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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Relational Database
Rank 103 77 76
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Contract jobs citing Relational Database 36 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.84% 1.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 5.11% 8.27% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 28
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£350 £273 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -19.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £223 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £348
% change year-on-year
+11.52% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £31.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.90 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +4.59%
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
705 629 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.96% 22.21% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 455 356 370
Average daily rate £325 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £217 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £335
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 37
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.15 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.91% -54.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £15.23 £19.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £37.50 £45.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -8.94%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Manchester -24 16 £325 +19.26% 16
Lancashire - 14 £374 - 3
Cheshire -4 3 £333 -4.92% 7
Merseyside -7 2 £263 +94.44% 2
Relational Database
England

Relational Database
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 61 (55.96%) RDBMS
2 45 (41.28%) Java
3 42 (38.53%) Linux
4 37 (33.94%) HTML
4 37 (33.94%) SQL
4 37 (33.94%) Oracle
5 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (21.10%) Web Services
7 22 (20.18%) Oracle Database
7 22 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (19.27%) UNIX
8 21 (19.27%) Hibernate
8 21 (19.27%) Spring
9 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
10 19 (17.43%) Finance
11 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
11 18 (16.51%) Windows
12 17 (15.60%) XML
12 17 (15.60%) Degree
13 16 (14.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 16 (14.68%) Data Warehouse
13 16 (14.68%) TIBCO
13 16 (14.68%) HP
14 15 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
14 15 (13.76%) HTTP
14 15 (13.76%) Perl
14 15 (13.76%) JSF
15 14 (12.84%) CSS
15 14 (12.84%) Red Hat
16 13 (11.93%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (10.09%) Apache
2 8 (7.34%) NetWeaver
3 7 (6.42%) JBoss
4 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.83%) SAS
7 2 (1.83%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle 9iAS
8 1 (0.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (3.67%) MS Office
1 4 (3.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.92%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (7.34%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.83%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.92%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.92%) arcHouse
3 1 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.92%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) HTTP
2 2 (1.83%) FTP
3 1 (0.92%) LAN
3 1 (0.92%) Internet
3 1 (0.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (55.96%) RDBMS
2 22 (20.18%) Oracle Database
3 18 (16.51%) SQL Server
4 16 (14.68%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (14.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (11.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (10.09%) MongoDB
6 11 (10.09%) Neo4j
7 9 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (8.26%) DB2
8 8 (7.34%) SAP BW
9 7 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (5.50%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (4.59%) JasperReports
11 5 (4.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (3.67%) BODI
12 4 (3.67%) QlikView
12 4 (3.67%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Oracle Forms
2 7 (6.42%) Subversion
3 5 (4.59%) Selenium
4 4 (3.67%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.75%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (2.75%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.83%) Mockito
6 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.83%) FxCop
6 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.83%) Maven
7 1 (0.92%) JIRA
7 1 (0.92%) ReSharper
7 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.92%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.92%) Introscope
7 1 (0.92%) NUnit
7 1 (0.92%) Ant
General
1 19 (17.43%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) Banking
3 5 (4.59%) Multimedia
3 5 (4.59%) Advertising
4 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (40.37%) Developer
2 30 (27.52%) Java Developer
3 15 (13.76%) Analyst
3 15 (13.76%) Consultant
4 7 (6.42%) Administrator
5 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Data Analyst
5 5 (4.59%) Java Software Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Senior Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
6 4 (3.67%) Business Manager
6 4 (3.67%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (3.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (3.67%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (3.67%) SAP Consultant
6 4 (3.67%) SAP Basis Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (33.94%) HTML
2 23 (21.10%) Web Services
3 21 (19.27%) Spring
3 21 (19.27%) Hibernate
4 17 (15.60%) XML
5 15 (13.76%) JSF
6 14 (12.84%) CSS
7 13 (11.93%) J2EE
7 13 (11.93%) jQuery
7 13 (11.93%) REST
8 12 (11.01%) JAX-RS
9 11 (10.09%) Swing
10 10 (9.17%) EJB
11 9 (8.26%) YUI
12 7 (6.42%) EJB 3.0
12 7 (6.42%) SAP Basis
12 7 (6.42%) SOAP
12 7 (6.42%) JDBC
13 5 (4.59%) .NET
13 5 (4.59%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.18%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.26%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.67%) Open Source
4 4 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.75%) GIS
5 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.83%) Replication
7 1 (0.92%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Life Science
7 1 (0.92%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.92%) iSeries
7 1 (0.92%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 42 (38.53%) Linux
2 21 (19.27%) UNIX
3 18 (16.51%) Windows
4 12 (11.01%) AIX
5 11 (10.09%) Mac OS X
6 6 (5.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.59%) Solaris
8 4 (3.67%) VMS
9 3 (2.75%) HPUX
10 2 (1.83%) Android
10 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.76%) Business Intelligence
3 13 (11.93%) MVC
3 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
4 12 (11.01%) E-Commerce
5 11 (10.09%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.09%) Web Design
5 11 (10.09%) Responsive Web Design
5 11 (10.09%) Web Development
6 10 (9.17%) ETL
6 10 (9.17%) TDD
6 10 (9.17%) ITIL
7 9 (8.26%) ERP
7 9 (8.26%) CRM
7 9 (8.26%) Data Management
7 9 (8.26%) Data Analysis
7 9 (8.26%) Coaching
8 8 (7.34%) Unit Testing
8 8 (7.34%) Migration
9 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 45 (41.28%) Java
2 37 (33.94%) SQL
3 20 (18.35%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.76%) Perl
5 7 (6.42%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.67%) C#
6 4 (3.67%) PHP
6 4 (3.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.83%) JCL
7 2 (1.83%) Python
8 1 (0.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (15.60%) Degree
2 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) CCNP
3 5 (4.59%) CCNA
3 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.59%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) ISEB
6 1 (0.92%) MCP
6 1 (0.92%) MCSD
6 1 (0.92%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.92%) MCITP
6 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) QA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) Firmware
1 2 (1.83%) RHEV
2 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.92%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (2.75%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 37 (33.94%) Oracle
2 16 (14.68%) HP
2 16 (14.68%) TIBCO
3 14 (12.84%) Red Hat
4 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
5 11 (10.09%) Business Objects
6 10 (9.17%) Sun
6 10 (9.17%) BMC
7 9 (8.26%) SAP
8 5 (4.59%) Cisco
8 5 (4.59%) IBM
8 5 (4.59%) NetApp
8 5 (4.59%) Nortel
8 5 (4.59%) Avaya
9 4 (3.67%) Tableau
10 3 (2.75%) Talend
10 3 (2.75%) Perforce
11 2 (1.83%) ESRI
11 2 (1.83%) Orchard
11 2 (1.83%) EMC
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