The table below looks at the statistics for the Database Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Specialist
Rank 595 557 583
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 18 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.038% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.041% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
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£450 £375 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +97.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £437 £198
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £375 -
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Database Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Database Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Database Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Database Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -33 10 £475 +26.66% 2
London -1 7 £475 +18.75%
West Drayton - 3 £475 -
South East -20 2 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Database Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Database Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 17 (68.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) DB2
4 10 (40.00%) Oracle
5 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
5 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (32.00%) Service Management
6 8 (32.00%) ETL
6 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (28.00%) Change Data Capture
7 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
7 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (24.00%) Retail
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) Sybase
9 4 (16.00%) Linux
10 3 (12.00%) UNIX
10 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
10 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
10 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
10 3 (12.00%) Big Data
11 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
11 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
11 2 (8.00%) Finance
11 2 (8.00%) Migration
11 2 (8.00%) Degree
11 2 (8.00%) Computer Science

Database Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Database Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (48.00%) DB2
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle Database
5 3 (12.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (12.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (12.00%) Big Data
6 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
7 1 (4.00%) SAP HANA
7 1 (4.00%) MySQL
7 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) OLAP
7 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (4.00%) DTS
7 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (4.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.00%) ERwin
General
1 6 (24.00%) Retail
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.00%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) UNIX
3 2 (8.00%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (32.00%) ETL
2 8 (32.00%) Service Management
3 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Change Data Capture
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security
5 1 (4.00%) Information Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Benchmarking
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Computer Security
5 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) SQL
2 9 (36.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Fortran
3 2 (8.00%) Pascal
3 2 (8.00%) C
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) PL/1
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Sybase
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Perforce
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
Wales
Annapurna
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Newport
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago