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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Specialist
Rank 562 538 513
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.015% 0.002% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.002% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £550 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £550 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £13.50 -
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
44075 43066 37782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.55% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25926 22039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £565 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1726 1867 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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
London +8 2 £500 -9.09% 1
North West - 1 - -
South East - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
Database Specialist
UK

Database Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Open Source
5 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (13.33%) High Availability
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Pascal
6 2 (13.33%) OpenVMS
6 2 (13.33%) Fortran
6 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (13.33%) Finance
6 2 (13.33%) Validation
6 2 (13.33%) Service Management
6 2 (13.33%) DB2
6 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio

Database Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) Relational Database
3 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
3 3 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (13.33%) DB2
4 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (6.67%) Big Data
5 1 (6.67%) MySQL
5 1 (6.67%) DTS
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Anywhere
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) OpenVMS
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.67%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C
2 2 (13.33%) Fortran
2 2 (13.33%) Pascal
3 1 (6.67%) PL/1
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM