The first table below looks at the demand for Relational Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Relational Database over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Relational Database
Rank 52 47 52
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Relational Database 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.03% 1.06% 1.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.88% 4.65% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Average daily rate
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£245 £318 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.83% -25.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +15.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +9.37%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
119 129 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.53% 22.75% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 66 92
Average daily rate £300 £394 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +26.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.48% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +64.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.80 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
Relational Database
West Midlands

Relational Database
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Relational Database across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Relational Database Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Relational Database
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Relational Database across the Birmingham region.

Relational Database Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Relational Database
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Relational Database across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

Relational Database Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Relational Database
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Relational Database across the Birmingham region.

Relational Database Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Relational Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Relational Database also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Relational Database.

1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 13 (72.22%) RDBMS
3 11 (61.11%) Oracle Database
4 10 (55.56%) Shell Script
4 10 (55.56%) UNIX
5 9 (50.00%) C
5 9 (50.00%) Java
6 8 (44.44%) Finance
7 7 (38.89%) C++
8 6 (33.33%) ProC
9 5 (27.78%) SQL
10 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 4 (22.22%) AIX
10 4 (22.22%) Solaris
10 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (22.22%) Java EE
10 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
11 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
11 3 (16.67%) ETL
11 3 (16.67%) Project Management
11 3 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (16.67%) Cognos
11 3 (16.67%) J2EE
11 3 (16.67%) QA
11 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
12 2 (11.11%) Use Case
12 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (11.11%) Big Data
12 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012

Relational Database
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Relational Database also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Relational Database. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) RDBMS
2 11 (61.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
3 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.11%) Big Data
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) ProC
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) C Developer
3 4 (22.22%) C++ Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Testing Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Big Data Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Java EE
2 3 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) JSP
3 2 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.56%) Clustering
1 1 (5.56%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) UNIX
2 4 (22.22%) AIX
2 4 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
2 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 3 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 2 (11.11%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) Use Case
3 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 2 (11.11%) Analytics
3 2 (11.11%) User Stories
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Shell Script
2 9 (50.00%) C
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) C++
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) Cognos
3 2 (11.11%) JBoss
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