The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had DBA featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Administrator
Rank 111 95 102
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 14 41 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.63% 1.25% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.32% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 12
Median daily rate £350 £364 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £135.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.72 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
DBA
UK

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
2124 3113 2633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.86% 95.02% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1622 1358
Median daily rate £350 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 74 52
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £41.00 £42.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

DBA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 8 £409 +11.91% 2
Glasgow -3 2 £315 +2.85% 2
Fife +4 1 - -
Renfrewshire -14 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Scotland region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 20 (42.55%) DB2
3 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
4 14 (29.79%) Oracle
5 13 (27.66%) Linux
5 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
5 13 (27.66%) Oracle Database
6 11 (23.40%) REXX
6 11 (23.40%) Windows
7 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) Banking
8 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (19.15%) IBM
9 8 (17.02%) Mainframe
9 8 (17.02%) Unix
9 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
9 8 (17.02%) Replication
9 8 (17.02%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
9 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
10 7 (14.89%) Oracle Certification
10 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
11 6 (12.77%) OCP
11 6 (12.77%) zOS
11 6 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (12.77%) Clustering

DBA Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 (6.38%) CICS
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (42.55%) DB2
2 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
3 13 (27.66%) Oracle Database
4 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
6 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
6 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (8.51%) DTS
8 4 (8.51%) OLAP
8 4 (8.51%) OLTP
9 3 (6.38%) DB2 UDB
9 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (4.26%) Data Mining
10 2 (4.26%) MySQL
10 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 9 (19.15%) Banking
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) COM
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Mainframe
1 8 (17.02%) Replication
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Online Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.66%) Linux
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 8 (17.02%) Unix
4 6 (12.77%) zOS
5 5 (10.64%) Solaris
6 3 (6.38%) OS/2
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (10.64%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.51%) Database Tuning
3 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.51%) ETL
3 4 (8.51%) High Availability
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (6.38%) Remediation Plan
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) Data Modelling
5 2 (4.26%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (4.26%) ETL Development
5 2 (4.26%) Migration
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) REXX
3 8 (17.02%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) Oracle Certification
4 6 (12.77%) OCP
5 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) RACF
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (6.38%) OMEGAMON
3 2 (4.26%) Control-M
3 2 (4.26%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.26%) MAINVIEW
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) Oracle
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) IBM
4 5 (10.64%) BMC
4 5 (10.64%) CA
5 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Compuware
6 1 (2.13%) RedGate
6 1 (2.13%) Teradata