Period
to 21 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 188 167
Rank change year-on-year +37 -21 +33
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 21 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.31% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
Scotland median daily rate £380 £525 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.62% +44.83% +9.02%
10th Percentile £363 £361 £258
90th Percentile £452 £583 £404
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +133.33% -24.05% -43.57%

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 3,996 5,167 4,558
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 95.17% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,239 2,861 2,579
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 144 127
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.83 £44.78 £44.70
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.74% -1.58%

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 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 21 September 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
Edinburgh +29 11 £375 -30.23%
Glasgow +25 8 £385 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 19 (90.48%) SQL
1 19 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (28.57%) Replication
5 6 (28.57%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) Migration
6 5 (23.81%) Database Tuning
6 5 (23.81%) Azure
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) DevOps
7 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (19.05%) Clustering
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
8 3 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (14.29%) Service Management
8 3 (14.29%) Change Management
8 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Windows
8 3 (14.29%) Oracle
8 3 (14.29%) Statistics

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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (90.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (4.76%) MySQL
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Replication
2 4 (19.05%) Clustering
3 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Database Tuning
3 5 (23.81%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
5 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (14.29%) Statistics
5 3 (14.29%) Storage Management
6 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Optimisation
6 2 (9.52%) Proactive Maintenance
7 1 (4.76%) Microservices
7 1 (4.76%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) SQL
2 9 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) MCITP
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 3 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) RedGate