Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 18 December 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 27 39
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.11% 4.00% 2.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 4.20% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £361 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.98% +4.57% -21.14%
10th Percentile £325 £322 £304
90th Percentile £394 £406 £414
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 282 262 410
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.58% 95.27% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 178 258
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £368 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.83% +6.35% -3.82%
10th Percentile £258 £260 £172
90th Percentile £463 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 32
Staffordshire median hourly rate £19.25 £14.20 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.56% -43.20% +88.68%
10th Percentile £12.85 £10.30 £12.13
90th Percentile £58.79 £44.30 £57.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.43% +16.67% -11.76%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Staffordshire

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Staffordshire

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Staffordshire

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 18 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent -6 6 £350 -6.67% 1
DBA
West Midlands

DBA Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Staffordshire region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 5 (55.56%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (44.44%) Riak
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) MySQL
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (44.44%) Clustering
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) FMCG
4 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Database Security
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (11.11%) Replication
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
6 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (11.11%) High Availability
6 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Database
2 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (44.44%) Riak
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
1 4 (44.44%) FMCG
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (22.22%) Database Security
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle