Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior DBA was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Senior Database Administrator
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 815 814
Rank change year-on-year -31 -1 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 31 66 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.063% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.067% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 48
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.72% +3.76%
10th Percentile £370 £278 £190
90th Percentile £517 £575 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £48.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.75 -

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior DBA over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior DBA in the UK

Senior DBA
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior DBA within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 -16 29 £450 +4.65% 11
UK excluding London -1 19 £450 +12.50% 6
London -31 12 £450 -10.00% 5
South East -7 9 £463 +5.11% 4
North of England +47 3 - - 2
South West -6 3 £375 -1.64%
North East +63 2 - -
North West +21 1 - - 1
West Midlands +14 1 £450 +9.09%
Midlands +12 1 £450 +9.09%
Wales +12 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £400 -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior DBA in the job title.

1 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 19 (61.29%) SQL Server
3 15 (48.39%) Oracle Database
4 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
5 8 (25.81%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (22.58%) Unix
6 7 (22.58%) Windows
6 7 (22.58%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) Migration
7 6 (19.35%) Middleware
7 6 (19.35%) Clustering
7 6 (19.35%) Data Management
7 6 (19.35%) SOA
7 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle Service Bus
8 5 (16.13%) WFM
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (16.13%) Master Data Management
8 5 (16.13%) Oracle Utilities
8 5 (16.13%) SAN
8 5 (16.13%) Veritas

Senior 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 6 (19.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
Business Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Utilities
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (9.68%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (61.29%) SQL Server
2 15 (48.39%) Oracle Database
3 10 (32.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (22.58%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (19.35%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (12.90%) MongoDB
8 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
8 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (6.45%) VLDB
11 1 (3.23%) Informix
11 1 (3.23%) MySQL
11 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Middleware
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (9.68%) .NET
3 2 (6.45%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (3.23%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Replication
3 3 (9.68%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
1 7 (22.58%) Unix
1 7 (22.58%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) AIX
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Data Management
2 6 (19.35%) SOA
3 5 (16.13%) Master Data Management
3 5 (16.13%) WFM
4 4 (12.90%) ETL
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (6.45%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) SQL
2 8 (25.81%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (6.45%) Data Guard
3 2 (6.45%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (61.29%) Oracle
2 5 (16.13%) Veritas
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) Siebel
5 2 (6.45%) Neverfail
5 2 (6.45%) RedGate
6 1 (3.23%) Capita
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Remedy