The table below looks at the statistics for VLDB skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLDB over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 578 577 558
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing VLDB 13 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.027% 0.011% 0.016%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.12% 0.049% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Average daily rate £366 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £366 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £548 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £51.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £51.00 - -
VLDB
UK

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 England region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
10529 10175 10377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.27% 21.85% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7188 6709 6397
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 153 206
Average hourly rate £34.00 £30.00 £30.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%

VLDB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

VLDB Jobs Demand Trend in England

VLDB
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VLDB Daily Rate Trend in England

VLDB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VLDB Hourly Rate Trend in England

VLDB
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 VLDB within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
South East - 11 £366 -
London +2 2 £425 +6.25%
VLDB
UK

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 15 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (66.67%) Oracle
2 14 (66.67%) Unix
2 14 (66.67%) High Availability
3 11 (52.38%) Solaris
3 11 (52.38%) Sun
3 11 (52.38%) NetBackup
3 11 (52.38%) Veritas
3 11 (52.38%) SAN
4 10 (47.62%) StorageTek
4 10 (47.62%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (47.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 10 (47.62%) Oracle ZFS
4 10 (47.62%) Brocade
4 10 (47.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
5 9 (42.86%) OLTP
5 9 (42.86%) Linux
5 9 (42.86%) SQL
6 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
7 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (28.57%) EMC
8 6 (28.57%) MySQL
8 6 (28.57%) GlusterFS
8 6 (28.57%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
9 4 (19.05%) ETL

VLDB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (9.52%) Confluence
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Project
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) SAN
2 10 (47.62%) Fibre Channel
3 4 (19.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) OLTP
2 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 6 (28.57%) MySQL
4 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Big Data
7 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (4.76%) Data Mart
7 1 (4.76%) DB2
7 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 1 (4.76%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.76%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.76%) ClearQuest
2 1 (4.76%) ERwin
2 1 (4.76%) Rational Rose
2 1 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Administrator
2 11 (52.38%) Unix Administrator
3 8 (38.10%) DBA
4 5 (23.81%) Senior DBA
4 5 (23.81%) SQL DBA
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Senior SQL DBA
5 3 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (9.52%) Development DBA
6 2 (9.52%) SAN Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Development DBA
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Architect
7 1 (4.76%) DB2 Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft BI Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft BI Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL BI Architect
7 1 (4.76%) SQL BI Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Data Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Teradata Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (47.62%) Computer Science
2 6 (28.57%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (14.29%) Clustering
4 2 (9.52%) Contactless
4 2 (9.52%) Grid Computing
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.76%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Unix
2 11 (52.38%) Solaris
3 9 (42.86%) Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (66.67%) High Availability
3 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
3 4 (19.05%) ETL
3 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (14.29%) Logistics
4 3 (14.29%) Physical Data Model
5 2 (9.52%) Data Security
5 2 (9.52%) Database Security
5 2 (9.52%) Database Tuning
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Benchmarking
6 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
6 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Data Management
6 1 (4.76%) Logical Data Model
6 1 (4.76%) SQL Optimisation
6 1 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.76%) AWK
5 1 (4.76%) Bourne shell
5 1 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (4.76%) Korn
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (28.57%) GlusterFS
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas File System
4 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) NetBackup
2 10 (47.62%) Oracle ZFS
2 10 (47.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Oracle
2 11 (52.38%) Sun
2 11 (52.38%) Veritas
3 10 (47.62%) Brocade
3 10 (47.62%) StorageTek
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (28.57%) EMC
6 2 (9.52%) WorldPay
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) Informatica
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.76%) Teradata