The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Job Titles advertised for the City of London 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Engineer
Rank 193 216 223
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% 0.028% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.031% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£450 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +81.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5250 6553 7082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.23% 92.82% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4822 5161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 170 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £51.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Database Engineer
London

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 11 July 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) Data Management
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) Strategic Planning
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Java
3 4 (57.14%) Perl
3 4 (57.14%) Python
3 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
3 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Database Security
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Replication
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (57.14%) RDBMS
3 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (14.29%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (14.29%) DB2
6 1 (14.29%) MySQL
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
1 4 (57.14%) Computer Science
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (28.57%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Data Management
1 4 (57.14%) Strategic Planning
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Database Security
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Perl
1 4 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Sybase