The first table below looks at the demand for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 68 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £295 £370 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.27% +32.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £25.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -2.91%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
958 710 982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.20% 91.97% 90.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 303 350
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 46
Average hourly rate £15.13 £18.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.24% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.69 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
DBA
Berkshire

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Reading

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Reading region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (38.89%) Oracle
5 6 (33.33%) ITIL
5 6 (33.33%) UNIX
5 6 (33.33%) IBM
6 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) AIX
6 5 (27.78%) DB2
6 5 (27.78%) Korn
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
7 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
7 4 (22.22%) OLTP
7 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
8 3 (16.67%) LAN
8 3 (16.67%) HTTP
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) Apache
8 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
8 3 (16.67%) IIS
8 3 (16.67%) Web Services
8 3 (16.67%) CESG
8 3 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Spatial
2 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (27.78%) DB2
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database
3 4 (22.22%) OLTP
4 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (11.11%) OLAP
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) ERwin
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CESG
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) AIX
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Solaris
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Data Governance
5 2 (11.11%) Scrum
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Mobile Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) E-business
6 1 (5.56%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (94.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Korn
3 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
4 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCDBA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Legato
1 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.56%) Foglight
2 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Ab Initio
4 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) VMware