Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 172 161 163
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 11 25 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.55% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 6
Scotland median daily rate £315 £354 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.95% +4.81% -
10th Percentile £289 £240 £254
90th Percentile £443 £404 £394
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £43.75 £57.50
% change year-on-year -5.14% -23.91% +36.90%

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 4,511 4,554 3,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.73% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 2,661 2,078
Scotland median daily rate £405 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £224
90th Percentile £562 £538 £504
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 134
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.79 £10.54
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.51
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

SQL DBA
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL DBA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SQL DBA in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL DBA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SQL DBA in Scotland

SQL 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 SQL DBA within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
Glasgow -20 8 £315 -6.67% 1
Edinburgh -2 2 £525 +40.00% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, SQL DBA contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring SQL DBA in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 7 (63.64%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (36.36%) Database Tuning
4 4 (36.36%) High Availability
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Storage Management
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Change Management
6 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (18.18%) MCTS
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Oracle
6 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
6 2 (18.18%) MCDBA
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (18.18%) MCITP
6 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
7 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
7 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012

SQL 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (9.09%) Informix
5 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 1 (9.09%) MS Access
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
5 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (36.36%) Database Tuning
2 4 (36.36%) High Availability
3 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (27.27%) Storage Management
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) DevOps
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
5 1 (9.09%) Database Security
5 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 1 (9.09%) Statistics
5 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCDBA
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) MCTS
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft