Period
to 19 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 425 307 360
Rank change year-on-year -118 +53 +92
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 159 94 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 64 110
10th Percentile £405 £352 £313
25th Percentile £475 £413 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £617 £538 £493
90th Percentile £675 £586 £553
England median daily rate £500 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £39.75
% change year-on-year +70.45% -44.65% -3.64%

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 34,968 16,040 27,902
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 91.88% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,488 11,631 20,380
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 134 375
10th Percentile £14.45 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.51 £15.88
Median hourly rate £32.50 £32.25 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.78% +53.57% +7.69%
75th Percentile £50.00 £51.22 £40.00
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.91% +25.00% +1.69%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -60 20 £563 +7.14% 8
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 102 (64.15%) SQL
2 83 (52.20%) Oracle
3 73 (45.91%) SQL Server
4 72 (45.28%) Oracle Database
5 52 (32.70%) Linux
6 47 (29.56%) Windows
7 41 (25.79%) Migration
8 40 (25.16%) Red Hat
8 40 (25.16%) Finance
9 36 (22.64%) Active Directory
10 35 (22.01%) Clustering
11 34 (21.38%) Data Guard
12 33 (20.75%) Oracle RAC
13 32 (20.13%) Security Cleared
14 31 (19.50%) Performance Tuning
15 30 (18.87%) Replication
15 30 (18.87%) Oracle Database 12c
15 30 (18.87%) PowerShell
16 29 (18.24%) Social Skills
17 28 (17.61%) Oracle Database 11g
18 27 (16.98%) SC Cleared
18 27 (16.98%) Azure
19 26 (16.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (16.35%) DV Cleared
19 26 (16.35%) PostgreSQL
19 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
20 25 (15.72%) Performance Optimisation
20 25 (15.72%) Disaster Recovery
21 24 (15.09%) Banking
21 24 (15.09%) PL/SQL

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 15 (9.43%) IIS
2 11 (6.92%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.26%) Apache
4 2 (1.26%) Confluence
4 2 (1.26%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Airflow
5 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.98%) Azure
2 17 (10.69%) AWS
3 11 (6.92%) GitHub
4 10 (6.29%) Power Platform
5 4 (2.52%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 3 (1.89%) Azure Functions
6 3 (1.89%) PaaS
6 3 (1.89%) Serverless
7 2 (1.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.26%) Azure Data Factory
7 2 (1.26%) Azure Storage
7 2 (1.26%) GitHub Actions
7 2 (1.26%) IaaS
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.63%) Rubrik
8 1 (0.63%) SaaS
8 1 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.29%) Kerberos
2 8 (5.03%) SAN
3 2 (1.26%) DNS
3 2 (1.26%) Firewall
3 2 (1.26%) InfiniBand
4 1 (0.63%) NAS
4 1 (0.63%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (45.91%) SQL Server
2 72 (45.28%) Oracle Database
3 30 (18.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 28 (17.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 26 (16.35%) PostgreSQL
6 21 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 21 (13.21%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (12.58%) MySQL
8 19 (11.95%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (11.32%) Relational Database
9 18 (11.32%) SQL Server 2019
10 17 (10.69%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (10.69%) SQL Server 2014
11 14 (8.81%) MongoDB
12 13 (8.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (7.55%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (7.55%) RDBMS
14 11 (6.92%) Oracle Exadata
15 10 (6.29%) Power BI
16 8 (5.03%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (10.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 7 (4.40%) Subversion
2 7 (4.40%) TeamCity
3 6 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.52%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.89%) Flyway
5 3 (1.89%) JIRA
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.63%) GitLab
7 1 (0.63%) JUnit
7 1 (0.63%) Mockito
7 1 (0.63%) Toad
7 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (25.16%) Finance
2 29 (18.24%) Social Skills
3 24 (15.09%) Banking
4 7 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.52%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (2.52%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.63%) International Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Retail
8 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 8 (5.03%) LDAP
3 6 (3.77%) Middleware
4 3 (1.89%) JSON
5 2 (1.26%) .NET
5 2 (1.26%) CSS
5 2 (1.26%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) CSS3
6 1 (0.63%) HTML
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5
6 1 (0.63%) Kafka
6 1 (0.63%) OSGi
6 1 (0.63%) Preactjs
6 1 (0.63%) React
6 1 (0.63%) Web Services
6 1 (0.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (22.01%) Clustering
2 30 (18.87%) Replication
3 6 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.14%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.52%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.89%) Cybercrime
7 2 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.70%) Linux
2 47 (29.56%) Windows
3 26 (16.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (16.35%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.29%) Unix
5 8 (5.03%) Solaris
6 5 (3.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.79%) Migration
2 31 (19.50%) Performance Tuning
3 25 (15.72%) Disaster Recovery
3 25 (15.72%) Performance Optimisation
4 23 (14.47%) High Availability
5 16 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.92%) Database Security
7 11 (6.92%) DevOps
8 9 (5.66%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (5.66%) Data Security
9 8 (5.03%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (5.03%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (4.40%) Data Modelling
10 7 (4.40%) Database Tuning
10 7 (4.40%) ITIL
10 7 (4.40%) Server Management
10 7 (4.40%) SQL Optimisation
11 6 (3.77%) ETL
11 6 (3.77%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (64.15%) SQL
2 30 (18.87%) PowerShell
3 24 (15.09%) PL/SQL
4 15 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 12 (7.55%) Python
6 10 (6.29%) Shell Script
7 5 (3.14%) C#
7 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.52%) Korn
8 4 (2.52%) Perl
9 2 (1.26%) Java
9 2 (1.26%) VBA
10 1 (0.63%) Java 11
10 1 (0.63%) Java 8
10 1 (0.63%) PHP
10 1 (0.63%) XPath
10 1 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 32 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 26 (16.35%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.40%) Oracle Certification
5 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.77%) OCP
6 5 (3.14%) MCITP
6 5 (3.14%) MCTS
7 3 (1.89%) Degree
8 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) GDPR
2 7 (4.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.89%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.89%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (1.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 36 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 33 (20.75%) Oracle RAC
3 21 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.63%) Docker
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 34 (21.38%) Data Guard
2 18 (11.32%) Oracle RMAN
3 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 13 (8.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (5.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (1.26%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (1.26%) Terraform
7 1 (0.63%) Control-M
7 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Foglight
7 1 (0.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 83 (52.20%) Oracle
2 40 (25.16%) Red Hat
3 23 (14.47%) VMware
4 18 (11.32%) Sybase
5 13 (8.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.52%) Databricks
7 3 (1.89%) EMC
8 2 (1.26%) Alteryx
8 2 (1.26%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.26%) IBM
8 2 (1.26%) Informatica
8 2 (1.26%) SAP
9 1 (0.63%) Adobe
9 1 (0.63%) Commvault
9 1 (0.63%) Dell
9 1 (0.63%) New Relic
9 1 (0.63%) RedGate
9 1 (0.63%) Remedy
9 1 (0.63%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.63%) Veritas