The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Database Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Engineer
Rank 622 604 589
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 26 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.042% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.045% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 20
Median daily rate £333 £395 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.82% -12.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £367 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £521 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £395 £264
% change year-on-year
-18.98% +49.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+92.85% -6.66%

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Database Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Database Engineer in the job title.

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 26 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Database Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 25 £333 -15.82% 6
London -14 7 £425 -26.08% 3
West Midlands - 6 £366 -
South East -7 5 £263 -26.05% 1
North West -20 4 £308 -22.15% 1
Worcestershire - 3 £400 -
City of London +41 2 £464 -
Malvern - 2 £400 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Wokingham - 2 £200 -
Berkshire - 2 £200 - 1
Cheshire - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £308 - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Surrey -6 1 £263 -26.05%
Birmingham - 1 £333 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
South West - 1 - - 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £333 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Hull - 1 - -
Kettering - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £308 -
Tamworth - 1 £333 -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, Database Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Database Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
3 19 (40.43%) Windows Server
4 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
5 17 (36.17%) DBS Check
6 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (31.91%) VMware
8 14 (29.79%) Oracle
8 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
9 13 (27.66%) SQL
9 13 (27.66%) Linux
10 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
10 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
12 9 (19.15%) Citrix
12 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
13 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (17.02%) HP
13 8 (17.02%) SAN
14 7 (14.89%) EMC
14 7 (14.89%) SLA
14 7 (14.89%) Cisco
14 7 (14.89%) ITIL
14 7 (14.89%) .NET
14 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
15 6 (12.77%) Data Centre

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) Apache
3 3 (6.38%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Node.js
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
3 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) SAN
2 6 (12.77%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
3 3 (6.38%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) Wireless
4 2 (4.26%) AMQP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) Intranet
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) VLAN
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (17.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.51%) MySQL
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (6.38%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (6.38%) DTS
5 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.26%) MariaDB
6 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.13%) Big Data
7 1 (2.13%) Informix
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) Concordion
2 1 (2.13%) Flyway
2 1 (2.13%) Liquibase
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 5 (10.64%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) Middleware
4 2 (4.26%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) JSON
4 2 (4.26%) JSON Schema
4 2 (4.26%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) RESTful
4 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 2 (4.26%) XSD
5 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Replication
4 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (2.13%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.13%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (27.66%) Linux
5 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (12.77%) AIX
6 6 (12.77%) Unix
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.51%) CentOS
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (14.89%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps
3 6 (12.77%) Migration
3 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
3 6 (12.77%) Time Management
4 4 (8.51%) High Availability
4 4 (8.51%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.51%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (8.51%) System Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Algorithmic Trading
5 3 (6.38%) Database Tuning
5 3 (6.38%) OO
5 3 (6.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 6 (12.77%) C#
2 6 (12.77%) Python
3 5 (10.64%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) C++
4 3 (6.38%) Java
4 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.38%) VBScript
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) VC++
6 1 (2.13%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (2.13%) PHP
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) VB
6 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) DBS Check
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
4 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) MCP
5 5 (10.64%) MCSE
6 4 (8.51%) MCSA
7 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CCNA
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
2 4 (8.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
1 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.77%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.13%) vCloud
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Salt
3 1 (2.13%) Sysprep
3 1 (2.13%) vRealize
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) VMware
3 14 (29.79%) Oracle
4 9 (19.15%) Citrix
5 8 (17.02%) HP
6 7 (14.89%) Cisco
6 7 (14.89%) EMC
7 6 (12.77%) Altiris
7 6 (12.77%) IBM
7 6 (12.77%) Remedy
8 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.38%) Apple
9 3 (6.38%) SAP
10 2 (4.26%) Mercator
11 1 (2.13%) Juniper
11 1 (2.13%) Meru Networks
11 1 (2.13%) Symantec
11 1 (2.13%) WatchGuard