The table below looks at the statistics for the Database Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Database Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Developer
Rank 502 472 484
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Database Developer 106 97 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 53 43
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£325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £67.00 £25.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £67.00 £25.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year
+168.00% -42.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Database Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Database Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Database Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Developer within the UK.

Database Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Database Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Database Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Developer within the UK.

Database Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Database Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
England -34 90 £325 -5.79% 24
London -12 24 £393 +10.56% 6
South East -32 19 £310 +3.33% 5
South West -26 18 £450 +63.63% 5
Scotland -3 9 £300 - 2
West Yorkshire -6 7 £325 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire -11 7 £325 -1.51% 1
Surrey - 7 £310 -
City of London +8 6 £478 +6.11% 2
North West -4 6 £285 -5.00% 4
Wales - 6 £384 -
Leeds -4 5 £319 -8.92%
East of England -6 5 £210 -35.38% 1
West Midlands - 5 - -
Glasgow +1 4 £378 +25.83% 1
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £300 - 1
Hampshire -20 4 £413 -7.30% 2
East Midlands +10 3 £350 +12.90% 1
Milton Keynes -15 3 £300 -
Nottinghamshire +5 2 - - 1
Nottingham +3 2 - - 1
York - 2 £300 -
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £276 - 1
Bradford - 2 £300 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
South Wales - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -11 1 - -
Bristol -16 1 £218 -14.70% 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 £300 -

Database Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Database Developer in their job title 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 with Database Developer in their job title.

1 175 (72.92%) SQL
2 101 (42.08%) SQL Server
3 76 (31.67%) Microsoft
4 69 (28.75%) Oracle
5 55 (22.92%) UNIX
5 55 (22.92%) .NET
5 55 (22.92%) ETL
6 52 (21.67%) T-SQL
7 51 (21.25%) Linux
8 46 (19.17%) Finance
9 42 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
10 41 (17.08%) Data Warehouse
11 39 (16.25%) Perl
12 37 (15.42%) Java
13 36 (15.00%) PL/SQL
13 36 (15.00%) Data Analysis
14 33 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 33 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (11.67%) DB2
15 28 (11.67%) Banking
15 28 (11.67%) Oracle Database
16 27 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 26 (10.83%) Sybase
17 26 (10.83%) C#
17 26 (10.83%) MS Excel
18 24 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
18 24 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
18 24 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 22 (9.17%) Unit Testing
19 22 (9.17%) JavaScript

Database Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Database Developer in their job title 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 with Database Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.50%) SAS
3 4 (1.67%) Confluence
4 3 (1.25%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.33%) MS Office
3 12 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.25%) PowerPivot
4 3 (1.25%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Summit
1 1 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.58%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.92%) 2G
2 7 (2.92%) 3G
3 6 (2.50%) SNMP
3 6 (2.50%) Telnet
3 6 (2.50%) LTE
4 5 (2.08%) DNS
4 5 (2.08%) DHCP
5 4 (1.67%) Intranet
6 2 (0.83%) LAN
6 2 (0.83%) WAN
6 2 (0.83%) 4G
7 1 (0.42%) Internet
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.42%) HTTP
7 1 (0.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (42.08%) SQL Server
2 41 (17.08%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (11.67%) DB2
4 28 (11.67%) Oracle Database
5 27 (11.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 21 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (7.92%) MS Access
9 17 (7.08%) MySQL
10 16 (6.67%) Relational Database
11 14 (5.83%) OLAP
11 14 (5.83%) Pentaho
12 13 (5.42%) RDBMS
13 12 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (3.75%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (3.33%) FileMaker
15 8 (3.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.50%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.67%) JIRA
3 4 (1.67%) Maven
3 4 (1.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.25%) Toad
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.42%) Ant
General
1 46 (19.17%) Finance
2 28 (11.67%) Banking
3 18 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 17 (7.08%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.75%) Back Office
5 9 (3.75%) Retail
6 3 (1.25%) Automotive
6 3 (1.25%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (22.92%) .NET
2 17 (7.08%) XML
3 15 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 10 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 9 (3.75%) WinForms
6 8 (3.33%) Web Services
7 7 (2.92%) MDX
8 6 (2.50%) CSS
8 6 (2.50%) HTML
9 5 (2.08%) jQuery
10 2 (0.83%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.83%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.83%) REST
11 1 (0.42%) Vaadin
11 1 (0.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 1 (0.42%) LINQ to SQL
11 1 (0.42%) Spring
11 1 (0.42%) LINQ
11 1 (0.42%) JPA
11 1 (0.42%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.58%) Replication
3 10 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 7 (2.92%) NHS
5 6 (2.50%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.50%) Data Structures
6 5 (2.08%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.67%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.67%) Symmetrix
7 4 (1.67%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.83%) Open Source
9 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.42%) Clustering
9 1 (0.42%) Equities
9 1 (0.42%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 55 (22.92%) UNIX
2 51 (21.25%) Linux
3 13 (5.42%) Windows
4 5 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.67%) Solaris
6 3 (1.25%) Mac OS X Server
6 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) MVS
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.92%) ETL
2 42 (17.50%) Performance Tuning
3 36 (15.00%) Data Analysis
4 33 (13.75%) Business Intelligence
5 24 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.17%) Unit Testing
7 21 (8.75%) Migration
8 20 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (7.50%) OO
9 18 (7.50%) Data Modelling
10 15 (6.25%) Data Migration
11 8 (3.33%) Validation
11 8 (3.33%) Scrum
11 8 (3.33%) Web Accessibility
12 7 (2.92%) Data Management
12 7 (2.92%) Test Scripting
12 7 (2.92%) Dimensional Modelling
12 7 (2.92%) BCP
12 7 (2.92%) UML
13 6 (2.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 175 (72.92%) SQL
2 52 (21.67%) T-SQL
3 39 (16.25%) Perl
4 37 (15.42%) Java
5 36 (15.00%) PL/SQL
6 26 (10.83%) C#
7 22 (9.17%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.00%) VBA
9 9 (3.75%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 6 (2.50%) Scala
11 5 (2.08%) C++
12 4 (1.67%) C
12 4 (1.67%) VB
13 3 (1.25%) R
13 3 (1.25%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.42%) JCL
15 1 (0.42%) Python
15 1 (0.42%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 17 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.58%) Degree
4 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) SAS Certification
6 1 (0.42%) MCSE
6 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.83%) SLA
1 2 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Control-M
2 1 (0.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.42%) SCOM
2 1 (0.42%) WMI
Vendors
1 76 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 69 (28.75%) Oracle
3 26 (10.83%) Sybase
4 17 (7.08%) Business Objects
5 16 (6.67%) Teradata
6 7 (2.92%) Ericsson
7 6 (2.50%) Huawei
7 6 (2.50%) Greenplum
7 6 (2.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 5 (2.08%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.08%) IBM
8 5 (2.08%) EMC
8 5 (2.08%) Nortel
9 4 (1.67%) Sun
9 4 (1.67%) Talend
10 3 (1.25%) RedPrairie
10 3 (1.25%) Apple
11 2 (0.83%) Cognos
11 2 (0.83%) StatPro
11 2 (0.83%) BI-SAM
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