Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 92 120
Rank change year-on-year -35 +28 +20
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 76 149 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.34% 2.20% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.33% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 108 83
North West median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +12.11%
10th Percentile £275 £274 £275
90th Percentile £458 £556 £455
England median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year +0.95% +2.26% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
North West median hourly rate £34.00 - £41.80
England median hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.87% +1.33% -1.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Manchester +25 29 £400 +6.67% 4
Lancashire +1 23 £395 -14.50% 2
Cheshire -31 14 £300 -14.29% 5
Merseyside -9 4 £335 -2.90% 2
Cumbria -5 2 £413 +10.00%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 41 (53.95%) SQL
2 27 (35.53%) SQL Server
3 26 (34.21%) Oracle
4 25 (32.89%) Oracle Database
5 24 (31.58%) Migration
6 22 (28.95%) Windows
7 20 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (25.00%) DB2
9 16 (21.05%) Linux
9 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 15 (19.74%) Clustering
10 15 (19.74%) Replication
11 14 (18.42%) Unix
11 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
12 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (11.84%) Oracle RMAN
13 9 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
13 9 (11.84%) zOS
14 8 (10.53%) SAN
14 8 (10.53%) Finance
14 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.53%) High Availability
14 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
14 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (9.21%) ITIL
15 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.32%) Apache
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.32%) IIS
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.32%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) PaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) LAN
2 2 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.32%) Firewall
3 1 (1.32%) Internet
3 1 (1.32%) NAS
3 1 (1.32%) PBX
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.32%) VLAN
3 1 (1.32%) VoIP
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
3 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (35.53%) SQL Server
2 25 (32.89%) Oracle Database
3 19 (25.00%) DB2
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (14.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (9.21%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (7.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (5.26%) MySQL
9 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
9 4 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (5.26%) TKPROF
10 3 (3.95%) Redis
10 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Toad
2 3 (3.95%) Liquibase
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
2 2 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) .NET
1 4 (5.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.63%) DCOM
2 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
2 2 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) XSD
2 2 (2.63%) XSLT
3 1 (1.32%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.32%) Apache CXF
3 1 (1.32%) MDX
3 1 (1.32%) Middleware
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Clustering
1 15 (19.74%) Replication
2 6 (7.89%) Mainframe
3 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.95%) Data Structures
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.32%) BYOD
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.95%) Windows
2 16 (21.05%) Linux
3 14 (18.42%) Unix
4 9 (11.84%) zOS
5 5 (6.58%) AIX
5 5 (6.58%) HPUX
5 5 (6.58%) Solaris
6 4 (5.26%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Migration
2 20 (26.32%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (11.84%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.53%) Data Migration
4 8 (10.53%) High Availability
5 7 (9.21%) ITIL
6 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.58%) Database Mirroring
6 5 (6.58%) Open Source
7 4 (5.26%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.26%) ETL
7 4 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 4 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.95%) Database Security
8 3 (3.95%) SDLC
9 2 (2.63%) Internal Audit
9 2 (2.63%) Presales
9 2 (2.63%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.95%) SQL
2 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.58%) PL/SQL
3 5 (6.58%) T-SQL
4 4 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (2.63%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) XPath
6 1 (1.32%) C#
6 1 (1.32%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (7.89%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.95%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (2.63%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.32%) SCCM
5 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (34.21%) Oracle
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.58%) HP
4 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.95%) EMC
5 3 (3.95%) IBM
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) Citrix
6 2 (2.63%) EnterpriseDB
6 2 (2.63%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 1 (1.32%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.32%) RedGate
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec
7 1 (1.32%) Teradata
7 1 (1.32%) Veeam
7 1 (1.32%) VMware