The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 26 April 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.

SQL Database Administrator
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 77 71
Rank change year-on-year +22 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 0.29% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.32% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £320 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £380 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £420 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -22.50% -  

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 612 949 951
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.45% 92.41% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 530 511
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 29
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Reading

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Reading

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Reading

SQL DBA Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL

SQL 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft