The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / South East
Rank 178 178 181
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 69 89 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.90% 0.98% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.03% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 56 40
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £29.75 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 - £38.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 - £48.75
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 South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7239 8654 9158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 94.90% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4089 5298 4876
Median daily rate £401 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.35% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 378 441
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% +9.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the South East

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the South East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 22 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
Hampshire +20 34 £450 +25.00% 4
Berkshire +19 8 £400 -5.88% 3
Surrey +2 7 £419 -1.47% 5
West Sussex +3 4 £331 -19.69%
Oxfordshire -1 4 £450 +52.54% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 4 £325 -7.80% 2
Kent +16 3 £400 - 1
Middlesex +1 1 £420 +24.44%
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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 South East region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 73 (62.93%) SQL
2 68 (58.62%) SQL Server
3 53 (45.69%) Oracle
4 45 (38.79%) Oracle Database
5 36 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 32 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (25.86%) Windows
7 30 (25.86%) Linux
8 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 26 (22.41%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (21.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 24 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
12 23 (19.83%) SC Cleared
12 23 (19.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 22 (18.97%) Unix
13 22 (18.97%) T-SQL
13 22 (18.97%) Migration
13 22 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
14 21 (18.10%) Clustering
14 21 (18.10%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (18.10%) SQL Server 2012
15 16 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (13.79%) Replication
15 16 (13.79%) Red Hat
15 16 (13.79%) PL/SQL
15 16 (13.79%) AIX
16 15 (12.93%) Oracle Database 10g
16 15 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
16 15 (12.93%) Windows Server
17 14 (12.07%) ITIL

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
2 4 (3.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.59%) IIS
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.72%) GeoServer
4 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.86%) FileNet
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (12.07%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.31%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.86%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.86%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) SAN
2 3 (2.59%) Kerberos
3 2 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (0.86%) DMZ
4 1 (0.86%) DNS
4 1 (0.86%) Firewall
4 1 (0.86%) Intranet
4 1 (0.86%) LDAP
4 1 (0.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 45 (38.79%) Oracle Database
3 32 (27.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (21.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (19.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (18.97%) SQL Server 2014
7 21 (18.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 16 (13.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 15 (12.93%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (12.93%) Oracle Database 10g
10 14 (12.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 12 (10.34%) MySQL
11 12 (10.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 12 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
12 9 (7.76%) Oracle9i Database
13 8 (6.90%) DB2
14 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
16 5 (4.31%) Oracle Reports
16 5 (4.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (2.59%) Toad
3 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.86%) JUnit
3 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 10 (8.62%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Advertising
2 3 (2.59%) Local Government
2 3 (2.59%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.59%) Marketing
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Electronics
4 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Military
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) Middleware
1 10 (8.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (4.31%) Web Services
3 3 (2.59%) .NET
3 3 (2.59%) OAuth2
3 3 (2.59%) RESTful
4 2 (1.72%) REST
5 1 (0.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.86%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.86%) iBATIS
5 1 (0.86%) ICEfaces
5 1 (0.86%) JSF
5 1 (0.86%) MDX
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.86%) SOAP
5 1 (0.86%) Velocity
5 1 (0.86%) Web Services Management
5 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.10%) Clustering
2 16 (13.79%) Replication
3 5 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.31%) HACMP
4 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.86%) Linux
1 30 (25.86%) Windows
2 22 (18.97%) Unix
3 16 (13.79%) AIX
4 15 (12.93%) Windows Server
5 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.59%) Solaris
10 1 (0.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (22.41%) Performance Tuning
2 24 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (18.97%) Migration
4 14 (12.07%) ITIL
5 13 (11.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (11.21%) High Availability
6 10 (8.62%) ETL
7 7 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.03%) Data Migration
7 7 (6.03%) Data Protection
8 6 (5.17%) CRM
8 6 (5.17%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (5.17%) SOA
9 5 (4.31%) Data Modelling
9 5 (4.31%) Database Security
10 4 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.45%) ITIL V3
10 4 (3.45%) Patch Management
10 4 (3.45%) Project Management
11 3 (2.59%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 73 (62.93%) SQL
2 22 (18.97%) T-SQL
3 16 (13.79%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.72%) C
5 2 (1.72%) C#
5 2 (1.72%) VB
6 1 (0.86%) C++
6 1 (0.86%) Java
6 1 (0.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.83%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.17%) Degree
5 4 (3.45%) MCITP
6 3 (2.59%) MCDBA
7 1 (0.86%) MCP
7 1 (0.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.72%) PMO
2 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (18.10%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (9.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (3.45%) vSphere
4 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (12.07%) Oracle RMAN
2 12 (10.34%) Data Guard
3 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (4.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.72%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.72%) vRealize
6 1 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 53 (45.69%) Oracle
2 36 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 16 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.62%) VMware
5 8 (6.90%) IBM
6 5 (4.31%) Siebel
7 3 (2.59%) SAP
8 2 (1.72%) Veritas
9 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.86%) Citrix
9 1 (0.86%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.86%) Cognos
9 1 (0.86%) Dell
9 1 (0.86%) F5
9 1 (0.86%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.86%) NetApp
9 1 (0.86%) Remedy
9 1 (0.86%) Splunk
9 1 (0.86%) Tableau
9 1 (0.86%) Vignette
Staines, Middlesex
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago