Period
to 23 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 July 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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 36 28
Rank change year-on-year -35 -8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 9 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.54% 0.41% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.44% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £375 - £250
10th Percentile £263 - £170
90th Percentile £388 - £330
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £36.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +17.36% +25.22% -25.76%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 565 227 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 96.58% 93.80% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 106 95
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% +25.00% -21.21%
10th Percentile £281 £103 £114
90th Percentile £503 £475 £523
UK median daily rate £428 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 7
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.56 £14.38 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.29% -17.86% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.47 £25.63 £74.20
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Northern Ireland

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Northern Ireland

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 July 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
County Antrim -40 7 £275 -
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Northern Ireland region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) SQL
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (44.44%) Sybase ASE
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Replication
3 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Database Security
3 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) Data Structures
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Sybase
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) MCDBA
4 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 3 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) SCOM
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Structures
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
1 4 (44.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (44.44%) Database Security
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCDBA
1 4 (44.44%) MCP
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Sybase