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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Engineer
Rank - 226 226
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.068% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.073% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -
Database Engineer
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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
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Database Security
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (33.33%) DB2
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Database Security
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Sybase
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft