The median contractor rate for a DBA was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Administrator
UK / Scotland
Rank 84 101 100
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a DBA 19 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.10% 1.13% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.19% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 17
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £306 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £28.53 £39.50
% change year-on-year +44.58% -27.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +13 13 £350 -6.66% 2
Glasgow -1 5 £350 +3.70% 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
DBA
UK

DBA Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 21 (50.00%) Oracle
3 20 (47.62%) SQL Server
3 20 (47.62%) Oracle Database
4 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
7 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
7 7 (16.67%) DB2
7 7 (16.67%) Unix
8 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 6 (14.29%) Clustering
8 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (11.90%) Replication
9 5 (11.90%) Law
9 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (11.90%) IBM
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (11.90%) Banking
9 5 (11.90%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (9.52%) High Availability
10 4 (9.52%) Migration
10 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (9.52%) AIX
10 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
10 4 (9.52%) Linux
10 4 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database

DBA Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.14%) JBoss
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) IIS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (2.38%) DMZ
2 1 (2.38%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (47.62%) Oracle Database
1 20 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 10 (23.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (19.05%) Relational Database
5 7 (16.67%) DB2
5 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
6 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle Exadata
9 3 (7.14%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
10 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.90%) Banking
1 5 (11.90%) Law
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (2.38%) Kafka
2 1 (2.38%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Clustering
2 5 (11.90%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.38%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Unix
2 4 (9.52%) AIX
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows
4 1 (2.38%) Solaris
4 1 (2.38%) Tru64
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (9.52%) ETL
2 4 (9.52%) High Availability
2 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 3 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.76%) Content Management
4 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (4.76%) Database Optimisation
4 2 (4.76%) Database Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.76%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.38%) Complex ETL
5 1 (2.38%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.38%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (54.76%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) T-SQL
3 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) REXX
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) MCDBA
2 2 (4.76%) MCITP
2 2 (4.76%) MCSA
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Apache Flume
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.38%) Ansible
4 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.38%) logstash
4 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Flashback
4 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.90%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Compuware
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.38%) CA
6 1 (2.38%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.38%) Progress
6 1 (2.38%) Software AG
6 1 (2.38%) Twitter
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
6 1 (2.38%) webMethods
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