The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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.

Database Administrator
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 123 112
Rank change year-on-year +46 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 51 35 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.97% 0.90% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 0.96% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 24
Median daily rate £350 £375 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -2.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £401 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the North West

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the North West

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the North West

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the North West

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Manchester +26 24 £338 -14.55% 11
Lancashire +30 12 £340 +29.52% 3
Cheshire +26 10 £344 -8.33%
Merseyside +2 5 £475 +50.79% 1
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 North West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 59 (53.64%) SQL
2 55 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 54 (49.09%) Oracle
4 37 (33.64%) Oracle Database
5 36 (32.73%) Windows
6 34 (30.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (30.00%) Security Cleared
8 29 (26.36%) SC Cleared
9 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
10 25 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (21.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 24 (21.82%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (20.00%) Migration
13 21 (19.09%) High Availability
14 20 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
14 20 (18.18%) Replication
15 19 (17.27%) Middleware
15 19 (17.27%) Oracle EBS
15 19 (17.27%) SOA
15 19 (17.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 19 (17.27%) Oracle Fusion
16 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
16 18 (16.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
17 17 (15.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 17 (15.45%) T-SQL
18 16 (14.55%) Performance Management
19 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
19 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (13.64%) ETL
20 14 (12.73%) Unix

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 19 (17.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (7.27%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.73%) IIS
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.82%) SPSS
3 1 (0.91%) MS Office
3 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (17.27%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (10.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) IaaS
1 7 (6.36%) PaaS
1 7 (6.36%) SaaS
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.82%) DMZ
1 2 (1.82%) SAN
2 1 (0.91%) DNS
2 1 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (0.91%) Firewall
2 1 (0.91%) iSCSI
2 1 (0.91%) LAN
2 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.91%) VLAN
2 1 (0.91%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 37 (33.64%) Oracle Database
3 34 (30.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (18.18%) Oracle Database 12c
6 17 (15.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (10.91%) SQL Server 2014
9 11 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (7.27%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (7.27%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2016
13 5 (4.55%) TKPROF
14 4 (3.64%) DB2
15 3 (2.73%) Informix
15 3 (2.73%) MySQL
15 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
15 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (4.55%) Toad
2 3 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.91%) JIRA
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.91%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (10.91%) Finance
2 7 (6.36%) Banking
3 2 (1.82%) Local Government
4 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.27%) Middleware
1 19 (17.27%) Oracle Fusion
2 9 (8.18%) .NET
3 5 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (2.73%) Web Services
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.91%) CSS
5 1 (0.91%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.18%) Replication
2 6 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.45%) Clustering
3 3 (2.73%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (0.91%) FMCG
5 1 (0.91%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 36 (32.73%) Windows
2 14 (12.73%) Unix
2 14 (12.73%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.00%) Linux
4 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.55%) Solaris
7 2 (1.82%) AIX
7 2 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.82%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (20.00%) Migration
3 21 (19.09%) High Availability
4 19 (17.27%) SOA
5 16 (14.55%) Performance Management
6 15 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.64%) ETL
7 12 (10.91%) Change Management
8 11 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (7.27%) Database Mirroring
9 8 (7.27%) ITIL
10 6 (5.45%) CRM
10 6 (5.45%) Data Management
10 6 (5.45%) DevOps
10 6 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.45%) Open Source
10 6 (5.45%) Performance Optimisation
10 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 59 (53.64%) SQL
2 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 17 (15.45%) T-SQL
4 7 (6.36%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.55%) C++
5 5 (4.55%) Perl
6 2 (1.82%) C#
6 2 (1.82%) R
6 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.91%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.91%) COBOL
7 1 (0.91%) JCL
Qualifications
1 33 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (26.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.73%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.82%) Degree
5 1 (0.91%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (0.91%) OCP
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.82%) Docker
2 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.91%) RACF
3 1 (0.91%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (21.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 18 (16.36%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 10 (9.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (4.55%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.64%) SCOM
6 3 (2.73%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.91%) SCCM
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 54 (49.09%) Oracle
2 26 (23.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.55%) VMware
4 3 (2.73%) IBM
4 3 (2.73%) IDERA
4 3 (2.73%) Remedy
5 2 (1.82%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.82%) Tableau
6 1 (0.91%) Ab Initio
6 1 (0.91%) Cognos
6 1 (0.91%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.91%) Informatica
6 1 (0.91%) Kofax
6 1 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.91%) NetApp
6 1 (0.91%) Rackspace
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.91%) Talend
6 1 (0.91%) Veritas
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