The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 106 107
Rank change year-on-year +14 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 13 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.71% 0.80% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.86% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Median daily rate £400 £381 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.91% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £361
% change year-on-year +3.44% +0.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.72 £37.50
% change year-on-year +18.99% -4.76%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1678 2208 2235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.73% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1180 1119
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 95 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.06 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured DBA in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Berkshire

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Berkshire

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Berkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Berkshire

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Berkshire

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Slough - 4 £650 -
Reading +13 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Wokingham +4 1 £350 -
DBA
South East

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Berkshire region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (35.00%) DB2
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) DB2 UDB
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) SAP
4 6 (30.00%) AIX
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (15.00%) SLA
7 3 (15.00%) Clustering
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (15.00%) High Availability
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
9 1 (5.00%) MySQL
9 1 (5.00%) Oracle
9 1 (5.00%) MCP
9 1 (5.00%) HNC
9 1 (5.00%) HND

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (35.00%) DB2
3 6 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (30.00%) DB2 UDB
4 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (5.00%) MySQL
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) AIX
1 6 (30.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) HNC
2 1 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Citrix
2 1 (5.00%) Dell
2 1 (5.00%) F5
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle
2 1 (5.00%) Siebel
2 1 (5.00%) VMware