.32%) LAN
8 3 (0.32%) SSH
8 3 (0.32%) VLAN
8 3 (0.32%) WAN
9 2 (0.22%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.22%) FTP
9 2 (0.22%) HTTP
9 2 (0.22%) Intranet
9 2 (0.22%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.22%) VPN
9 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 455 (48.92%) SQL Server
2 315 (33.87%) Oracle Database
3 201 (21.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 149 (16.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 145 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 129 (13.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 122 (13.12%) MySQL
8 119 (12.80%) SQL Server 2014
9 116 (12.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 93 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
11 83 (8.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 81 (8.71%) Data Warehouse
13 70 (7.53%) PostgreSQL
14 53 (5.70%) DB2
15 51 (5.48%) Oracle Database 10g
16 47 (5.05%) SQL Server 2005
17 46 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
17 46 (4.95%) Relational Database
18 44 (4.73%) NoSQL
19 39 (4.19%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (2.26%) JIRA
2 17 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 15 (1.61%) Toad
4 14 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.40%) Subversion
6 12 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.08%) Bitbucket
7 10 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 9 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
9 8 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.75%) NUnit
11 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.32%) CA Gen
13 2 (0.22%) ProC
14 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.11%) GitLab
14 1 (0.11%) JUnit
14 1 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
14 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 146 (15.70%) Finance
2 44 (4.73%) Banking
3 22 (2.37%) Retail
4 17 (1.83%) Advertising
5 14 (1.51%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.29%) Local Government
7 11 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.75%) Legal
8 7 (0.75%) Marketing
9 6 (0.65%) Law
10 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
12 3 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.02%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 53 (5.70%) Middleware
3 45 (4.84%) Oracle Fusion
4 41 (4.41%) .NET
5 22 (2.37%) Web Services
6 14 (1.51%) LAMP
7 9 (0.97%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.86%) .NET Framework
8 8 (0.86%) Entity Framework
9 7 (0.75%) ADO
9 7 (0.75%) Dapper ORM
10 6 (0.65%) OAuth2
10 6 (0.65%) YAML
11 5 (0.54%) REST
11 5 (0.54%) RESTful
12 3 (0.32%) ODBC
13 2 (0.22%) JMS
13 2 (0.22%) SOAP
13 2 (0.22%) WebCenter
13 2 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 122 (13.12%) Replication
2 87 (9.35%) Clustering
3 32 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (3.44%) Data Centre
4 15 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.18%) Mainframe
6 10 (1.08%) HACMP
7 9 (0.97%) Reference Data
8 6 (0.65%) Data Structures
9 5 (0.54%) CMDB
9 5 (0.54%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.43%) Fintech
10 4 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.32%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.32%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.32%) FMCG
12 2 (0.22%) FlexPod
12 2 (0.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 239 (25.70%) Linux
2 183 (19.68%) Windows
3 153 (16.45%) Unix
4 62 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 51 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (4.73%) AIX
7 40 (4.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (3.98%) CentOS
9 29 (3.12%) Solaris
10 28 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.40%) zOS
13 12 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.75%) SUSE
16 6 (0.65%) HPUX
16 6 (0.65%) MVS
17 3 (0.32%) VME
18 1 (0.11%) Android
18 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (24.73%) Performance Tuning
2 149 (16.02%) Migration
3 136 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
4 129 (13.87%) High Availability
5 106 (11.40%) ITIL
6 99 (10.65%) ETL
7 93 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 81 (8.71%) Change Management
9 69 (7.42%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (7.10%) Performance Monitoring
11 50 (5.38%) Data Management
12 46 (4.95%) Data Migration
12 46 (4.95%) SOA
13 43 (4.62%) DevOps
14 38 (4.09%) Data Modelling
15 36 (3.87%) Open Source
15 36 (3.87%) Problem Management
16 32 (3.44%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (3.12%) Database Tuning
18 28 (3.01%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 530 (56.99%) SQL
2 167 (17.96%) T-SQL
3 71 (7.63%) Perl
4 69 (7.42%) PL/SQL
5 68 (7.31%) PowerShell
6 58 (6.24%) Shell Script
7 55 (5.91%) Python
8 44 (4.73%) Ruby
9 34 (3.66%) Bash Shell
10 27 (2.90%) Java
11 19 (2.04%) C#
12 18 (1.94%) VB
13 15 (1.61%) Korn
14 11 (1.18%) CQL
15 8 (0.86%) C
16 6 (0.65%) C++
17 5 (0.54%) AWK
17 5 (0.54%) COBOL
18 4 (0.43%) PHP
18 4 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 126 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 105 (11.29%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.44%) Degree
4 28 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (2.80%) Oracle Certification
6 13 (1.40%) MCITP
7 12 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.08%) OCP
9 9 (0.97%) MCDBA
9 9 (0.97%) MCSE
10 7 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.54%) MCTS
12 4 (0.43%) BC Cleared
12 4 (0.43%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.43%) IBM Certification
12 4 (0.43%) MCSA
13 2 (0.22%) NVQ Level 3
14 1 (0.11%) CLAS
14 1 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
14 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.51%) SLA
2 12 (1.29%) QA
3 8 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.32%) PMO
6 2 (0.22%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (8.17%) Oracle RAC
2 24 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.47%) Active Directory
4 15 (1.61%) Corosync
4 15 (1.61%) Docker
5 13 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (0.75%) Oracle Clusterware
9 6 (0.65%) Squid
10 5 (0.54%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.54%) vSphere
11 3 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
12 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.11%) Ceph
13 1 (0.11%) RACF
13 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 85 (9.14%) Data Guard
2 73 (7.85%) Oracle RMAN
3 44 (4.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 42 (4.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 32 (3.44%) Ansible
5 32 (3.44%) Puppet
6 19 (2.04%) SCOM
7 18 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.72%) Galera Cluster
9 15 (1.61%) Pacemaker
10 13 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
10 13 (1.40%) Nagios
11 12 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (0.97%) ZABBIX
13 8 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 7 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.75%) Salt
15 4 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
15 4 (0.43%) vRealize
16 3 (0.32%) SCCM
Vendors
1 448 (48.17%) Oracle
2 197 (21.18%) Microsoft
3 54 (5.81%) Red Hat
3 54 (5.81%) Sybase
4 48 (5.16%) VMware
5 35 (3.76%) SAP
6 28 (3.01%) IBM
7 26 (2.80%) NetApp
8 15 (1.61%) Hyperion
9 12 (1.29%) Percona
9 12 (1.29%) RedGate
10 9 (0.97%) Netezza
10 9 (0.97%) Rackspace
11 8 (0.86%) IDERA
12 7 (0.75%) F5
12 7 (0.75%) Siebel
12 7 (0.75%) Tableau
12 7 (0.75%) Teradata
13 6 (0.65%) CA
13 6 (0.65%) Remedy
Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CILIP
Rate: £38,000 to £42,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
CILIP
Rate: From £38,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Noir Consulting
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dublin, Ireland, London, UK
E-Com Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £40.00 - £48.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago