Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 21 July 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 52 65
Rank change year-on-year +6 +13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.70% 0.64% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.67% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Kent median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -10.11%
10th Percentile £443 £375 £390
90th Percentile £538 £425 £418
South East median daily rate £443 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +10.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £29.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 519 449 521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.92% 96.15% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 273 376
Kent median daily rate £400 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.97% +3.93%
10th Percentile £220 £192 £174
90th Percentile £625 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 28
Kent median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £26.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +50.74% +27.39%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.19 £12.68
90th Percentile £45.35 £161.25 £77.64
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.02 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.33% +8.66% -12.50%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Kent

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Kent

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Kent over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Kent

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Kent

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £375 -
DBA
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Kent region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (77.78%) Process Improvement
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database 12c
2 7 (77.78%) Data Guard
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Exadata
2 7 (77.78%) Break/Fix
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
2 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
2 7 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Clustering
4 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (55.56%) Power BI
4 5 (55.56%) Power Platform
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (55.56%) Tableau
4 5 (55.56%) Big Data
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (44.44%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
6 3 (33.33%) Linux

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Power Platform
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle Database
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Database 12c
2 7 (77.78%) Oracle Exadata
2 7 (77.78%) RDBMS
2 7 (77.78%) Relational Database
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) Big Data
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (55.56%) Power BI
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (11.11%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (77.78%) Break/Fix
2 7 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (77.78%) Process Improvement
2 7 (77.78%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (33.33%) Server Management
5 3 (33.33%) Storage Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
6 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
6 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
6 1 (11.11%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (11.11%) Physical Data Model
6 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) OCP
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Data Guard
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Tableau
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) IBM