Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior DBA was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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.

Senior Database Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 804 798 774
Rank change year-on-year -6 -24 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 32 36 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.040% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.042% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 49
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +12.79%
10th Percentile £375 £348 £338
90th Percentile £525 £589 £506
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £57.50 -

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 87,524 85,696 92,649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,725 56,452 59,910
England median daily rate £450 £425 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.29% +3.88%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,539 2,913 3,545
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.38 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.68% +0.68% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DBA in England

Senior DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DBA in England

Senior DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DBA in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DBA in England

Senior DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DBA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DBA in England

Senior 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 Senior DBA within the England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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 -20 15 £475 -9.52% 11
South East -10 11 £475 +5.56% 1
South West +6 3 £375 -1.64%
North of England +43 1 - - 3
North West +16 1 - -
Midlands -2 1 £450 +9.09% 3
West Midlands -7 1 £450 +9.09% 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Senior DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Senior 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 Senior DBA in the job title.

1 21 (65.63%) Oracle
2 20 (62.50%) SQL
3 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
4 17 (53.13%) Oracle Database
5 12 (37.50%) Linux
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (21.88%) Oracle Fusion
7 7 (21.88%) Migration
7 7 (21.88%) Clustering
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (18.75%) Middleware
8 6 (18.75%) SOA
8 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
8 6 (18.75%) SAN
8 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
8 6 (18.75%) Unix
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (15.63%) Data Management
9 5 (15.63%) AIX
9 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL

Senior 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 6 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (9.38%) Confluence
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (9.38%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.38%) G Suite
3 1 (3.13%) IaaS
3 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) SQL Server
2 17 (53.13%) Oracle Database
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 7 (21.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (18.75%) RDBMS
5 6 (18.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (15.63%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (6.25%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (18.75%) Middleware
3 3 (9.38%) .NET
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (6.25%) WebCenter
5 1 (3.13%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) Replication
3 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (9.38%) Data Structures
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 5 (15.63%) AIX
4 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Windows
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
1 7 (21.88%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (18.75%) SOA
3 5 (15.63%) Data Management
3 5 (15.63%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Change Control
4 4 (12.50%) ETL
4 4 (12.50%) High Availability
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 4 (12.50%) WFM
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) CRM
5 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
5 3 (9.38%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (62.50%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) Python
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (3.13%) JCL
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) REXX
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (3.13%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 4 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.38%) Google
4 3 (9.38%) Siebel
4 3 (9.38%) Sybase
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) Neverfail
5 2 (6.25%) RedGate
6 1 (3.13%) BMC
6 1 (3.13%) Capita
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas