The table below looks at the statistics for VLDB skills 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 VLDB over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 151 185 -
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -
Contract jobs citing VLDB 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.064% 0.058% -
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.23% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 - -
VLDB
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
856 1211 1463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 27.21% 23.56% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 958 1084
Average daily rate £475 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% +16.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.06%

VLDB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

VLDB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VLDB
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 VLDB across the City of London region.

VLDB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VLDB 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 VLDB.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Confluence
4 2 (40.00%) High Availability
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Database Security
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) JIRA
4 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (40.00%) QA
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing

VLDB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing VLDB 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 VLDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Confluence
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) DBA
2 4 (80.00%) Senior DBA
3 3 (60.00%) SQL DBA
4 2 (40.00%) Development DBA
4 2 (40.00%) Senior Development DBA
4 2 (40.00%) Senior SQL DBA
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (20.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
1 2 (40.00%) Grid Computing
1 2 (40.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (40.00%) Database Security
3 2 (40.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) High Availability
3 2 (40.00%) Physical Data Model
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) ETL
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) WorldPay