Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 16 January 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.

SQL Server Database Administrator
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 92 106
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.080% 0.21% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.24% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Reading median daily rate £225 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.94% +7.64% -17.71%
10th Percentile £213 £369 £327
90th Percentile £238 £406 £386
Berkshire median daily rate £268 £388 £345
% change year-on-year -30.97% +12.32% -18.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,173 1,270 1,820
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.47% 90.46% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 667 1,091
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £255 £237 £226
90th Percentile £575 £568 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 73 123
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -44.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £10.95 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.25 £52.66 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +17.65%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Reading

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Reading

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (100.00%) Collaborative Working

SQL Server 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (100.00%) Back Office
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL