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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Engineer
Rank 610 569 596
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 4 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.017% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.018% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
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£338 £500 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.50 -

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 30 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 23 September 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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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 -24 4 £338 -32.50% 2
London +10 1 £350 -30.00%
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
South Croydon - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (65.00%) SQL
3 10 (50.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) Sybase
6 6 (30.00%) Perl
6 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) DB2
7 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (25.00%) Replication
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (20.00%) Clustering
8 4 (20.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (20.00%) MySQL
8 4 (20.00%) Greenplum
8 4 (20.00%) Database Security
9 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (15.00%) .NET
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (25.00%) DB2
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 4 (20.00%) MySQL
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (5.00%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (5.00%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (5.00%) MS Access
5 1 (5.00%) DTS
5 1 (5.00%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Toad
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) PowerDesigner
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Replication
2 4 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Life Science
3 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Database Security
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) ETL
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
2 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.00%) Python
4 1 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) OCP
1 2 (10.00%) OCA
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Sybase
4 4 (20.00%) Greenplum
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.00%) VMware