Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 322 234 209
Rank change year-on-year -88 -25 +10
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 767 1,044 1,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 1.09% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.15% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 702 882
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £308 £281 £295
90th Percentile £523 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £42.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +7.69% -1.27%
10th Percentile £14.98 £22.10 £22.22
90th Percentile £47.75 £64.25 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £41.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -34.15% +5.13% -1.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the UK

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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
England -92 667 £413 +3.45% 270
UK excluding London -50 494 £375 - 224
London -98 264 £425 - 72
North of England -49 127 £375 - 52
South East +4 117 £410 +2.50% 51
Midlands -4 67 £375 +6.76% 35
West Midlands +13 56 £375 +6.38% 16
East of England -7 54 £400 +6.67% 40
North West -63 52 £360 -2.70% 22
Scotland 0 48 £375 +7.91% 17
Yorkshire -20 45 £375 -2.28% 25
Wales +32 41 £391 +15.93% 8
South West -59 37 £375 +7.14% 20
North East +8 30 £361 -3.67% 5
East Midlands -8 11 £369 +9.26% 17
Northern Ireland -32 2 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 featuring DBA in the job title.

1 464 (60.50%) SQL
2 392 (51.11%) SQL Server
3 324 (42.24%) Oracle
4 244 (31.81%) Oracle Database
5 221 (28.81%) Performance Tuning
6 184 (23.99%) Migration
7 174 (22.69%) Linux
8 143 (18.64%) Replication
9 136 (17.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 133 (17.34%) Windows
11 116 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 112 (14.60%) Unix
13 111 (14.47%) High Availability
14 106 (13.82%) SQL Server 2008
15 104 (13.56%) T-SQL
16 102 (13.30%) Microsoft
17 100 (13.04%) Finance
18 98 (12.78%) Security Cleared
19 95 (12.39%) Clustering
20 94 (12.26%) SQL Server 2016
21 93 (12.13%) Oracle Database 12c
21 93 (12.13%) Oracle RAC
22 92 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
23 91 (11.86%) Data Guard
24 89 (11.60%) Oracle RMAN
25 86 (11.21%) Oracle Database 11g
26 81 (10.56%) SQL Server 2012
27 77 (10.04%) MySQL
28 76 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
29 73 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 30 (3.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (3.26%) WebLogic
3 14 (1.83%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (1.43%) ArcGIS
5 9 (1.17%) IIS
5 9 (1.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (0.91%) Confluence
7 5 (0.65%) Apache
7 5 (0.65%) SAS
8 4 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle 10gAS
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.26%) Moodle
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.13%) Alfresco
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.13%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.39%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 46 (6.00%) Oracle Applications
2 32 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (1.69%) Oracle Utilities
4 13 (1.69%) Siebel CRM
5 7 (0.91%) Oracle 11i
6 6 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.26%) Northgate Housing
8 2 (0.26%) OPENHousing
9 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.13%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 76 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.43%) IaaS
4 5 (0.65%) PaaS
5 4 (0.52%) G Suite
5 4 (0.52%) Office 365
6 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.13%) GitHub
7 1 (0.13%) Route 53
7 1 (0.13%) SaaS
7 1 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.30%) SAN
2 12 (1.56%) Firewall
3 8 (1.04%) Internet
4 7 (0.91%) NAS
5 6 (0.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.65%) DNS
6 5 (0.65%) HTTP
6 5 (0.65%) SSL
7 3 (0.39%) SMS
8 2 (0.26%) DHCP
8 2 (0.26%) LAN
8 2 (0.26%) WAN
9 1 (0.13%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.13%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.13%) PBX
9 1 (0.13%) SMTP
9 1 (0.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.13%) VoIP
9 1 (0.13%) VPN
9 1 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 392 (51.11%) SQL Server
2 244 (31.81%) Oracle Database
3 136 (17.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 116 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 106 (13.82%) SQL Server 2008
6 94 (12.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 93 (12.13%) Oracle Database 12c
8 86 (11.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 81 (10.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 77 (10.04%) MySQL
11 70 (9.13%) PostgreSQL
12 65 (8.47%) Relational Database
13 59 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 52 (6.78%) DB2
14 52 (6.78%) MongoDB
15 49 (6.39%) SQL Server 2014
16 47 (6.13%) Data Warehouse
17 46 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
18 41 (5.35%) RDBMS
19 31 (4.04%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (2.87%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
3 14 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.83%) Oracle Forms
4 9 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (0.91%) JIRA
6 6 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 6 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 6 (0.78%) Subversion
6 6 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.52%) GitLab
7 4 (0.52%) Toad
8 3 (0.39%) Liquibase
8 3 (0.39%) ProC
8 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.26%) ERwin
9 2 (0.26%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 100 (13.04%) Finance
2 45 (5.87%) Banking
3 14 (1.83%) Retail
4 13 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.17%) Law
5 9 (1.17%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.65%) Marketing
7 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.39%) Electronics
8 3 (0.39%) French Language
8 3 (0.39%) German Language
8 3 (0.39%) International Banking
8 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.26%) Local Government
9 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.13%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.13%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.30%) Middleware
2 28 (3.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 23 (3.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 20 (2.61%) .NET
5 18 (2.35%) XML
6 13 (1.69%) JSON
7 9 (1.17%) YAML
8 7 (0.91%) Web Services
9 5 (0.65%) WebCenter
10 4 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.52%) ISPF
11 3 (0.39%) LDAP
11 3 (0.39%) OC4J
12 2 (0.26%) DCOM
12 2 (0.26%) Entity Framework
12 2 (0.26%) HTML
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Streams
12 2 (0.26%) PostGIS
12 2 (0.26%) XSD
12 2 (0.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 143 (18.64%) Replication
2 95 (12.39%) Clustering
3 31 (4.04%) Data Centre
4 22 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.48%) Data Structures
6 14 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
9 9 (1.17%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.78%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.78%) FMCG
11 5 (0.65%) Fintech
12 3 (0.39%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.39%) IBM Mainframe
13 2 (0.26%) CMDB
13 2 (0.26%) Data Protection Act
13 2 (0.26%) Derivative
13 2 (0.26%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.26%) NHS
13 2 (0.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 174 (22.69%) Linux
2 133 (17.34%) Windows
3 112 (14.60%) Unix
4 44 (5.74%) Windows Server
5 32 (4.17%) AIX
6 24 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (3.13%) Solaris
7 18 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (1.04%) zOS
11 5 (0.65%) CentOS
11 5 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.65%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.39%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.26%) HPUX
13 2 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (28.81%) Performance Tuning
2 184 (23.99%) Migration
3 111 (14.47%) High Availability
4 92 (11.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 73 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 68 (8.87%) Business Intelligence
7 64 (8.34%) ITIL
8 60 (7.82%) ETL
9 59 (7.69%) Data Migration
10 43 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (5.61%) Database Tuning
11 37 (4.82%) DevOps
12 36 (4.69%) Data Modelling
13 34 (4.43%) Capacity Planning
14 32 (4.17%) Database Security
15 31 (4.04%) SOA
16 28 (3.65%) Task Automation
17 27 (3.52%) Data Management
18 24 (3.13%) Change Management
19 23 (3.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 464 (60.50%) SQL
2 104 (13.56%) T-SQL
3 62 (8.08%) PowerShell
4 61 (7.95%) Shell Script
5 58 (7.56%) PL/SQL
6 41 (5.35%) Perl
7 36 (4.69%) Python
8 22 (2.87%) Bash Shell
8 22 (2.87%) Java
9 20 (2.61%) Korn
10 9 (1.17%) C#
11 8 (1.04%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 7 (0.91%) VBScript
13 5 (0.65%) REXX
14 4 (0.52%) JCL
15 3 (0.39%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.39%) JavaScript
15 3 (0.39%) PHP
15 3 (0.39%) VB
15 3 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 64 (8.34%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (2.87%) Degree
5 20 (2.61%) DV Cleared
6 16 (2.09%) MCITP
7 15 (1.96%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.17%) OCP
9 7 (0.91%) MCSA
10 6 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.78%) MCTS
11 5 (0.65%) MCDBA
11 5 (0.65%) MCSE
12 4 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.39%) MCP
14 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.13%) CLAS
15 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.13%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.61%) SLA
2 19 (2.48%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.91%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) COBIT
5 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 93 (12.13%) Oracle RAC
2 32 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 24 (3.13%) Oracle Clusterware
4 13 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.52%) Time Sharing Option
8 3 (0.39%) Docker
8 3 (0.39%) SRDF
8 3 (0.39%) vSphere
8 3 (0.39%) XenApp
8 3 (0.39%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.13%) Corosync
9 1 (0.13%) Firmware
9 1 (0.13%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 91 (11.86%) Data Guard
2 89 (11.60%) Oracle RMAN
3 40 (5.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 22 (2.87%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 22 (2.87%) Oracle Flashback
5 18 (2.35%) Ansible
6 13 (1.69%) Puppet
7 12 (1.56%) Galera Cluster
7 12 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
9 10 (1.30%) Oracle EDQ
10 9 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.78%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.78%) SCOM
12 5 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (0.52%) Nagios
14 3 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
14 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
15 2 (0.26%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 324 (42.24%) Oracle
2 102 (13.30%) Microsoft
3 43 (5.61%) Sybase
4 33 (4.30%) VMware
5 28 (3.65%) RedGate
6 21 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.35%) SAP
8 14 (1.83%) IBM
9 13 (1.69%) Siebel
10 12 (1.56%) Citrix
11 10 (1.30%) Cognos
11 10 (1.30%) HP
12 9 (1.17%) EMC
13 8 (1.04%) Sun
14 7 (0.91%) EnterpriseDB
14 7 (0.91%) Remedy
14 7 (0.91%) Veritas
15 5 (0.65%) Greenplum
15 5 (0.65%) NetApp
16 4 (0.52%) BMC