The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Database Administrator
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 111 115
Rank change year-on-year -18 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 13 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.97% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 1.01% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 21
Median daily rate £425 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.86% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £405 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £361
% change year-on-year +3.44% +0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.72 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.99% -4.76%  

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 2623 2861 2952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.49% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1848 1908
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 140 196
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.15 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 -6 6 £530 +57.03% 2
Dorset +12 3 £313 -10.71%
Wiltshire -3 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire +5 1 £450 +48.14%
Devon -7 1 £350 - 1
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 33 (80.49%) SQL
2 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
3 15 (36.59%) Oracle
4 14 (34.15%) Oracle Database
5 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
6 11 (26.83%) T-SQL
7 10 (24.39%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
7 10 (24.39%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (17.07%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (17.07%) Migration
10 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (14.63%) Windows
11 6 (14.63%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
11 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (12.20%) Data Management
12 5 (12.20%) High Availability
12 5 (12.20%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
12 5 (12.20%) Middleware
12 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
12 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
13 4 (9.76%) Linux

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.88%) GeoServer
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (68.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (34.15%) Oracle Database
3 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (29.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (24.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (24.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (21.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (19.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (14.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (7.32%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (4.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
11 2 (4.88%) MS Access
11 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (4.88%) Oracle Discoverer
11 2 (4.88%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Toad
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.44%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 2 (4.88%) Electronics
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
1 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.88%) Marketing
1 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.44%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Middleware
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (7.32%) OAuth2
2 3 (7.32%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
3 2 (4.88%) RESTful
3 2 (4.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Replication
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.32%) Unix
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.07%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) Migration
1 7 (17.07%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (12.20%) Data Management
2 5 (12.20%) High Availability
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Data Modelling
4 3 (7.32%) Database Tuning
4 3 (7.32%) ETL
4 3 (7.32%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (7.32%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Data Architecture
5 2 (4.88%) Data Cleansing
5 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (80.49%) SQL
2 11 (26.83%) T-SQL
3 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) C#
5 2 (4.88%) CQL
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (7.32%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.88%) vRealize
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) Oracle
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) VMware