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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 73 64 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -25
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 9 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.82% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.87% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Average daily rate
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£345 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £405 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £475 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +89.47%
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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
1367 1145 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.34% 93.78% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 588 285
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015, 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 (57.14%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (23.81%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
6 4 (19.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (19.05%) Informix
6 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Clustering
7 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (14.29%) Teradata
7 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (9.52%) Data Guard
8 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (9.52%) MCITP
8 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (9.52%) MCDBA

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 4 (19.05%) Informix
3 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
4 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
6 1 (4.76%) DB2
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) AIX
1 2 (9.52%) HPUX
1 2 (9.52%) Solaris
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
1 3 (14.29%) Investment Management
1 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Fund Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) MCDBA
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (9.52%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (19.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (9.52%) Data Guard
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Teradata
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Veritas
3 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
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