The median contractor rate for a Senior DBA was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Senior Database Administrator
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 406 427
Rank change year-on-year -16 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 2 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.096% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.10% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 5
Median daily rate £463 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +25.71% -  

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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DBA in London

Senior DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DBA in London

Senior DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DBA in London

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior DBA in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) VMware
5 1 (20.00%) Clustering
5 1 (20.00%) IBM
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (20.00%) Release Management

Senior 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Security
2 1 (20.00%) Database Theory
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Optimisation
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (20.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Splunk
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau
2 1 (20.00%) VMware