The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 95 85
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £338 £442 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% -6.66%  

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 1170 1264 1370
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.30% 95.47% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 695 716
Median daily rate £375 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 19
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 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 26 June 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 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (45.45%) Clustering
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
5 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Replication
5 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
5 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) MCDBA
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
6 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (18.18%) High Availability
6 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
7 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland

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 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 7
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) Security Patching
4 1 (9.09%) Analytics
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (9.09%) ETL
4 1 (9.09%) Fund Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) SFIA
4 1 (9.09%) Statistics
4 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) MCDBA
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) CA
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) VMware