Period
to 23 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 361 279
Rank change year-on-year +53 -82 -23
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 756 738 876
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 0.71% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.75% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 479 533
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £291
90th Percentile £560 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 22
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% -5.33% +17.36%
10th Percentile £13.63 £26.60 £21.98
90th Percentile £41.00 £55.30 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year -29.09% -34.52% +18.54%

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 86,982 97,940 90,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.84% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,165 64,168 58,560
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +4.77% +1.06%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,909 3,157 2,908
UK median hourly rate £19.97 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% - -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.27% - -7.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 16 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 23 July 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 +42 688 £425 +4.94% 176
UK excluding London +51 504 £413 +5.77% 151
London +18 240 £475 +5.56% 35
South East +28 143 £448 +11.88% 20
North of England +50 122 £400 +6.67% 65
South West +22 76 £438 +16.67% 12
Midlands +9 64 £413 +11.49% 25
North West +40 59 £380 +2.70% 38
Scotland +26 46 £375 - 6
West Midlands +22 45 £413 +14.58% 10
Yorkshire +30 44 £413 +10.00% 17
East of England +4 42 £413 +3.13% 19
North East +27 19 £463 +15.63% 10
East Midlands 0 19 £425 +9.68% 15
Wales -8 11 £375 -6.25% 4
Northern Ireland +5 2 £425 +6.25%

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 515 (68.12%) SQL
2 406 (53.70%) SQL Server
3 362 (47.88%) Oracle
4 298 (39.42%) Oracle Database
5 221 (29.23%) Performance Tuning
6 156 (20.63%) Linux
7 151 (19.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 143 (18.92%) Oracle RAC
8 143 (18.92%) Security Cleared
8 143 (18.92%) Microsoft
9 132 (17.46%) Migration
10 130 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 130 (17.20%) Windows
11 127 (16.80%) Finance
12 126 (16.67%) MySQL
13 124 (16.40%) Replication
13 124 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
14 118 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 118 (15.61%) High Availability
15 111 (14.68%) PostgreSQL
15 111 (14.68%) T-SQL
16 110 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
17 108 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
18 106 (14.02%) Oracle Database 11g
19 100 (13.23%) SC Cleared
20 96 (12.70%) Unix
21 94 (12.43%) Shell Script
22 93 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
22 93 (12.30%) PowerShell
23 90 (11.90%) Clustering

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 20 (2.65%) IIS
2 17 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (1.72%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.46%) Confluence
5 5 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
6 4 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
7 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.26%) JBoss
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.13%) CICS
9 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.13%) FileNet
9 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 37 (4.89%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (4.37%) Oracle Applications
3 31 (4.10%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
5 5 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.53%) Oracle Utilities
6 4 (0.53%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.40%) Primavera
8 1 (0.13%) Northgate Housing
8 1 (0.13%) OPENHousing
8 1 (0.13%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 124 (16.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (11.24%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (5.29%) Power Platform
4 23 (3.04%) PaaS
5 18 (2.38%) IaaS
6 14 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.06%) SaaS
8 7 (0.93%) Office 365
9 6 (0.79%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.79%) GitHub
10 5 (0.66%) Amazon Kinesis
10 5 (0.66%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.66%) Datadog
11 3 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.26%) Slack
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.13%) Azure Stack
13 1 (0.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.51%) SAN
2 12 (1.59%) Internet
3 7 (0.93%) SSL
4 5 (0.66%) WAN
5 3 (0.40%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.26%) Firewall
7 1 (0.13%) DNS
7 1 (0.13%) NAS
7 1 (0.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.13%) Skype
7 1 (0.13%) SSH
7 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 406 (53.70%) SQL Server
2 298 (39.42%) Oracle Database
3 151 (19.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 126 (16.67%) MySQL
5 118 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 111 (14.68%) PostgreSQL
7 108 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 106 (14.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 93 (12.30%) Data Warehouse
10 82 (10.85%) Relational Database
11 78 (10.32%) SQL Server 2008
12 71 (9.39%) RDBMS
13 70 (9.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 64 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
14 64 (8.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 58 (7.67%) MongoDB
16 48 (6.35%) SQL Server 2014
17 46 (6.08%) SQL Server 2017
18 40 (5.29%) Oracle Exadata
18 40 (5.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 27 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 18 (2.38%) JIRA
3 11 (1.46%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (1.32%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.93%) Mockito
7 6 (0.79%) Subversion
8 5 (0.66%) Hudson
8 5 (0.66%) Maven
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.26%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.26%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
12 1 (0.13%) CA Gen
12 1 (0.13%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.13%) tSQLt
General
1 127 (16.80%) Finance
2 58 (7.67%) Banking
3 13 (1.72%) Retail
4 11 (1.46%) Back Office
4 11 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.66%) Local Government
7 5 (0.66%) Marketing
8 4 (0.53%) Electronics
9 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.40%) Law
9 3 (0.40%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.40%) Publishing
10 2 (0.26%) Military
10 2 (0.26%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.16%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 33 (4.37%) Middleware
3 26 (3.44%) Oracle Fusion
4 12 (1.59%) Web Services
5 10 (1.32%) .NET
5 10 (1.32%) HTML
6 9 (1.19%) Spring
6 9 (1.19%) XML
7 8 (1.06%) Hibernate
8 5 (0.66%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.66%) LDAP
8 5 (0.66%) REST
8 5 (0.66%) SOAP
8 5 (0.66%) Spring MVC
9 4 (0.53%) ActiveMQ
9 4 (0.53%) Apache Camel
9 4 (0.53%) CSS
9 4 (0.53%) Drools
9 4 (0.53%) OpenID
10 3 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 124 (16.40%) Replication
2 90 (11.90%) Clustering
3 47 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (5.03%) Management Information System
5 32 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.19%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
8 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.06%) Reinsurance
9 6 (0.79%) NHS
10 5 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 5 (0.66%) HACMP
10 5 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.53%) Tandem
12 3 (0.40%) Algorithms
12 3 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.40%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.40%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 156 (20.63%) Linux
2 130 (17.20%) Windows
3 96 (12.70%) Unix
4 60 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (7.54%) Windows Server
6 34 (4.50%) AIX
7 26 (3.44%) Solaris
8 20 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
9 18 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.32%) SUSE
11 8 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.66%) zOS
13 4 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.40%) CentOS
15 2 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.26%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.13%) Debian
16 1 (0.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (29.23%) Performance Tuning
2 132 (17.46%) Migration
3 130 (17.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 118 (15.61%) High Availability
5 110 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
6 63 (8.33%) ETL
7 55 (7.28%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (7.14%) Data Modelling
9 50 (6.61%) ITIL
10 49 (6.48%) Capacity Planning
11 44 (5.82%) Performance Monitoring
12 39 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (5.16%) Change Management
13 38 (5.03%) DevOps
14 36 (4.76%) Task Automation
15 35 (4.63%) User Acceptance Testing
16 33 (4.37%) CRM
17 32 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
18 30 (3.97%) Capacity Management
19 29 (3.84%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 515 (68.12%) SQL
2 111 (14.68%) T-SQL
3 94 (12.43%) Shell Script
4 93 (12.30%) PowerShell
5 85 (11.24%) PL/SQL
6 41 (5.42%) Python
7 38 (5.03%) Java
8 29 (3.84%) Perl
9 23 (3.04%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.06%) Java 8
12 6 (0.79%) C#
12 6 (0.79%) Ruby
13 5 (0.66%) REXX
13 5 (0.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 4 (0.53%) PHP
15 2 (0.26%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.26%) VB
16 1 (0.13%) Korn
16 1 (0.13%) R
Qualifications
1 143 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 100 (13.23%) SC Cleared
3 39 (5.16%) DV Cleared
4 21 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (2.12%) Degree
6 14 (1.85%) OCP
6 14 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
7 13 (1.72%) MCITP
8 10 (1.32%) RHCE
9 9 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.93%) OCA
11 6 (0.79%) MCTS
12 4 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.53%) MCDBA
13 3 (0.40%) HNC
14 2 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.13%) HND
15 1 (0.13%) MCP
15 1 (0.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.98%) SLA
2 11 (1.46%) GDPR
3 10 (1.32%) QA
4 4 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 143 (18.92%) Oracle RAC
2 29 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.40%) HDFS
5 3 (0.40%) KVM
5 3 (0.40%) RHEV
6 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.13%) Docker
7 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.13%) OCFS2
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.13%) RACF
7 1 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 81 (10.71%) Data Guard
2 68 (8.99%) Oracle RMAN
3 41 (5.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 29 (3.84%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 24 (3.17%) Ansible
6 23 (3.04%) Microsoft Clustering
7 17 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.98%) Puppet
9 11 (1.46%) SCOM
10 8 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
11 5 (0.66%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.53%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.53%) Salt
12 4 (0.53%) SCCM
13 2 (0.26%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.26%) Terraform
13 2 (0.26%) Tivoli
14 1 (0.13%) MAINVIEW
14 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 362 (47.88%) Oracle
2 143 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 50 (6.61%) IBM
4 35 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 32 (4.23%) VMware
6 29 (3.84%) Sybase
7 20 (2.65%) HP
8 18 (2.38%) Informatica
9 15 (1.98%) Tableau
10 14 (1.85%) Cloudera
11 10 (1.32%) Teradata
12 9 (1.19%) Google
12 9 (1.19%) Splunk
13 7 (0.93%) RedGate
14 6 (0.79%) SAP
15 5 (0.66%) Citrix
15 5 (0.66%) Percona
15 5 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
16 4 (0.53%) ForgeRock
16 4 (0.53%) Vertica