Period
to 17 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 321 379 315
Rank change year-on-year +58 -64 -72
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 675 685 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.66% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.70% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 452 491
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £290
90th Percentile £550 £541 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
UK median hourly rate £35.99 £39.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.47% +16.91% -4.80%
10th Percentile £25.49 £21.43 £15.94
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.18 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.99 £39.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.47% +47.22% -23.79%

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 80,094 97,771 94,259
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 94.76% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,569 64,251 61,834
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £263
90th Percentile £645 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,843 3,144 2,822
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +1.41%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 15 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 17 October 2019. 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 +69 619 £425 +3.03% 209
UK excluding London +43 455 £413 +3.13% 171
London +80 209 £463 +5.71% 53
North of England +59 134 £420 +3.07% 36
South East +19 122 £413 - 43
Midlands +47 68 £425 +19.05% 34
Yorkshire +37 62 £415 +0.61% 11
North West +52 56 £405 +8.00% 15
West Midlands +48 51 £457 +26.94% 20
South West -17 50 £425 +5.59% 25
Scotland +12 37 £375 -11.76% 12
East of England +38 32 £419 +11.67% 18
North East +21 16 £510 +11.78% 10
East Midlands +19 15 £413 +15.55% 14
Wales +15 12 £400 - 3

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 featuring DBA in the job title.

1 449 (66.52%) SQL
2 352 (52.15%) Oracle
3 336 (49.78%) SQL Server
4 284 (42.07%) Oracle Database
5 168 (24.89%) Migration
6 165 (24.44%) Performance Tuning
7 144 (21.33%) Security Cleared
8 130 (19.26%) Linux
9 122 (18.07%) Oracle RAC
10 116 (17.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 113 (16.74%) SC Cleared
12 112 (16.59%) Microsoft
13 111 (16.44%) MySQL
14 100 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
15 99 (14.67%) Replication
15 99 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 99 (14.67%) Windows
16 98 (14.52%) Unix
17 97 (14.37%) PostgreSQL
17 97 (14.37%) High Availability
18 95 (14.07%) Data Guard
19 87 (12.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 83 (12.30%) PL/SQL
21 82 (12.15%) Oracle Database 11g
22 80 (11.85%) PowerShell
23 79 (11.70%) Azure
24 78 (11.56%) Finance
25 76 (11.26%) T-SQL
26 75 (11.11%) Clustering
27 73 (10.81%) Shell Script

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 23 (3.41%) WebLogic
2 9 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (1.19%) IIS
4 7 (1.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (0.89%) Confluence
5 6 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
5 6 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
6 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.30%) CICS
8 2 (0.30%) JBoss
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) Apache
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 11 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (4.15%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (2.96%) Oracle EBS R12
3 19 (2.81%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.89%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.44%) Primavera
6 2 (0.30%) Minerva
6 2 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.15%) Aareon QL
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.15%) OPENHousing
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 79 (11.70%) Azure
2 71 (10.52%) AWS
3 27 (4.00%) Power Platform
4 13 (1.93%) PaaS
5 12 (1.78%) IaaS
6 11 (1.63%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.63%) GCP
7 8 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.04%) SaaS
9 5 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.59%) GitHub
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
11 3 (0.44%) Datadog
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.78%) SAN
2 7 (1.04%) Internet
3 5 (0.74%) WAN
4 4 (0.59%) Skype
4 4 (0.59%) WebEx
5 2 (0.30%) DHCP
5 2 (0.30%) DNS
5 2 (0.30%) SSH
6 1 (0.15%) HTTP
6 1 (0.15%) Intranet
6 1 (0.15%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.15%) NAS
6 1 (0.15%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 336 (49.78%) SQL Server
2 284 (42.07%) Oracle Database
3 116 (17.19%) Oracle Database 12c
4 111 (16.44%) MySQL
5 99 (14.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 97 (14.37%) PostgreSQL
7 87 (12.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 82 (12.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 68 (10.07%) Data Warehouse
10 53 (7.85%) MongoDB
11 51 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 50 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 45 (6.67%) DB2
14 43 (6.37%) Relational Database
15 40 (5.93%) SQL Server 2016
16 38 (5.63%) RDBMS
16 38 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 35 (5.19%) SQL Server 2014
18 27 (4.00%) Big Data
18 27 (4.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.63%) JIRA
4 10 (1.48%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (1.04%) Jenkins
6 7 (1.04%) Mockito
6 7 (1.04%) Subversion
7 5 (0.74%) Maven
8 4 (0.59%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.44%) Hudson
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (0.30%) StarTeam
10 2 (0.30%) Toad
11 1 (0.15%) Ant
11 1 (0.15%) PeopleTools
11 1 (0.15%) ProC
11 1 (0.15%) Selenium
11 1 (0.15%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 78 (11.56%) Finance
2 56 (8.30%) Public Sector
3 51 (7.56%) Banking
4 17 (2.52%) Retail
5 14 (2.07%) Back Office
6 13 (1.93%) Police
7 12 (1.78%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.63%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.74%) Law
11 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 4 (0.59%) Games
11 4 (0.59%) International Banking
11 4 (0.59%) Marketing
12 3 (0.44%) Local Government
13 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.33%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 18 (2.67%) Middleware
3 17 (2.52%) .NET
4 9 (1.33%) Hibernate
4 9 (1.33%) HTML
4 9 (1.33%) Spring
4 9 (1.33%) XML
5 8 (1.19%) Web Services
6 7 (1.04%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (0.89%) REST
7 6 (0.89%) SOAP
8 5 (0.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.74%) Spring MVC
9 4 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (0.59%) Apache Camel
9 4 (0.59%) Drools
9 4 (0.59%) OpenID
10 3 (0.44%) LDAP
11 2 (0.30%) J2EE
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle ADF
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.67%) Replication
2 75 (11.11%) Clustering
3 37 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.63%) Public Cloud
7 8 (1.19%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.19%) Reinsurance
8 7 (1.04%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.89%) HACMP
9 6 (0.89%) NHS
10 5 (0.74%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.44%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.30%) EPoS
12 2 (0.30%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.30%) Mainframe
13 1 (0.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 130 (19.26%) Linux
2 99 (14.67%) Windows
3 98 (14.52%) Unix
4 43 (6.37%) Windows Server
5 42 (6.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (3.70%) AIX
7 24 (3.56%) Solaris
8 10 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (1.19%) SUSE
11 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.44%) CentOS
12 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.44%) zOS
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (24.89%) Migration
2 165 (24.44%) Performance Tuning
3 100 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 97 (14.37%) High Availability
5 72 (10.67%) Business Intelligence
6 53 (7.85%) ETL
7 50 (7.41%) ITIL
8 46 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
10 34 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (4.74%) Change Management
12 31 (4.59%) Data Modelling
13 30 (4.44%) Data Security
14 29 (4.30%) DevOps
15 28 (4.15%) Task Automation
16 27 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
17 25 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
18 23 (3.41%) Capacity Management
18 23 (3.41%) Database Security
18 23 (3.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 449 (66.52%) SQL
2 83 (12.30%) PL/SQL
3 80 (11.85%) PowerShell
4 76 (11.26%) T-SQL
5 73 (10.81%) Shell Script
6 32 (4.74%) Java
6 32 (4.74%) Python
7 20 (2.96%) Perl
8 13 (1.93%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.48%) C#
10 9 (1.33%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.19%) Java 8
12 4 (0.59%) REXX
12 4 (0.59%) Ruby
13 3 (0.44%) JCL
13 3 (0.44%) PHP
13 3 (0.44%) VB
14 2 (0.30%) Go
14 2 (0.30%) Scala
14 2 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (21.33%) Security Cleared
2 113 (16.74%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.11%) DV Cleared
4 20 (2.96%) Degree
5 15 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (1.93%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (1.78%) OCP
8 8 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.19%) OCA
9 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.59%) MCDBA
11 4 (0.59%) MCITP
12 3 (0.44%) MCSA
13 2 (0.30%) HNC
13 2 (0.30%) MCP
14 1 (0.15%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.15%) HND
14 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 1 (0.15%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.63%) GDPR
2 10 (1.48%) SLA
3 9 (1.33%) QA
4 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 122 (18.07%) Oracle RAC
2 29 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.81%) Active Directory
4 8 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (0.89%) OCFS2
6 3 (0.44%) vSphere
7 2 (0.30%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) KVM
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.15%) RACF
8 1 (0.15%) RHEV
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 95 (14.07%) Data Guard
2 54 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 42 (6.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 32 (4.74%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 17 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.78%) Ansible
8 10 (1.48%) Failover Clustering
8 10 (1.48%) SCCM
9 6 (0.89%) SCOM
10 5 (0.74%) Puppet
11 4 (0.59%) Kubernetes
11 4 (0.59%) NetBackup
11 4 (0.59%) Salt
11 4 (0.59%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 2 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
13 2 (0.30%) Terraform
13 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 352 (52.15%) Oracle
2 112 (16.59%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.63%) IBM
4 32 (4.74%) VMware
5 28 (4.15%) Sybase
6 22 (3.26%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.67%) HP
8 12 (1.78%) Greenplum
8 12 (1.78%) Tableau
9 8 (1.19%) Veritas
10 7 (1.04%) Citrix
10 7 (1.04%) Imperva
10 7 (1.04%) Percona
10 7 (1.04%) RedGate
11 6 (0.89%) Informatica
12 5 (0.74%) Google
12 5 (0.74%) SAP
12 5 (0.74%) Splunk
12 5 (0.74%) Varonis
13 4 (0.59%) ForgeRock