The median contractor rate for a DBA was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
Rank 76 81 83
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 10 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.00% 1.33% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.38% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 2
Median daily rate £330 £405 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.51% +40.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 976 1380 1114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.21% 96.64% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 963 733
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Leeds

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Leeds

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Leeds over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Leeds

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Leeds

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Leeds region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 33 (91.67%) SQL
2 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 17 (47.22%) Oracle
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 16 (44.44%) Windows
4 16 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (33.33%) Unix
7 10 (27.78%) Replication
7 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (27.78%) Linux
7 10 (27.78%) Oracle Database
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
9 8 (22.22%) ETL
9 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (13.89%) DB2 UDB
11 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.89%) AWK
11 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
11 5 (13.89%) NetApp
11 5 (13.89%) Migration
11 5 (13.89%) Change Management

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 2 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 13 (36.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (27.78%) Oracle Database
3 10 (27.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (13.89%) DB2
7 5 (13.89%) DB2 UDB
7 5 (13.89%) OLTP
8 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (5.56%) Big Data
10 2 (5.56%) MySQL
10 2 (5.56%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
10 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Toad
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Replication
2 5 (13.89%) HACMP
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (5.56%) Fintech
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) Unix
3 10 (27.78%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Solaris
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (22.22%) ETL
3 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) Configuration Management
3 5 (13.89%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) High Availability
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
6 2 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (5.56%) SOA
7 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.78%) Data Transformation
7 1 (2.78%) Database Theory
7 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.78%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (91.67%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 6 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (13.89%) AWK
5 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.56%) Perl
7 1 (2.78%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.33%) MCDBA
3 3 (8.33%) MCITP
3 3 (8.33%) MCTS
4 2 (5.56%) OCP
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (13.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
1 17 (47.22%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) NetApp
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) IDERA
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.33%) RedGate
5 2 (5.56%) Sybase
6 1 (2.78%) Progress
6 1 (2.78%) Tableau