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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Administrator
Rank 103 94 86
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 27 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.88% 1.39% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.50% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 14
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£350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +80.00%
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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
2884 2466 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.94% 92.88% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1282 1083
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 63 55
Average hourly rate £16.35 £16.50 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.90% +4.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -3 15 £328 +0.76% 3
Edinburgh -12 6 £388 -11.42% 7
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
DBA
UK

DBA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (57.89%) SQL
2 27 (47.37%) Oracle
3 24 (42.11%) Finance
3 24 (42.11%) Oracle Database
4 22 (38.60%) SQL Server
5 13 (22.81%) Business Intelligence
5 13 (22.81%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (21.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (21.05%) UNIX
7 11 (19.30%) Solaris
7 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (17.54%) Data Guard
8 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (15.79%) Migration
9 9 (15.79%) Banking
10 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
10 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
11 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
11 7 (12.28%) ETL
11 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (10.53%) Clustering
12 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
12 6 (10.53%) Linux
12 6 (10.53%) Windows
12 6 (10.53%) Veritas
13 5 (8.77%) RDBMS

DBA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.26%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) SAN
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (42.11%) Oracle Database
2 22 (38.60%) SQL Server
3 11 (19.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (10.53%) Relational Database
7 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (8.77%) RDBMS
9 4 (7.02%) Informix
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (7.02%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (3.51%) TKPROF
11 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
11 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
11 2 (3.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Toad
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
2 2 (3.51%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
3 1 (1.75%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.75%) EPoS
3 1 (1.75%) NHS
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) UNIX
2 11 (19.30%) Solaris
3 6 (10.53%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Windows
4 3 (5.26%) AIX
5 2 (3.51%) HPUX
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) zOS
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 7 (12.28%) ETL
4 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
4 3 (5.26%) Software Testing
4 3 (5.26%) Security Testing
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Management
4 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (5.26%) Information Assurance
5 2 (3.51%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL
5 2 (3.51%) Change Management
6 1 (1.75%) Data Security
6 1 (1.75%) Service Management
6 1 (1.75%) CRM
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.75%) Fund Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (57.89%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) PL/SQL
3 7 (12.28%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.26%) VB
4 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.51%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) Korn
6 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) MCDBA
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCITP
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (8.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.75%) SRDF
3 1 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (17.54%) Data Guard
3 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.75%) Control-M
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.53%) Veritas
4 4 (7.02%) EMC
4 4 (7.02%) Teradata
5 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.75%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) BMC
6 1 (1.75%) Sun
6 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
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