The table below looks at the statistics for Relational Database skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Relational Database over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Relational Database
Rank 77 94 60
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -34
Contract jobs citing Relational Database 71 34 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.93% 1.12% 2.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 8.77% 5.79% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 16 32
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £228 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 £23.15 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
Relational Database
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
810 587 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.07% 19.41% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 342 277
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £455 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.49 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.64% +13.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.33 £34.75 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-27.10% +23.00%

Relational Database
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Relational Database Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Relational Database
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Relational Database Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Relational Database
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Relational Database across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Relational Database Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Relational Database
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Relational Database Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Relational Database
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Relational Database within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Cheshire +8 26 £388 +10.71% 8
Lancashire +27 23 £375 - 7
Manchester -11 11 £311 -7.77% 23
Merseyside -16 3 £88 -52.70%
Relational Database
England

Relational Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Relational Database 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 Relational Database.

1 79 (64.75%) RDBMS
2 59 (48.36%) SQL
3 43 (35.25%) Java
4 41 (33.61%) Oracle
5 40 (32.79%) Linux
6 39 (31.97%) HTML
7 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (28.69%) Migration
8 35 (28.69%) Web Services
9 29 (23.77%) Windows
10 28 (22.95%) JavaScript
11 26 (21.31%) XML
12 22 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
12 22 (18.03%) HTTP
13 21 (17.21%) QA
13 21 (17.21%) Mentoring
14 20 (16.39%) Oracle Database
14 20 (16.39%) UNIX
14 20 (16.39%) CSS
14 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
15 19 (15.57%) .NET
15 19 (15.57%) ETL
15 19 (15.57%) Integration Testing
15 19 (15.57%) Finance
15 19 (15.57%) TDD
16 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
17 16 (13.11%) VME
17 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
17 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
17 16 (13.11%) PL/SQL

Relational Database
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Relational Database 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 Relational Database. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.38%) WebSphere
1 9 (7.38%) SAS
2 8 (6.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 8 (6.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.92%) Apache
5 5 (4.10%) IIS
5 5 (4.10%) JBoss
6 4 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.46%) CMS
8 1 (0.82%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.82%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.82%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.82%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.46%) PaaS
2 1 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.03%) HTTP
2 10 (8.20%) Internet
3 5 (4.10%) DNS
4 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.46%) DHCP
5 3 (2.46%) LAN
5 3 (2.46%) WAN
6 2 (1.64%) Extranet
6 2 (1.64%) SNMP
6 2 (1.64%) SSL
6 2 (1.64%) SMTP
6 2 (1.64%) SSH
7 1 (0.82%) SAN
7 1 (0.82%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (64.75%) RDBMS
2 22 (18.03%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (16.39%) Oracle Database
3 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
4 11 (9.02%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (8.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.56%) MongoDB
6 8 (6.56%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (6.56%) MySQL
6 8 (6.56%) Informix
7 7 (5.74%) Neo4j
8 6 (4.92%) DB2
8 6 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (3.28%) SQLPlus
11 3 (2.46%) SQLite
11 3 (2.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.66%) JUnit
2 12 (9.84%) Selenium
3 11 (9.02%) Git (software)
4 10 (8.20%) Mockito
4 10 (8.20%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.38%) JIRA
6 7 (5.74%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
8 5 (4.10%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (4.10%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.10%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.28%) IntelliJ
9 4 (3.28%) Maven
10 3 (2.46%) NUnit
10 3 (2.46%) Introscope
10 3 (2.46%) JMeter
10 3 (2.46%) Ant
10 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.46%) Moq
10 3 (2.46%) FxCop
General
1 19 (15.57%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Marketing
5 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (40.16%) Developer
2 24 (19.67%) Java Developer
3 16 (13.11%) Test Manager
4 13 (10.66%) Architect
5 9 (7.38%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.38%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Consultant
6 8 (6.56%) Analyst
7 6 (4.92%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (4.10%) SQL Developer
8 5 (4.10%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.10%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.10%) Data Architect
8 5 (4.10%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.28%) Systems Integrator
9 4 (3.28%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.28%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (2.46%) Data Warehouse Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (31.97%) HTML
2 35 (28.69%) Web Services
3 26 (21.31%) XML
4 20 (16.39%) CSS
5 19 (15.57%) .NET
6 15 (12.30%) JAX-RS
7 14 (11.48%) J2EE
7 14 (11.48%) SOAP
7 14 (11.48%) Spring
8 13 (10.66%) RESTful
9 10 (8.20%) JSON
10 9 (7.38%) JDBC
10 9 (7.38%) Servlets
10 9 (7.38%) XSL
10 9 (7.38%) PowerMock
11 8 (6.56%) REST
11 8 (6.56%) JAX-RPC
11 8 (6.56%) WSDL
12 7 (5.74%) Hibernate
13 6 (4.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.11%) Data Conversion
2 13 (10.66%) Open Source
3 12 (9.84%) Data Structures
4 11 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (5.74%) Private Cloud
6 6 (4.92%) Management Information System
7 5 (4.10%) Online Banking
8 4 (3.28%) Visualisation
8 4 (3.28%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.64%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.64%) Blog
9 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.82%) CMDB
10 1 (0.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.79%) Linux
2 29 (23.77%) Windows
3 20 (16.39%) UNIX
4 16 (13.11%) VME
5 12 (9.84%) Mac OS X
6 10 (8.20%) Solaris
7 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.74%) AIX
9 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.28%) VMS
11 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.64%) Android
12 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.64%) HPUX
12 2 (1.64%) SUSE
12 2 (1.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (29.51%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.69%) Migration
3 21 (17.21%) Mentoring
4 19 (15.57%) ETL
4 19 (15.57%) Integration Testing
4 19 (15.57%) TDD
5 18 (14.75%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
6 16 (13.11%) Software Engineering
7 14 (11.48%) Web Development
8 13 (10.66%) MVC
8 13 (10.66%) OO
9 12 (9.84%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (9.84%) Test Scripting
9 12 (9.84%) Unit Testing
10 11 (9.02%) Scrum
10 11 (9.02%) Web Design
10 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.38%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 59 (48.36%) SQL
2 43 (35.25%) Java
3 28 (22.95%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.11%) PL/SQL
4 16 (13.11%) COBOL
5 10 (8.20%) C#
6 9 (7.38%) Perl
7 8 (6.56%) T-SQL
8 5 (4.10%) Python
9 4 (3.28%) PHP
9 4 (3.28%) Ruby
10 3 (2.46%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.46%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.64%) VBA
12 1 (0.82%) Jython
12 1 (0.82%) C
12 1 (0.82%) Scala
12 1 (0.82%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (10.66%) Degree
2 7 (5.74%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.28%) ISEB
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.82%) PMP
4 1 (0.82%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.21%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.46%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.46%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 41 (33.61%) Oracle
2 15 (12.30%) HP
3 12 (9.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.38%) Business Objects
4 9 (7.38%) Informatica
4 9 (7.38%) IBM
5 8 (6.56%) VMware
6 7 (5.74%) Sun
7 6 (4.92%) BMC
7 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.10%) Perforce
9 4 (3.28%) JNBridge
10 3 (2.46%) Sybase
10 3 (2.46%) Compuware
11 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
11 1 (0.82%) SAP
11 1 (0.82%) Remedy
11 1 (0.82%) Citrix
11 1 (0.82%) TIBCO
11 1 (0.82%) hybris
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