The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 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.

Database Administrator
North West / Manchester
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 81 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 14 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.00% 1.12% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.18% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 22
Median daily rate £350 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £411 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £361
% change year-on-year +3.44% +0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.72 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.99% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1311 1688 1428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.94% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 1002 840
Median daily rate £388 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.79 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.36% -7.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Manchester

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Manchester

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Manchester

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Salford +6 2 - -
Bolton - 2 - -
Rochdale - 1 - -
DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Manchester region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 33 (86.84%) SQL
2 31 (81.58%) SQL Server
3 23 (60.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (28.95%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (26.32%) High Availability
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Optimisation
8 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (21.05%) Migration
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
10 7 (18.42%) ETL
10 7 (18.42%) Performance Optimisation
10 7 (18.42%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (18.42%) Proactive Monitoring
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
11 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (15.79%) Windows
11 6 (15.79%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) Replication
12 5 (13.16%) .NET
12 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
12 5 (13.16%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (81.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (60.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (31.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (23.68%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (18.42%) Oracle Database
6 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (7.89%) Power BI
9 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (5.26%) Data Mining
10 2 (5.26%) KNIME
11 1 (2.63%) Oracle9i Database
11 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
2 3 (7.89%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Unix
6 1 (2.63%) HPUX
6 1 (2.63%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (26.32%) High Availability
3 9 (23.68%) SQL Optimisation
4 8 (21.05%) Migration
5 7 (18.42%) ETL
5 7 (18.42%) Performance Optimisation
5 7 (18.42%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (18.42%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (10.53%) CRM
8 3 (7.89%) Document Management
8 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (5.26%) Data Encryption
9 2 (5.26%) Data Integration
9 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
9 2 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
9 2 (5.26%) Database Tuning
9 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 33 (86.84%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.89%) C++
4 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) R
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) JD Edwards
3 2 (5.26%) Tableau
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) LANDesk
4 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday