The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Database Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Specialist
England / North West
Rank - 157 143
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.052% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.055% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £308 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.56% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2501 3627 3181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 95.00% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 2162 1730
Median daily rate £380 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Database Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Database Specialist in the job title.

Database Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Database Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Database Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Database Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Database Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (60.00%) Database Security
3 6 (60.00%) Database Tuning
4 5 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) Service Management
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
7 1 (10.00%) Project Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) ITSM
7 1 (10.00%) Migration
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) EMC
7 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (10.00%) SQL
7 1 (10.00%) MySQL
7 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (10.00%) User Experience
7 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Database Security
1 6 (60.00%) Database Tuning
2 5 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (50.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stress Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) EMC