The median contractor rate for a Senior DBA was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Database Administrator
England / London
Rank 399 405 396
Rank change year-on-year +6 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 3 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.016% 0.064% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.067% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 5
Median daily rate £513 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £369 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £528 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -6.45% +29.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior DBA in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DBA in London

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 12 (70.59%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) MySQL
3 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 10 (58.82%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (47.06%) Replication
5 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
5 7 (41.18%) High Availability
5 7 (41.18%) Ansible
6 6 (35.29%) Puppet
6 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (35.29%) Python
7 5 (29.41%) Workflow
7 5 (29.41%) Ruby
7 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (29.41%) Salt
7 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
7 5 (29.41%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
8 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (23.53%) Perl
9 3 (17.65%) Change Management
9 3 (17.65%) IBM
9 3 (17.65%) Degree

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) MySQL
2 10 (58.82%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (41.18%) MongoDB
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 4 (23.53%) Relational Database
4 4 (23.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.88%) DB2
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (5.88%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (5.88%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) High Availability
2 5 (29.41%) Mentoring
2 5 (29.41%) Workflow
3 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Database Security
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Python
3 5 (29.41%) Ruby
4 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (29.41%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Ansible
2 6 (35.29%) Puppet
3 5 (29.41%) Salt
4 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) WorldPay