The median contractor rate for a DBA was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 89 106
Rank change year-on-year +14 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 42 51 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.05% 1.71% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.80% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 11
Median daily rate £363 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.61% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £307 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £372 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

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 1933 2827 2253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.68% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1160 1682 1364
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 140
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Birmingham +30 12 £320 +3.22%
Wolverhampton - 8 £350 -
Coventry +15 3 £388 +13.97% 1
Warwickshire +5 2 £218 -37.85%
Staffordshire 0 2 £388 +19.23% 3
Solihull -10 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £300 -
Walsall - 1 £420 -
DBA
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 48 (68.57%) SQL
2 42 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 27 (38.57%) Performance Tuning
4 22 (31.43%) Oracle
5 19 (27.14%) T-SQL
6 16 (22.86%) Clustering
6 16 (22.86%) Linux
7 15 (21.43%) MySQL
7 15 (21.43%) Replication
8 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 14 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (18.57%) Windows
9 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
9 13 (18.57%) High Availability
10 12 (17.14%) Oracle Database
10 12 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
11 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (15.71%) Migration
11 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2016
13 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (11.43%) Windows Server
14 8 (11.43%) .NET
14 8 (11.43%) ETL

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 4 (5.71%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) SAN
1 3 (4.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (21.43%) MySQL
3 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (17.14%) Oracle Database
4 12 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (15.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (12.86%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (12.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (7.14%) MongoDB
8 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
8 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
8 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (5.71%) Marketing
2 3 (4.29%) Advertising
2 3 (4.29%) Local Government
3 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 3 (4.29%) ODBC
3 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) DHTML
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) MDX
3 1 (1.43%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Clustering
2 15 (21.43%) Replication
3 3 (4.29%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.86%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.86%) FMCG
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.86%) Linux
2 13 (18.57%) Windows
3 10 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.43%) CentOS
4 8 (11.43%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.00%) Unix
5 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.43%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (38.57%) Performance Tuning
2 14 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (18.57%) High Availability
4 11 (15.71%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (15.71%) Migration
5 8 (11.43%) ETL
6 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (8.57%) Presales
7 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 5 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.14%) Data Extraction
7 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.71%) Data Modelling
8 4 (5.71%) Database Tuning
8 4 (5.71%) Stress Testing
9 3 (4.29%) CRM
9 3 (4.29%) Open Source
9 3 (4.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (68.57%) SQL
2 19 (27.14%) T-SQL
3 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.00%) VB
5 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.71%) VB6
8 3 (4.29%) C#
9 2 (2.86%) PHP
9 2 (2.86%) Ruby
10 1 (1.43%) C
10 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.43%) OCP
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (7.14%) SCOM
2 3 (4.29%) Data Guard
2 3 (4.29%) Webmin
3 1 (1.43%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Oracle
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.86%) CommVault
4 2 (2.86%) Google
4 2 (2.86%) Teradata
5 1 (1.43%) IBM
5 1 (1.43%) Informatica
5 1 (1.43%) Progress
5 1 (1.43%) PTC
5 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.43%) VMware
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