Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 September 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.

Database Administrator
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 - 43
Rank change year-on-year - +43 +13
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 8 0 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.83% - 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 16
Kent median daily rate £550 - £440
10th Percentile £374 - £400
90th Percentile £575 - £472
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £401
% change year-on-year +3.13% -0.31% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

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 423 509 585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 93.74% 98.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 371 414
Kent median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £170 £165 £180
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 18
Kent median hourly rate £38.38 £25.69 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.38% +22.83% +30.72%
10th Percentile £11.24 £12.80 £10.70
90th Percentile £187.50 £103.70 £69.95
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

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 20 September 2018.

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 20 September 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
Maidstone - 2 £400 -
DBA
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (50.00%) Sybase
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 3 (37.50%) Big Data
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
4 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) Break/Fix
4 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Advertising
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (37.50%) Big Data
3 3 (37.50%) NoSQL
3 3 (37.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (37.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (25.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Break/Fix
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
1 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Database Security
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Availability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Sybase
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft