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Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
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- Collect and document user's requirements
- Design and develop database architecture for information systems projects
- Design, construct, modify, integrate, implement and test data models and database management systems
- Conduct research and provide advice to other informatics professionals regarding the selection, application and implementation of database management tools
- Operate database management systems to analyze data and perform data mining analysis.
- May lead, co-ordinate or supervise other workers in this group.
- Develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models
- Research and document data requirements, data collection and administration policy, data access rules and security
- Develop policies and procedures for network and/or internet database access and usage and for the backup and recovery of data
- Conduct research and provide advice to other information systems professionals regarding the collection, availability, security and suitability of data
- Write scripts related to stored procedures and triggers
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of data administrators in the development and implementation of data policies, standards and models.
Outlook & Prospects for Database Analysts and Data Administrators in Annapolis Valley Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of qualified Database Analysts and Data Administrators finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
There is some opportunity for people in this occupation to be working as self-employed consultants but few job openings for full-time employment locally that is not project based.
University enrolment in computer science and computer engineering has been declining since 2001 which has lead to a decreased supply of new workers in this field. In Nova Scotia, a large percentage of employment in this field (80%) is found in the Halifax area and provincial reports from the information technology industry in Nova Scotia show anticipated job growth in all Information Technology (IT) sectors.
You must be detail-oriented, methodical and precise. Accuracy and good proofreading skills are required to detect, locate, and avoid errors in code. As more businesses use the internet as a means of doing business, skills in designing and maintaining databases using current applications will continue to be required. Network and system security skills are usually also a requirement for data administrators. As organizations find themselves inundated with a wealth of information, database analysts and database administers have become key to managing this information. A new trend among businesses is to outsource to information technology establishments that can gather data from various sources, process it and store it securely. This is being driven by a fear of identity and data theft, as hackers and cyber-thieves threaten information sources.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Database Analysts and Data Administrators in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Database Analysts and Data Administrators (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Eat Barbecue Diner has hired three new employees since it was opened to replace the Cocoa Pesto Bistro in Windsor in February 2013
- The Trail Shop, an outdoor equipment business, will close out its Wolfville location at the end of the month
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- A sea cadet training contract in the Cornwallis Park will result in employment for about 180 workers for 10 weeks over each of the next there summers
- Bell Aliant will continue to expand and connect more customers to its fibre-optic technology throughout Nova Scotia, with work planned for the Annapolis Valley in 2013
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- Berwick experienced a busy 2012 construction season in the downtown core, with the building of a new drugstore, property upgrades, and other commercial renovations
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- Annapolis Digby Economic Development Agency prepares to close down
- The Mud Creek restaurant on Elm Avenue in Wolfville has closed its doors
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