Period
to 7 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £491 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 312 371
Rank change year-on-year -35 +59 -4
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 115 134 237
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.67% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 104 167
10th Percentile £360 £377 £340
25th Percentile £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £491 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +3.42% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £575 £500 £550
90th Percentile £588 £575 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 21,805 20,143 38,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.72% 93.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,730 14,585 27,970
10th Percentile £334 £300 £313
25th Percentile £421 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £485 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +2.11% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 273 453
10th Percentile £16.15 £13.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £17.95 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.85 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.40% +19.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £54.50 £46.51 £36.00
90th Percentile £66.50 £60.80 £49.68
England median hourly rate £21.68 £18.90 £18.50
% change year-on-year +14.71% +2.16% +5.71%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +38 19 £502 +10.38% 5
South London +33 4 £450 -4.26%
East London +16 4 £438 -20.45% 2
West London +19 1 £500 +29.03% 3
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 61 (53.04%) SQL
2 52 (45.22%) Oracle
3 44 (38.26%) Oracle Database
4 42 (36.52%) Performance Tuning
5 37 (32.17%) SQL Server
6 30 (26.09%) Linux
7 25 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 24 (20.87%) Oracle Database 12c
9 23 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (19.13%) Unix
10 22 (19.13%) AWS
10 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
11 21 (18.26%) Azure
11 21 (18.26%) Migration
12 20 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (15.65%) High Availability
14 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
15 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
15 16 (13.91%) Oracle Applications
15 16 (13.91%) Oracle RMAN
15 16 (13.91%) Oracle EBS
15 16 (13.91%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (13.04%) Windows
16 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
17 14 (12.17%) Replication
17 14 (12.17%) Clustering
17 14 (12.17%) PL/SQL
17 14 (12.17%) WebLogic
17 14 (12.17%) GitHub
17 14 (12.17%) Social Skills

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 14 (12.17%) WebLogic
2 11 (9.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (8.70%) WebLogic Portal
4 6 (5.22%) CICS
5 4 (3.48%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.48%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.61%) Apache
6 3 (2.61%) Apache Airflow
7 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.87%) Confluence
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Fuse
Business Applications
1 16 (13.91%) Oracle Applications
1 16 (13.91%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.13%) AWS
2 21 (18.26%) Azure
3 14 (12.17%) GitHub
4 12 (10.43%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 9 (7.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (4.35%) Serverless
8 3 (2.61%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Functions
8 3 (2.61%) Azure Storage
8 3 (2.61%) GCP
9 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.87%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.87%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (0.87%) IaaS
10 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
2 1 (0.87%) DMZ
2 1 (0.87%) Network Security
2 1 (0.87%) SAN
2 1 (0.87%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (38.26%) Oracle Database
2 37 (32.17%) SQL Server
3 24 (20.87%) Oracle Database 12c
4 20 (17.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (13.91%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (11.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 12 (10.43%) Amazon Redshift
7 12 (10.43%) Oracle BI EE
7 12 (10.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (8.70%) MySQL
8 10 (8.70%) Relational Database
8 10 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (7.83%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2019
10 7 (6.09%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (6.09%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2017
11 6 (5.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.87%) ER Studio
3 1 (0.87%) ERwin
3 1 (0.87%) GitLab
3 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.87%) JIRA
3 1 (0.87%) JMeter
3 1 (0.87%) Selenium
3 1 (0.87%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.87%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.87%) Subversion
3 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.87%) Toad
3 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (12.17%) Social Skills
2 9 (7.83%) Finance
3 7 (6.09%) Public Sector
4 6 (5.22%) Banking
5 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.87%) International Banking
7 1 (0.87%) Law
7 1 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (0.87%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 3 (2.61%) HTML
2 3 (2.61%) Kafka
2 3 (2.61%) Middleware
2 3 (2.61%) ODBC
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.74%) ISPF
3 2 (1.74%) JDBC
3 2 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.87%) .NET
4 1 (0.87%) LDAP
4 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.17%) Clustering
1 14 (12.17%) Replication
2 4 (3.48%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.74%) CMDB
4 1 (0.87%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) NHS
4 1 (0.87%) Reinsurance
4 1 (0.87%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.09%) Linux
2 22 (19.13%) Unix
3 15 (13.04%) Windows
4 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.09%) zOS
5 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.48%) Solaris
7 2 (1.74%) MVS
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.87%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Performance Tuning
2 25 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 23 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (18.26%) Migration
5 18 (15.65%) High Availability
6 15 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (11.30%) Scrum
8 11 (9.57%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (9.57%) Coaching
8 11 (9.57%) Database Security
8 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
8 11 (9.57%) SOA
9 10 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (8.70%) JVM Tuning
9 10 (8.70%) Kanban
9 10 (8.70%) Technical Debt
10 9 (7.83%) Data Modelling
10 9 (7.83%) DevOps
11 8 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (6.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.04%) SQL
2 16 (13.91%) PowerShell
3 14 (12.17%) PL/SQL
4 13 (11.30%) Python
4 13 (11.30%) T-SQL
5 8 (6.96%) Java
6 7 (6.09%) C#
6 7 (6.09%) Perl
7 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.35%) REXX
7 5 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.48%) Ruby
9 3 (2.61%) C
10 2 (1.74%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.87%) COBOL
11 1 (0.87%) JCL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.78%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.48%) Degree
4 3 (2.61%) ISEB
5 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.87%) MCSE
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) QA
1 3 (2.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (7.83%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (5.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.74%) ACF2
3 2 (1.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (1.74%) RACF
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.87%) HDFS
4 1 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (13.91%) Oracle RMAN
2 7 (6.09%) Terraform
3 5 (4.35%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.74%) Foglight
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.87%) Ansible
6 1 (0.87%) Control-M
6 1 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.87%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.87%) Puppet
6 1 (0.87%) QRadar
6 1 (0.87%) SCOM
6 1 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.87%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (45.22%) Oracle
2 12 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.70%) Databricks
4 5 (4.35%) Delphix
4 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (3.48%) CA
5 4 (3.48%) Informatica
5 4 (3.48%) Sybase
6 3 (2.61%) BMC
6 3 (2.61%) IBM
6 3 (2.61%) SAP
6 3 (2.61%) Teradata
7 2 (1.74%) Compuware
7 2 (1.74%) Splunk
7 2 (1.74%) VMware
8 1 (0.87%) Broadcom
8 1 (0.87%) CyberArk
8 1 (0.87%) EXASOL
8 1 (0.87%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow