The table below looks at the statistics for the Database Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Engineer
Rank 588 572 556
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 8 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.032% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.035% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 2
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£395 £500 £264
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +89.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £290 £264
% change year-on-year
+36.20% +9.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £52.17 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
50265 49246 43135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.49% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31360 30460 24749
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1957 2018 2111
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Database Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Database Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Database Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Database Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Database Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Database Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 June 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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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 -23 7 £395 -21.00% 1
London -7 5 - -
North West -17 2 £395 -
New Malden - 2 - -

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Database Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (52.17%) SQL
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) .NET
5 6 (26.09%) Sybase
5 6 (26.09%) C#
6 5 (21.74%) MS Access
6 5 (21.74%) VMware
6 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
6 5 (21.74%) SDLC
7 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
7 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 4 (17.39%) UNIX
7 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
8 3 (13.04%) DB2
8 3 (13.04%) Perl
8 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
8 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
8 3 (13.04%) ETL
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (13.04%) Replication
8 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (13.04%) Banking

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Database Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) JCAPS
1 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) MS Access
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) DB2
5 2 (8.70%) Informix
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (8.70%) DTS
5 2 (8.70%) Ingres
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Toad
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Back Office
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) WCF
2 2 (8.70%) Entity Framework
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) UNIX
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) SDLC
2 4 (17.39%) Data Analysis
3 3 (13.04%) Open Source
3 3 (13.04%) Database Security
3 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
3 3 (13.04%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) BCP
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 2 (8.70%) Validation
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) Database Mirroring
4 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (4.35%) Use Case
5 1 (4.35%) Database Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) C#
3 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.70%) Java
5 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) VB
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) Python
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) PHP
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) LiteSpeed
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (4.35%) Data Guard
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Hyperic
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Sybase
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) Teradata
5 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.70%) Neverfail
6 1 (4.35%) Greenplum
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Splunk
6 1 (4.35%) Percona