The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 57 72 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 14 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.55% 1.19% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 1.24% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
Median daily rate £350 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £400 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 855 1456 1362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.79% 96.04% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 791 765
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured DBA in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing DBA in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Edinburgh

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (42.11%) Oracle
1 8 (42.11%) DB2
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle Database
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Law
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (21.05%) Clustering
5 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (21.05%) Oracle Exadata
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (10.53%) Degree
7 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (10.53%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Migration

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 (10.53%) JBoss
1 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) DB2
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle Database
2 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
7 1 (5.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (5.26%) MS Access
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (31.58%) Law
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 2 (10.53%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (10.53%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) e-Learning
3 1 (5.26%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) AIX
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Business Continuity
1 4 (21.05%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
2 2 (10.53%) Content Management
2 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Security Patching
3 1 (5.26%) Analytics
3 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.26%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.26%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) ETL
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) REXX
4 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) MCDBA
1 2 (10.53%) MCITP
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Clusterware
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.26%) Data Guard
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Flashback
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) IBM
3 2 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) CA
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Software AG
4 1 (5.26%) Veritas
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
4 1 (5.26%) webMethods
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