The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 67 64
Rank change year-on-year +11 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.38% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £350 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +21.42% -6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 799 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.56% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 465 396
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Reading

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Reading

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Reading

DBA Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 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 Reading region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Clustering
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) Siebel
4 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (20.00%) ETL

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel