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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 98 94 88
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 31 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 1.23% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.33% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 11
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £275 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £428 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +73.07%
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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
2711 2327 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.07% 92.01% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1422 1299 1116
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 73 58
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Glasgow 0 16 £328 +4.80% 2
Edinburgh -4 9 £438 +2.94% 4
Stirling - 2 £444 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £313 - 2
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 29 (47.54%) Oracle
3 27 (44.26%) Oracle Database
4 23 (37.70%) Finance
5 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
6 16 (26.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 15 (24.59%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (22.95%) Solaris
9 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 13 (21.31%) Banking
10 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (19.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (18.03%) UNIX
11 11 (18.03%) Data Guard
12 10 (16.39%) PL/SQL
12 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
13 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (14.75%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (14.75%) Migration
14 8 (13.11%) Linux
15 7 (11.48%) Oracle9i Database
15 7 (11.48%) Windows
15 7 (11.48%) ETL
15 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
15 7 (11.48%) Veritas
15 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
16 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (9.84%) SAN
17 5 (8.20%) MySQL

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) SAN
2 1 (1.64%) Firewall
2 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (44.26%) Oracle Database
2 20 (32.79%) SQL Server
3 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (19.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (19.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (14.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (11.48%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (9.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (8.20%) MySQL
8 5 (8.20%) DB2
8 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
8 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
9 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
10 3 (4.92%) Informix
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.28%) TKPROF
11 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Toad
General
1 23 (37.70%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (3.28%) XML
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Replication
2 3 (4.92%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.92%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) EPoS
3 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Solaris
2 11 (18.03%) UNIX
3 8 (13.11%) Linux
4 7 (11.48%) Windows
5 5 (8.20%) AIX
6 4 (6.56%) zOS
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (3.28%) HPUX
7 2 (3.28%) OS/2
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (18.03%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (14.75%) Migration
4 7 (11.48%) ETL
5 5 (8.20%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.56%) Information Assurance
6 4 (6.56%) Data Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Security Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Software Testing
7 3 (4.92%) Change Management
7 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.28%) Data Modelling
8 2 (3.28%) ITIL
9 1 (1.64%) Data Security
9 1 (1.64%) CRM
9 1 (1.64%) ERP
9 1 (1.64%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.64%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (49.18%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) PL/SQL
3 7 (11.48%) T-SQL
4 4 (6.56%) VB
5 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.92%) REXX
6 2 (3.28%) Java
7 1 (1.64%) JCL
7 1 (1.64%) Perl
7 1 (1.64%) C#
7 1 (1.64%) COBOL
7 1 (1.64%) Korn
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (14.75%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (8.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.64%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.64%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle RMAN
2 11 (18.03%) Data Guard
3 4 (6.56%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.28%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (3.28%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.64%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.64%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (47.54%) Oracle
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) Veritas
4 5 (8.20%) Teradata
5 4 (6.56%) EMC
6 3 (4.92%) CA
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.28%) BMC
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) Sun
8 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
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