Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 129 146
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17 +20
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 28 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.73% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.65% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 16
Berkshire median daily rate £394 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% -5.88% +30.77%
10th Percentile £256 £325 £328
90th Percentile £524 £645 £450
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +13.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £45.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £29.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,560 3,383 4,457
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.64% 92.68% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,859 1,596 2,363
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £254 £216 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 158 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +5.26% -22.97%
10th Percentile £8.00 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.35 £40.80 £53.20
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.49% -12.50% +17.65%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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 6 months to 19 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell - 8 - -
Reading -3 7 £300 -18.03% 6
Newbury - 6 £388 -
Wokingham -6 1 - -
DBA
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
3 12 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (39.29%) Oracle
4 11 (39.29%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
5 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (25.00%) Database Security
7 7 (25.00%) Validation
7 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
8 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
8 6 (21.43%) Unix
9 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
10 4 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (14.29%) High Availability
10 4 (14.29%) Migration
11 3 (10.71%) Replication
11 3 (10.71%) Clustering
11 3 (10.71%) Back Office
11 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (10.71%) ETL
11 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act

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 (3.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.57%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (39.29%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
4 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
8 1 (3.57%) MySQL
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Entity Framework
1 1 (3.57%) LINQ
1 1 (3.57%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (10.71%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (21.43%) Unix
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Database Security
1 7 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
1 7 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 7 (25.00%) Validation
2 4 (14.29%) High Availability
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (10.71%) Data Protection
3 3 (10.71%) ETL
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.57%) ERP
5 1 (3.57%) Escalation Management
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.57%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (21.43%) PL/SQL
3 6 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Capita
2 1 (3.57%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft