The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Engineer
Rank 567 561 565
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 5 5 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.010% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.011% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £483 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 2014.

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 24 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 22 July 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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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
London +17 5 £450 -10.00% 4
England -7 5 £450 -10.00% 6
City of London +21 1 £450 -10.00% 3
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Southampton - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
3 10 (37.04%) Oracle
3 10 (37.04%) Replication
4 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 8 (29.63%) Perl
4 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) Data Analysis
4 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
5 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
6 6 (22.22%) MySQL
6 6 (22.22%) Linux
6 6 (22.22%) Sybase
6 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
7 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (18.52%) DB2
7 5 (18.52%) Java
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (14.81%) Migration
8 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (14.81%) Database Security
8 4 (14.81%) Degree
8 4 (14.81%) Greenplum
9 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (11.11%) Relational Database

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) 4G
2 1 (3.70%) LTE
2 1 (3.70%) 3G
2 1 (3.70%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (22.22%) MySQL
2 6 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (18.52%) DB2
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
6 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.70%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.70%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (3.70%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Toad
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) PowerDesigner
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Data Analysis
2 7 (25.93%) Data Modelling
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) Database Security
4 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Data Management
5 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Database Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Strategic Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 8 (29.63%) Perl
2 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Ruby
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) OCP
2 2 (7.41%) OCA
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Sybase
4 4 (14.81%) Greenplum
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) VMware