Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £406 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 October 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 113 129
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 -52
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 16 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 0.95% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 1.00% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 21
Manchester median daily rate £406 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £351 £257 £271
90th Percentile £450 £571 £444
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £15.69 -
North West median hourly rate - £34.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,970 2,699 3,425
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 94.97% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,843 1,677 2,146
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £238
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 112 86
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -3.31%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.26 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.58 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +16.67% -12.30%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 22 October 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
Stockport +8 1 £360 - 4
DBA
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Replication
5 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
6 3 (18.75%) DB2
6 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (12.50%) Service Management
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 2 (12.50%) MySQL
7 2 (12.50%) Solaris
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) ETL
7 2 (12.50%) Clustering
7 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
7 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g

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 1 (6.25%) OpenStack
1 1 (6.25%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2014
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server 2016
2 6 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) DB2
6 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
6 2 (12.50%) MySQL
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (6.25%) OLTP
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 1 (6.25%) Riak
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Streams
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (12.50%) ETL
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Availability Management
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Server Building
4 1 (6.25%) Server Hardening
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCDP
1 1 (6.25%) CCNP
1 1 (6.25%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.25%) CISM
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Informatica