Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a DBA was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 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.

Database Administrator
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 150 133
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +12
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 40 36 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.80% 0.82% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.86% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 36
Scotland median daily rate £400 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.72% -2.86% +6.87%
10th Percentile £294 £254 £272
90th Percentile £530 £448 £444
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £379
% change year-on-year +3.23% +2.31% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -1.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4767 4164 5891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.64% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2429 3043
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £237
90th Percentile £530 £496 £500
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 120 128
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £17.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -25.85% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.08 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DBA in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for DBA in Scotland

DBA
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DBA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -8 27 £423 +4.97% 1
Glasgow -12 8 £429 +26.10% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £375 -
Dundee +8 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £400 - 1
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Scotland region featuring DBA in the job title.

1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
3 14 (35.00%) Oracle
4 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
5 10 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 9 (22.50%) MySQL
6 9 (22.50%) Linux
7 8 (20.00%) ITIL
7 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 7 (17.50%) Teradata
8 7 (17.50%) Banking
9 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
9 6 (15.00%) Solaris
9 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
10 5 (12.50%) ETL
10 5 (12.50%) Unix
10 5 (12.50%) Migration
10 5 (12.50%) Middleware
11 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (10.00%) DB2
11 4 (10.00%) SOA
11 4 (10.00%) UML
11 4 (10.00%) Open Source
11 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software

DBA Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (42.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 9 (22.50%) MySQL
4 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (12.50%) Hadoop
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (10.00%) DB2
6 4 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (7.50%) Oracle9i Database
7 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (7.50%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (5.00%) Power BI
8 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.50%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Exalogic
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Solaris
3 5 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (5.00%) AIX
4 2 (5.00%) zOS
5 1 (2.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (12.50%) ETL
3 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.00%) Open Source
4 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (10.00%) SOA
4 4 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (10.00%) UML
4 4 (10.00%) Use Case
5 3 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Coaching
6 2 (5.00%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) High Availability
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (55.00%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Korn
3 3 (7.50%) Perl
3 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Python
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.50%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) COBIT
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Data Guard
1 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) Teradata
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.50%) EnterpriseDB
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
4 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 3 (7.50%) Sybase
5 1 (2.50%) CA
5 1 (2.50%) RedGate