The median contractor rate for a DBA was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
England / West Midlands
Rank 89 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +4 0  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 27 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.39% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.46% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 18
Median daily rate £370 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £298 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.06 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2139 2540 2306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.73% 95.35% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1338 1405 1285
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 73 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in the West Midlands

DBA
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Shropshire +34 9 £450 -
Birmingham -3 5 £363 +10.26% 2
Warwickshire -1 4 £370 -
Staffordshire +4 3 £250 - 1
Herefordshire -13 1 £600 +92.00%
Smethwick - 1 £350 -
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
3 17 (36.17%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (31.91%) Linux
5 14 (29.79%) T-SQL
6 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
7 11 (23.40%) Oracle
8 10 (21.28%) Windows
8 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (21.28%) Replication
9 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (19.15%) MySQL
9 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
10 8 (17.02%) CentOS
10 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
12 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (12.77%) Unix
12 6 (12.77%) Advertising
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle Applications
12 6 (12.77%) Oracle EBS
12 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
13 5 (10.64%) Presales
13 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (8.51%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (8.51%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) SSH
2 1 (2.13%) DAB
2 1 (2.13%) DMZ
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (19.15%) MySQL
2 9 (19.15%) Oracle Database
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (10.64%) Oracle Discoverer
5 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (6.38%) OLAP
7 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
7 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.77%) Advertising
2 4 (8.51%) Local Government
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) ODBC
3 1 (2.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Replication
2 4 (8.51%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 10 (21.28%) Windows
3 9 (19.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (17.02%) CentOS
5 6 (12.77%) Unix
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) HPUX
8 1 (2.13%) Solaris
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (21.28%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (12.77%) Mentoring
5 5 (10.64%) Data Extraction
5 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.64%) ETL
5 5 (10.64%) High Availability
5 5 (10.64%) Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Presales
6 4 (8.51%) Capacity Management
6 4 (8.51%) Database Tuning
6 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (8.51%) Stress Testing
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (6.38%) CRM
7 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.38%) Open Source
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL
9 1 (2.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 14 (29.79%) T-SQL
3 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
4 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.64%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.51%) VB
5 4 (8.51%) VB6
6 2 (4.26%) PHP
6 2 (4.26%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) C
7 1 (2.13%) Java
7 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) OCP
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
4 1 (2.13%) MCTS
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (8.51%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Data Guard
1 4 (8.51%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) Webmin
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.40%) Oracle
3 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.26%) Teradata
5 1 (2.13%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.13%) IBM
5 1 (2.13%) Progress
5 1 (2.13%) PTC
5 1 (2.13%) Remedy
5 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago