Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £427 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Database Administrator
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 95 114
Rank change year-on-year -8 +19 -7
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 34 35 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.16% 1.31% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.35% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £427 £390 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -7.36% +13.78%
10th Percentile £357 £291 £351
90th Percentile £570 £530 £469
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £19.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,805 2,585 2,312
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.44% 96.49% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,505 1,509 1,336
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 22
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.56 £17.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -13.14% -10.46%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £11.51
90th Percentile £43.85 £42.55 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -3.61%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured DBA in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DBA in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 25 (73.53%) SQL
2 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 19 (55.88%) SQL Server
3 17 (50.00%) Migration
4 13 (38.24%) Data Migration
5 12 (35.29%) Database Tuning
5 12 (35.29%) Oracle Database
5 12 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (35.29%) Database Security
6 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (32.35%) Data Modelling
7 10 (29.41%) Informix
7 10 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (29.41%) MongoDB
8 9 (26.47%) DevOps
9 8 (23.53%) Replication
10 7 (20.59%) Re-Platforming
10 7 (20.59%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (17.65%) Banking
11 6 (17.65%) zOS
11 6 (17.65%) DB2
12 5 (14.71%) Linux
12 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
12 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
12 5 (14.71%) BMC
12 5 (14.71%) Mainframe
13 4 (11.76%) IBM
13 4 (11.76%) Statistics
13 4 (11.76%) WebSphere

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) CICS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) DNS
1 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (35.29%) Oracle Database
3 10 (29.41%) Informix
3 10 (29.41%) MongoDB
3 10 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (17.65%) DB2
5 4 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (8.82%) InfluxDB
6 3 (8.82%) NoSQL
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
6 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (2.94%) MySQL
General
1 6 (17.65%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
1 2 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Replication
2 5 (14.71%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Clustering
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Grid Computing
4 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) zOS
2 5 (14.71%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Unix
4 3 (8.82%) Windows
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.94%) OS/2
6 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Migration
2 13 (38.24%) Data Migration
3 12 (35.29%) Database Security
3 12 (35.29%) Database Tuning
3 12 (35.29%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (32.35%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Data Modelling
5 9 (26.47%) DevOps
6 7 (20.59%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (20.59%) Re-Platforming
7 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (11.76%) ETL
8 4 (11.76%) Statistics
8 4 (11.76%) Storage Management
8 4 (11.76%) Visualisation
9 3 (8.82%) Open Source
9 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.88%) Data Security
10 2 (5.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.76%) REXX
3 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.88%) HQL
5 2 (5.88%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) GDPR
2 2 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) RACF
2 1 (2.94%) Docker
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (8.82%) Ansible
2 3 (8.82%) Grafana
2 3 (8.82%) Prometheus
2 3 (8.82%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) BMC
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.76%) CA
3 4 (11.76%) IBM
3 4 (11.76%) Talend
4 3 (8.82%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) TOWER Software