Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 288 228
Rank change year-on-year -98 -60 +13
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 264 338 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.81% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.86% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 214 321
London median daily rate £425 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £317 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £538 £530
England median daily rate £413 £399 £400
% change year-on-year +3.45% -0.31% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
London median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -0.62%
England median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -32.50% - +1.27%

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 43,386 39,404 42,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,575 28,077 29,634
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 557 648
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.88% +7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.82 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%

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 21 January 2018.

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 21 January 2018. 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 -12 59 £425 +3.03% 18
West London -37 9 £267 -35.27% 6
East London -8 5 £500 +300.00% 4
South London -55 5 £425 - 1
North London -6 1 - - 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 182 (68.94%) SQL
2 149 (56.44%) SQL Server
3 91 (34.47%) Oracle
4 66 (25.00%) Oracle Database
5 62 (23.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 62 (23.48%) Finance
6 57 (21.59%) Migration
6 57 (21.59%) Replication
7 55 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 54 (20.45%) Linux
9 46 (17.42%) Performance Tuning
9 46 (17.42%) High Availability
10 45 (17.05%) Windows
11 41 (15.53%) Microsoft
12 40 (15.15%) Unix
12 40 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 37 (14.02%) SQL Server 2016
14 34 (12.88%) T-SQL
15 33 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
16 32 (12.12%) Banking
16 32 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
17 31 (11.74%) Relational Database
18 30 (11.36%) Data Guard
18 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
18 30 (11.36%) PowerShell
18 30 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
19 29 (10.98%) Oracle RAC
20 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
20 28 (10.61%) Clustering

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 8 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 7 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.27%) Confluence
3 6 (2.27%) IIS
4 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.14%) Apache
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (0.38%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.38%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.65%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.89%) Oracle iProcurement
4 3 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.38%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.14%) G Suite
3 3 (1.14%) IaaS
4 2 (0.76%) Office 365
5 1 (0.38%) GitHub
5 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (7.20%) SAN
2 6 (2.27%) NAS
3 4 (1.52%) SSL
4 3 (1.14%) Internet
5 2 (0.76%) Firewall
6 1 (0.38%) DNS
6 1 (0.38%) HTTP
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.38%) SMTP
6 1 (0.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (56.44%) SQL Server
2 66 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 62 (23.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 40 (15.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 37 (14.02%) SQL Server 2016
7 33 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 32 (12.12%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (11.74%) Relational Database
10 26 (9.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (8.71%) MySQL
12 20 (7.58%) Big Data
13 18 (6.82%) Oracle Database 12c
14 16 (6.06%) DB2
14 16 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (4.55%) RDBMS
16 12 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
16 12 (4.55%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.52%) JIRA
4 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.14%) ProC
6 2 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.76%) ERwin
6 2 (0.76%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.76%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.38%) Subversion
7 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 62 (23.48%) Finance
2 32 (12.12%) Banking
3 12 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.03%) Law
5 7 (2.65%) Retail
6 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.14%) Electronics
7 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.14%) Marketing
8 2 (0.76%) French Language
9 1 (0.38%) International Banking
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Local Government
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.92%) JSON
1 13 (4.92%) XML
2 9 (3.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 6 (2.27%) Middleware
4 5 (1.89%) .NET
4 5 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (1.89%) WebCenter
5 4 (1.52%) Web Services
6 3 (1.14%) OC4J
7 2 (0.76%) Dapper ORM
7 2 (0.76%) Entity Framework
8 1 (0.38%) JRockit
8 1 (0.38%) LDAP
8 1 (0.38%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 57 (21.59%) Replication
2 28 (10.61%) Clustering
3 12 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 9 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.14%) Fintech
10 2 (0.76%) CMDB
10 2 (0.76%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.76%) HP Storage
10 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.38%) CESG
11 1 (0.38%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.38%) RIA
11 1 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 54 (20.45%) Linux
2 45 (17.05%) Windows
3 40 (15.15%) Unix
4 13 (4.92%) Solaris
5 12 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.14%) AIX
10 1 (0.38%) CentOS
10 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.38%) SUSE
10 1 (0.38%) VMS
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (21.59%) Migration
2 46 (17.42%) High Availability
2 46 (17.42%) Performance Tuning
3 40 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 30 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
5 26 (9.85%) Data Migration
6 24 (9.09%) DevOps
7 23 (8.71%) Data Modelling
8 21 (7.95%) ETL
9 19 (7.20%) ITIL
10 17 (6.44%) Change Management
10 17 (6.44%) Coaching
11 16 (6.06%) Collaborative Working
12 14 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (5.30%) Data Transformation
12 14 (5.30%) Post-Production
13 13 (4.92%) Data Cleansing
14 12 (4.55%) Change Control
14 12 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 182 (68.94%) SQL
2 34 (12.88%) T-SQL
3 30 (11.36%) PowerShell
4 23 (8.71%) PL/SQL
5 20 (7.58%) Perl
6 17 (6.44%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.30%) Python
8 12 (4.55%) Java
9 6 (2.27%) Korn
10 5 (1.89%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.14%) VBScript
12 2 (0.76%) C#
13 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.38%) PHP
13 1 (0.38%) Ruby
13 1 (0.38%) Scala
13 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (10.61%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.92%) DV Cleared
3 11 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.89%) Degree
5 5 (1.89%) MCITP
6 4 (1.52%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (1.14%) MCDBA
7 3 (1.14%) MCP
7 3 (1.14%) OCP
8 2 (0.76%) MCSA
8 2 (0.76%) MCTS
9 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.38%) CLAS
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.38%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.82%) Data Quality
2 8 (3.03%) SLA
3 6 (2.27%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (10.98%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (6.44%) Oracle Clusterware
3 11 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.76%) SRDF
5 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.38%) Docker
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 30 (11.36%) Data Guard
2 24 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
3 16 (6.06%) Oracle Flashback
4 8 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (2.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 6 (2.27%) Oracle Identity Management
6 6 (2.27%) Puppet
7 5 (1.89%) Ansible
7 5 (1.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (1.14%) SCOM
9 3 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.76%) Control-M
10 2 (0.76%) Galera Cluster
10 2 (0.76%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.76%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.76%) WMI
11 1 (0.38%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 91 (34.47%) Oracle
2 41 (15.53%) Microsoft
3 28 (10.61%) Sybase
4 16 (6.06%) VMware
5 13 (4.92%) RedGate
6 8 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 8 (3.03%) SAP
6 8 (3.03%) Sun
7 4 (1.52%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.52%) Greenplum
7 4 (1.52%) HP
8 3 (1.14%) Capita
8 3 (1.14%) EMC
8 3 (1.14%) Google
8 3 (1.14%) NetApp
8 3 (1.14%) Remedy
8 3 (1.14%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.14%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.76%) Jaspersoft
9 2 (0.76%) Neverfail