Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 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.

SQL Database Administrator
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 123 130
Rank change year-on-year -1 +7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 12 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £442 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.16% +26.29% -6.35%
10th Percentile £293 £284 £326
90th Percentile £443 £451 £374
Scotland median daily rate £375 £345 £356
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.17%
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 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
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 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, SQL 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 SQL DBA in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) SQL
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) DevOps
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (16.67%) Power BI
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) SAS
4 2 (16.67%) JIRA
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Clustering
4 2 (16.67%) Teradata
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Replication
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle

SQL 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 (16.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (16.67%) Power BI
4 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) DevOps
2 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Teradata
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle