The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 27 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.

Database Administrator
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 45 68
Rank change year-on-year -12 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 3 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.48% 1.97% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 2.04% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £345 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% +13.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £305 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £393 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £361
% change year-on-year +3.44% +0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.72 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.99% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 599 540 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.30% 96.95% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 352 553
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 38
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Wales

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Wales

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Wales

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Wales

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 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
South Wales -11 2 £313 -9.42%
West Wales - 1 £450 -
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 10 (66.67%) Oracle
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) Performance Management
3 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (13.33%) Open Source
8 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
8 2 (13.33%) Trend Analysis
8 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (13.33%) VMware
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
8 2 (13.33%) Release Management

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database
1 9 (60.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (6.67%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (6.67%) MS Access
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (13.33%) Data Security
2 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) Release Management
2 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (13.33%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Change Control
3 1 (6.67%) Coaching
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) ERP
3 1 (6.67%) ETL
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware