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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Engineer
Rank 600 580 566
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 19 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.041% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.044% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 3
Average daily rate £410 £245 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.34% +8.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £263 £288
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -14.38%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

Database Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Database Engineer
Top 14 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England 0 19 £410 +118.66% 9
London -3 10 £448 +272.91% 3
Yorkshire -6 4 £370 +221.73% 1
City of London +40 3 £420 -20.00%
South East -3 3 £260 +8.33% 5
North West -16 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £370 - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Surrey -4 1 £260 - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £370 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Database Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 19 (41.30%) Oracle
3 18 (39.13%) Windows
4 14 (30.43%) DBS Check
5 13 (28.26%) SQL
5 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.74%) RDBMS
6 10 (21.74%) OO
6 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
6 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
7 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (17.39%) MySQL
7 8 (17.39%) Finance
7 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
8 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
9 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (13.04%) DevOps
9 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
9 6 (13.04%) Use Case
9 6 (13.04%) Migration
9 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
9 6 (13.04%) MCSA
9 6 (13.04%) Unix
9 6 (13.04%) MCP
9 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
9 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification

Database Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (8.70%) Apache
1 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) DNS
1 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.52%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) SAN
3 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) SMTP
4 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) RDBMS
2 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
3 8 (17.39%) MySQL
3 8 (17.39%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (15.22%) NoSQL
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
5 5 (10.87%) Big Data
5 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (8.70%) Hadoop
6 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (4.35%) DTS
8 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.17%) Concordion
3 1 (2.17%) Flyway
3 1 (2.17%) Liquibase
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Avionics
3 2 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
2 3 (6.52%) XML
3 2 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) Celery
4 1 (2.17%) HTML
4 1 (2.17%) JSP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (2.17%) Servlets
4 1 (2.17%) Software Packaging
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 4 (8.70%) Replication
3 3 (6.52%) Algorithms
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.17%) NHS
5 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.04%) Unix
4 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.87%) Linux
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) OO
2 8 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.39%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (13.04%) DevOps
3 6 (13.04%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Use Case
4 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
4 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.70%) ETL
5 4 (8.70%) Open Source
6 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (6.52%) Database Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.35%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.35%) UML
7 2 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 5 (10.87%) Perl
3 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.70%) C#
5 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.52%) C
5 3 (6.52%) C++
5 3 (6.52%) Python
5 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.52%) VBScript
6 2 (4.35%) AWK
6 2 (4.35%) Java
6 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.35%) Korn
6 2 (4.35%) sed
6 2 (4.35%) VC++
7 1 (2.17%) ANSI SQL
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) DBS Check
2 6 (13.04%) MCP
2 6 (13.04%) MCSA
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (4.35%) HND
4 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.17%) Data Guard
2 1 (2.17%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Oracle
2 13 (28.26%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) IBM
3 5 (10.87%) VMware
4 4 (8.70%) Citrix
5 3 (6.52%) EMC
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) Mercator
6 2 (4.35%) Tableau
6 2 (4.35%) Teradata
7 1 (2.17%) Altiris
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) arcserve
7 1 (2.17%) Cognos
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Varonis
7 1 (2.17%) WatchGuard
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