The median contractor rate for a DBA was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / South West
Rank 108 106 83
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 28 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.08% 1.14% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.18% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 45
Median daily rate £338 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.18% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £263 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2476 2799 2990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.45% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1807 1867
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 145
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +34.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the South West

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the South West

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the South West

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the South West

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 8 £338 -10.00% 5
Wiltshire +6 7 £333 -16.87% 1
Somerset - 5 £350 - 3
Dorset -4 1 £325 -27.77%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 West region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 66 (76.74%) SQL
2 49 (56.98%) SQL Server
3 29 (33.72%) Oracle
4 26 (30.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 23 (26.74%) T-SQL
6 22 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 22 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
7 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
7 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
8 19 (22.09%) Migration
9 18 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
9 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
9 18 (20.93%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (20.93%) Oracle Database
10 17 (19.77%) Unix
10 17 (19.77%) Linux
11 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
12 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2014
13 14 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (16.28%) Windows
14 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (15.12%) MySQL
14 13 (15.12%) Shell Script
14 13 (15.12%) High Availability
15 12 (13.95%) ITIL
15 12 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (12.79%) ETL
16 11 (12.79%) Hyperion
16 11 (12.79%) Oracle BI EE
16 11 (12.79%) Oracle EBS R12

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (3.49%) IIS
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (2.33%) GeoServer
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (10.47%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (5.81%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (1.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (1.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (1.16%) SAP ERP
6 1 (1.16%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) DMZ
1 5 (5.81%) SAN
2 3 (3.49%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (56.98%) SQL Server
2 26 (30.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (25.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (25.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (20.93%) Oracle Database
4 18 (20.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (17.44%) SQL Server 2014
6 13 (15.12%) MySQL
6 13 (15.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 12 (13.95%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (12.79%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (8.14%) Oracle Database 10g
11 6 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (5.81%) Ingres
12 5 (5.81%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (5.81%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (3.49%) OLTP
14 3 (3.49%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.49%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.49%) Toad
4 2 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Electronics
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Advertising
4 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.16%) Back Office
5 1 (1.16%) Banking
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) .NET
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (6.98%) Middleware
4 3 (3.49%) OAuth2
4 3 (3.49%) REST
5 2 (2.33%) RESTful
5 2 (2.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Clustering
1 10 (11.63%) Replication
2 4 (4.65%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Linux
1 17 (19.77%) Unix
2 14 (16.28%) Windows
3 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Migration
2 18 (20.93%) Business Intelligence
3 14 (16.28%) Performance Tuning
4 13 (15.12%) High Availability
5 12 (13.95%) ITIL
6 11 (12.79%) ETL
7 9 (10.47%) Data Management
7 9 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.30%) Data Modelling
9 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
9 7 (8.14%) ERP
9 7 (8.14%) ITIL V3
10 6 (6.98%) Incident Management
11 5 (5.81%) CRM
11 5 (5.81%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.81%) Data Encryption
11 5 (5.81%) SQL Optimisation
12 4 (4.65%) Database Security
12 4 (4.65%) Programme Management
12 4 (4.65%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (76.74%) SQL
2 23 (26.74%) T-SQL
3 13 (15.12%) Shell Script
4 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
5 6 (6.98%) C#
5 6 (6.98%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.65%) VB
7 2 (2.33%) Perl
7 2 (2.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.93%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.16%) Degree
3 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) ISO 14001
1 2 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 5 (5.81%) Failover Clustering
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (3.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) Data Guard
3 2 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.33%) vRealize
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (33.72%) Oracle
2 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
3 11 (12.79%) Hyperion
4 7 (8.14%) SAP
5 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.81%) VMware
6 1 (1.16%) IBM
6 1 (1.16%) Siebel