Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 July 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
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 266 257 219
Rank change year-on-year -9 -38 -38
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 877 1109 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 1.01% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.06% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 723 800
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.09% -3.00%
10th Percentile £291 £280 £263
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 16
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £36.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.36% +25.22% -25.76%
10th Percentile £21.98 £31.33 £13.25
90th Percentile £45.95 £44.51 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £35.43 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.54% -11.43% -8.57%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90227 104434 107865
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58501 67966 66791
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2891 3103 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +1.49%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 -14 786 £400 +6.67% 107
UK excluding London -7 572 £375 +3.45% 81
London -10 300 £434 +8.44% 28
North of England +18 175 £363 +3.94% 36
South East -13 144 £400 - 23
North West +48 113 £360 +4.73% 20
Midlands +14 100 £375 +7.14% 6
West Midlands +10 68 £375 +7.14% 4
Scotland +44 56 £378 +0.67% 3
East of England -40 39 £400 +11.89% 8
North East +46 31 £310 +4.73%
South West -22 31 £400 +17.22% 5
Yorkshire -40 31 £381 +1.67% 16
East Midlands +1 30 £375 +2.04% 2
Wales +4 20 £300 -15.79%
Northern Ireland -36 9 £375 -

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 featuring DBA in the job title.

1 502 (57.24%) SQL
2 430 (49.03%) SQL Server
3 356 (40.59%) Oracle
4 268 (30.56%) Oracle Database
5 223 (25.43%) Linux
6 198 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
7 190 (21.66%) Migration
8 160 (18.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 146 (16.65%) Microsoft
10 145 (16.53%) Clustering
11 142 (16.19%) Finance
12 140 (15.96%) Windows
13 128 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008
14 124 (14.14%) Unix
15 123 (14.03%) T-SQL
16 122 (13.91%) Replication
16 122 (13.91%) Security Cleared
17 120 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 120 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
18 117 (13.34%) MySQL
19 113 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
20 104 (11.86%) Oracle Database 11g
21 101 (11.52%) SC Cleared
22 94 (10.72%) High Availability
23 86 (9.81%) SQL Server 2014
24 85 (9.69%) ITIL
25 84 (9.58%) PL/SQL
26 82 (9.35%) DB2
27 77 (8.78%) PowerShell
28 75 (8.55%) 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 47 (5.36%) WebLogic
2 31 (3.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.37%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
5 11 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
6 8 (0.91%) IIS
7 7 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (0.68%) Confluence
9 5 (0.57%) GeoServer
10 4 (0.46%) Apache
10 4 (0.46%) JBoss
10 4 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.23%) SAS
12 2 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 40 (4.56%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (3.19%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.25%) Oracle Utilities
5 10 (1.14%) Oracle Financials
6 9 (1.03%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (1.03%) Oracle Retail
7 6 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
8 4 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.23%) Demantra
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle iProcurement
11 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft HCM
11 1 (0.11%) Raiser's Edge
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (0.68%) IaaS
3 6 (0.68%) SaaS
4 5 (0.57%) PaaS
5 3 (0.34%) Office 365
6 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.23%) GitHub
6 2 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.11%) G Suite
7 1 (0.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.96%) SAN
2 7 (0.80%) Kerberos
2 7 (0.80%) NAS
3 6 (0.68%) SSH
3 6 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.46%) DNS
4 4 (0.46%) Firewall
4 4 (0.46%) Internet
5 3 (0.34%) SMS
5 3 (0.34%) SSL
6 2 (0.23%) DMZ
6 2 (0.23%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (0.23%) LAN
6 2 (0.23%) VLAN
6 2 (0.23%) WAN
6 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.11%) BIG-IP
7 1 (0.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 430 (49.03%) SQL Server
2 268 (30.56%) Oracle Database
3 160 (18.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 128 (14.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 120 (13.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 117 (13.34%) MySQL
7 113 (12.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 104 (11.86%) Oracle Database 11g
9 86 (9.81%) SQL Server 2014
10 82 (9.35%) DB2
11 74 (8.44%) Oracle Database 12c
12 67 (7.64%) Data Warehouse
13 66 (7.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 62 (7.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 60 (6.84%) SQL Server 2005
16 53 (6.04%) Relational Database
17 51 (5.82%) PostgreSQL
18 50 (5.70%) MongoDB
19 49 (5.59%) NoSQL
20 47 (5.36%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 24 (2.74%) Toad
2 18 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 16 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 16 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
5 10 (1.14%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 9 (1.03%) Subversion
7 8 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.68%) JIRA
9 3 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.23%) Ant
10 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.23%) GitLab
10 2 (0.23%) ProC
10 2 (0.23%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.11%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.11%) ClearQuest
11 1 (0.11%) JUnit
11 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 142 (16.19%) Finance
2 62 (7.07%) Banking
3 17 (1.94%) Retail
4 14 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.25%) Local Government
7 10 (1.14%) Law
8 9 (1.03%) Marketing
9 7 (0.80%) Advertising
10 6 (0.68%) Legal
11 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.34%) Publishing
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Front Office
13 2 (0.23%) Games
14 1 (0.11%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Military
14 1 (0.11%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 30 (3.42%) Middleware
2 30 (3.42%) Oracle Fusion
3 24 (2.74%) .NET
4 13 (1.48%) Web Services
5 8 (0.91%) LAMP
6 7 (0.80%) OAuth2
6 7 (0.80%) REST
6 7 (0.80%) XML
7 6 (0.68%) RESTful
7 6 (0.68%) YAML
8 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.34%) Kafka
9 3 (0.34%) OC4J
9 3 (0.34%) ODBC
10 2 (0.23%) Django
10 2 (0.23%) Flask
10 2 (0.23%) ISPF
10 2 (0.23%) MDX
10 2 (0.23%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 145 (16.53%) Clustering
2 122 (13.91%) Replication
3 29 (3.31%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.74%) Mainframe
6 9 (1.03%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 8 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.80%) Fintech
8 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (0.68%) Private Cloud
10 5 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.57%) FMCG
11 4 (0.46%) CMDB
11 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.46%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Exalytics
12 3 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.34%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 223 (25.43%) Linux
2 140 (15.96%) Windows
3 124 (14.14%) Unix
4 58 (6.61%) Windows Server
5 39 (4.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (4.33%) AIX
7 33 (3.76%) Solaris
8 32 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (3.31%) CentOS
11 23 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (2.28%) zOS
13 13 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.25%) HPUX
15 2 (0.23%) MVS
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.23%) Windows 7
16 1 (0.11%) SUSE
16 1 (0.11%) Tru64
16 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
2 190 (21.66%) Migration
3 120 (13.68%) Business Intelligence
4 94 (10.72%) High Availability
5 85 (9.69%) ITIL
6 69 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 64 (7.30%) ETL
8 62 (7.07%) Performance Monitoring
9 51 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (5.70%) Change Management
11 42 (4.79%) Data Migration
12 36 (4.10%) Problem Management
13 34 (3.88%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (3.76%) SOA
15 27 (3.08%) Data Modelling
16 25 (2.85%) Capacity Management
16 25 (2.85%) Database Tuning
17 24 (2.74%) Performance Management
18 23 (2.62%) DevOps
19 22 (2.51%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 502 (57.24%) SQL
2 123 (14.03%) T-SQL
3 84 (9.58%) PL/SQL
4 77 (8.78%) PowerShell
5 75 (8.55%) Shell Script
6 59 (6.73%) Perl
6 59 (6.73%) Python
7 39 (4.45%) Bash Shell
8 35 (3.99%) Java
9 25 (2.85%) Ruby
10 23 (2.62%) Korn
11 14 (1.60%) VB
12 13 (1.48%) CQL
13 6 (0.68%) C
13 6 (0.68%) C#
13 6 (0.68%) VBA
14 4 (0.46%) C++
14 4 (0.46%) PHP
14 4 (0.46%) VB6
15 3 (0.34%) REXX
Qualifications
1 122 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 101 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 30 (3.42%) Degree
4 25 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.71%) MCDBA
6 14 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
7 12 (1.37%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.91%) MySQL Certification
10 7 (0.80%) MCITP
11 5 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.57%) MCP
11 5 (0.57%) MCSA
11 5 (0.57%) OCP
12 4 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.46%) MCSE
13 3 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.23%) NVQ Level 3
15 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.51%) QA
2 16 (1.82%) SLA
3 9 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.68%) PMO
5 4 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 74 (8.44%) Oracle RAC
2 25 (2.85%) Docker
3 19 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 10 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.68%) Corosync
7 5 (0.57%) vSphere
8 4 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.23%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (8.10%) Oracle RMAN
2 55 (6.27%) Data Guard
3 39 (4.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 22 (2.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 21 (2.39%) Galera Cluster
6 19 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (2.05%) Failover Clustering
8 17 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (1.94%) Puppet
9 15 (1.71%) SCOM
10 13 (1.48%) Ansible
11 8 (0.91%) Oracle Identity Management
12 7 (0.80%) Terraform
13 6 (0.68%) Pacemaker
13 6 (0.68%) Packer
13 6 (0.68%) vRealize
14 4 (0.46%) Control-M
14 4 (0.46%) Perfmon
14 4 (0.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 356 (40.59%) Oracle
2 146 (16.65%) Microsoft
3 64 (7.30%) Sybase
4 37 (4.22%) Red Hat
5 30 (3.42%) IBM
6 29 (3.31%) VMware
7 23 (2.62%) SAP
8 22 (2.51%) NetApp
9 18 (2.05%) Percona
10 16 (1.82%) Teradata
11 14 (1.60%) HP
12 9 (1.03%) Veritas
13 8 (0.91%) Greenplum
14 7 (0.80%) Siebel
15 6 (0.68%) EXASOL
15 6 (0.68%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.68%) RedGate
15 6 (0.68%) ServiceNow
16 5 (0.57%) F5
17 4 (0.46%) Tableau
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lithium3 Technology Recruitment Limited
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £267 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Modis International
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Luton
Williams Lea Tag
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 20 days ago