Period
to 24 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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
England > London
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 432 269 366
Rank change year-on-year -163 +97 +69
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 127 89 218
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.72% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 59 155
10th Percentile £363 £412 £361
25th Percentile £407 £440 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £465
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.84% +3.33%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £520
90th Percentile £586 £555 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.00 -
England median hourly rate - £28.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -32.14% +180.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 31,570 12,302 36,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 91.83% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,802 8,806 26,553
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 111 451
10th Percentile £13.61 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £19.99 £15.02
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% +12.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.08 £56.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +15.79% +8.57%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in London

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing DBA in London.

Daily rate trend for DBA in London

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing DBA in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for DBA in London

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing DBA in London.

Hourly rate trend for DBA in London

DBA
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the London region over the 6 months to 24 September 2021. 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
Central London -66 11 £538 +10.31% 12
South London +1 1 £675 +68.75% 2
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 76 (59.84%) SQL
2 59 (46.46%) Oracle
3 50 (39.37%) Oracle Database
4 46 (36.22%) SQL Server
5 40 (31.50%) Performance Tuning
6 38 (29.92%) Migration
7 29 (22.83%) Linux
8 27 (21.26%) Data Guard
9 24 (18.90%) Windows
9 24 (18.90%) Finance
10 22 (17.32%) Replication
10 22 (17.32%) Social Skills
11 20 (15.75%) Azure
12 19 (14.96%) Red Hat
12 19 (14.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 18 (14.17%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (13.39%) PowerShell
14 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
14 17 (13.39%) Oracle Database 12c
15 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2016
15 16 (12.60%) Active Directory
15 16 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (12.60%) PL/SQL
15 16 (12.60%) Clustering
15 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
15 16 (12.60%) Oracle Exadata
16 15 (11.81%) Oracle RAC
16 15 (11.81%) Oracle RMAN
16 15 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (7.09%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.51%) IIS
3 6 (4.72%) CICS
4 5 (3.94%) Apache
5 4 (3.15%) Apache Airflow
5 4 (3.15%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.79%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) FLEXCUBE
1 3 (2.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.75%) Azure
2 12 (9.45%) AWS
2 12 (9.45%) GitHub
3 7 (5.51%) Power Platform
4 5 (3.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 4 (3.15%) Azure Functions
5 4 (3.15%) Azure Storage
5 4 (3.15%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 4 (3.15%) GitHub Actions
5 4 (3.15%) PaaS
5 4 (3.15%) Serverless
6 2 (1.57%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.79%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (0.79%) Datadog
7 1 (0.79%) GCP
7 1 (0.79%) IaaS
7 1 (0.79%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) SAN
2 7 (5.51%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.57%) DNS
3 2 (1.57%) Firewall
3 2 (1.57%) NAS
3 2 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.57%) VPN
3 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) FDDI
4 1 (0.79%) HTTP
4 1 (0.79%) IMAP
4 1 (0.79%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.79%) Internet
4 1 (0.79%) Network Security
4 1 (0.79%) SMTP
4 1 (0.79%) SSH
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (39.37%) Oracle Database
2 46 (36.22%) SQL Server
3 18 (14.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 17 (13.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 16 (12.60%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (12.60%) Oracle Exadata
5 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2016
6 13 (10.24%) Relational Database
6 13 (10.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (9.45%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (8.66%) SQL Server 2019
9 10 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (7.09%) Azure SQL Database
11 8 (6.30%) MySQL
11 8 (6.30%) RDBMS
11 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (5.51%) Power BI
12 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (3.94%) IDMS
13 5 (3.94%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.79%) GitLab
4 1 (0.79%) JIRA
4 1 (0.79%) JUnit
4 1 (0.79%) Mockito
4 1 (0.79%) Toad
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 24 (18.90%) Finance
2 22 (17.32%) Social Skills
3 12 (9.45%) Banking
4 10 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.36%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) International Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.79%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.79%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (5.51%) Middleware
3 5 (3.94%) HTML
3 5 (3.94%) JDBC
3 5 (3.94%) ODBC
4 4 (3.15%) Kafka
5 2 (1.57%) JSON
5 2 (1.57%) Web Services
6 1 (0.79%) CSS
6 1 (0.79%) CSS3
6 1 (0.79%) ISPF
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.79%) OSGi
6 1 (0.79%) Preactjs
6 1 (0.79%) React
6 1 (0.79%) Velocity
6 1 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.32%) Replication
2 16 (12.60%) Clustering
3 8 (6.30%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.72%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.15%) Cybercrime
6 3 (2.36%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.79%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (22.83%) Linux
2 24 (18.90%) Windows
3 12 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (8.66%) Unix
4 11 (8.66%) Windows Server
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.72%) zOS
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.36%) Solaris
8 2 (1.57%) AIX
8 2 (1.57%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.79%) Debian
9 1 (0.79%) HPUX
9 1 (0.79%) MVS
9 1 (0.79%) Slackware
9 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.50%) Performance Tuning
2 38 (29.92%) Migration
3 15 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (11.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.45%) High Availability
6 11 (8.66%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (8.66%) Configuration Management
7 10 (7.87%) Database Security
7 10 (7.87%) ITIL
7 10 (7.87%) Performance Optimisation
7 10 (7.87%) Scrum
8 8 (6.30%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.30%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.30%) Database Tuning
8 8 (6.30%) DevOps
9 7 (5.51%) ETL
9 7 (5.51%) SQL Optimisation
10 6 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.94%) Data Engineering
11 5 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (59.84%) SQL
2 17 (13.39%) PowerShell
3 16 (12.60%) PL/SQL
4 14 (11.02%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.87%) Shell Script
6 7 (5.51%) Python
7 6 (4.72%) REXX
8 4 (3.15%) Java
8 4 (3.15%) VBA
9 2 (1.57%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.57%) Perl
10 1 (0.79%) ALGOL
10 1 (0.79%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.79%) C
10 1 (0.79%) COBOL
10 1 (0.79%) Java 11
10 1 (0.79%) Java 8
10 1 (0.79%) R
10 1 (0.79%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 16 (12.60%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.09%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.94%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (3.15%) OCP
6 3 (2.36%) ISEB
7 2 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.57%) MCSA
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.79%) Degree
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) Accessibility
2 4 (3.15%) QA
3 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.57%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.57%) SLA
5 1 (0.79%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (12.60%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle RAC
3 9 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.79%) ACF2
5 1 (0.79%) Docker
5 1 (0.79%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.79%) RACF
5 1 (0.79%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 27 (21.26%) Data Guard
2 15 (11.81%) Oracle RMAN
3 10 (7.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 9 (7.09%) Terraform
5 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.79%) Control-M
7 1 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Grafana
7 1 (0.79%) Kibana
7 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.79%) Nagios
7 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (46.46%) Oracle
2 19 (14.96%) Red Hat
3 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.87%) VMware
5 6 (4.72%) Sybase
6 5 (3.94%) EMC
6 5 (3.94%) Informatica
7 4 (3.15%) CA
7 4 (3.15%) Databricks
7 4 (3.15%) Sun
8 2 (1.57%) Broadcom
8 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 2 (1.57%) Splunk
8 2 (1.57%) Teradata
9 1 (0.79%) Apple
9 1 (0.79%) BMC
9 1 (0.79%) Greenplum
9 1 (0.79%) McAfee
9 1 (0.79%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow