Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 234 172
Rank change year-on-year +4 -62 +37
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 128 133 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 0.80% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.85% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 79 174
South East median daily rate £400 £403 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +5.23% +2.00%
10th Percentile £325 £262 £301
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
England median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year +0.95% +2.26% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £38.00 -
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 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 15679 15620 18481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.99% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9308 9314 10851
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 776 915
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.98 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Hampshire +31 55 £400 -5.88% 3
Thames Valley -5 48 £400 +3.96% 9
Berkshire +3 22 £450 +10.77% 2
Buckinghamshire -24 18 £380 +68.89% 6
Surrey -18 16 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire +9 8 £400 - 1
Kent -26 3 £400 -10.11% 1
East Sussex 0 2 - - 2
Middlesex +6 1 - -
West Sussex -14 1 £350 -17.89%
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 South East region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 67 (52.34%) SQL Server
2 66 (51.56%) SQL
3 52 (40.63%) Oracle
4 44 (34.38%) Linux
5 38 (29.69%) Oracle Database
6 35 (27.34%) Performance Tuning
6 35 (27.34%) MySQL
7 31 (24.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 29 (22.66%) Migration
9 24 (18.75%) DB2
9 24 (18.75%) Windows
9 24 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
10 22 (17.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 22 (17.19%) Unix
11 21 (16.41%) Shell Script
11 21 (16.41%) Clustering
11 21 (16.41%) Oracle Database 12c
12 18 (14.06%) Performance Monitoring
12 18 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
13 16 (12.50%) AIX
13 16 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
14 15 (11.72%) Middleware
14 15 (11.72%) Finance
15 14 (10.94%) Oracle Applications
15 14 (10.94%) ETL
15 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
15 14 (10.94%) Microservices
15 14 (10.94%) Task Automation

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 12 (9.38%) Oracle Service Bus
2 11 (8.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) CICS
4 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.78%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (0.78%) SAS
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 14 (10.94%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (9.38%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (6.25%) Siebel CRM
4 3 (2.34%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.78%) Demantra
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) GitHub
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) Firewall
2 2 (1.56%) SAN
3 1 (0.78%) DHCP
3 1 (0.78%) DNS
3 1 (0.78%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.78%) LAN
3 1 (0.78%) LDAP
3 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.78%) SMS
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) VLAN
3 1 (0.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (52.34%) SQL Server
2 38 (29.69%) Oracle Database
3 35 (27.34%) MySQL
4 31 (24.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 24 (18.75%) DB2
6 22 (17.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (16.41%) Oracle Database 12c
8 18 (14.06%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (12.50%) DB2 UDB
9 16 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (10.16%) MongoDB
10 13 (10.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 11 (8.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (8.59%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (7.81%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (7.03%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
15 5 (3.91%) Oracle BI EE
15 5 (3.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 4 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 3 (2.34%) Toad
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) MSI
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.56%) International Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Billing
5 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) Middleware
2 12 (9.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 12 (9.38%) YAML
3 2 (1.56%) .NET
3 2 (1.56%) ISPF
3 2 (1.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.78%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.78%) REST
4 1 (0.78%) RESTful
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.41%) Clustering
2 10 (7.81%) Replication
3 5 (3.91%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.78%) Fintech
7 1 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (34.38%) Linux
2 24 (18.75%) Windows
3 22 (17.19%) Unix
4 16 (12.50%) AIX
5 5 (3.91%) Solaris
5 5 (3.91%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.34%) Windows Vista
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.34%) Performance Tuning
2 29 (22.66%) Migration
3 18 (14.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (10.94%) ETL
4 14 (10.94%) Microservices
4 14 (10.94%) Task Automation
5 12 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.38%) High Availability
6 11 (8.59%) Capacity Management
6 11 (8.59%) Data Management
6 11 (8.59%) Security Management
6 11 (8.59%) SOA
7 10 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (7.81%) Master Data Management
7 10 (7.81%) WFM
8 9 (7.03%) Database Tuning
9 8 (6.25%) CRM
10 5 (3.91%) Data Modelling
10 5 (3.91%) ITIL
10 5 (3.91%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 66 (51.56%) SQL
2 21 (16.41%) Shell Script
3 13 (10.16%) Python
4 10 (7.81%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.03%) Korn
5 9 (7.03%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.25%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.69%) Perl
8 5 (3.91%) Java
9 2 (1.56%) ANSI SQL
9 2 (1.56%) C#
9 2 (1.56%) JCL
9 2 (1.56%) PHP
9 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.56%) REXX
10 1 (0.78%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.78%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.25%) Degree
3 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.69%) MCITP
5 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.91%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 24 (18.75%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (5.47%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.78%) Corosync
5 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.78%) SRDF
5 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.78%) XenApp
5 1 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (6.25%) Ansible
2 8 (6.25%) Data Guard
2 8 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.56%) Grafana
4 2 (1.56%) MAINVIEW
4 2 (1.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Flashback
5 1 (0.78%) Pacemaker
5 1 (0.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (40.63%) Oracle
2 14 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (7.81%) Veritas
4 9 (7.03%) IBM
4 9 (7.03%) VMware
5 8 (6.25%) Siebel
6 4 (3.13%) RedGate
6 4 (3.13%) SAP
6 4 (3.13%) Veeam
7 2 (1.56%) BMC
7 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.78%) Apple
8 1 (0.78%) Citrix
8 1 (0.78%) EMC
8 1 (0.78%) HP
8 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.78%) McAfee
8 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) Splunk
8 1 (0.78%) Symantec