The table below looks at the statistics for the Database Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Engineer
Rank 184 212 -
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.037% 0.062% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.067% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £264
% change year-on-year
+15.04% +7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5071 5965 5771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.13% 92.55% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 4308 4254
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 85 121
Average hourly rate £17.92 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Database Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Database Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Database Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Engineer across the City of London region.

Database Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Database Engineer in their job title 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 with Database Engineer in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Toad
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) Greenplum
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Data Guard
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Database Engineer in their job title 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 with Database Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) DB2
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Sybase
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Greenplum