The median contractor rate for a DBA was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Database Administrator
England / London
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 247 246 219
Rank change year-on-year -1 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 159 200 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.79% 0.87% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.91% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 140 150
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +221.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £38.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +8.55% -5.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19155 21886 21309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.68% 95.00% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13667 15822 14618
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 252 393
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -7.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in London

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in London

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in London over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in London

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -29 18 £525 +50.00% 5
Croydon +9 3 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames 0 2 £355 -21.11% 1
Canary Wharf 0 2 £513 +57.69%
West End of London +1 1 £500 +17.64% 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 London region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 161 (50.31%) Oracle
2 154 (48.13%) SQL
3 144 (45.00%) SQL Server
4 107 (33.44%) Oracle Database
5 93 (29.06%) Linux
6 74 (23.13%) Finance
7 72 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
8 60 (18.75%) MySQL
9 53 (16.56%) T-SQL
10 52 (16.25%) Perl
10 52 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 51 (15.94%) Sybase
12 50 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (15.63%) Migration
13 46 (14.38%) Python
14 41 (12.81%) Unix
15 39 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 39 (12.19%) Oracle Database 11g
16 38 (11.88%) Ruby
16 38 (11.88%) Microsoft
17 35 (10.94%) ETL
17 35 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
17 35 (10.94%) NoSQL
18 33 (10.31%) Replication
19 32 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
19 32 (10.00%) MariaDB
20 30 (9.38%) Banking
21 29 (9.06%) CentOS
22 27 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
22 27 (8.44%) Oracle RAC

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 20 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 10 (3.13%) Confluence
3 9 (2.81%) IIS
4 8 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.88%) nginx
6 5 (1.56%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.63%) Apache
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.63%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (4.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (4.06%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (3.44%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (2.50%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle iProcurement
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.88%) IaaS
2 6 (1.88%) PaaS
3 5 (1.56%) SaaS
4 4 (1.25%) GitHub
5 2 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.56%) SAN
2 3 (0.94%) BIG-IP
2 3 (0.94%) DNS
2 3 (0.94%) Internet
3 2 (0.63%) Firewall
3 2 (0.63%) LAN
3 2 (0.63%) LDAP
3 2 (0.63%) SSL
3 2 (0.63%) VLAN
3 2 (0.63%) VPN
3 2 (0.63%) WAN
3 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.31%) FTP
4 1 (0.31%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (45.00%) SQL Server
2 107 (33.44%) Oracle Database
3 60 (18.75%) MySQL
4 52 (16.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 39 (12.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 39 (12.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 35 (10.94%) NoSQL
6 35 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (10.00%) MariaDB
7 32 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 27 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (7.19%) SQL Server 2014
10 21 (6.56%) Oracle Database 12c
11 20 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (5.94%) Relational Database
13 18 (5.63%) RDBMS
13 18 (5.63%) Sybase ASE
14 17 (5.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 14 (4.38%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (4.38%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.13%) JIRA
3 6 (1.88%) Subversion
4 2 (0.63%) NUnit
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.63%) ProC
4 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 74 (23.13%) Finance
2 30 (9.38%) Banking
3 11 (3.44%) Retail
4 8 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.19%) Legal
6 6 (1.88%) Law
7 4 (1.25%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.63%) Advertising
8 2 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Front Office
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.19%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 14 (4.38%) LAMP
3 8 (2.50%) .NET
4 6 (1.88%) Middleware
4 6 (1.88%) Web Services
5 5 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.56%) YAML
6 4 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
6 4 (1.25%) XML
7 2 (0.63%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.63%) ADO
7 2 (0.63%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (0.63%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.63%) OC4J
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (0.63%) WebCenter
8 1 (0.31%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.31%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.31%) REST
8 1 (0.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.31%) Replication
2 21 (6.56%) Clustering
3 13 (4.06%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.19%) Reference Data
5 5 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.56%) CMDB
5 5 (1.56%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.94%) Fintech
7 3 (0.94%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.63%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.63%) FMCG
8 2 (0.63%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.63%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.63%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Digital TV
9 1 (0.31%) Equities
9 1 (0.31%) NHS
9 1 (0.31%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 93 (29.06%) Linux
2 41 (12.81%) Unix
3 29 (9.06%) CentOS
4 23 (7.19%) Windows
5 13 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (4.06%) Solaris
6 7 (2.19%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.88%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.25%) AIX
9 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.94%) HPUX
10 3 (0.94%) SUSE
11 2 (0.63%) zOS
12 1 (0.31%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.50%) Performance Tuning
2 50 (15.63%) Business Intelligence
2 50 (15.63%) Migration
3 35 (10.94%) ETL
4 26 (8.13%) ITIL
5 25 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 24 (7.50%) Change Management
7 23 (7.19%) Data Migration
8 21 (6.56%) Analytics
9 19 (5.94%) High Availability
10 16 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (5.00%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.38%) Data Modelling
12 12 (3.75%) SQL Optimisation
13 11 (3.44%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (3.44%) E-Commerce
13 11 (3.44%) Use Case
13 11 (3.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (3.13%) OO
14 10 (3.13%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 154 (48.13%) SQL
2 53 (16.56%) T-SQL
3 52 (16.25%) Perl
4 46 (14.38%) Python
5 38 (11.88%) Ruby
6 25 (7.81%) PL/SQL
7 22 (6.88%) Shell Script
8 20 (6.25%) Java
9 19 (5.94%) Bash Shell
10 13 (4.06%) PowerShell
11 12 (3.75%) Korn
12 11 (3.44%) CQL
13 4 (1.25%) C#
14 3 (0.94%) C
14 3 (0.94%) VB
15 2 (0.63%) REXX
15 2 (0.63%) VBA
16 1 (0.31%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (6.56%) SC Cleared
1 21 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.00%) Degree
3 12 (3.75%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.63%) MCITP
6 2 (0.63%) MCSA
7 1 (0.31%) CLAS
7 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.31%) MCTS
7 1 (0.31%) OCP
7 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.19%) QA
2 6 (1.88%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.25%) SLA
4 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (8.44%) Oracle RAC
2 13 (4.06%) Docker
3 11 (3.44%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.88%) Corosync
4 6 (1.88%) Squid
4 6 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.63%) Apache Flume
6 2 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 24 (7.50%) Puppet
2 21 (6.56%) Ansible
3 20 (6.25%) Data Guard
4 18 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (5.31%) Oracle RMAN
6 16 (5.00%) Galera Cluster
7 12 (3.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 11 (3.44%) SCOM
9 9 (2.81%) Nagios
10 7 (2.19%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (1.88%) Pacemaker
12 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 2 (0.63%) OMEGAMON
14 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
15 1 (0.31%) Mesos
15 1 (0.31%) Oozie
15 1 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Management
15 1 (0.31%) Simpana
Vendors
1 161 (50.31%) Oracle
2 51 (15.94%) Sybase
3 38 (11.88%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.19%) Red Hat
5 21 (6.56%) SAP
6 19 (5.94%) NetApp
7 12 (3.75%) Percona
8 9 (2.81%) Greenplum
8 9 (2.81%) Netezza
8 9 (2.81%) VMware
9 7 (2.19%) EXASOL
9 7 (2.19%) F5
10 6 (1.88%) IBM
11 5 (1.56%) Teradata
12 4 (1.25%) HP
12 4 (1.25%) WorldPay
13 3 (0.94%) Cognos
13 3 (0.94%) iManage
13 3 (0.94%) Informatica
13 3 (0.94%) Rackspace
City, London
TEKsystems
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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London
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London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago