Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 74 114
Rank change year-on-year -36 +40 -12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 23 37 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.79% 1.77% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.85% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 21
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £339 £303 £315
90th Percentile £528 £530 £469
Scotland median daily rate £370 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -2.63% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,791 2,005 2,723
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 95.84% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,641 1,227 1,489
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £234 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 18
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £20.75 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.07% +31.20% -17.84%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.75 £10.93
90th Percentile £39.50 £52.09 £45.25
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -27.78% +2.27% +10.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) Banking
4 6 (26.09%) BMC
4 6 (26.09%) zOS
4 6 (26.09%) Mainframe
4 6 (26.09%) DB2
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (21.74%) OMEGAMON
5 5 (21.74%) RACF
5 5 (21.74%) REXX
5 5 (21.74%) CA
5 5 (21.74%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
5 5 (21.74%) Replication
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (13.04%) Puppet
7 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
7 3 (13.04%) High Availability
7 3 (13.04%) Unix
7 3 (13.04%) MySQL
8 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
8 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis

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 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) DB2
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (13.04%) MySQL
4 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
5 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (30.43%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
1 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Mainframe
2 5 (21.74%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Grid Computing
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) zOS
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Unix
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) OS/2
5 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (13.04%) High Availability
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) E-business
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.35%) Microservices
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) SFIA
4 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) REXX
3 2 (8.70%) HQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) MCITP
1 1 (4.35%) MCSA
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) GCP
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) RACF
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) OMEGAMON
2 3 (13.04%) Puppet
3 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) BMC
3 5 (21.74%) CA
3 5 (21.74%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) TOWER Software