Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 141 119
Rank change year-on-year +29 -22 +1
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 67 71 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.15% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 1.21% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 46
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.10% +4.38%
10th Percentile £298 £185 £288
90th Percentile £438 £426 £472
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £41.75 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.87% +1.33% -1.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Birmingham +7 18 £388 +5.08%
Solihull +12 15 - - 1
Staffordshire +19 13 £373 +14.85%
Sutton Coldfield - 11 £318 -
Coventry +19 5 £388 +11.35%
DBA
England

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 40 (59.70%) Oracle
2 39 (58.21%) SQL
3 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
4 24 (35.82%) Migration
5 23 (34.33%) Oracle Database
6 22 (32.84%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (31.34%) Oracle RMAN
8 18 (26.87%) Data Guard
9 16 (23.88%) Oracle Applications
10 15 (22.39%) Unix
10 15 (22.39%) Oracle EBS R12
11 14 (20.90%) ETL
12 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (17.91%) ArcGIS
13 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
13 12 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
13 12 (17.91%) Windows
14 11 (16.42%) OLAP
14 11 (16.42%) T-SQL
14 11 (16.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (16.42%) Oracle EBS
14 11 (16.42%) Oracle BI EE
14 11 (16.42%) Analytics
14 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (16.42%) Oracle OLAP
14 11 (16.42%) SC Cleared
14 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
15 10 (14.93%) FMCG
15 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (14.93%) Database Tuning

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 12 (17.91%) ArcGIS
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle 10gAS
Business Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Oracle Applications
2 15 (22.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (16.42%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (7.46%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Firewall
2 1 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (43.28%) SQL Server
2 23 (34.33%) Oracle Database
3 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (17.91%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (16.42%) OLAP
5 11 (16.42%) Oracle BI EE
5 11 (16.42%) Oracle OLAP
5 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (14.93%) Pentaho
6 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (14.93%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
9 3 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (4.48%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (7.46%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.99%) GitLab
3 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.99%) Subversion
3 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (5.97%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Local Government
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.49%) CSS
2 1 (1.49%) DHTML
2 1 (1.49%) HTML
2 1 (1.49%) MDX
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.49%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) FMCG
2 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.99%) Clustering
2 2 (2.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.99%) Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Unix
2 12 (17.91%) Windows
3 10 (14.93%) Linux
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.99%) AIX
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.49%) HPUX
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.82%) Migration
2 22 (32.84%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (20.90%) ETL
4 11 (16.42%) Analytics
5 10 (14.93%) Database Security
5 10 (14.93%) Database Tuning
6 7 (10.45%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.96%) Data Modelling
7 6 (8.96%) High Availability
8 4 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.97%) ITIL
8 4 (5.97%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (4.48%) Business Development
9 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.48%) E-business
9 3 (4.48%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (4.48%) Project Management
9 3 (4.48%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (4.48%) SOA
10 2 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 39 (58.21%) SQL
2 12 (17.91%) Shell Script
3 11 (16.42%) T-SQL
4 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
7 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.49%) C#
7 1 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (1.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) SC Cleared
1 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (10.45%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (7.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.99%) XenApp
5 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (31.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 18 (26.87%) Data Guard
3 11 (16.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle EDQ
5 3 (4.48%) SCOM
6 2 (2.99%) Ansible
6 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.99%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (59.70%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) Cognos
3 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.48%) RedGate
4 3 (4.48%) VMware
5 2 (2.99%) CA
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) CommVault
5 2 (2.99%) Micro Focus
5 2 (2.99%) Serena
5 2 (2.99%) Symantec
6 1 (1.49%) Informatica
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat