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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Database Specialist
Rank 642 630 616
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Database Specialist 5 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.011% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.011% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Median daily rate £375 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £416 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £565 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £440 £270
% change year-on-year
-14.77% +62.96%
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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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
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 4 May 2016.

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 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 4 May 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 -22 4 £400 -6.97% 1
London -9 2 - - 1
South East - 2 £400 -
Winchester - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £175 -
County Antrim - 1 £175 -
Belfast - 1 £175 -

Database Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 7 (53.85%) SQL
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) MS Access
4 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) VB
4 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) OLAP Cube
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (15.38%) vSphere
5 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
5 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Information Management
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix

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 1 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database
3 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (23.08%) MS Access
3 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (15.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (15.38%) OLAP
4 2 (15.38%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
3 1 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
3 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Information Management
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Analytics
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Data Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
2 1 (7.69%) Dimensional Modelling
2 1 (7.69%) ETL
2 1 (7.69%) ETL Development
2 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Service Design
2 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (15.38%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) VMware