The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 30 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.

SQL Database Administrator
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 53 62
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.74% 1.20% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.29% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £356 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.75% +22.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £320
% change year-on-year -6.66% +17.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £28.53 £40.00
% change year-on-year +57.72% -28.67%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 506 542 823
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.23% 92.65% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 306 480
Median daily rate £355 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.18% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 25
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £32.50 £80.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Glasgow

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Glasgow region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (42.86%) ETL
6 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 1 (14.29%) High Availability
7 1 (14.29%) Twitter
7 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 1 (14.29%) Complex ETL
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 1 (14.29%) CRM
7 1 (14.29%) Oracle
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE

SQL DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (14.29%) Ingres
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ETL
1 3 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Complex ETL
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Twitter