The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Database Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Database Specialist
UK
Rank 589 622 609
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 5 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.013% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Median daily rate £406 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.24% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £288 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+20.56% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Database Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Database Specialist in the job title.

Database Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Database Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK.

Database Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Database Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK.

Database Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Database Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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 +42 5 £406 +15.24%
London +25 3 £388 -
South East +21 1 £425 +20.56%
Hampshire +8 1 £425 +20.56%
East of England - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £425 -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Database Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 21 (67.74%) Oracle
2 17 (54.84%) Oracle Database
3 9 (29.03%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
4 8 (25.81%) ITIL
5 7 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (19.35%) Database Security
6 6 (19.35%) Database Tuning
6 6 (19.35%) Service Management
7 5 (16.13%) MySQL
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (16.13%) SOA
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (12.90%) C#
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (9.68%) Project Management
9 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (9.68%) VB
9 3 (9.68%) .NET
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.68%) Mobile App

Database Specialist 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 (16.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Spatial
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (54.84%) Oracle Database
2 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (16.13%) MySQL
4 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (3.23%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (3.23%) Sybase IQ
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Ajax
2 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.23%) D3.js
2 1 (3.23%) Hibernate
2 1 (3.23%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) HTML5
2 1 (3.23%) JDBC
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) RESTful
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) CMDB
2 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 7 (22.58%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (19.35%) Database Security
3 6 (19.35%) Database Tuning
3 6 (19.35%) Service Management
4 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (16.13%) SOA
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (9.68%) Project Management
7 2 (6.45%) E-business
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Change Management
8 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.23%) ETL
8 1 (3.23%) ITSM
8 1 (3.23%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 3 (9.68%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCDBA
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.45%) QA
3 1 (3.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.23%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Oracle
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) RedGate
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy
3 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.23%) SAP
3 1 (3.23%) Sybase
3 1 (3.23%) VMware