The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 64 73 89
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 5 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.66% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£438 £370 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% +4.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £370 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £370 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £40.57 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+10.91% +54.55%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
787 912 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.46% 91.57% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 444 378
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 33 28
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.14% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Replication
3 5 (50.00%) XML
3 5 (50.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) SCOM
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) MCTS
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (40.00%) Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
7 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (10.00%) E-business
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) UNIX

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Replication
2 4 (40.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Management
2 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) E-business
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCTS
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
1 5 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft