The table below looks at the statistics for the DBA role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Administrator
Rank 97 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 30 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 0.93% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.99% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 18
Average daily rate
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£340 £375 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £135.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.57 £22.13
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +83.36%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2529 2318 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.30% 93.73% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1124 1142
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 85 108
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

DBA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

DBA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

DBA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

DBA
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing DBA across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

DBA Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

DBA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

DBA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 11 £330 -22.35%
Glasgow -7 10 £325 - 6
West Lothian - 3 £403 - 2
Aberdeen - - - - 1
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (60.71%) Oracle
2 32 (57.14%) Oracle Database
3 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
4 28 (50.00%) SQL
5 22 (39.29%) Performance Tuning
6 21 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 18 (32.14%) Data Guard
8 16 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (23.21%) Windows
9 13 (23.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 12 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
11 11 (19.64%) Finance
11 11 (19.64%) Linux
11 11 (19.64%) Oracle9i Database
12 10 (17.86%) .NET
12 10 (17.86%) Migration
12 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
13 9 (16.07%) Replication
13 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
13 9 (16.07%) Solaris
14 8 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
15 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (12.50%) AIX
15 7 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
16 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
16 6 (10.71%) SLA
16 6 (10.71%) Banking
16 6 (10.71%) Security Management
17 5 (8.93%) Oracle EBS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (3.57%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.79%) CICS
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (8.93%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle 11i
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) SNA
2 1 (1.79%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (57.14%) Oracle Database
2 29 (51.79%) SQL Server
3 21 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (23.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (19.64%) Oracle9i Database
7 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (17.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (8.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 5 (8.93%) Relational Database
10 4 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (5.36%) RDBMS
11 3 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (3.57%) MySQL
12 2 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
13 1 (1.79%) DB2
13 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.79%) PowerBuilder
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Aerospace
3 3 (5.36%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) Middleware
3 1 (1.79%) ISPF
3 1 (1.79%) Java EE
3 1 (1.79%) JSON
3 1 (1.79%) Dojo
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (1.79%) jQuery
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.79%) HTML5
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.79%) SOAP
3 1 (1.79%) Struts
3 1 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (1.79%) XML
3 1 (1.79%) XSLT
3 1 (1.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Replication
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Solaris
4 7 (12.50%) AIX
5 4 (7.14%) UNIX
6 1 (1.79%) zOS
6 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Performance Tuning
2 10 (17.86%) Migration
3 8 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (10.71%) Security Management
6 5 (8.93%) SOA
6 5 (8.93%) ETL
7 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Data Management
7 3 (5.36%) Validation
7 3 (5.36%) Database Tuning
7 3 (5.36%) Database Security
7 3 (5.36%) High Availability
8 2 (3.57%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.79%) OO
9 1 (1.79%) E-business
9 1 (1.79%) Change Management
9 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (8.93%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.57%) Java
5 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.57%) R
6 1 (1.79%) C++
6 1 (1.79%) VB
6 1 (1.79%) REXX
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.36%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.79%) RACF
3 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (32.14%) Data Guard
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Cognos
4 2 (3.57%) Veritas
4 2 (3.57%) Teradata
5 1 (1.79%) Nintex
5 1 (1.79%) VMware
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Informatica
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Sybase
5 1 (1.79%) SAP
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
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Rate: £380 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago