The median contractor rate for a DBA was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 242 245 206
Rank change year-on-year +3 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 464 571 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.02% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.08% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 385 400
Median daily rate £388 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% +0.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £41.63 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +44.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £31.92 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £48.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  

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 43952 53115 52934
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.09% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28568 34621 32069
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1442 1549 2118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DBA in the UK

DBA
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 408 £400 +3.89% 98
London -14 165 £444 +10.93% 20
South East -20 72 £413 +3.12% 22
North West +53 60 £350 -0.35% 14
West Midlands +14 36 £370 +5.71% 10
Hampshire +9 36 £425 +6.25% 8
Scotland +30 29 £350 -6.66% 5
Manchester +24 24 £350 -11.39% 7
East of England -11 21 £375 -3.22% 7
Yorkshire -6 20 £375 +7.14% 6
Edinburgh +14 19 £350 -9.67% 1
South West -6 19 £413 +22.37% 12
City of London -23 18 £525 +50.00% 5
Lancashire +19 17 £340 +14.76% 2
Wales +18 14 £300 -20.00%
Preston -1 12 £340 -0.36%
Cheshire +35 11 £344 -3.50% 4
South Wales +19 11 £275 -26.66%
Berkshire +19 10 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -7 10 £350 -6.66% 4
Shropshire +39 9 £450 -
Havant +5 9 £485 +21.25% 1
Telford +33 8 £450 -
Merseyside +6 8 £400 +26.98% 1
South Yorkshire +2 8 £425 +4.61%
Glasgow +1 8 £350 +2.94% 3
West Yorkshire -1 8 £375 +9.09% 4
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £325 -7.14% 2
Northern Ireland -24 8 £375 - 1
North East +24 7 £335 -33.00% 3

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 553 (59.46%) SQL
2 486 (52.26%) SQL Server
3 420 (45.16%) Oracle
4 297 (31.94%) Oracle Database
5 235 (25.27%) Performance Tuning
6 230 (24.73%) Linux
7 209 (22.47%) Microsoft
7 209 (22.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 170 (18.28%) Windows
9 159 (17.10%) SQL Server 2008
10 158 (16.99%) Migration
11 155 (16.67%) T-SQL
12 154 (16.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 138 (14.84%) Unix
14 136 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
15 133 (14.30%) Finance
16 126 (13.55%) Security Cleared
16 126 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 118 (12.69%) Replication
18 112 (12.04%) Oracle Database 11g
18 112 (12.04%) SQL Server 2014
19 104 (11.18%) SC Cleared
20 101 (10.86%) MySQL
21 99 (10.65%) Clustering
21 99 (10.65%) High Availability
22 96 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
23 93 (10.00%) ITIL
24 92 (9.89%) ETL
25 79 (8.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
26 77 (8.28%) Oracle RMAN

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 40 (4.30%) WebLogic
2 34 (3.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (1.61%) IIS
4 13 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.08%) Confluence
5 10 (1.08%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
6 8 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
7 6 (0.65%) nginx
7 6 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.43%) GeoServer
10 3 (0.32%) Apache
10 3 (0.32%) JBoss
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.22%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.11%) CMS
Applications
1 24 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.32%) SPSS
5 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 63 (6.77%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (3.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 33 (3.55%) Oracle Applications
4 19 (2.04%) Oracle Financials
5 12 (1.29%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.43%) Oracle Utilities
8 3 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.22%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.11%) MFGPRO
10 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.11%) Oracle SCM
10 1 (0.11%) ResourceLink
10 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 1 (0.11%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (3.01%) IaaS
3 27 (2.90%) PaaS
4 25 (2.69%) SaaS
5 13 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.43%) GitHub
7 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.32%) Office 365
8 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.37%) SAN
2 16 (1.72%) LDAP
3 10 (1.08%) DMZ
4 6 (0.65%) Kerberos
5 5 (0.54%) Firewall
5 5 (0.54%) Internet
5 5 (0.54%) NAS
6 4 (0.43%) DNS
7 3 (0.32%) BIG-IP
7 3 (0.32%) LAN
7 3 (0.32%) SSH
7 3 (0.32%) VLAN
7 3 (0.32%) WAN
8 2 (0.22%) FTP
8 2 (0.22%) HTTP
8 2 (0.22%) Intranet
8 2 (0.22%) SSL
8 2 (0.22%) VPN
8 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.11%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 486 (52.26%) SQL Server
2 297 (31.94%) Oracle Database
3 209 (22.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 159 (17.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 154 (16.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 126 (13.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 112 (12.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 112 (12.04%) SQL Server 2014
8 101 (10.86%) MySQL
9 79 (8.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 67 (7.20%) Data Warehouse
11 66 (7.10%) Oracle Database 12c
12 60 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
13 57 (6.13%) DB2
14 54 (5.81%) Relational Database
15 53 (5.70%) SQL Server 2005
16 51 (5.48%) Oracle Database 10g
16 51 (5.48%) SQL Server 2016
17 45 (4.84%) NoSQL
18 44 (4.73%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (1.61%) Jenkins
1 15 (1.61%) Toad
2 11 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.18%) JIRA
2 11 (1.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 9 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
5 7 (0.75%) Subversion
5 7 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.22%) GitLab
6 2 (0.22%) NUnit
6 2 (0.22%) ProC
7 1 (0.11%) Bitbucket
General
1 133 (14.30%) Finance
2 49 (5.27%) Banking
3 18 (1.94%) Retail
4 16 (1.72%) Advertising
5 13 (1.40%) Law
6 12 (1.29%) Local Government
7 11 (1.18%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.08%) Legal
9 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.65%) Marketing
11 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.43%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.32%) Electronics
14 2 (0.22%) Back Office
15 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 40 (4.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 39 (4.19%) Middleware
4 29 (3.12%) .NET
5 17 (1.83%) Web Services
6 14 (1.51%) LAMP
7 6 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.65%) OAuth2
7 6 (0.65%) REST
7 6 (0.65%) YAML
8 5 (0.54%) RESTful
8 5 (0.54%) XML
9 3 (0.32%) OC4J
9 3 (0.32%) ODBC
10 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.22%) ADO
10 2 (0.22%) Entity Framework
10 2 (0.22%) Oracle Streams
10 2 (0.22%) OSGi
10 2 (0.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 118 (12.69%) Replication
2 99 (10.65%) Clustering
3 38 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.08%) Data Structures
6 10 (1.08%) HACMP
7 9 (0.97%) Reference Data
8 8 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.54%) CMDB
9 5 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (0.54%) Driving Licence
9 5 (0.54%) Fintech
9 5 (0.54%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.43%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.43%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.32%) FMCG
12 2 (0.22%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.22%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 230 (24.73%) Linux
2 170 (18.28%) Windows
3 138 (14.84%) Unix
4 61 (6.56%) Windows Server
5 49 (5.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (4.52%) AIX
8 37 (3.98%) CentOS
9 35 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (3.23%) Solaris
11 27 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (1.40%) zOS
13 11 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.43%) HPUX
14 4 (0.43%) SUSE
14 4 (0.43%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.32%) VME
16 2 (0.22%) MVS
17 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
17 1 (0.11%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (25.27%) Performance Tuning
2 158 (16.99%) Migration
3 136 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
4 99 (10.65%) High Availability
5 96 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 93 (10.00%) ITIL
7 92 (9.89%) ETL
8 73 (7.85%) Change Management
9 58 (6.24%) Performance Monitoring
10 48 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (4.73%) Data Migration
12 36 (3.87%) Data Management
12 36 (3.87%) SOA
13 34 (3.66%) Data Modelling
13 34 (3.66%) Problem Management
14 32 (3.44%) Performance Management
15 29 (3.12%) DevOps
16 25 (2.69%) Analytics
16 25 (2.69%) Open Source
17 24 (2.58%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 553 (59.46%) SQL
2 155 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 76 (8.17%) PL/SQL
4 72 (7.74%) PowerShell
5 69 (7.42%) Perl
6 51 (5.48%) Python
7 47 (5.05%) Shell Script
8 40 (4.30%) Ruby
9 28 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 23 (2.47%) Java
11 14 (1.51%) VB
12 13 (1.40%) Korn
13 12 (1.29%) C#
14 11 (1.18%) CQL
15 7 (0.75%) C
16 5 (0.54%) C++
16 5 (0.54%) COBOL
16 5 (0.54%) REXX
17 4 (0.43%) AWK
17 4 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (13.55%) Security Cleared
2 104 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 29 (3.12%) Degree
3 29 (3.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
5 13 (1.40%) MCDBA
6 11 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.97%) MCSE
8 7 (0.75%) MCITP
8 7 (0.75%) MCSA
9 6 (0.65%) OCP
10 5 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.54%) MCP
11 4 (0.43%) IBM Certification
12 2 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.22%) NVQ Level 3
13 1 (0.11%) CLAS
13 1 (0.11%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.15%) SLA
2 18 (1.94%) QA
3 9 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.43%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) HL7
System Software
1 72 (7.74%) Oracle RAC
2 24 (2.58%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.83%) Docker
4 13 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 8 (0.86%) Oracle Clusterware
7 6 (0.65%) Corosync
7 6 (0.65%) Squid
7 6 (0.65%) vSphere
8 4 (0.43%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.32%) Time Sharing Option
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.11%) RACF
11 1 (0.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 77 (8.28%) Oracle RMAN
2 64 (6.88%) Data Guard
3 43 (4.62%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 37 (3.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 24 (2.58%) Ansible
5 24 (2.58%) Puppet
6 22 (2.37%) SCOM
7 19 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.72%) Galera Cluster
9 14 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.08%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (1.08%) Nagios
11 7 (0.75%) ITRS Geneos
11 7 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.65%) Pacemaker
13 5 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
13 5 (0.54%) vRealize
14 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 3 (0.32%) Oracle Statspack
14 3 (0.32%) Webmin
Vendors
1 420 (45.16%) Oracle
2 209 (22.47%) Microsoft
3 56 (6.02%) Sybase
4 53 (5.70%) Red Hat
5 38 (4.09%) VMware
6 28 (3.01%) IBM
6 28 (3.01%) NetApp
6 28 (3.01%) SAP
7 15 (1.61%) Hyperion
8 12 (1.29%) Percona
9 11 (1.18%) Teradata
10 9 (0.97%) Greenplum
10 9 (0.97%) Netezza
11 8 (0.86%) F5
11 8 (0.86%) HP
12 7 (0.75%) EXASOL
12 7 (0.75%) Siebel
12 7 (0.75%) Tableau
13 6 (0.65%) Progress
13 6 (0.65%) Veritas
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne
PS Computer Services
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £36,500 to £44,600 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago