The table below looks at the statistics for the Database Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Specialist
Rank 579 573 556
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.030% 0.023% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.025% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £453 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £500 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-68.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database Specialist
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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
49196 47158 45233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.18% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32037 29170 27517
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1869 1981
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Database Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Database Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Database Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Database Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Database Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Database Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Database Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Database Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Database Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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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
South East - 7 £110 -
London -13 6 £400 -15.78%
West Midlands - 2 £420 -
South West - 1 £200 -
Database Specialist
UK

Database Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Database Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) MS Access
3 7 (30.43%) MySQL
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) Migration
4 6 (26.09%) Clustering
5 5 (21.74%) QA
6 4 (17.39%) VMware
6 4 (17.39%) Change Management
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
7 3 (13.04%) Windows
7 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
8 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (8.70%) Lync
8 2 (8.70%) High Availability
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (8.70%) SCOM
8 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
8 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM

Database Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Database Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Lync
2 1 (4.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (4.35%) ArcIMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (30.43%) MS Access
2 7 (30.43%) MySQL
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) CRM
3 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.70%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Database Security
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Scrum
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) VBA
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCSE
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCOM
1 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView
2 1 (4.35%) OVSD
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) ESRI
5 1 (4.35%) Unisys
5 1 (4.35%) HP