Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a SQL DBA was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 177 178
Rank change year-on-year -15 +1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a SQL DBA 9 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.28% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 6
Scotland median daily rate £538 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.33% +8.70% -3.16%
10th Percentile £525 £258 £254
90th Percentile £570 £439 £451
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +3.23% +9.15% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -53.85% -14.47% +1.33%

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 5,071 4,753 4,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.54% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,748 2,682 2,423
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +8.85% -1.79%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £223
90th Percentile £550 £525 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 146 120
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £21.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.06% +25.00% -20.93%
10th Percentile £11.02 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.13 £44.75 £43.88
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 13 November 2018. 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 -10 6 £538 +43.33% 1
Glasgow -18 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
SQL DBA
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (66.67%) Migration
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
4 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 4 (44.44%) Statistics
5 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (44.44%) Replication
5 4 (44.44%) Storage Management
6 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (22.22%) Database Tuning
7 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
7 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Database Security
8 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
8 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
8 1 (11.11%) Open Source
8 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (11.11%) SCOM
8 1 (11.11%) Ansible
8 1 (11.11%) DevOps

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 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) InfluxDB
4 1 (11.11%) Informix
4 1 (11.11%) MS Access
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Data Modelling
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 4 (44.44%) Storage Management
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Database Security
5 2 (22.22%) Database Tuning
6 1 (11.11%) DevOps
6 1 (11.11%) Open Source
6 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Grafana
1 1 (11.11%) Prometheus
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds