Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Mainframe DBA was £450 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.

Mainframe Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 828 865 853
Rank change year-on-year +37 -12 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Mainframe DBA 3 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.003% 0.008% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.003% 0.009% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 5
England median daily rate £450 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -19.44% +20.00%
10th Percentile £425 £319 £422
90th Percentile £475 £420 £480
UK median daily rate £525 £363 £450
% change year-on-year +44.83% -19.44% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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%

Mainframe DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Mainframe DBA in England

Mainframe DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mainframe DBA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mainframe DBA in England

Mainframe 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 Mainframe 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 - 2 £450 -
South East +14 1 - -
Mainframe DBA
UK

Mainframe DBA Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Mainframe 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 Mainframe DBA in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) DB2
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) ISPF
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) REXX
3 1 (33.33%) zOS
3 1 (33.33%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

Mainframe 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Database Tuning
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) REXX
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) MAINVIEW
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) BMC
1 1 (33.33%) IBM