Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 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.

Database Administrator
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 85 83
Rank change year-on-year +20 -2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 26 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.19% 1.34% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 1.37% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 33
Wales median daily rate £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.34% -16.18%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £308
90th Percentile £435 £475 £490
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Wales median hourly rate - £57.50 £18.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +207.24% -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -1.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1151 1383 1585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 97.53% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 930 1126
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £192 £210
90th Percentile £550 £557 £478
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.05 £62.50 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
South Wales +20 26 £375 +13.21%
DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 10 (38.46%) Oracle
3 10 (38.46%) Migration
4 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
4 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (30.77%) Linux
6 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
7 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
7 6 (23.08%) High Availability
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (19.23%) Windows
8 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
9 4 (15.38%) Clustering
9 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (15.38%) SAP
9 4 (15.38%) XML
9 4 (15.38%) IaaS
9 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
10 3 (11.54%) Marathon
10 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
10 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (15.38%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle Database
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (23.08%) MongoDB
5 5 (19.23%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (11.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (3.85%) MySQL
9 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) XML
2 3 (11.54%) Kafka
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.85%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) CentOS
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) High Availability
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.54%) ETL
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.69%) Coaching
4 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (7.69%) Database Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) Prototyping
4 2 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.85%) OpenUP
5 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) T-SQL
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.54%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (7.69%) DBS Check
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (3.85%) Docker
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Data Guard
1 3 (11.54%) Marathon
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Statspack
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) SAP
4 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.69%) VMware