The median contractor rate for a DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 67 68
Rank change year-on-year +11 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.60% 1.10% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 1.19% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Median daily rate £375 £425 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +51.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £384 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

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 622 925 933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.96% 92.32% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 513 506
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 £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Reading over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Reading

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Reading

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
5 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (36.36%) High Availability
5 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
5 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (36.36%) Replication
6 3 (27.27%) Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) OLTP
6 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 3 (27.27%) ETL
6 3 (27.27%) OLAP
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
6 3 (27.27%) MCITP
6 3 (27.27%) Database Security
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (54.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle Database
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (27.27%) OLAP
6 3 (27.27%) OLTP
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Data Protection
1 4 (36.36%) High Availability
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) Database Security
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (27.27%) ETL
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) SQL
1 7 (63.64%) T-SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Siebel