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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Database Specialist
Rank 609 552 584
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 14 22 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.042% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.046% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 0
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£475 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 -
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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
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 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 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 2 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 -35 13 £475 +26.66% 1
London +15 9 £475 +18.75% 1
West Drayton - 4 £475 -
City of London +20 2 £500 -9.09%
South East -9 2 - -
North West -10 1 £350 -
Bristol - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
South West - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -

Database Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (66.67%) DB2
3 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 10 (55.56%) Oracle
4 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (44.44%) Service Management
6 6 (33.33%) Retail
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 4 (22.22%) Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Sybase
8 3 (16.67%) UNIX
8 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
8 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
8 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
8 3 (16.67%) Big Data
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
9 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
9 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
9 2 (11.11%) C
9 2 (11.11%) Perl
9 2 (11.11%) Pascal
9 2 (11.11%) OpenVMS
9 2 (11.11%) Fortran
9 2 (11.11%) SLA
9 2 (11.11%) Finance

Database Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (72.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (66.67%) DB2
3 3 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (16.67%) Big Data
4 2 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (5.56%) OLAP
5 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (5.56%) DTS
5 1 (5.56%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
5 1 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.56%) ERwin
General
1 6 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) German Language
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Statistics
2 1 (5.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (11.11%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (44.44%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.56%) DNA
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) High Availability
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Computer Security
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Pascal
2 2 (11.11%) Fortran
3 1 (5.56%) PL/1
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) Perforce
3 1 (5.56%) SAP