Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 251 319 371
Rank change year-on-year +68 +52 -91
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 298 672 655
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.96% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 454 439
Median daily rate £450 £438 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.71% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £304
90th Percentile £575 £563 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.98% +2.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 3
Median hourly rate £67.50 £28.24 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +139.04% -19.32% -18.60%
10th Percentile £28.50 £14.31 £18.20
90th Percentile £68.75 £41.25 £39.00
UK median hourly rate £67.50 £19.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +246.15% -44.29% -16.17%

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 28,974 78,885 89,522
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 94.32% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,347 52,418 59,250
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,161 2,598 2,850
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in England

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DBA in England.

Daily rate trend for DBA in England

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DBA in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for DBA in England

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DBA in England.

Hourly rate trend for DBA in England

DBA
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing DBA in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 +113 114 £494 +3.89% 6
South East +94 70 £415 -6.74%
North of England +38 38 £450 +12.50% 11
East of England +78 37 £400 -1.60% 3
Midlands +53 24 £475 +15.15% 11
North West +47 24 £450 +16.13% 2
West Midlands +45 21 £515 +24.85% 5
Yorkshire +48 12 £498 +20.61% 6
South West +30 11 £460 +5.14% 4
North East +26 4 £650 +33.68% 3
East Midlands +44 2 £400 -5.88% 6
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 186 (62.42%) Oracle
2 153 (51.34%) Oracle Database
3 141 (47.32%) SQL
4 111 (37.25%) SQL Server
5 91 (30.54%) Security Cleared
6 77 (25.84%) SC Cleared
7 75 (25.17%) Linux
8 69 (23.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 65 (21.81%) Performance Tuning
10 55 (18.46%) Windows
11 54 (18.12%) Finance
12 51 (17.11%) Oracle RAC
13 46 (15.44%) Unix
14 45 (15.10%) Migration
15 41 (13.76%) High Availability
16 39 (13.09%) T-SQL
17 38 (12.75%) Data Guard
18 36 (12.08%) Azure
18 36 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 35 (11.74%) WebLogic
20 34 (11.41%) Oracle Database 11g
21 33 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
21 33 (11.07%) Microsoft
22 31 (10.40%) Oracle Applications
23 30 (10.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 29 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
24 29 (9.73%) SOA
24 29 (9.73%) SQL Server 2016
24 29 (9.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
24 29 (9.73%) 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 35 (11.74%) WebLogic
2 29 (9.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 24 (8.05%) Confluence
4 13 (4.36%) Red Hat Fuse
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.34%) Drupal
7 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.34%) IIS
7 1 (0.34%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.34%) Tuxedo
7 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 31 (10.40%) Oracle Applications
2 8 (2.68%) assyst
2 8 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (2.35%) Documaker
4 5 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (1.01%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.08%) Azure
2 27 (9.06%) AWS
3 5 (1.68%) GCP
3 5 (1.68%) IaaS
4 4 (1.34%) PaaS
4 4 (1.34%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.01%) Firewall
1 6 (2.01%) Kerberos
2 5 (1.68%) SAN
3 3 (1.01%) Internet
3 3 (1.01%) SSH
3 3 (1.01%) SSL
4 1 (0.34%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (51.34%) Oracle Database
2 111 (37.25%) SQL Server
3 69 (23.15%) Oracle Database 12c
4 36 (12.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (11.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 30 (10.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (9.73%) Data Warehouse
7 29 (9.73%) SQL Server 2012
7 29 (9.73%) SQL Server 2016
8 25 (8.39%) MySQL
9 21 (7.05%) PostgreSQL
10 20 (6.71%) MongoDB
11 18 (6.04%) Oracle ODI
11 18 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (6.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 17 (5.70%) Relational Database
13 15 (5.03%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (5.03%) SQL Server 2014
14 14 (4.70%) Oracle BI EE
15 13 (4.36%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 25 (8.39%) JIRA
2 7 (2.35%) Toad
3 6 (2.01%) Eclipse
3 6 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.34%) Ant
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.34%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.34%) MSI
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.34%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 54 (18.12%) Finance
2 23 (7.72%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.36%) Banking
4 8 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.68%) Police
6 5 (1.68%) Retail
7 2 (0.67%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.67%) Front Office
7 2 (0.67%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Electronics
8 1 (0.34%) Games
8 1 (0.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.40%) Middleware
2 16 (5.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 12 (4.03%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (4.03%) Web Services
4 7 (2.35%) J2EE
5 5 (1.68%) .NET
5 5 (1.68%) Java EE
5 5 (1.68%) Struts
6 4 (1.34%) JDBC
6 4 (1.34%) ODBC
7 3 (1.01%) Node.js
8 1 (0.34%) Apache NiFi
8 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.34%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.34%) REST
8 1 (0.34%) SOAP
8 1 (0.34%) Spring
8 1 (0.34%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.38%) Clustering
2 19 (6.38%) Replication
3 12 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.35%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.34%) Reference Data
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.01%) NHS
8 3 (1.01%) Wiki
9 2 (0.67%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.34%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 75 (25.17%) Linux
2 55 (18.46%) Windows
3 46 (15.44%) Unix
4 28 (9.40%) Windows Server
5 16 (5.37%) Solaris
6 15 (5.03%) Oracle Linux
7 13 (4.36%) AIX
7 13 (4.36%) VME
8 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.01%) Windows Server 2016
10 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.34%) HPUX
13 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (21.81%) Performance Tuning
2 45 (15.10%) Migration
3 41 (13.76%) High Availability
4 33 (11.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (9.73%) SOA
6 24 (8.05%) ITIL
7 22 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (7.05%) DevOps
9 18 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (6.04%) Service Management
10 17 (5.70%) E-business
11 16 (5.37%) Release Management
12 14 (4.70%) Capacity Management
12 14 (4.70%) Data Management
12 14 (4.70%) Test Automation
13 12 (4.03%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (4.03%) Database Security
13 12 (4.03%) ETL
13 12 (4.03%) Task Automation
13 12 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 141 (47.32%) SQL
2 39 (13.09%) T-SQL
3 26 (8.72%) Shell Script
4 17 (5.70%) PL/SQL
5 16 (5.37%) Python
6 13 (4.36%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.36%) COBOL
7 12 (4.03%) Java
8 10 (3.36%) Perl
8 10 (3.36%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.35%) Korn
9 7 (2.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 6 (2.01%) C#
11 2 (0.67%) VBA
12 1 (0.34%) AWK
12 1 (0.34%) C
12 1 (0.34%) Jython
12 1 (0.34%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) sed
12 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 91 (30.54%) Security Cleared
2 77 (25.84%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.70%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (2.35%) Degree
6 3 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.67%) OCP
8 1 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.72%) SLA
2 9 (3.02%) QA
3 4 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.34%) GDPR
5 1 (0.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (17.11%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (4.36%) Active Directory
3 12 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.01%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (1.34%) Docker
6 2 (0.67%) NFS
6 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.67%) vSphere
7 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.34%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 38 (12.75%) Data Guard
2 24 (8.05%) Oracle RMAN
3 20 (6.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (2.68%) ZABBIX
5 7 (2.35%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 6 (2.01%) Ansible
7 5 (1.68%) Puppet
8 4 (1.34%) Foglight
9 3 (1.01%) Control-M
9 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.01%) Oracle Flashback
9 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
10 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.67%) SCCM
10 2 (0.67%) SCOM
11 1 (0.34%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.34%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.34%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 186 (62.42%) Oracle
2 33 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.05%) Sybase
4 15 (5.03%) VMware
5 14 (4.70%) Red Hat
6 13 (4.36%) IBM
7 10 (3.36%) ICL
8 9 (3.02%) Remedy
9 8 (2.68%) AppDynamics
9 8 (2.68%) Dynatrace
10 7 (2.35%) Sun
11 5 (1.68%) CommVault
12 4 (1.34%) EMC
12 4 (1.34%) Google
12 4 (1.34%) Imperva
12 4 (1.34%) SAP
13 3 (1.01%) hybris
13 3 (1.01%) Informatica
14 2 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
14 2 (0.67%) RedGate