The median contractor rate for a Senior DBA was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 596 628
Rank change year-on-year +10 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior DBA 21 55 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.10% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.11% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 38 10
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £561 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +3.12% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +25.71% -  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 19 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 26 June 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 +3 18 £450 +2.85% 10
South East +29 10 £425 -4.49% 1
Hampshire +10 5 £485 +21.25% 1
Havant +1 4 £485 +21.25%
Gatwick - 4 £250 -
West Sussex - 4 £250 -
North West +25 3 £450 +104.54% 1
Edinburgh - 3 £375 - 1
Scotland - 3 £375 - 1
London -25 2 £463 - 3
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Wirral - 2 £450 -
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
Surrey +3 1 £425 -
East of England -13 1 - -
Essex -19 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

Senior DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 23 (60.53%) Oracle
1 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 19 (50.00%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) Windows
4 15 (39.47%) Oracle Database
5 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (28.95%) High Availability
6 11 (28.95%) Clustering
6 11 (28.95%) Migration
6 11 (28.95%) RDBMS
6 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
7 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
8 9 (23.68%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (23.68%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (21.05%) Change Management
9 8 (21.05%) Replication
9 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (21.05%) SAN
9 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (18.42%) Project Management
10 7 (18.42%) Unix
10 7 (18.42%) T-SQL

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 (15.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Utilities
2 4 (10.53%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) NAS
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (60.53%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) Oracle Database
3 14 (36.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (28.95%) RDBMS
4 11 (28.95%) Relational Database
5 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (21.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (15.79%) DB2
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
9 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (7.89%) TKPROF
10 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Toad
2 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Middleware
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (2.63%) PostGIS
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Clustering
2 8 (21.05%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (5.26%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (42.11%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.42%) Unix
5 6 (15.79%) AIX
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) High Availability
1 11 (28.95%) Migration
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 9 (23.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (23.68%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (21.05%) Change Management
4 8 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (18.42%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) Change Control
6 6 (15.79%) Data Management
6 6 (15.79%) Database Mirroring
6 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 6 (15.79%) SOA
7 5 (13.16%) Master Data Management
7 5 (13.16%) WFM
8 4 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (10.53%) CRM
9 2 (5.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
3 7 (18.42%) T-SQL
4 6 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 6 (15.79%) VB
5 3 (7.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.79%) MCDBA
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) MCITP
3 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.63%) Postgraduate
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) PMO
2 3 (7.89%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (10.53%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) Data Guard
3 2 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) OpenView
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Veritas
3 4 (10.53%) Siebel
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Software AG
4 1 (2.63%) Splunk
4 1 (2.63%) Tableau
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) webMethods