The table below looks at the statistics for the Database Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 581 548 556
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 2 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.018% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.020% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 10
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£350 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
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 England

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

Database Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Database Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Database Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Database Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Engineer across the England region.

Database Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Database Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +10 1 £350 -30.00% 2
South West - 1 - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Database Engineer
UK

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (63.16%) SQL
3 10 (52.63%) Oracle
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Sybase
5 6 (31.58%) Perl
5 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
6 5 (26.32%) MySQL
6 5 (26.32%) DB2
7 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (21.05%) Migration
7 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (21.05%) Replication
7 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (21.05%) Greenplum
7 4 (21.05%) Database Security
8 3 (15.79%) Finance
8 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (15.79%) Clustering
8 3 (15.79%) Toad
8 3 (15.79%) MS Excel

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LTE
1 1 (5.26%) 4G
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
1 1 (5.26%) 3G
1 1 (5.26%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle Database
2 5 (26.32%) MySQL
2 5 (26.32%) DB2
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (5.26%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (5.26%) OLTP
6 1 (5.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Toad
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.26%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Replication
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Linux
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Database Security
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.53%) Data Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Database Tuning
4 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 6 (31.58%) Perl
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (10.53%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby
4 1 (5.26%) PHP
4 1 (5.26%) C
4 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) OCP
1 2 (10.53%) OCA
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Sybase
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Greenplum
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.26%) VMware