Period
to 15 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £478 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 276 359 377
Rank change year-on-year +83 +18 -48
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 130 245 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.76% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 173 201
Median daily rate £478 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £374 £358 £270
90th Percentile £584 £590 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £39.25
England median hourly rate £67.50 £36.98 £40.00
% change year-on-year +82.56% -7.56% -6.98%

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 15,911 38,829 43,920
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.28% 94.24% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,917 27,783 31,794
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 519 653
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% +0.82%
10th Percentile £15.52 £12.50 £13.03
90th Percentile £54.60 £55.10 £51.10
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.95% +1.08%

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 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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 +97 22 £475 - 1
East London +46 5 £550 +4.76%
South London +38 3 £400 -11.11% 1
West London +61 2 £375 -9.09%
North London +14 1 £400 -9.09%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 80 (61.54%) Oracle
2 61 (46.92%) Oracle Database
3 57 (43.85%) SQL
4 54 (41.54%) SQL Server
5 50 (38.46%) Finance
6 34 (26.15%) WebLogic
6 34 (26.15%) Linux
7 30 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 29 (22.31%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (20.00%) Migration
10 24 (18.46%) Windows
10 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
10 24 (18.46%) Oracle ODI
11 22 (16.92%) Performance Tuning
11 22 (16.92%) SC Cleared
12 21 (16.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (16.15%) SOA
13 20 (15.38%) SLA
13 20 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
13 20 (15.38%) E-business
14 19 (14.62%) Unix
14 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2012
14 19 (14.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2016
15 18 (13.85%) JIRA
15 18 (13.85%) Oracle BI EE
15 18 (13.85%) Confluence
15 18 (13.85%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (13.85%) Sybase
16 17 (13.08%) MongoDB

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 34 (26.15%) WebLogic
2 21 (16.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 18 (13.85%) Confluence
4 16 (12.31%) Red Hat Fuse
5 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.77%) Drupal
6 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.77%) IIS
6 1 (0.77%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.77%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (15.38%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.54%) Azure
2 11 (8.46%) AWS
3 6 (4.62%) GCP
4 3 (2.31%) IaaS
4 3 (2.31%) PaaS
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.77%) GitHub
5 1 (0.77%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (0.77%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (46.92%) Oracle Database
2 54 (41.54%) SQL Server
3 30 (23.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 24 (18.46%) Oracle ODI
5 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (14.62%) SQL Server 2016
5 19 (14.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (13.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 17 (13.08%) MongoDB
8 15 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (9.23%) MySQL
9 12 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (6.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (6.15%) Oracle Exadata
12 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (5.38%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (4.62%) RDBMS
14 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (13.85%) JIRA
2 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 5 (3.85%) Toad
3 3 (2.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.77%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.77%) Subversion
4 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.77%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 50 (38.46%) Finance
2 15 (11.54%) Banking
3 9 (6.92%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.85%) Police
4 5 (3.85%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.77%) Front Office
5 1 (0.77%) Games
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.77%) Marketing
5 1 (0.77%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 8 (6.15%) Middleware
3 6 (4.62%) J2EE
3 6 (4.62%) Web Services
4 5 (3.85%) Java EE
4 5 (3.85%) Struts
5 4 (3.08%) JDBC
5 4 (3.08%) ODBC
6 3 (2.31%) REST
6 3 (2.31%) Spring
6 3 (2.31%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.54%) .NET
8 1 (0.77%) ADO
8 1 (0.77%) Apache NiFi
8 1 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.77%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.77%) LDAP
8 1 (0.77%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.00%) Replication
2 12 (9.23%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.31%) Clustering
5 3 (2.31%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.77%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.15%) Linux
2 24 (18.46%) Windows
3 19 (14.62%) Unix
4 18 (13.85%) Oracle Linux
5 15 (11.54%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.08%) VME
8 2 (1.54%) Solaris
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.77%) AIX
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Migration
2 22 (16.92%) Performance Tuning
3 21 (16.15%) SOA
4 20 (15.38%) E-business
5 17 (13.08%) Release Management
6 16 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (11.54%) Data Management
8 13 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (8.46%) High Availability
10 10 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (7.69%) Data Migration
11 9 (6.92%) Task Automation
12 7 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (5.38%) Change Management
12 7 (5.38%) Database Security
12 7 (5.38%) DevOps
12 7 (5.38%) ITIL
12 7 (5.38%) Service Management
13 6 (4.62%) Security Management
13 6 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.85%) SQL
2 15 (11.54%) Java
2 15 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 14 (10.77%) Python
4 12 (9.23%) Perl
5 10 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 8 (6.15%) Korn
7 7 (5.38%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.62%) C#
9 5 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
10 4 (3.08%) COBOL
11 2 (1.54%) Ruby
12 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.31%) Degree
3 3 (2.31%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.77%) OCA
4 1 (0.77%) OCP
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.77%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.54%) QA
4 1 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.77%) GDPR
4 1 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (22.31%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.54%) Docker
5 1 (0.77%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.77%) NFS
5 1 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (10.77%) Data Guard
2 10 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.85%) Ansible
3 5 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (2.31%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.54%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.54%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.54%) Puppet
5 2 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.77%) Control-M
6 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.77%) QRadar
6 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.77%) Terraform
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 80 (61.54%) Oracle
2 18 (13.85%) Sybase
3 14 (10.77%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.23%) Red Hat
5 8 (6.15%) VMware
6 7 (5.38%) Remedy
7 5 (3.85%) EMC
8 4 (3.08%) Google
8 4 (3.08%) ICL
9 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.54%) SAP
10 2 (1.54%) Tableau
11 1 (0.77%) BMC
11 1 (0.77%) CA
11 1 (0.77%) Hitachi
11 1 (0.77%) IBM
11 1 (0.77%) Informatica
11 1 (0.77%) Nimsoft
11 1 (0.77%) Qualys
11 1 (0.77%) VocaLink