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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Developer
Rank 533 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Database Developer 107 108 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 70 63
Average daily rate £370 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.96% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 £18.43 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+133.31% +67.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £18.43 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+133.31% +67.54%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Database Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -15 100 £373 -6.87% 40
London -14 47 £425 -2.85% 12
South East -6 17 £318 +5.83% 6
Yorkshire +9 14 £325 -3.70% 5
West Yorkshire 0 12 £325 -20.00% 4
Leeds +2 10 £325 -3.70% 4
City of London +36 7 £370 -17.77% 6
North West -5 7 £500 +29.03% 4
Scotland -18 6 £325 -16.12% 3
Cheshire -2 5 £500 +11.11%
Kent - 5 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - -
Buckinghamshire +20 4 £338 +14.89%
Milton Keynes +7 4 £338 +14.89%
South West -6 4 £230 -25.80% 2
Crawley - 4 £288 -
West Sussex - 4 £288 -
East of England +10 3 - - 8
East Midlands +5 3 £333 +10.83% 1
West Lothian - 3 £325 - 1
Livingston - 3 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 2 £228 -45.18%
Hampshire -2 2 £375 +15.38% 5
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £294 -26.56% 1
Nottingham -7 2 £294 -26.56% 1
South Yorkshire -8 2 £350 +3.70%
Edinburgh -8 2 £325 -13.33% 1
West Midlands -20 2 £125 -72.22% 2
North East - 2 £400 -
Essex - 2 - -

Database Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 149 (71.98%) SQL
2 101 (48.79%) SQL Server
3 76 (36.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 60 (28.99%) Oracle
5 58 (28.02%) Finance
6 55 (26.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (26.09%) T-SQL
8 49 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (20.77%) Oracle Database
10 42 (20.29%) C#
11 41 (19.81%) ETL
12 37 (17.87%) .NET
13 34 (16.43%) PL/SQL
14 30 (14.49%) Data Modelling
15 29 (14.01%) Banking
16 25 (12.08%) Unix
16 25 (12.08%) Scrum
17 24 (11.59%) Migration
17 24 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
18 22 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
19 21 (10.14%) Security Cleared
20 20 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (9.66%) Analytics
20 20 (9.66%) XML
20 20 (9.66%) Microsoft
21 19 (9.18%) Investment Banking
21 19 (9.18%) JIRA
21 19 (9.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 19 (9.18%) SDLC
22 18 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012

Database Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (3.86%) Apache
1 8 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.38%) IIS
3 5 (2.42%) ColdFusion
3 5 (2.42%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (2.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.45%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.97%) Node.js
6 2 (0.97%) SAS
6 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.48%) nginx
7 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.42%) LaTeX
3 4 (1.93%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.45%) MS Office
5 2 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.48%) MS Project
6 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (3.86%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.93%) Teamcenter
3 3 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.48%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
2 2 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.48%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.42%) HTTP
1 5 (2.42%) Intranet
2 3 (1.45%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.48%) DNS
3 1 (0.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (48.79%) SQL Server
2 76 (36.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 55 (26.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 43 (20.77%) Oracle Database
5 22 (10.63%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (9.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (8.70%) MS Access
8 18 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 15 (7.25%) MySQL
9 15 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
10 14 (6.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (6.28%) MongoDB
11 13 (6.28%) Relational Database
12 12 (5.80%) SQL Server 2005
13 10 (4.83%) NoSQL
14 9 (4.35%) Big Data
14 9 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (3.38%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (9.18%) JIRA
2 12 (5.80%) Visual Studio
3 11 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (4.35%) ClearCase
4 9 (4.35%) Subversion
5 8 (3.86%) ClearQuest
6 6 (2.90%) Talend Open Studio
7 5 (2.42%) QUnit
8 3 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.97%) ERwin
9 2 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (0.97%) Mocha
9 2 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.97%) Protractor
9 2 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.97%) Toad
10 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.48%) Rational Robot
General
1 58 (28.02%) Finance
2 29 (14.01%) Banking
3 19 (9.18%) Investment Banking
4 9 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 7 (3.38%) Marketing
6 5 (2.42%) International Banking
6 5 (2.42%) Legal
7 3 (1.45%) Front Office
8 2 (0.97%) Advertising
8 2 (0.97%) Automotive
8 2 (0.97%) Back Office
8 2 (0.97%) Law
9 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.48%) Local Government
9 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.48%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.87%) .NET
2 20 (9.66%) XML
3 12 (5.80%) HTML
4 10 (4.83%) jQuery
5 9 (4.35%) ASP.NET
5 9 (4.35%) Web Services
6 8 (3.86%) REST
7 7 (3.38%) RESTful
7 7 (3.38%) XSLT
8 6 (2.90%) Ember.js
8 6 (2.90%) Handlebars
8 6 (2.90%) Kafka
8 6 (2.90%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (2.90%) XSD
9 5 (2.42%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (2.42%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (1.93%) AngularJS
10 4 (1.93%) HTML5
10 4 (1.93%) JSON
11 3 (1.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Replication
2 14 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.31%) Data Integration
3 11 (5.31%) Data Structures
3 11 (5.31%) Derivative
4 10 (4.83%) Fixed Income
5 9 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.35%) Equities
5 9 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.86%) Data Centre
6 8 (3.86%) Equity Derivative
6 8 (3.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (3.38%) NHS
7 7 (3.38%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.42%) Grid Computing
9 4 (1.93%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.45%) Reference Data
10 3 (1.45%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.97%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.08%) Unix
2 12 (5.80%) Windows
3 6 (2.90%) Linux
4 3 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.97%) AIX
5 2 (0.97%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.97%) zOS
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.48%) SUSE
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (23.67%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.81%) ETL
3 30 (14.49%) Data Modelling
4 25 (12.08%) Scrum
5 24 (11.59%) Migration
5 24 (11.59%) Performance Tuning
6 20 (9.66%) Analytics
7 19 (9.18%) SDLC
8 16 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (6.76%) Web Development
10 13 (6.28%) OO
11 12 (5.80%) TDD
12 11 (5.31%) UML
13 10 (4.83%) Data Analysis
14 9 (4.35%) Configuration Management
14 9 (4.35%) SOA
14 9 (4.35%) Unit Testing
15 8 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (3.86%) Issue Tracking
15 8 (3.86%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 149 (71.98%) SQL
2 54 (26.09%) T-SQL
3 42 (20.29%) C#
4 34 (16.43%) PL/SQL
5 18 (8.70%) Java
6 16 (7.73%) Perl
6 16 (7.73%) VBA
7 15 (7.25%) JavaScript
8 10 (4.83%) Python
9 5 (2.42%) C++
10 4 (1.93%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.93%) VB
10 4 (1.93%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.45%) PHP
11 3 (1.45%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.97%) C
12 2 (0.97%) Scala
12 2 (0.97%) SQR
12 2 (0.97%) VB6
12 2 (0.97%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.73%) Degree
3 9 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.90%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.42%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.48%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.97%) Docker
4 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (0.97%) Control-M
2 1 (0.48%) Kibana
2 1 (0.48%) logstash
2 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 60 (28.99%) Oracle
2 20 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.28%) DataSynapse
4 10 (4.83%) Sybase
5 8 (3.86%) Reuters
6 7 (3.38%) SAP
7 6 (2.90%) Talend
8 5 (2.42%) TIBCO
9 4 (1.93%) Informatica
10 3 (1.45%) IBM
10 3 (1.45%) Tableau
10 3 (1.45%) Vertica
10 3 (1.45%) VMware
11 2 (0.97%) Cerner
11 2 (0.97%) HP
11 2 (0.97%) Teradata
12 1 (0.48%) BMC
12 1 (0.48%) Cognos
12 1 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.48%) Siebel
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