Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 64 72
Rank change year-on-year -21 +8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 19 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.41% 1.56% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.61% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 8
South Wales median daily rate £400 £300 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -15.79% +42.50%
10th Percentile £312 £263 £292
90th Percentile £553 £430 £391
Wales median daily rate £400 £300 £356
% change year-on-year +33.33% -15.79% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £40.00 -
Wales median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 1,302 1,056 1,017
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.80% 96.88% 98.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 728 673
South Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £210
90th Percentile £550 £533 £513
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 90 69
South Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £21.13 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.83% +24.26% +21.43%
10th Percentile £10.29 £11.15 £10.30
90th Percentile £38.65 £77.50 £69.20
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £20.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -39.88% +36.67% +11.11%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -5 18 £400 +23.08% 4
DBA
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Wales region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
3 12 (63.16%) High Availability
4 11 (57.89%) Windows
5 10 (52.63%) MySQL
6 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 8 (42.11%) Migration
7 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
8 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
8 7 (36.84%) Oracle
9 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
9 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (26.32%) Degree
10 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
11 4 (21.05%) MCITP
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (21.05%) MCTS
11 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (21.05%) Clustering
11 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
11 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
11 4 (21.05%) Moodle
11 4 (21.05%) Data Quality

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 4 (21.05%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) SAN
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) MySQL
3 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 6 (31.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (21.05%) RDBMS
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (15.79%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) NHS
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
3 1 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) High Availability
2 9 (47.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (42.11%) Migration
4 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Change Management
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 1 (5.26%) Microservices
7 1 (5.26%) Open Source
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) PowerShell
3 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
4 3 (15.79%) C++
4 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) Python
4 3 (15.79%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MCITP
2 4 (21.05%) MCTS
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Data Quality
2 3 (15.79%) GDPR
3 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 7 (36.84%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) Teradata
4 1 (5.26%) EnterpriseDB
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat