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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Database Engineer
Rank 618 614 584
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.004% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.004% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
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£525 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £44.59 - £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 - £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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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 1 September 2015.

Database Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 8 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 1 September 2015. 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 -7 7 £525 +50.00% 1
London +2 5 £525 +50.00%
North West - 2 - -
New Malden - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £525 -
Oldham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) Oracle
3 9 (56.25%) SQL
4 8 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) C#
5 6 (37.50%) VMware
5 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
6 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
6 5 (31.25%) Big Data
6 5 (31.25%) Use Case
6 5 (31.25%) Replication
6 5 (31.25%) Finance
6 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 4 (25.00%) MySQL
7 4 (25.00%) Sybase
7 4 (25.00%) OO
7 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
7 4 (25.00%) UNIX
7 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (25.00%) Banking
7 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Open Source
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
8 3 (18.75%) Data Structures

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 (6.25%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (81.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle Database
3 5 (31.25%) NoSQL
3 5 (31.25%) Big Data
4 4 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (25.00%) MySQL
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) Ingres
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (12.50%) DB2
6 2 (12.50%) Informix
7 1 (6.25%) DTS
7 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
7 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (6.25%) Avionics
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 3 (18.75%) WCF
2 3 (18.75%) Entity Framework
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
2 3 (18.75%) Algorithms
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Use Case
2 4 (25.00%) Open Source
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) OO
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Patch Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
3 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
3 2 (12.50%) Workflow
3 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (12.50%) Database Security
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) UML
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) AWK
4 1 (6.25%) Korn
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) sed
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Perl
4 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) HND
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Flume
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Sybase
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Teradata
4 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
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