Period
to 13 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 326 372 346
Rank change year-on-year +46 -26 -97
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 539 637 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.66% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.70% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 409 432
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £509
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 11
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £13.75 £39.50 £15.35
90th Percentile £42.00 £42.70 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -15.00%

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 68,330 91,145 90,274
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,162 61,105 60,368
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,559 2,739 2,614
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.33 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.46% -1.07% +3.89%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +64 184 £450 +4.35% 44
North of England +39 124 £413 +3.13% 61
South East +3 85 £413 - 23
Midlands +49 55 £425 +19.30% 23
North West +7 52 £400 +6.67% 35
Yorkshire +39 51 £425 +3.03% 21
South West -24 44 £400 -4.48% 13
West Midlands +46 42 £464 +28.00% 14
East of England +45 40 £401 +0.13% 15
North East +39 21 £504 -0.49% 5
East Midlands +17 11 £400 +12.28% 9
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 333 (61.78%) SQL
2 261 (48.42%) Oracle
3 258 (47.87%) SQL Server
4 208 (38.59%) Oracle Database
5 139 (25.79%) Performance Tuning
6 126 (23.38%) Security Cleared
7 118 (21.89%) Migration
8 97 (18.00%) SC Cleared
9 96 (17.81%) Linux
10 91 (16.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 86 (15.96%) Microsoft
12 85 (15.77%) Oracle RAC
13 84 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 83 (15.40%) Unix
14 83 (15.40%) High Availability
15 82 (15.21%) MySQL
16 74 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 74 (13.73%) Windows
17 70 (12.99%) Data Guard
18 69 (12.80%) AWS
19 60 (11.13%) PowerShell
19 60 (11.13%) PostgreSQL
20 59 (10.95%) T-SQL
21 57 (10.58%) Clustering
22 55 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
23 53 (9.83%) Data Warehouse
24 52 (9.65%) Shell Script
25 51 (9.46%) Finance
26 50 (9.28%) PL/SQL
26 50 (9.28%) Oracle Database 11g

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 25 (4.64%) WebLogic
2 8 (1.48%) IIS
3 7 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
4 6 (1.11%) SharePoint
5 4 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.56%) JBoss
6 3 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.37%) CICS
7 2 (0.37%) Confluence
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.19%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 8 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (3.71%) Oracle Applications
2 19 (3.53%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (2.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (1.11%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.37%) Minerva
6 2 (0.37%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.37%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.19%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.19%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 69 (12.80%) AWS
2 48 (8.91%) Azure
3 21 (3.90%) Power Platform
4 19 (3.53%) Amazon S3
5 6 (1.11%) GCP
6 5 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.93%) SaaS
7 4 (0.74%) IaaS
7 4 (0.74%) PaaS
8 3 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.56%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.56%) Datadog
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
9 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.30%) SAN
2 5 (0.93%) WebEx
3 4 (0.74%) Internet
3 4 (0.74%) Skype
4 2 (0.37%) DHCP
4 2 (0.37%) DNS
4 2 (0.37%) SSH
5 1 (0.19%) DMZ
5 1 (0.19%) HTTP
5 1 (0.19%) Intranet
5 1 (0.19%) NAS
5 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 258 (47.87%) SQL Server
2 208 (38.59%) Oracle Database
3 91 (16.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 84 (15.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 82 (15.21%) MySQL
6 74 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (11.13%) PostgreSQL
8 53 (9.83%) Data Warehouse
9 50 (9.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 44 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
11 38 (7.05%) SQL Server 2016
12 37 (6.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 37 (6.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 35 (6.49%) MongoDB
14 34 (6.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (5.38%) Relational Database
16 25 (4.64%) Amazon Redshift
16 25 (4.64%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (3.90%) DB2
17 21 (3.90%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.41%) Oracle Forms
1 13 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (0.93%) Hudson
4 5 (0.93%) JIRA
5 4 (0.74%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.37%) Ant
6 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.19%) GitLab
7 1 (0.19%) PeopleTools
7 1 (0.19%) Selenium
7 1 (0.19%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 51 (9.46%) Finance
2 37 (6.86%) Public Sector
3 33 (6.12%) Banking
4 14 (2.60%) Retail
5 10 (1.86%) Back Office
6 7 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.93%) Games
7 5 (0.93%) International Banking
8 4 (0.74%) Law
8 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.56%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.37%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Marketing
11 1 (0.19%) Advertising
11 1 (0.19%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (4.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 14 (2.60%) .NET
2 14 (2.60%) Middleware
3 3 (0.56%) HTML
3 3 (0.56%) J2EE
3 3 (0.56%) Kafka
3 3 (0.56%) LDAP
3 3 (0.56%) Spring
4 2 (0.37%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.37%) REST
4 2 (0.37%) XML
5 1 (0.19%) BSON
5 1 (0.19%) CSS
5 1 (0.19%) JSON
5 1 (0.19%) Node.js
5 1 (0.19%) SOAP
5 1 (0.19%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.19%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 57 (10.58%) Clustering
2 49 (9.09%) Replication
3 31 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 8 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.93%) NHS
8 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 4 (0.74%) Reinsurance
9 3 (0.56%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.56%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.37%) EPoS
10 2 (0.37%) FMCG
10 2 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.19%) Derivative
11 1 (0.19%) HACMP
11 1 (0.19%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 96 (17.81%) Linux
2 83 (15.40%) Unix
3 74 (13.73%) Windows
4 28 (5.19%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (3.34%) Solaris
7 13 (2.41%) AIX
8 8 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.74%) CentOS
9 4 (0.74%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.56%) zOS
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (25.79%) Performance Tuning
2 118 (21.89%) Migration
3 83 (15.40%) High Availability
4 55 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 49 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (7.24%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (6.86%) ITIL
8 31 (5.75%) ETL
9 29 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
10 23 (4.27%) DevOps
10 23 (4.27%) Open Source
11 22 (4.08%) Data Migration
12 21 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
13 19 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (3.53%) Task Automation
14 17 (3.15%) Change Management
14 17 (3.15%) Data Security
14 17 (3.15%) Statistics
15 14 (2.60%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 333 (61.78%) SQL
2 60 (11.13%) PowerShell
3 59 (10.95%) T-SQL
4 52 (9.65%) Shell Script
5 50 (9.28%) PL/SQL
6 35 (6.49%) Python
7 17 (3.15%) Perl
8 10 (1.86%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.67%) C#
9 9 (1.67%) Java
10 4 (0.74%) VB
11 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.56%) JCL
11 3 (0.56%) VBA
12 2 (0.37%) AWK
12 2 (0.37%) C-shell
12 2 (0.37%) Korn
12 2 (0.37%) PHP
12 2 (0.37%) Ruby
12 2 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 126 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 97 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.78%) DV Cleared
3 15 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (2.41%) Degree
5 10 (1.86%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (1.48%) OCA
6 8 (1.48%) OCP
7 7 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.93%) MCITP
9 4 (0.74%) MCDBA
10 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.37%) HND
11 2 (0.37%) MCP
11 2 (0.37%) MCSA
12 1 (0.19%) CCDA
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) MCSE
12 1 (0.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.23%) QA
2 10 (1.86%) SLA
3 5 (0.93%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.93%) GDPR
3 5 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) SEPA
System Software
1 85 (15.77%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.11%) OCFS2
5 5 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.56%) vSphere
7 2 (0.37%) HDFS
7 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 70 (12.99%) Data Guard
2 44 (8.16%) Oracle RMAN
3 40 (7.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 25 (4.64%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 12 (2.23%) Ansible
5 12 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (2.23%) SCCM
6 10 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (0.93%) SCOM
9 3 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.37%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.37%) Puppet
10 2 (0.37%) Salt
10 2 (0.37%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.19%) Ambari
11 1 (0.19%) Opsview
11 1 (0.19%) SCSM
11 1 (0.19%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.19%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 261 (48.42%) Oracle
2 86 (15.96%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.08%) VMware
4 21 (3.90%) Greenplum
4 21 (3.90%) IBM
5 20 (3.71%) Sybase
6 11 (2.04%) HP
6 11 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 11 (2.04%) Teradata
7 8 (1.48%) Citrix
8 7 (1.30%) Veritas
9 6 (1.11%) Tableau
10 5 (0.93%) Imperva
10 5 (0.93%) Percona
10 5 (0.93%) SAP
10 5 (0.93%) Varonis
11 4 (0.74%) NetApp
11 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.56%) Informatica
12 3 (0.56%) JD Edwards