Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 111 112
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 27 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.93% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.77% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 10
Edinburgh median daily rate £423 £403 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% +10.27% +7.75%
10th Percentile £303 £228 £331
90th Percentile £530 £451 £443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.72% -2.86% +6.87%
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 2781 2086 3069
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.75% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1206 1587
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £260
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.09
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017, 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 Edinburgh region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
3 9 (33.33%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) Teradata
5 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
5 6 (22.22%) MySQL
5 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (18.52%) Oracle
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (18.52%) Banking
7 4 (14.81%) DB2
7 4 (14.81%) ETL
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
8 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
8 3 (11.11%) IBM
8 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
9 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (7.41%) Clustering
9 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
9 2 (7.41%) JIRA
9 2 (7.41%) Unix
9 2 (7.41%) SAS
9 2 (7.41%) Linux
9 2 (7.41%) zOS
9 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
9 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services

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 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (14.81%) DB2
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
4 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (7.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (7.41%) Power BI
5 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) IMS/DB
6 1 (3.70%) Informix
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Exalogic
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
1 2 (7.41%) Unix
1 2 (7.41%) zOS
2 1 (3.70%) Solaris
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
1 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 4 (14.81%) ETL
3 3 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.41%) Coaching
4 2 (7.41%) DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Database Security
5 1 (3.70%) Database Tuning
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Teradata
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) CA
5 1 (3.70%) RedGate