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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Developer
Rank 484 476 500
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Database Developer 102 100 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 55 46
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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 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £476 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.47% -4.60%
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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
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 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
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 22 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 22 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 -41 87 £325 -4.41% 24
London -19 23 £368 +5.00% 6
South West -23 18 £450 +69.81% 5
South East -16 17 £310 +3.33% 3
Scotland +6 8 £300 - 2
North West -2 7 £285 -5.00% 4
Yorkshire -3 7 £325 -7.14% 2
West Yorkshire -9 7 £325 -7.14% 1
Surrey - 7 £310 -
Wales - 6 £384 -
City of London -4 5 £555 +23.33% 2
Leeds -5 5 £319 -8.92%
West Midlands - 5 - - 2
East of England -14 4 £210 -35.38% 1
East Midlands +1 3 £350 +12.90% 1
Glasgow 0 3 £378 +25.83% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 3 £300 -
Hampshire -18 3 £425 -4.49% 2
Nottingham +4 2 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +3 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes -14 2 £300 -
Edinburgh - 2 £276 - 1
Bradford - 2 £300 - 1
York - 2 £300 -
Berkshire - 2 £375 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 1
South Wales - 2 - -
Portsmouth -11 1 - - 1
Bristol -19 1 £218 -13.86% 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 £300 -

Database Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 171 (72.15%) SQL
2 100 (42.19%) SQL Server
3 76 (32.07%) Microsoft
4 68 (28.69%) Oracle
5 55 (23.21%) UNIX
5 55 (23.21%) ETL
6 53 (22.36%) .NET
7 51 (21.52%) T-SQL
8 50 (21.10%) Linux
9 46 (19.41%) Finance
10 41 (17.30%) Performance Tuning
11 40 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
12 39 (16.46%) Perl
13 36 (15.19%) Java
13 36 (15.19%) Data Analysis
14 35 (14.77%) PL/SQL
15 32 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 28 (11.81%) DB2
17 28 (11.81%) Banking
18 26 (10.97%) Sybase
18 26 (10.97%) MS Excel
18 26 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 26 (10.97%) Oracle Database
19 24 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
20 23 (9.70%) C#
20 23 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
20 23 (9.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
21 22 (9.28%) JavaScript
21 22 (9.28%) Unit Testing

Database Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (4.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.53%) SAS
3 3 (1.27%) CMS
4 2 (0.84%) Confluence
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (10.97%) MS Excel
2 20 (8.44%) MS Office
3 12 (5.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.27%) Mathematica
4 3 (1.27%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.84%) 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 (4.64%) Radio Access Network
2 7 (2.95%) 2G
2 7 (2.95%) 3G
3 6 (2.53%) Telnet
3 6 (2.53%) LTE
3 6 (2.53%) SNMP
4 5 (2.11%) DNS
4 5 (2.11%) DHCP
5 4 (1.69%) Intranet
6 2 (0.84%) 4G
6 2 (0.84%) LAN
6 2 (0.84%) WAN
7 1 (0.42%) HTTP
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) SAN
7 1 (0.42%) LDAP
7 1 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (42.19%) SQL Server
2 40 (16.88%) Data Warehouse
3 31 (13.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (11.81%) DB2
5 26 (10.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 26 (10.97%) Oracle Database
6 24 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (9.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 19 (8.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 19 (8.02%) MS Access
9 17 (7.17%) MySQL
10 16 (6.75%) Relational Database
11 14 (5.91%) Pentaho
12 13 (5.49%) RDBMS
12 13 (5.49%) OLAP
13 11 (4.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (3.80%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (3.38%) FileMaker
15 8 (3.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 7 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.69%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (1.27%) Maven
4 3 (1.27%) Toad
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.84%) JIRA
5 2 (0.84%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.42%) Ant
6 1 (0.42%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.42%) Subversion
6 1 (0.42%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 46 (19.41%) Finance
2 28 (11.81%) Banking
3 17 (7.17%) Investment Banking
4 15 (6.33%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.80%) Retail
5 9 (3.80%) Back Office
6 3 (1.27%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.27%) Automotive
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
7 1 (0.42%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.42%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Law
7 1 (0.42%) Games
7 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (22.36%) .NET
2 15 (6.33%) XML
3 14 (5.91%) ASP.NET
4 9 (3.80%) WinForms
4 9 (3.80%) .NET Framework
5 8 (3.38%) Web Services
6 7 (2.95%) MDX
7 6 (2.53%) HTML
7 6 (2.53%) CSS
8 5 (2.11%) jQuery
9 2 (0.84%) Hibernate
9 2 (0.84%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.42%) Spring
10 1 (0.42%) Ajax
10 1 (0.42%) LINQ
10 1 (0.42%) SOAP
10 1 (0.42%) J2EE
10 1 (0.42%) XSLT
10 1 (0.42%) Flash
10 1 (0.42%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.22%) Data Integration
2 10 (4.22%) Replication
3 7 (2.95%) NHS
4 6 (2.53%) Visualisation
4 6 (2.53%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.11%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.69%) CLARiiON
6 4 (1.69%) Symmetrix
6 4 (1.69%) User Experience
6 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.84%) Open Source
7 2 (0.84%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.42%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.42%) Clustering
8 1 (0.42%) Equities
8 1 (0.42%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.42%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (23.21%) UNIX
2 50 (21.10%) Linux
3 13 (5.49%) Windows
4 5 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.69%) Solaris
6 3 (1.27%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) MVS
8 1 (0.42%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.21%) ETL
2 41 (17.30%) Performance Tuning
3 36 (15.19%) Data Analysis
4 32 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.28%) Unit Testing
7 21 (8.86%) Migration
8 20 (8.44%) Requirements Analysis
9 18 (7.59%) OO
10 17 (7.17%) Data Modelling
11 15 (6.33%) Data Migration
12 8 (3.38%) Web Accessibility
12 8 (3.38%) Validation
13 7 (2.95%) Data Management
13 7 (2.95%) UML
13 7 (2.95%) BCP
13 7 (2.95%) Test Scripting
13 7 (2.95%) Dimensional Modelling
14 6 (2.53%) Web Development
14 6 (2.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 171 (72.15%) SQL
2 51 (21.52%) T-SQL
3 39 (16.46%) Perl
4 36 (15.19%) Java
5 35 (14.77%) PL/SQL
6 23 (9.70%) C#
7 22 (9.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.06%) VBA
9 9 (3.80%) VB.NET
10 6 (2.53%) Scala
11 5 (2.11%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.11%) C++
12 4 (1.69%) VB
12 4 (1.69%) C
13 3 (1.27%) R
13 3 (1.27%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.84%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.42%) JCL
15 1 (0.42%) ABAP
15 1 (0.42%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.64%) Degree
4 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.42%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.84%) SLA
1 2 (0.84%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.42%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 2 (0.84%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.84%) Control-M
2 1 (0.42%) WMI
2 1 (0.42%) SCCM
2 1 (0.42%) SCOM
Vendors
1 76 (32.07%) Microsoft
2 68 (28.69%) Oracle
3 26 (10.97%) Sybase
4 17 (7.17%) Business Objects
5 16 (6.75%) Teradata
6 7 (2.95%) Ericsson
7 6 (2.53%) Huawei
7 6 (2.53%) Greenplum
7 6 (2.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 5 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.11%) IBM
8 5 (2.11%) EMC
8 5 (2.11%) Nortel
9 4 (1.69%) Sun
9 4 (1.69%) Talend
10 3 (1.27%) RedPrairie
10 3 (1.27%) Apple
11 2 (0.84%) Cognos
11 2 (0.84%) StatPro
11 2 (0.84%) BI-SAM
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