The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DBA in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 68 60 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 8 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.66% 1.24% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.34% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £375 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £455 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.75 £40.57 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+15.23% +54.55%
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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
1133 1044 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.02% 92.64% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 464 452
Average daily rate £396 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.36 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DBA in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title.

1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle Database
3 9 (50.00%) Data Guard
4 8 (44.44%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 7 (38.89%) AIX
5 7 (38.89%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (27.78%) Replication
7 5 (27.78%) Banking
7 5 (27.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (11.11%) Migration
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (11.11%) Teradata
10 2 (11.11%) SCOM
10 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (11.11%) MySQL
10 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (11.11%) HTTP

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited DBA in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with DBA in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) CICS
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) SNA
2 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle Database
2 8 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (27.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (11.11%) MySQL
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (11.11%) RDBMS
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (5.56%) DB2
8 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (5.56%) ISPF
1 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) AIX
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (5.56%) zOS
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.56%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) REXX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.56%) RACF
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.56%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Teradata
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) Veritas
3 1 (5.56%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) SAP