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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Engineer
Rank 625 611 589
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Database Engineer 21 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.049% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.052% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 17
Median daily rate £400 £295 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.59% -34.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £225 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £395 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £295 £238
% change year-on-year
+35.59% +24.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £52.17 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.08% +247.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 22 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 28 June 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 -9 18 £400 +35.59% 2
London -15 6 £425 +44.06% 1
West Midlands - 5 £400 -
Worcestershire - 3 £400 -
City of London +37 2 £488 +43.38%
Yorkshire +4 2 £550 -
Leeds -1 2 £550 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 £550 -
North West -7 2 - -
South East -9 2 £281 -20.77%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
Malvern - 2 £400 -
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Surrey -5 1 £263 -26.05%
Coventry - 1 - -
Dudley - 1 - -
Knutsford - 1 - -
Kettering - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Database Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
3 18 (36.73%) Windows Server
4 17 (34.69%) DBS Check
4 17 (34.69%) Linux
5 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
5 15 (30.61%) VMware
5 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (26.53%) Oracle
6 13 (26.53%) SQL
7 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
7 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (18.37%) Citrix
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
9 9 (18.37%) ITIL
9 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (16.33%) Unix
10 8 (16.33%) SAN
10 8 (16.33%) HP
10 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
10 8 (16.33%) DevOps
11 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) Problem Management
11 7 (14.29%) EMC

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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
3 4 (8.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) IaaS
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) SAN
2 6 (12.24%) Unified Communications
3 3 (6.12%) DHCP
3 3 (6.12%) DNS
3 3 (6.12%) Wireless
4 2 (4.08%) AMQP
4 2 (4.08%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (2.04%) Intranet
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) VLAN
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (18.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (10.20%) MySQL
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (8.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (6.12%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (6.12%) DTS
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) DB2
7 2 (4.08%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (4.08%) MariaDB
7 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.04%) Concordion
2 1 (2.04%) Flyway
2 1 (2.04%) Liquibase
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Law
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) XML
3 3 (6.12%) Middleware
4 2 (4.08%) HTML
4 2 (4.08%) JSON
4 2 (4.08%) JSON Schema
4 2 (4.08%) Node.js
4 2 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (4.08%) REST
4 2 (4.08%) RESTful
4 2 (4.08%) SOAP
4 2 (4.08%) XSD
5 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Replication
4 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.04%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Windows Server
3 17 (34.69%) Linux
4 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.33%) Unix
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (12.24%) AIX
7 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.16%) CentOS
8 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.04%) Solaris
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
1 9 (18.37%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) DevOps
3 7 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 6 (12.24%) Time Management
4 6 (12.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.16%) High Availability
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.16%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (8.16%) System Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Algorithmic Trading
7 3 (6.12%) Database Tuning
7 3 (6.12%) Open Source
7 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Microservices
8 2 (4.08%) OO
8 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) Python
3 5 (10.20%) C#
3 5 (10.20%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) C++
4 3 (6.12%) Java
4 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
5 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) ANSI SQL
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) DBS Check
2 10 (20.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.20%) MCSE
6 4 (8.16%) MCP
7 3 (6.12%) MCSA
8 2 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.04%) CCNA
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
2 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
1 12 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.04%) vCloud
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (12.24%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) Salt
4 1 (2.04%) Sysprep
4 1 (2.04%) vRealize
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 13 (26.53%) Oracle
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 8 (16.33%) HP
6 7 (14.29%) Cisco
6 7 (14.29%) EMC
7 6 (12.24%) Altiris
7 6 (12.24%) Remedy
8 4 (8.16%) IBM
8 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.12%) Apple
9 3 (6.12%) SAP
10 1 (2.04%) hybris
10 1 (2.04%) Juniper
10 1 (2.04%) Mercator
10 1 (2.04%) Meru Networks
10 1 (2.04%) Symantec