Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 15 December 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 35 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.93% 1.72% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.79% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Watford median daily rate £355 £340 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -13.65% -4.55%
10th Percentile £340 £310 £367
90th Percentile £362 £361 £416
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £425 £438
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.86% +45.83%
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 405 280 237
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 96.22% 97.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 148 134
Watford median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £184 £128
90th Percentile £578 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 15
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -3.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.61 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.45 £35.59
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +20.69% -15.94% +12.05%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Watford region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (75.00%) Unix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
3 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PL/SQL
1 3 (75.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Data Guard
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp