Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 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 Server Database Administrator
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 125 133
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -18
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.095% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.098% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £420 £268 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.01% -26.21% -0.68%
10th Percentile £385 £246 £356
90th Percentile £455 £289 £369
Scotland median daily rate £420 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +52.73% -15.38% -1.52%
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 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
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 27
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 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server DBA in Edinburgh

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Edinburgh

SQL Server 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 Server DBA in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Edinburgh

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, SQL Server 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 Server DBA in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (50.00%) ETL
3 2 (50.00%) SAS
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Power BI
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (50.00%) Teradata
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering

SQL Server 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 (50.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) Power BI
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Teradata