The median contractor rate for a Senior DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 615 617
Rank change year-on-year +25 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 18 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.045% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.047% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 9
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £375 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £543 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -3.22% +29.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior DBA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 22 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 3 months to 28 March 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 +23 16 £475 +11.76% 20
South East +16 5 £425 - 2
London +12 3 £513 +13.88% 7
East of England - 3 - - 2
North West +29 2 - -
West Midlands +13 2 - - 2
Hampshire +11 2 £485 - 1
Birmingham 0 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £250 -
Havant - 2 £485 -
Norwich - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 £250 -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £363 - 1
Yorkshire +17 1 - - 6
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 5
Surrey - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 - -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (60.00%) Oracle
2 21 (52.50%) SQL
3 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 15 (37.50%) Linux
4 15 (37.50%) High Availability
5 13 (32.50%) MySQL
6 11 (27.50%) Windows
6 11 (27.50%) Replication
6 11 (27.50%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (27.50%) Oracle Database
7 10 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 10 (25.00%) Change Management
7 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
8 9 (22.50%) ITIL
8 9 (22.50%) Migration
8 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
9 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (17.50%) VMware
10 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
10 7 (17.50%) Ansible
10 7 (17.50%) MongoDB
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (15.00%) Puppet
11 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (7.50%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.00%) Tuxedo
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) IaaS
2 3 (7.50%) PaaS
2 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (32.50%) MySQL
3 11 (27.50%) Oracle Database
3 11 (27.50%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (17.50%) MongoDB
7 7 (17.50%) Relational Database
7 7 (17.50%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (12.50%) DB2
9 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (7.50%) NoSQL
11 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) Toad
4 1 (2.50%) CA Gen
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Advertising
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.50%) MDX
4 1 (2.50%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Replication
2 6 (15.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Linux
2 11 (27.50%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) AIX
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) MVS
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) HPUX
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) High Availability
2 10 (25.00%) Change Management
2 10 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 10 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 9 (22.50%) Migration
4 6 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.50%) Data Management
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (12.50%) Workflow
6 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.50%) Data Modelling
7 3 (7.50%) Open Source
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
8 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) SQL
2 10 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
4 6 (15.00%) Perl
4 6 (15.00%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.00%) Java
7 2 (5.00%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) MCDBA
2 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 2 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.00%) PMO
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Ansible
2 6 (15.00%) Puppet
3 5 (12.50%) Salt
4 4 (10.00%) SCOM
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Nagios
6 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.50%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (2.50%) OpenView
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (2.50%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.50%) CA
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp
5 1 (2.50%) RedGate
5 1 (2.50%) Siebel
5 1 (2.50%) Software AG
5 1 (2.50%) Sybase
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas
5 1 (2.50%) webMethods
5 1 (2.50%) WorldPay
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