Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 21 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 65 74
Rank change year-on-year +8 +9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 42 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.15% 1.44% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.31% 1.49% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 9
South Wales median daily rate £395 £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.67% -17.24% +11.54%
10th Percentile £311 £263 £313
90th Percentile £418 £363 £390
Wales median daily rate £395 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +21.54% -10.34% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
South Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +113.73% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £37.11 £17.71
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.40 £19.72
Wales median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £18.72
% change year-on-year +18.75% +113.73% -

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 1,270 1,008 1,029
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 96.55% 97.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 700 708
South Wales median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.21% -3.45%
10th Percentile £206 £177 £202
90th Percentile £538 £538 £450
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 85 68
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +10.45% +18.74%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.17 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.67 £77.50 £47.29
Wales median hourly rate £14.47 £18.80 £17.00
% change year-on-year -23.07% +10.60% +23.64%

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 April 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 April 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 +7 35 £395 +21.54%
Caerphilly - 3 £375 -
Newport -7 1 - - 2
Bridgend - 1 £405 -
DBA
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 28 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
3 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 23 (54.76%) MySQL
5 21 (50.00%) High Availability
6 20 (47.62%) Relational Database
6 20 (47.62%) Linux
7 19 (45.24%) Windows
8 16 (38.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (35.71%) RDBMS
9 15 (35.71%) Oracle
10 13 (30.95%) Replication
11 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
12 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
12 11 (26.19%) Task Automation
12 11 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
13 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (23.81%) Migration
13 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
13 10 (23.81%) Galera Cluster
13 10 (23.81%) MariaDB
13 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
13 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
13 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (23.81%) Database Tuning
13 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g

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 6 (14.29%) Moodle
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) Firewall
1 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 23 (54.76%) MySQL
3 20 (47.62%) Relational Database
4 15 (35.71%) RDBMS
5 10 (23.81%) MariaDB
5 10 (23.81%) Oracle Database
5 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (23.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (21.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Replication
2 7 (16.67%) Clustering
3 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.14%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Linux
2 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (9.52%) Unix
5 2 (4.76%) CentOS
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (66.67%) Performance Tuning
2 21 (50.00%) High Availability
3 16 (38.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.19%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (26.19%) Task Automation
6 10 (23.81%) Database Tuning
6 10 (23.81%) Migration
7 5 (11.90%) ETL
7 5 (11.90%) ITIL
8 4 (9.52%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (4.76%) Business Analysis
10 2 (4.76%) Project Management
11 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (2.38%) Change Management
11 1 (2.38%) Functional Testing
11 1 (2.38%) ITSM
11 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 9 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
2 8 (19.05%) MCITP
2 8 (19.05%) MCTS
2 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.76%) MCSA
3 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.76%) GDPR
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Galera Cluster
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (4.76%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.76%) Teradata
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Remedy