Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Oracle DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 January 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.

Oracle Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 679 627 516
Rank change year-on-year -52 -111 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 209 255 387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.26% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.27% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 126 254
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £325 £303 £313
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +14.10% -6.02%
10th Percentile £39.50 £42.60 £36.95
90th Percentile £48.40 £47.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -10.11% +14.10% -6.02%

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 94,142 94,370 90,851
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.92% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,182 62,737 59,340
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,881 2,760 3,184
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.43
% change year-on-year - +0.40% -3.17%

Oracle DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle DBA over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Oracle DBA over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle 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 Oracle DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 15 January 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 -52 178 £425 - 25
UK excluding London -74 150 £425 +6.25% 30
London -8 55 £450 -7.69% 6
South East 0 49 £425 -12.37% 7
Midlands -13 25 £375 -1.64% 3
North of England -48 25 £413 +10.00% 8
West Midlands -36 18 £440 +17.33% 3
South West -21 17 £479 +0.84%
Scotland -10 11 £400 +11.89% 8
North West -11 11 £406 +1.56% 1
Yorkshire -12 10 £400 +6.67% 6
Wales -8 9 £408 +4.49% 3
Northern Ireland +31 8 £383 -
East Midlands +15 7 £364 -
East of England +3 6 £438 +2.94% 1
North East -32 4 £513 +46.43% 1

Oracle DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, Oracle 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 Oracle DBA in the job title.

1 209 (100.00%) Oracle
2 196 (93.78%) Oracle Database
3 89 (42.58%) Oracle Database 12c
4 84 (40.19%) Linux
5 83 (39.71%) SQL
6 71 (33.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 70 (33.49%) Performance Tuning
8 66 (31.58%) Unix
9 64 (30.62%) Oracle RAC
10 60 (28.71%) Data Guard
11 56 (26.79%) Oracle RMAN
12 52 (24.88%) Security Cleared
13 45 (21.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
14 44 (21.05%) ITIL
15 43 (20.57%) PL/SQL
16 40 (19.14%) SC Cleared
17 36 (17.22%) Finance
18 35 (16.75%) Disaster Recovery
18 35 (16.75%) SQL Server
19 33 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 30 (14.35%) Oracle Reports
21 27 (12.92%) Shell Script
22 26 (12.44%) Relational Database
23 25 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
23 25 (11.96%) MySQL
23 25 (11.96%) Clustering
24 23 (11.00%) Windows
24 23 (11.00%) PostgreSQL
25 22 (10.53%) Migration
25 22 (10.53%) Oracle Certification

Oracle 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 (9.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 12 (5.74%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (3.83%) JBoss
4 5 (2.39%) CMS
4 5 (2.39%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.44%) Confluence
5 3 (1.44%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.96%) Apache
6 2 (0.96%) IIS
6 2 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 17 (8.13%) Oracle Applications
2 11 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (3.83%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (3.83%) Oracle Utilities
3 8 (3.83%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.48%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.48%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.48%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.48%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (4.31%) IaaS
2 6 (2.87%) PaaS
3 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.48%) G Suite
4 1 (0.48%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.96%) DHCP
1 2 (0.96%) DNS
1 2 (0.96%) Firewall
1 2 (0.96%) Internet
1 2 (0.96%) SAN
2 1 (0.48%) Broadband
2 1 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (93.78%) Oracle Database
2 89 (42.58%) Oracle Database 12c
3 71 (33.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 35 (16.75%) SQL Server
5 30 (14.35%) Oracle Reports
6 26 (12.44%) Relational Database
7 25 (11.96%) MySQL
8 23 (11.00%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (9.57%) RDBMS
10 19 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 15 (7.18%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (5.74%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (4.31%) Big Data
13 9 (4.31%) MongoDB
14 7 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (2.87%) NoSQL
16 4 (1.91%) Oracle9i Database
16 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
17 3 (1.44%) DB2
17 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (8.61%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (4.31%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.31%) JIRA
3 7 (3.35%) Oracle APEX
4 5 (2.39%) ERwin
5 4 (1.91%) Toad
6 3 (1.44%) PVCS
7 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.96%) MSI
8 1 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.48%) ProC
8 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 36 (17.22%) Finance
2 12 (5.74%) Banking
3 6 (2.87%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.39%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.91%) Electronics
5 4 (1.91%) Marketing
5 4 (1.91%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) Front Office
7 1 (0.48%) Games
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (21.53%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 21 (10.05%) Middleware
2 21 (10.05%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.44%) OC4J
4 2 (0.96%) JDBC
4 2 (0.96%) ODBC
4 2 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.48%) .NET
5 1 (0.48%) J2EE
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle Streams
5 1 (0.48%) WebCenter
5 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.96%) Clustering
2 22 (10.53%) Replication
3 10 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.91%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.44%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.96%) CMDB
7 2 (0.96%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.48%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.48%) Equities
8 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) Oracle Licensing
8 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 84 (40.19%) Linux
2 66 (31.58%) Unix
3 23 (11.00%) Windows
4 19 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
5 17 (8.13%) AIX
6 15 (7.18%) Solaris
7 11 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (3.35%) Windows Server
9 3 (1.44%) OpenVMS
10 2 (0.96%) CentOS
10 2 (0.96%) Tru64
10 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (33.49%) Performance Tuning
2 44 (21.05%) ITIL
3 35 (16.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (10.53%) Migration
6 20 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (9.57%) SOA
7 16 (7.66%) Database Tuning
8 15 (7.18%) Capacity Management
8 15 (7.18%) Root Cause Analysis
9 13 (6.22%) DevOps
9 13 (6.22%) High Availability
10 11 (5.26%) Data Modelling
11 10 (4.78%) Change Management
11 10 (4.78%) Open Source
12 9 (4.31%) CRM
12 9 (4.31%) Database Security
13 8 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (3.83%) Change Control
13 8 (3.83%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (39.71%) SQL
2 43 (20.57%) PL/SQL
3 27 (12.92%) Shell Script
4 12 (5.74%) Java
4 12 (5.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 10 (4.78%) PowerShell
5 10 (4.78%) Python
6 7 (3.35%) Perl
7 5 (2.39%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.44%) C#
10 2 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.48%) AWK
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Java 8
11 1 (0.48%) Korn
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) sed
11 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 40 (19.14%) SC Cleared
3 22 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
4 21 (10.05%) OCP
5 13 (6.22%) Degree
6 7 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.35%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.48%) CISM
8 1 (0.48%) CISSP
8 1 (0.48%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.48%) MCSE
8 1 (0.48%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.83%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 64 (30.62%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.35%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.96%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (28.71%) Data Guard
2 56 (26.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 33 (15.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 16 (7.66%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 14 (6.70%) Foglight
6 13 (6.22%) Ansible
7 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.96%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.96%) Terraform
8 2 (0.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Flashback
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Statspack
9 1 (0.48%) Packer
9 1 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 209 (100.00%) Oracle
2 14 (6.70%) Imperva
2 14 (6.70%) Microsoft
3 11 (5.26%) Sybase
4 8 (3.83%) SAP
4 8 (3.83%) Siebel
5 7 (3.35%) HP
5 7 (3.35%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.87%) Adobe
6 6 (2.87%) IBM
7 5 (2.39%) EnterpriseDB
7 5 (2.39%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.91%) VMware
9 2 (0.96%) Lumension
9 2 (0.96%) McAfee
9 2 (0.96%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.96%) webMethods
10 1 (0.48%) Delphix
10 1 (0.48%) Northgate
10 1 (0.48%) Remedy