The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 83 73 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 14 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.04% 0.92% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.97% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 7
Median daily rate £442 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.89% +12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £365 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £361 £365
% change year-on-year
+0.34% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +44.23%
DBA
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1293 1342 1224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.78% 95.18% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 701 731
Median daily rate £395 £356 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.95% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 32
Median hourly rate £29.16 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.78% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured DBA in the job title.

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DBA across the Edinburgh region.

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 Edinburgh region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 15 (46.88%) DB2
2 13 (40.63%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) Finance
4 9 (28.13%) REXX
5 8 (25.00%) Replication
6 7 (21.88%) Banking
6 7 (21.88%) IBM
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
6 7 (21.88%) Windows
6 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
7 6 (18.75%) Oracle
7 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
7 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (18.75%) Open Source
8 5 (15.63%) Clustering
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (15.63%) Unix
8 5 (15.63%) BMC
9 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.50%) zOS
9 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
10 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
10 3 (9.38%) Database Tuning
10 3 (9.38%) OMEGAMON
10 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (9.38%) CICS
1 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (46.88%) DB2
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (18.75%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
7 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (3.13%) Data Mart
8 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 3 (9.38%) Law
3 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (6.25%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Retail
5 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) COM
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Replication
2 6 (18.75%) Mainframe
3 5 (15.63%) Clustering
4 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Linux
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Unix
3 4 (12.50%) zOS
4 3 (9.38%) OS/2
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Open Source
2 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.38%) Database Tuning
3 3 (9.38%) ETL
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.13%) Database Security
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) SQL
2 9 (28.13%) REXX
3 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 3 (9.38%) Java
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) RACF
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (6.25%) MAINVIEW
3 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) IBM
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 5 (15.63%) BMC
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) CA
6 1 (3.13%) RedGate
6 1 (3.13%) Teradata