Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 247 248 252
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 -47
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 141 131 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.88% 0.78% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.83% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 74 78
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -
10th Percentile £319 £318 £307
90th Percentile £575 £516 £475
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.71% +5.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
South East median hourly rate £48.75 £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +18.42% -
England median hourly rate £41.25 £38.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -7.74% +0.48%

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 15,101 15,843 14,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 94.18% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,115 9,477 8,448
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 598 770
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 20 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the South East over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

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 6 months to 20 February 2019. 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 -37 46 £413 -9.59% 14
Thames Valley +4 34 £388 - 16
Surrey +20 33 £550 +22.22% 6
Berkshire -21 19 £388 -7.74% 10
West Sussex +12 17 £413 +17.86% 9
Kent +18 10 £550 +37.50% 3
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £425 +11.84% 2
Oxfordshire +33 6 £375 - 4
East Sussex -10 5 - - 2
Middlesex +6 1 - -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 86 (60.99%) SQL
2 68 (48.23%) SQL Server
3 60 (42.55%) Oracle
4 54 (38.30%) Oracle Database
4 54 (38.30%) Performance Tuning
5 44 (31.21%) Windows
6 40 (28.37%) Finance
7 39 (27.66%) Linux
8 34 (24.11%) T-SQL
9 32 (22.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
11 29 (20.57%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (17.73%) Oracle RAC
12 25 (17.73%) Oracle Database 12c
13 24 (17.02%) Unix
14 23 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (16.31%) Oracle RMAN
15 22 (15.60%) Clustering
15 22 (15.60%) Migration
15 22 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (15.60%) Windows Server
16 21 (14.89%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (14.89%) Relational Database
16 21 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
17 20 (14.18%) PL/SQL
18 19 (13.48%) Shell Script
19 18 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 18 (12.77%) SQL Server 2014
19 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared

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 6 (4.26%) Oracle Service Bus
1 6 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.71%) Confluence
2 1 (0.71%) JBoss
2 1 (0.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 14 (9.93%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (7.80%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (2.13%) Oracle Utilities
4 3 (2.13%) Siebel CRM
5 2 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.42%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) DNS
2 4 (2.84%) SAN
3 2 (1.42%) DHCP
3 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (48.23%) SQL Server
2 54 (38.30%) Oracle Database
3 29 (20.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (17.73%) Oracle Database 12c
5 23 (16.31%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (15.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 21 (14.89%) Relational Database
7 21 (14.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 21 (14.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 18 (12.77%) SQL Server 2014
8 18 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (11.35%) Oracle BI EE
10 15 (10.64%) RDBMS
11 11 (7.80%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (7.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (6.38%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (6.38%) NoSQL
14 8 (5.67%) DataStax
14 8 (5.67%) Oracle Exadata
15 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.42%) MSI
2 2 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.42%) Toad
3 1 (0.71%) JIRA
3 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (28.37%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Banking
3 5 (3.55%) Back Office
3 5 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.22%) Middleware
1 13 (9.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 11 (7.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (1.42%) .NET
3 2 (1.42%) Web Services
4 1 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.71%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.60%) Clustering
2 13 (9.22%) Replication
3 12 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (3.55%) Reinsurance
6 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.42%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.42%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.21%) Windows
2 39 (27.66%) Linux
3 24 (17.02%) Unix
4 22 (15.60%) Windows Server
5 12 (8.51%) AIX
5 12 (8.51%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (7.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.42%) OpenVMS
9 2 (1.42%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.71%) CentOS
10 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.30%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (22.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (15.60%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (15.60%) Migration
4 16 (11.35%) High Availability
5 13 (9.22%) CRM
5 13 (9.22%) ITIL
6 12 (8.51%) Database Tuning
7 10 (7.09%) Business Continuity
7 10 (7.09%) Change Control
7 10 (7.09%) Data Migration
7 10 (7.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (5.67%) Capacity Management
9 8 (5.67%) ETL
9 8 (5.67%) Strategic Management
10 7 (4.96%) Analytics
10 7 (4.96%) Database Mirroring
10 7 (4.96%) Database Security
10 7 (4.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 86 (60.99%) SQL
2 34 (24.11%) T-SQL
3 20 (14.18%) PL/SQL
4 19 (13.48%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.80%) PowerShell
6 6 (4.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 1 (0.71%) C
7 1 (0.71%) C#
7 1 (0.71%) Java
7 1 (0.71%) Java 8
7 1 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.09%) DV Cleared
2 10 (7.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.67%) Oracle Certification
4 7 (4.96%) OCP
5 5 (3.55%) Degree
6 2 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) GDPR
2 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (17.73%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (4.96%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (16.31%) Oracle RMAN
2 12 (8.51%) Data Guard
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (6.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 8 (5.67%) Foglight
5 5 (3.55%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (2.84%) SCCM
6 4 (2.84%) SCOM
7 3 (2.13%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 60 (42.55%) Oracle
2 30 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.80%) Red Hat
3 11 (7.80%) Sybase
4 9 (6.38%) Imperva
5 8 (5.67%) IBM
6 7 (4.96%) Informatica
7 3 (2.13%) BMC
7 3 (2.13%) SAP
7 3 (2.13%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.13%) Siebel
7 3 (2.13%) VMware
8 2 (1.42%) HP
8 2 (1.42%) Lumension
8 2 (1.42%) McAfee
8 2 (1.42%) Sage
8 2 (1.42%) Sun
9 1 (0.71%) Citrix
9 1 (0.71%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.71%) Greenplum