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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Engineer
Rank 630 647 628
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 22 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.045% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.047% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Median daily rate £356 £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £190 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £37.00 -
% change year-on-year
-10.81% -

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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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
Top 24 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 30 September 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 -6 21 £356 -20.83% 4
South East - 6 £425 -
North West +15 4 £250 -
London +8 4 £410 -21.90% 4
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
Abingdon - 3 £450 -
Lancashire +23 2 £325 -
South West +15 2 - -
Manchester -10 2 £175 -
West Midlands - 2 £261 -
Somerset - 2 - -
Devon +5 1 - -
Plymouth +4 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £388 -
Worcestershire - 1 £135 -
Chorley - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 - -
Yeovil - 1 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £160 -
Surrey - 1 £275 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Linux
3 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 12 (27.27%) DBS Check
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (25.00%) VMware
5 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 9 (20.45%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 8 (18.18%) Unix
7 8 (18.18%) DHCP
7 8 (18.18%) DNS
8 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
8 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
9 6 (13.64%) HP
9 6 (13.64%) SAN
10 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (11.36%) Python
10 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
10 5 (11.36%) MySQL
10 5 (11.36%) ITIL
10 5 (11.36%) Wireless
10 5 (11.36%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) Banking
10 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef

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 5 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) IaaS
1 3 (6.82%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) SaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) DHCP
1 8 (18.18%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) SAN
3 5 (11.36%) Wireless
4 3 (6.82%) ATM
4 3 (6.82%) Internet
4 3 (6.82%) IPv6
5 2 (4.55%) AMQP
5 2 (4.55%) Intranet
5 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.55%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (2.27%) Extranet
6 1 (2.27%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) MySQL
4 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (6.82%) DB2
5 3 (6.82%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 2 (4.55%) MariaDB
6 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (11.36%) Banking
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) PostGIS
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) JSON
2 2 (4.55%) JSON Schema
2 2 (4.55%) Node.js
2 2 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (4.55%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) RESTful
2 2 (4.55%) SOAP
2 2 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) XSD
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) Middleware
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
2 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Linux
3 11 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (18.18%) Unix
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.09%) CentOS
5 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) AIX
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) DevOps
1 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) System Testing
3 3 (6.82%) Migration
3 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.82%) Remediation Plan
3 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (4.55%) Data Management
4 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.55%) Microservices
4 2 (4.55%) Open Source
4 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.55%) Time Management
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) Python
3 3 (6.82%) C
4 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.55%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) Perl
4 2 (4.55%) Ruby
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) Go
5 1 (2.27%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) Rust
5 1 (2.27%) Scala
5 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) DBS Check
2 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (9.09%) MCSE
6 2 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) MCITP
7 1 (2.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 2 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (15.91%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) vSphere
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) GPFS
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.27%) StorNext
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (9.09%) SCCM
3 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.82%) Puppet
4 1 (2.27%) Ansible
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle
4 6 (13.64%) HP
5 4 (9.09%) Cisco
5 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.82%) Apple
6 3 (6.82%) EMC
6 3 (6.82%) NCR
6 3 (6.82%) Symantec
6 3 (6.82%) Wincor Nixdorf
7 2 (4.55%) Altiris
7 2 (4.55%) IBM
7 2 (4.55%) Remedy
8 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.27%) Imperva
8 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.27%) Interwoven
8 1 (2.27%) Juniper