Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £429 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 326 296 260
Rank change year-on-year -30 -36 -54
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 299 356 419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.78% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.82% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 248 265
London median daily rate £429 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% - -
10th Percentile £305 £300 £271
90th Percentile £575 £525 £508
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
London median hourly rate £60.00 £45.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +221.43% -63.16%
10th Percentile £57.50 £45.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £62.50 £45.00 £17.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +19.44% +25.22% -25.76%

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 39939 43163 43877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.97% 95.12% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28436 31032 30461
London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £286 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 494 759
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.18 £53.35
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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 -24 49 £438 +21.53% 8
South London -2 13 £450 +9.09% 3
West London +32 5 £338 -11.48% 3
East London -7 2 £513 +51.85%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 147 (49.16%) SQL
2 146 (48.83%) SQL Server
3 129 (43.14%) Oracle
4 95 (31.77%) Linux
5 94 (31.44%) Oracle Database
6 73 (24.41%) Finance
7 63 (21.07%) Unix
8 60 (20.07%) Performance Tuning
9 56 (18.73%) T-SQL
10 53 (17.73%) Sybase
11 52 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 52 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 51 (17.06%) Migration
13 45 (15.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 44 (14.72%) Windows
14 44 (14.72%) ITIL
14 44 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (14.05%) Shell Script
16 41 (13.71%) MySQL
17 40 (13.38%) Banking
18 38 (12.71%) Replication
18 38 (12.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 38 (12.71%) Perl
19 35 (11.71%) SQL Server 2012
20 34 (11.37%) Python
20 34 (11.37%) Change Management
21 32 (10.70%) Clustering
21 32 (10.70%) NoSQL
22 31 (10.37%) PowerShell
22 31 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008

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 19 (6.35%) WebLogic
2 12 (4.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.34%) Confluence
3 4 (1.34%) IIS
4 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.67%) Apache
5 2 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.67%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.34%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (3.01%) Oracle Applications
3 7 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (1.67%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.33%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (2.01%) IaaS
3 6 (2.01%) SaaS
4 5 (1.67%) PaaS
5 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.67%) GitHub
6 2 (0.67%) Office 365
7 1 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.33%) G Suite
7 1 (0.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.01%) SAN
2 3 (1.00%) Internet
2 3 (1.00%) SSL
3 2 (0.67%) DNS
3 2 (0.67%) SMS
3 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.33%) BIG-IP
4 1 (0.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (48.83%) SQL Server
2 94 (31.44%) Oracle Database
3 52 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 45 (15.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 41 (13.71%) MySQL
6 38 (12.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 35 (11.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 32 (10.70%) NoSQL
9 31 (10.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 26 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
11 25 (8.36%) SQL Server 2014
11 25 (8.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 24 (8.03%) Sybase ASE
13 23 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
14 19 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
15 18 (6.02%) DB2
15 18 (6.02%) SQL Server 2016
16 16 (5.35%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (5.02%) RDBMS
17 15 (5.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (4.68%) Jenkins
2 13 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.01%) Subversion
5 4 (1.34%) Toad
6 3 (1.00%) JIRA
6 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.67%) ProC
7 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.33%) Ant
8 1 (0.33%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.33%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.33%) Hudson
8 1 (0.33%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.33%) JUnit
8 1 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (24.41%) Finance
2 40 (13.38%) Banking
3 11 (3.68%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.34%) Retail
5 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.67%) Front Office
6 2 (0.67%) Law
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 2 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 7 (2.34%) LAMP
3 6 (2.01%) .NET
4 4 (1.34%) XML
5 3 (1.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.00%) Web Services
6 2 (0.67%) Django
6 2 (0.67%) Flask
6 2 (0.67%) Hibernate
6 2 (0.67%) OC4J
6 2 (0.67%) Spring
6 2 (0.67%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.33%) ADO.NET
7 1 (0.33%) Doctrine
7 1 (0.33%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.33%) REST
7 1 (0.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.71%) Replication
2 32 (10.70%) Clustering
3 11 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.68%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.34%) Fintech
6 5 (1.67%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.34%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.34%) Hedge funds
7 4 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.67%) CMDB
9 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.67%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.33%) Equities
10 1 (0.33%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.33%) Photography
10 1 (0.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 95 (31.77%) Linux
2 63 (21.07%) Unix
3 44 (14.72%) Windows
4 19 (6.35%) Windows Server
5 18 (6.02%) Solaris
6 17 (5.69%) CentOS
7 10 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.34%) AIX
9 7 (2.34%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.00%) HPUX
12 2 (0.67%) zOS
13 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.07%) Performance Tuning
2 51 (17.06%) Migration
3 44 (14.72%) Business Intelligence
3 44 (14.72%) ITIL
4 34 (11.37%) Change Management
5 31 (10.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 29 (9.70%) ETL
7 22 (7.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 19 (6.35%) Data Migration
8 19 (6.35%) SDLC
9 17 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (5.69%) High Availability
9 17 (5.69%) Integration Testing
10 15 (5.02%) DevOps
11 14 (4.68%) SOA
11 14 (4.68%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (4.35%) Investment Management
13 12 (4.01%) Capacity Management
13 12 (4.01%) Problem Management
13 12 (4.01%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 147 (49.16%) SQL
2 56 (18.73%) T-SQL
3 42 (14.05%) Shell Script
4 38 (12.71%) Perl
5 34 (11.37%) Python
6 31 (10.37%) PowerShell
7 25 (8.36%) Java
8 24 (8.03%) PL/SQL
9 21 (7.02%) Korn
10 20 (6.69%) Ruby
11 17 (5.69%) Bash Shell
12 9 (3.01%) CQL
13 7 (2.34%) VBA
14 2 (0.67%) C
14 2 (0.67%) C#
15 1 (0.33%) C++
15 1 (0.33%) REXX
15 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 24 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.68%) Degree
4 11 (3.68%) Master's Degree
5 9 (3.01%) Oracle Certification
6 8 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (1.00%) MCITP
9 2 (0.67%) MCSA
10 1 (0.33%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.33%) MCTS
10 1 (0.33%) OCP
10 1 (0.33%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.34%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) SLA
3 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (6.69%) Oracle RAC
2 19 (6.35%) Docker
3 6 (2.01%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.01%) Corosync
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (7.69%) Data Guard
2 18 (6.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (4.68%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (4.68%) Puppet
4 11 (3.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (2.68%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 8 (2.68%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.34%) Terraform
7 6 (2.01%) Ansible
7 6 (2.01%) Galera Cluster
7 6 (2.01%) Pacemaker
7 6 (2.01%) Packer
8 5 (1.67%) Control-M
8 5 (1.67%) SCOM
9 2 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Management
9 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.33%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.33%) Mesos
10 1 (0.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 129 (43.14%) Oracle
2 53 (17.73%) Sybase
3 52 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 18 (6.02%) NetApp
5 17 (5.69%) Red Hat
6 16 (5.35%) SAP
7 8 (2.68%) Greenplum
8 7 (2.34%) IBM
9 6 (2.01%) EXASOL
9 6 (2.01%) VMware
10 5 (1.67%) HP
11 4 (1.34%) Percona
11 4 (1.34%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.00%) F5
12 3 (1.00%) Informatica
12 3 (1.00%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.00%) Remedy
12 3 (1.00%) Retek
12 3 (1.00%) Splunk
12 3 (1.00%) Tableau
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