The table below looks at the statistics for Star Schema skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Star Schema over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Star Schema
Rank 370 372 395
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +23
Contract jobs citing Star Schema 44 51 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.20% 0.10%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.82% 0.89% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 15
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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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 London region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
5380 5760 5478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.20% 22.84% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3787 3993 3653
Average daily rate £425 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £551 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 68
Average hourly rate £29.00 £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.82 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £59.13 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.34 £32.03 £30.70
% change year-on-year
+4.09% +4.32%

Star Schema
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Star Schema Jobs Demand Trend in London

Star Schema
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Star Schema Daily Rate Trend in London

Star Schema
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Star Schema across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Star Schema Daily Rate Histogram in London

Star Schema
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Star Schema Hourly Rate Trend in London

Star Schema
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Star Schema within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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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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
City of London +25 6 £425 -10.52% 7
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Star Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Star Schema 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 Star Schema.

1 49 (62.03%) ETL
2 48 (60.76%) Business Intelligence
2 48 (60.76%) SQL
3 47 (59.49%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (39.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 31 (39.24%) SQL Server
5 31 (39.24%) Kimball Methodology
6 25 (31.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (30.38%) Data Modelling
8 23 (29.11%) Oracle
8 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
9 22 (27.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 21 (26.58%) Analytics
11 19 (24.05%) Inmon Methodology
11 19 (24.05%) MS Excel
12 17 (21.52%) Finance
12 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
13 16 (20.25%) T-SQL
14 15 (18.99%) Big Data
15 13 (16.46%) MicroStrategy
15 13 (16.46%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (15.19%) Relational Database
16 12 (15.19%) Business Objects
17 11 (13.92%) PL/SQL
17 11 (13.92%) Informatica
18 10 (12.66%) MDX
18 10 (12.66%) Oracle Database
18 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (12.66%) Dimensional Modelling

Star Schema
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Star Schema 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 Star Schema. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (11.39%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (24.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (59.49%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (39.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 31 (39.24%) SQL Server
3 25 (31.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 22 (27.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (21.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (18.99%) Big Data
7 12 (15.19%) Relational Database
8 10 (12.66%) Oracle Database
9 8 (10.13%) OLAP
9 8 (10.13%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (8.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 6 (7.59%) RDBMS
11 6 (7.59%) MySQL
12 5 (6.33%) ProClarity
13 4 (5.06%) BusinessObjects XI
13 4 (5.06%) Data Mining
13 4 (5.06%) NoSQL
13 4 (5.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Selenium
1 2 (2.53%) JMeter
1 2 (2.53%) Toad
1 2 (2.53%) WebDriver
1 2 (2.53%) SoapUI
1 2 (2.53%) LoadUI
2 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.27%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (21.52%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.27%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Marketing
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (67.09%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) ETL Developer
3 13 (16.46%) Microstrategy Developer
4 9 (11.39%) SQL Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Analyst
6 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (7.59%) Coordinator
7 6 (7.59%) Consultant
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.33%) Test Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) Business Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Architect
10 3 (3.80%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Database Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Consultant
11 2 (2.53%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.66%) MDX
2 6 (7.59%) XML
3 3 (3.80%) SOAP
3 3 (3.80%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) JSON
5 1 (1.27%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.59%) CMDB
4 4 (5.06%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.80%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.80%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.80%) Data Conversion
6 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.53%) Online Games
6 2 (2.53%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (2.53%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.53%) AS400
6 2 (2.53%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.27%) FMCG
7 1 (1.27%) NHS
7 1 (1.27%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (62.03%) ETL
2 48 (60.76%) Business Intelligence
3 34 (43.04%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (39.24%) Kimball Methodology
5 24 (30.38%) Data Modelling
6 21 (26.58%) Analytics
7 19 (24.05%) Inmon Methodology
8 13 (16.46%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (12.66%) Dimensional Modelling
10 9 (11.39%) Data Mapping
11 8 (10.13%) Data Management
12 6 (7.59%) Migration
12 6 (7.59%) Master Data Management
13 5 (6.33%) Waterfall
13 5 (6.33%) Data Migration
13 5 (6.33%) Unit Testing
14 4 (5.06%) Asset Management
14 4 (5.06%) Regression Testing
14 4 (5.06%) UML
14 4 (5.06%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 48 (60.76%) SQL
2 16 (20.25%) T-SQL
3 11 (13.92%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.13%) VBA
5 2 (2.53%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
6 1 (1.27%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 8 (10.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.53%) ISEB
3 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Oracle
1 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) MicroStrategy
3 12 (15.19%) Business Objects
4 11 (13.92%) Informatica
5 8 (10.13%) Cognos
5 8 (10.13%) Tableau
6 6 (7.59%) Teradata
6 6 (7.59%) Netezza
7 5 (6.33%) Lattice Semiconductor
8 3 (3.80%) Greenplum
9 2 (2.53%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.53%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.53%) SAP
10 1 (1.27%) Talend
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