Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 47 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.82% 0.96% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.04% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
Watford median daily rate £375 £355 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +4.41% -13.65%
10th Percentile £340 £340 £310
90th Percentile £388 £362 £361
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 349 383 307
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 92.07% 97.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 189 153
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £155
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.21% +5.03% -5.88%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Watford

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Watford

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Watford

DBA Skill Set
Top 8 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Optimisation
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle