The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 117 97 100
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 13 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 1.04% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.15% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -24.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +68.26%
DBA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2466 2427 2319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.36% 90.12% 91.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1308 1239 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 85 141
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.60 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the Berkshire region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 6 £313 +11.60% 5
Bracknell -2 1 - -
Slough -3 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £305 -
DBA
South East

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 10 (52.63%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
4 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
6 4 (21.05%) Replication
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (21.05%) DB2
6 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) High Availability
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) REXX
7 3 (15.79%) MCTS
7 3 (15.79%) MCITP
7 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Clustering
7 3 (15.79%) CA
7 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
8 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (10.53%) RACF
8 2 (10.53%) SAN

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
1 2 (10.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 6 (31.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (21.05%) DB2
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) ProC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
2 3 (15.79%) Mainframe
3 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) HPUX
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (21.05%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Security Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
3 3 (15.79%) REXX
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCTS
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 2 (10.53%) MCDBA
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) RACF
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Oracle
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) CA
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Cognos
4 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.26%) Ericsson
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat