Period
to 18 April 2021

The median contractor rate for an Oracle DBA was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

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
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 504 486 663
Rank change year-on-year -18 +177 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Oracle DBA 157 182 199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 118 125
10th Percentile £340 £325 £350
25th Percentile £405 £403 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £542 £500 £509
90th Percentile £588 £538 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
10th Percentile " £40.13 £40.38
25th Percentile £45.00 " £40.94
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £43.25
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% -2.89% +2.98%
75th Percentile £55.00 £45.30 £46.75
90th Percentile " £51.95 £51.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year +19.05% -2.89% +1.76%

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 49,296 53,873 90,758
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 93.77% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33,853 35,731 61,167
10th Percentile £278 £225 £275
25th Percentile £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £460 £465
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% -1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £569
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,685 2,069 2,679
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.61 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.05% +5.00% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
90th Percentile £57.80 £52.14 £49.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

Oracle DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Oracle DBA.

Daily rate trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Oracle DBA over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Oracle DBA.

Hourly rate trend for Oracle DBA in the UK

Oracle DBA
Top 15 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 18 April 2021. 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 +28 123 £478 +2.91% 8
UK excluding London +47 77 £455 +1.11% 9
Work from Home -204 51 £475 +27.52% 1
London -2 48 £550 +15.79% 1
North of England +48 16 £342 -26.35% 4
South East +49 14 £525 +31.09% 2
South West +69 13 £474 -1.25%
North West +25 12 £321 -28.67% 3
East of England +27 11 £450 -
Scotland +2 11 £396 -11.94% 2
Midlands +14 9 £445 -4.09% 1
West Midlands +2 7 £450 -8.07% 1
Yorkshire +32 4 £363 -27.14% 1
Wales +21 3 £478 +19.38%
East Midlands +17 2 £433 -3.89%

Oracle DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, 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.

1 157 (100.00%) Oracle
2 134 (85.35%) Oracle Database
3 74 (47.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 69 (43.95%) SQL
5 59 (37.58%) Linux
5 59 (37.58%) Oracle RAC
6 56 (35.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 54 (34.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 49 (31.21%) Data Guard
8 49 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
9 43 (27.39%) Unix
10 41 (26.11%) Migration
11 38 (24.20%) Oracle Applications
12 37 (23.57%) PL/SQL
12 37 (23.57%) Security Cleared
13 30 (19.11%) Oracle EBS
14 28 (17.83%) SC Cleared
15 27 (17.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 27 (17.20%) WebLogic
16 25 (15.92%) Oracle BI EE
17 24 (15.29%) Oracle Database 10g
18 21 (13.38%) Finance
18 21 (13.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
19 20 (12.74%) Shell Script
20 19 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
20 19 (12.10%) SOA
20 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
20 19 (12.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
21 18 (11.46%) Oracle Exadata
22 17 (10.83%) AWS

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 27 (17.20%) WebLogic
2 19 (12.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (6.37%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (3.18%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Fuse
5 3 (1.91%) Liferay
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (1.27%) Confluence
7 1 (0.64%) JBoss
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 38 (24.20%) Oracle Applications
2 30 (19.11%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (10.19%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.55%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (1.91%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.91%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (1.27%) Demantra
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.83%) AWS
2 11 (7.01%) GitHub
3 6 (3.82%) Azure
4 5 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.55%) Amazon S3
5 4 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (2.55%) Serverless
5 4 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.91%) IaaS
7 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.82%) Kerberos
2 4 (2.55%) DMZ
3 3 (1.91%) SSL
3 3 (1.91%) VLAN
4 2 (1.27%) DAB
5 1 (0.64%) InfiniBand
5 1 (0.64%) Internet
5 1 (0.64%) NAS
5 1 (0.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (85.35%) Oracle Database
2 74 (47.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 56 (35.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (15.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 24 (15.29%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
7 18 (11.46%) Oracle Exadata
8 16 (10.19%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (8.28%) MySQL
10 13 (8.28%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (5.73%) RDBMS
11 9 (5.73%) Relational Database
12 8 (5.10%) OLTP
13 6 (3.82%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (3.82%) MongoDB
13 6 (3.82%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (3.82%) SQL Server 2019
14 5 (3.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 11 (7.01%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (6.37%) Git (software)
3 9 (5.73%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (0.64%) GitLab
5 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.64%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (0.64%) JMeter
5 1 (0.64%) Selenium
5 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.64%) Toad
General
1 21 (13.38%) Finance
2 6 (3.82%) Banking
3 4 (2.55%) Public Sector
4 2 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.64%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.20%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 5 (3.18%) Middleware
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.91%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (1.27%) J2EE
5 2 (1.27%) JSP
5 2 (1.27%) Kafka
5 2 (1.27%) Servlets
5 2 (1.27%) WebCenter
5 2 (1.27%) XML
5 2 (1.27%) XML Schema
5 2 (1.27%) XSLT
6 1 (0.64%) Node.js
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Streams
6 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.64%) Clustering
2 7 (4.46%) Replication
3 5 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.55%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (1.91%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.64%) PKI
7 1 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 59 (37.58%) Linux
2 43 (27.39%) Unix
3 15 (9.55%) Solaris
3 15 (9.55%) Windows
4 10 (6.37%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (5.73%) AIX
5 9 (5.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.46%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.27%) VMS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (31.21%) Performance Tuning
2 41 (26.11%) Migration
3 19 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.10%) SOA
4 17 (10.83%) Continuous Improvement
5 15 (9.55%) High Availability
5 15 (9.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 13 (8.28%) Database Tuning
6 13 (8.28%) Scrum
7 12 (7.64%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (7.01%) ITIL
8 11 (7.01%) Kanban
9 10 (6.37%) Coaching
9 10 (6.37%) Data Migration
9 10 (6.37%) JVM Tuning
9 10 (6.37%) Mentoring
9 10 (6.37%) Technical Debt
10 9 (5.73%) Data Encryption
10 9 (5.73%) Data Modelling
10 9 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.95%) SQL
2 37 (23.57%) PL/SQL
3 20 (12.74%) Shell Script
4 16 (10.19%) Python
5 10 (6.37%) Java
6 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
7 8 (5.10%) Perl
8 7 (4.46%) Bash Shell
9 5 (3.18%) C#
10 4 (2.55%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.91%) C
11 3 (1.91%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 28 (17.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.37%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.55%) Degree
5 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (37.58%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (6.37%) Oracle Clusterware
3 5 (3.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 54 (34.39%) Oracle RMAN
2 49 (31.21%) Data Guard
3 21 (13.38%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 10 (6.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 7 (4.46%) Terraform
6 4 (2.55%) Foglight
6 4 (2.55%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.91%) Ansible
7 3 (1.91%) Oracle Flashback
7 3 (1.91%) Puppet
8 1 (0.64%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 157 (100.00%) Oracle
2 9 (5.73%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.46%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.82%) VMware
5 5 (3.18%) Delphix
6 4 (2.55%) CommVault
6 4 (2.55%) NetApp
6 4 (2.55%) Remedy
7 3 (1.91%) IBM
7 3 (1.91%) IFS
7 3 (1.91%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.91%) SAP
7 3 (1.91%) Sybase
8 2 (1.27%) BT
8 2 (1.27%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.27%) Informatica
9 1 (0.64%) Dynatrace
9 1 (0.64%) EMC
9 1 (0.64%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.64%) Sun