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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Engineer
Rank 147 198 202
Rank change year-on-year
+51 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.095% 0.019% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.020% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £420 £525 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £263 £288
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -14.38%
Database Engineer
London

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
3006 4882 5549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.43% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 3744 3993
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 2016, 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 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (44.44%) MySQL
3 4 (44.44%) OO
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Teradata
5 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (22.22%) Tableau
5 2 (22.22%) Big Data
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 3 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Big Data
4 2 (22.22%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (11.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Flyway
1 1 (11.11%) Liquibase
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) Celery
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 1 (11.11%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (44.44%) OO
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) ETL
3 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 2 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (22.22%) Market Making
5 1 (11.11%) Analytics
5 1 (11.11%) API Development
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
5 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 1 (11.11%) Server Building
5 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Tableau
3 2 (22.22%) Teradata