Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 252 250
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 -73
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 141 128 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.76% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.80% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 79
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -0.62% +5.92%
10th Percentile £324 £325 £262
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
England median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £38.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £41.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +9.87% +1.33%

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 15,590 15,950 15,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 94.65% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,399 9,457 9,392
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £240 £226
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 647 784
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +15 52 £375 -6.25% 19
Hampshire -39 47 £405 +1.25% 13
Berkshire -8 27 £425 -5.56% 16
Surrey -11 21 £550 +29.41% 10
Buckinghamshire +21 16 £375 -1.32% 2
West Sussex +6 12 £413 +17.86% 1
Kent +12 10 £550 +37.50% 7
Oxfordshire +13 9 £375 -6.25% 1
East Sussex -8 3 £425 - 2
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 70 (49.65%) Oracle
2 65 (46.10%) SQL Server
3 63 (44.68%) SQL
4 60 (42.55%) Oracle Database
5 44 (31.21%) Windows
6 41 (29.08%) Performance Tuning
7 33 (23.40%) Unix
8 32 (22.70%) Linux
8 32 (22.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 31 (21.99%) Finance
10 28 (19.86%) Oracle Database 12c
11 26 (18.44%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (17.73%) Clustering
12 25 (17.73%) T-SQL
13 23 (16.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
15 20 (14.18%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (14.18%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (13.48%) Root Cause Analysis
16 19 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 19 (13.48%) Migration
17 18 (12.77%) Replication
17 18 (12.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 17 (12.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (12.06%) Oracle BI EE
18 17 (12.06%) Oracle Fusion
18 17 (12.06%) Data Guard
18 17 (12.06%) Oracle Applications
18 17 (12.06%) Middleware
18 17 (12.06%) SOA

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 17 (12.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 16 (11.35%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.42%) IIS
4 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.71%) FileNet
5 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (12.06%) Oracle Applications
2 12 (8.51%) Oracle Utilities
2 12 (8.51%) Siebel CRM
3 7 (4.96%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.67%) IaaS
3 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.71%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.26%) DNS
2 3 (2.13%) SAN
3 2 (1.42%) DHCP
3 2 (1.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (46.10%) SQL Server
2 60 (42.55%) Oracle Database
3 32 (22.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 28 (19.86%) Oracle Database 12c
5 23 (16.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 20 (14.18%) Oracle Reports
6 20 (14.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (13.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 17 (12.06%) Oracle BI EE
9 16 (11.35%) Oracle ODI
10 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (9.22%) Relational Database
12 12 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
13 11 (7.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (6.38%) RDBMS
15 8 (5.67%) Big Data
15 8 (5.67%) NoSQL
15 8 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
16 6 (4.26%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (11.35%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.42%) MSI
3 2 (1.42%) Toad
3 2 (1.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (21.99%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Back Office
4 2 (1.42%) Advertising
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.77%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 17 (12.06%) Middleware
2 17 (12.06%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (3.55%) YAML
4 2 (1.42%) .NET
4 2 (1.42%) Web Services
5 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.71%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) Clustering
2 18 (12.77%) Replication
3 9 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.26%) Reinsurance
5 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.42%) HP Storage
6 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.21%) Windows
2 33 (23.40%) Unix
3 32 (22.70%) Linux
4 15 (10.64%) AIX
4 15 (10.64%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.67%) OpenVMS
5 8 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.84%) Solaris
7 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.42%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.71%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.08%) Performance Tuning
2 26 (18.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (13.48%) Migration
3 19 (13.48%) Root Cause Analysis
4 17 (12.06%) SOA
5 15 (10.64%) Database Tuning
6 14 (9.93%) CRM
6 14 (9.93%) ITIL
7 12 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (8.51%) Master Data Management
7 12 (8.51%) WFM
8 11 (7.80%) Capacity Management
9 10 (7.09%) High Availability
10 9 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (6.38%) Change Control
10 9 (6.38%) ETL
10 9 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (5.67%) Business Continuity
11 8 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (4.26%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 63 (44.68%) SQL
2 25 (17.73%) T-SQL
3 16 (11.35%) Shell Script
3 16 (11.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 6 (4.26%) PowerShell
4 6 (4.26%) Python
5 4 (2.84%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.84%) Korn
6 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.42%) C
8 1 (0.71%) C#
8 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (6.38%) Oracle Certification
1 9 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) DV Cleared
2 7 (4.96%) OCP
3 4 (2.84%) Degree
3 4 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) MCDBA
4 2 (1.42%) MCITP
4 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.42%) GDPR
1 2 (1.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 11 (7.80%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (12.06%) Data Guard
2 15 (10.64%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (5.67%) Foglight
4 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.55%) Ansible
5 5 (3.55%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.42%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.71%) SCCM
7 1 (0.71%) SCOM
7 1 (0.71%) SQL Sentry
Vendors
1 70 (49.65%) Oracle
2 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.51%) Siebel
4 11 (7.80%) Sybase
5 10 (7.09%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.67%) Imperva
7 5 (3.55%) VMware
8 3 (2.13%) SAP
9 2 (1.42%) Citrix
9 2 (1.42%) F5
9 2 (1.42%) HP
9 2 (1.42%) IBM
9 2 (1.42%) Lumension
9 2 (1.42%) McAfee
10 1 (0.71%) Anite
10 1 (0.71%) BMC
10 1 (0.71%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.71%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.71%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.71%) ServiceNow