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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Engineer
Rank 563 551 521
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 13 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.032% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 12
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£313 £300 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £36.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.88%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Database Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 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 27 February 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 -21 11 £375 +25.00% 8
South East -24 5 £325 - 1
London -16 3 £475 - 3
North West -18 2 £283 -1.73% 2
City of London +13 1 £525 - 2
Hampshire -13 1 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) MS Access
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) Clustering
5 3 (18.75%) Open Source
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
6 2 (12.50%) Perl
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (12.50%) MySQL
6 2 (12.50%) Sybase
6 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (12.50%) NHS
6 2 (12.50%) JCAPS
6 2 (12.50%) HL7
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 1 (6.25%) Hyperic
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 2 (12.50%) JCAPS
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Pig
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) MS Access
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
4 1 (6.25%) Apache Hive
4 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) MariaDB
4 1 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (6.25%) DTS
4 1 (6.25%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Toad
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Life Science
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
1 1 (6.25%) Data Modelling
1 1 (6.25%) ETL
1 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
1 1 (6.25%) Database Security
1 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (6.25%) DevOps
1 1 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
1 1 (6.25%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PHP
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) LiteSpeed
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Hyperic
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Sybase
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Greenplum
4 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk
4 1 (6.25%) Percona
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