Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Oracle DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 616 492 521
Rank change year-on-year -124 +29 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 257 389 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.40% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.42% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 257 246
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £307 £313 £302
90th Percentile £550 £534 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £39.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% -6.02% +9.21%
10th Percentile £42.60 £36.95 £32.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £39.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +14.10% -6.02% -24.55%

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 94,249 91,784 102,687
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,616 59,908 65,517
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,769 3,237 3,875
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.10 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.13
% change year-on-year - -3.45% +9.85%

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 20 January 2018.

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
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 20 January 2018. 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 -115 234 £438 +2.94% 41
UK excluding London -43 182 £400 - 35
London -96 72 £488 +8.33% 10
South East +4 57 £485 +10.86% 12
North of England -22 54 £375 - 10
Midlands +12 32 £375 - 2
West Midlands +37 31 £375 - 1
North East +41 26 £355 +5.19%
Yorkshire +9 16 £375 -9.09% 8
Scotland -20 13 £366 +5.40% 2
North West -40 12 £400 +6.67% 2
South West -15 10 £475 +18.75% 2
East of England -16 8 £450 +5.88% 5
Wales +15 6 £390 -13.33% 2
Northern Ireland -21 2 - -
East Midlands -7 1 - - 1

Oracle DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, Oracle 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 Oracle DBA in the job title.

1 257 (100.00%) Oracle
2 226 (87.94%) Oracle Database
3 94 (36.58%) SQL
4 93 (36.19%) Oracle RAC
5 91 (35.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 88 (34.24%) Data Guard
6 88 (34.24%) Oracle RMAN
7 80 (31.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 80 (31.13%) Linux
8 75 (29.18%) Performance Tuning
9 70 (27.24%) Unix
9 70 (27.24%) Security Cleared
10 69 (26.85%) Migration
11 56 (21.79%) PL/SQL
12 53 (20.62%) SQL Server
13 46 (17.90%) Oracle Applications
14 43 (16.73%) Shell Script
15 40 (15.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 40 (15.56%) SC Cleared
16 39 (15.18%) High Availability
17 33 (12.84%) Finance
18 31 (12.06%) Oracle EBS
18 31 (12.06%) Clustering
19 30 (11.67%) Oracle BI EE
19 30 (11.67%) Data Migration
19 30 (11.67%) Middleware
19 30 (11.67%) Windows
20 29 (11.28%) AIX
21 28 (10.89%) SOA
21 28 (10.89%) Oracle Fusion

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 28 (10.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (9.34%) WebLogic
3 14 (5.45%) Oracle Service Bus
4 10 (3.89%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.56%) Confluence
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.17%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.39%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.39%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.39%) SAS
8 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Integration
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 46 (17.90%) Oracle Applications
2 31 (12.06%) Oracle EBS
3 24 (9.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 13 (5.06%) Oracle Utilities
4 13 (5.06%) Siebel CRM
5 7 (2.72%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (1.95%) Oracle iProcurement
6 5 (1.95%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.78%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.78%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.39%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.56%) G Suite
2 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.89%) SAN
2 6 (2.33%) Internet
2 6 (2.33%) NAS
3 5 (1.95%) Firewall
4 4 (1.56%) HTTP
5 3 (1.17%) SSL
6 2 (0.78%) DNS
6 2 (0.78%) SMS
6 2 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.39%) DHCP
7 1 (0.39%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (87.94%) Oracle Database
2 91 (35.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 80 (31.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 53 (20.62%) SQL Server
5 30 (11.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 26 (10.12%) Relational Database
7 22 (8.56%) Oracle Reports
7 22 (8.56%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (7.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 18 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (6.61%) Big Data
11 13 (5.06%) Oracle ODI
11 13 (5.06%) Oracle9i Database
12 11 (4.28%) MySQL
12 11 (4.28%) Oracle Exadata
12 11 (4.28%) RDBMS
13 10 (3.89%) OLAP
13 10 (3.89%) Oracle OLAP
14 9 (3.50%) Pentaho
15 7 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (5.84%) Oracle APEX
2 14 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.56%) Toad
4 3 (1.17%) Subversion
5 2 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.78%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.78%) GitLab
5 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.78%) ProC
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.39%) MSI
6 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 33 (12.84%) Finance
2 12 (4.67%) Banking
3 8 (3.11%) Retail
4 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) French Language
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) International Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
7 1 (0.39%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.67%) Middleware
2 28 (10.89%) Oracle Fusion
3 23 (8.95%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 13 (5.06%) JSON
4 13 (5.06%) XML
5 4 (1.56%) WebCenter
6 2 (0.78%) .NET
6 2 (0.78%) DCOM
6 2 (0.78%) OC4J
6 2 (0.78%) Oracle Streams
6 2 (0.78%) YAML
7 1 (0.39%) J2EE
7 1 (0.39%) JRockit
7 1 (0.39%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.39%) REST
7 1 (0.39%) RESTful
7 1 (0.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.06%) Clustering
2 19 (7.39%) Replication
3 10 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 9 (3.50%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.17%) Fintech
7 2 (0.78%) RIA
8 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.39%) iPad
8 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Exalogic
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Exalytics
8 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 80 (31.13%) Linux
2 70 (27.24%) Unix
3 30 (11.67%) Windows
4 29 (11.28%) AIX
5 12 (4.67%) Solaris
6 10 (3.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.17%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.78%) SUSE
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.39%) HPUX
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (29.18%) Performance Tuning
2 69 (26.85%) Migration
3 39 (15.18%) High Availability
4 30 (11.67%) Data Migration
5 28 (10.89%) SOA
6 25 (9.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (8.56%) ITIL
8 18 (7.00%) Data Management
8 18 (7.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 16 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (6.23%) Data Modelling
9 16 (6.23%) Database Tuning
10 15 (5.84%) Collaborative Working
11 14 (5.45%) Coaching
11 14 (5.45%) CRM
11 14 (5.45%) Data Transformation
11 14 (5.45%) Master Data Management
11 14 (5.45%) Post-Production
12 13 (5.06%) Data Cleansing
12 13 (5.06%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 94 (36.58%) SQL
2 56 (21.79%) PL/SQL
3 43 (16.73%) Shell Script
4 15 (5.84%) Perl
5 14 (5.45%) Python
6 12 (4.67%) Java
7 8 (3.11%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 6 (2.33%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.33%) Korn
9 3 (1.17%) Bourne shell
9 3 (1.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.39%) ANSI SQL
10 1 (0.39%) C
10 1 (0.39%) C#
10 1 (0.39%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 70 (27.24%) Security Cleared
2 40 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.78%) DV Cleared
4 15 (5.84%) Oracle Certification
5 8 (3.11%) OCP
6 5 (1.95%) Degree
7 1 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.39%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.23%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.95%) SLA
3 2 (0.78%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (36.19%) Oracle RAC
2 24 (9.34%) Oracle Clusterware
3 8 (3.11%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.17%) SRDF
6 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Corosync
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 88 (34.24%) Data Guard
1 88 (34.24%) Oracle RMAN
2 40 (15.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (8.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 22 (8.56%) Oracle Flashback
4 10 (3.89%) Oracle Identity Management
5 9 (3.50%) Oracle EDQ
6 6 (2.33%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.56%) Puppet
8 3 (1.17%) Ansible
9 2 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Statspack
9 2 (0.78%) SCOM
10 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.39%) Foglight
10 1 (0.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.39%) Pacemaker
10 1 (0.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 257 (100.00%) Oracle
2 13 (5.06%) Red Hat
2 13 (5.06%) Siebel
2 13 (5.06%) VMware
3 11 (4.28%) Sybase
4 9 (3.50%) Cognos
5 7 (2.72%) EMC
6 6 (2.33%) HP
7 5 (1.95%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.95%) Veritas
8 4 (1.56%) Google
8 4 (1.56%) SAP
9 3 (1.17%) Netezza
9 3 (1.17%) Remedy
10 2 (0.78%) CA
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco
10 2 (0.78%) Dell
10 2 (0.78%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.78%) Micro Focus
10 2 (0.78%) NetApp