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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Engineer
UK
Rank 566 610 593
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 28 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.037% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.038% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 11
Median daily rate £156 £370 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.77% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £260 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-44.34% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £31.75 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.62% +142.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £27.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £124.00 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-57.50% +142.42%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017.

Database Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 25 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +52 27 £156 -57.77% 2
London +26 9 £145 -71.70% 1
North East - 6 £125 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £125 -
Sunderland - 5 £125 -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
East Midlands - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £368 -
South East +18 2 £160 -38.46%
Warwickshire - 2 £393 -
Twickenham - 2 £155 -
Birmingham - 2 £344 -
Surrey +14 1 £163 -37.50%
South West +9 1 - -
Oxfordshire 0 1 £158 -
Durham - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £163 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Darlington - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £163 -
Hayes - 1 £135 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Atherstone - 1 £425 -
Basildon - 1 £163 -
East of England - 1 £163 -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 26 (56.52%) DBS Check
2 20 (43.48%) Windows
3 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 13 (28.26%) SLA
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
6 11 (23.91%) Service Delivery
7 10 (21.74%) Oracle
7 10 (21.74%) VMware
7 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 10 (21.74%) Network Management
8 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.39%) Office 365
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (17.39%) DHCP
9 8 (17.39%) DNS
9 8 (17.39%) Apple
10 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 7 (15.22%) ITIL
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
11 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (13.04%) Citrix
12 4 (8.70%) Service Design
12 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (8.70%) Database Security
12 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
12 4 (8.70%) Database Tuning
12 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (8.70%) Cisco

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 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (23.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
3 3 (6.52%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Office 365
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) DHCP
1 8 (17.39%) DNS
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) ATM
3 3 (6.52%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) Network Security
4 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) DB2
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (8.70%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Law
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Front Office
4 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.17%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) CSS
1 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
3 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (43.48%) Windows
2 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
5 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Unix
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Service Delivery
2 10 (21.74%) Network Management
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Database Security
4 4 (8.70%) Database Tuning
4 4 (8.70%) Fault Management
4 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.70%) Service Design
5 3 (6.52%) ETL
6 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.35%) Data Flow Diagram
6 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
6 2 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (4.35%) Logical Data Model
6 2 (4.35%) Service Management
6 2 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) C
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) DBS Check
2 4 (8.70%) CCNP
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.52%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) OCP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Backup Exec
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) Data Guard
3 2 (4.35%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Oracle
1 10 (21.74%) VMware
2 8 (17.39%) Apple
3 6 (13.04%) Citrix
4 4 (8.70%) Cisco
4 4 (8.70%) Computacenter
4 4 (8.70%) Juniper
4 4 (8.70%) Teradata
5 3 (6.52%) NCR
5 3 (6.52%) Wincor Nixdorf
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.35%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) CommVault
7 1 (2.17%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.17%) WorldPay