Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 September 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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 228 236
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 -48
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 142 139 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.85% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.90% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 92 97
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -0.62% +8.78%
10th Percentile £325 £270 £300
90th Percentile £575 £500 £475
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £35.43
% change year-on-year -64.71% +19.95% -5.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,401 15,414 16,473
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.72% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,226 9,127 9,898
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +5.96%
10th Percentile £260 £241 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 620 760
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -8.21% +12.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +8.57%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the South East over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the South East

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 September 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
Thames Valley +14 56 £375 -6.25% 23
Hampshire -31 47 £410 +2.58% 15
Berkshire +7 25 £425 -5.56% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £375 - 14
Surrey -15 18 £550 +29.41% 4
Oxfordshire +12 9 £388 -3.13% 7
West Sussex +1 8 £413 +65.00% 4
Kent - 8 £550 - 5
East Sussex +1 6 £394 - 1
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 South East region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 85 (59.86%) Oracle
2 66 (46.48%) Oracle Database
3 64 (45.07%) SQL Server
4 56 (39.44%) SQL
5 43 (30.28%) Linux
6 39 (27.46%) Oracle Database 11g
7 38 (26.76%) Unix
7 38 (26.76%) Windows
8 36 (25.35%) Finance
8 36 (25.35%) Oracle Database 12c
9 35 (24.65%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (17.61%) Clustering
10 25 (17.61%) Oracle Reports
11 22 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (14.79%) Middleware
12 21 (14.79%) Oracle Applications
12 21 (14.79%) AIX
12 21 (14.79%) SOA
12 21 (14.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (14.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (14.79%) Oracle BI EE
12 21 (14.79%) Oracle Fusion
13 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 20 (14.08%) Oracle Service Bus
13 20 (14.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 20 (14.08%) Oracle ODI
13 20 (14.08%) DB2
13 20 (14.08%) Oracle Forms
14 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
14 19 (13.38%) SQL Server 2012

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 21 (14.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (14.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.70%) FileNet
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 21 (14.79%) Oracle Applications
2 16 (11.27%) Siebel CRM
3 15 (10.56%) Oracle Utilities
4 6 (4.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (1.41%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.63%) IaaS
3 6 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Azure Machine Learning
4 1 (0.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.23%) DNS
2 2 (1.41%) DHCP
2 2 (1.41%) Firewall
2 2 (1.41%) SAN
3 1 (0.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (46.48%) Oracle Database
2 64 (45.07%) SQL Server
3 39 (27.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 36 (25.35%) Oracle Database 12c
5 25 (17.61%) Oracle Reports
6 21 (14.79%) Oracle BI EE
7 20 (14.08%) DB2
7 20 (14.08%) Oracle ODI
7 20 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (13.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 16 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (9.86%) DB2 UDB
10 14 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (9.15%) SQL Server 2016
12 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 10 (7.04%) MySQL
13 10 (7.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (6.34%) Relational Database
15 8 (5.63%) MongoDB
15 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (14.08%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.41%) MSI
3 2 (1.41%) Toad
3 2 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (25.35%) Finance
2 10 (7.04%) Banking
3 6 (4.23%) Back Office
3 6 (4.23%) Spanish Language
4 3 (2.11%) Marketing
5 2 (1.41%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.79%) Middleware
1 21 (14.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 18 (12.68%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 11 (7.75%) YAML
4 2 (1.41%) Kafka
4 2 (1.41%) Web Services
5 1 (0.70%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.61%) Clustering
2 16 (11.27%) Replication
3 8 (5.63%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.23%) Reinsurance
5 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.41%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 43 (30.28%) Linux
2 38 (26.76%) Unix
2 38 (26.76%) Windows
3 21 (14.79%) AIX
4 10 (7.04%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.93%) OpenVMS
6 6 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.52%) Solaris
7 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.41%) VMS
9 2 (1.41%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.70%) CentOS
10 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) Performance Tuning
2 22 (15.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (14.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 21 (14.79%) SOA
4 18 (12.68%) CRM
4 18 (12.68%) Database Tuning
5 15 (10.56%) Master Data Management
5 15 (10.56%) Migration
5 15 (10.56%) WFM
6 13 (9.15%) Capacity Management
7 12 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (8.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.75%) ETL
8 11 (7.75%) ITIL
9 10 (7.04%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (7.04%) Security Management
10 8 (5.63%) Data Transformation
11 7 (4.93%) Change Control
11 7 (4.93%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 56 (39.44%) SQL
2 20 (14.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
3 18 (12.68%) T-SQL
4 17 (11.97%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.45%) Python
6 10 (7.04%) Bash Shell
6 10 (7.04%) Korn
7 5 (3.52%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.11%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.34%) Oracle Certification
3 7 (4.93%) Degree
3 7 (4.93%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.93%) OCP
4 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) MCDBA
5 2 (1.41%) MCITP
5 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.41%) GDPR
1 2 (1.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.75%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) Data Guard
2 16 (11.27%) Oracle RMAN
3 13 (9.15%) Ansible
4 8 (5.63%) Foglight
5 4 (2.82%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.41%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.70%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 85 (59.86%) Oracle
2 19 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 16 (11.27%) Siebel
4 9 (6.34%) Red Hat
4 9 (6.34%) Sybase
5 8 (5.63%) IBM
5 8 (5.63%) Imperva
6 6 (4.23%) VMware
7 2 (1.41%) Citrix
7 2 (1.41%) F5
7 2 (1.41%) HP
7 2 (1.41%) Lumension
7 2 (1.41%) McAfee
7 2 (1.41%) Vertica
8 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.70%) Cognos
8 1 (0.70%) Gigya
8 1 (0.70%) SAP
8 1 (0.70%) Tableau
8 1 (0.70%) Vignette