The median contractor rate for a SQL Server DBA was £338 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
SQL Server Database Administrator
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 68 85 -
Rank change year-on-year +17 -  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL Server DBA 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.33% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 0
Median daily rate £338 £330 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £50.25

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%  

SQL Server DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server DBA in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL Server DBA in Edinburgh

SQL Server DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL Server DBA in Edinburgh

SQL Server DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) ETL
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) CA
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database

SQL Server 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (25.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) CA