Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 22 January 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 71 80
Rank change year-on-year +28 +9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 40 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.88% 1.46% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.06% 1.50% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 26
South Wales median daily rate £395 £331 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.25% -10.17% -0.67%
10th Percentile £311 £288 £313
90th Percentile £412 £475 £475
Wales median daily rate £391 £338 £363
% change year-on-year +15.93% -6.90% +1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
South Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £57.50 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +207.24% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £53.75 £17.71
90th Percentile £48.75 £61.25 £19.72
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £57.50 £18.72
% change year-on-year -17.39% +207.24% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 986 1,064 1,165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.73% 96.99% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 737 867
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £165 £179 £213
90th Percentile £513 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 67 57
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.67 £61.25 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in South Wales

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in South Wales

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in South Wales

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in South Wales

DBA
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Cardiff +25 33 £395 +19.25% 3
Caerphilly - 3 £375 -
Newport +12 1 - -
Bridgend - 1 £405 -
DBA
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Wales region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (52.50%) Performance Tuning
3 17 (42.50%) Linux
4 15 (37.50%) MySQL
4 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 13 (32.50%) Replication
7 12 (30.00%) RDBMS
8 11 (27.50%) Oracle
8 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
8 11 (27.50%) High Availability
8 11 (27.50%) Task Automation
9 10 (25.00%) Galera Cluster
9 10 (25.00%) MariaDB
9 10 (25.00%) Database Tuning
9 10 (25.00%) Windows
9 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (25.00%) Migration
10 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
11 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
12 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
13 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
13 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (12.50%) Shell Script

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (5.00%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) Firewall
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (52.50%) SQL Server
2 15 (37.50%) MySQL
2 15 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 12 (30.00%) RDBMS
4 10 (25.00%) MariaDB
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle Database
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
10 3 (7.50%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (7.50%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Replication
2 5 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Windows
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Unix
5 2 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (52.50%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (27.50%) High Availability
2 11 (27.50%) Task Automation
3 10 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 10 (25.00%) Migration
4 7 (17.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (7.50%) ETL
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.00%) Prototyping
7 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.50%) ITSM
8 1 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) SQL
2 8 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.00%) MCITP
4 4 (10.00%) MCTS
5 3 (7.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (7.50%) Degree
6 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) Galera Cluster
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.00%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Oracle
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) SAP
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.50%) VMware
5 1 (2.50%) Remedy