The table below looks at the statistics for RDBMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
Rank 239 237 219
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 473 461 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.85% 0.88%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 3.85% 3.89% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 290 271
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £238 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £319
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £46.09 £46.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% +24.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.09 £36.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+26.27% -1.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
12283 11838 10449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.01% 21.73% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 8003 7500 6308
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 190 221
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £15.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.55 £55.00 £42.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

RDBMS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

RDBMS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RDBMS
Daily Rate Trend

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

RDBMS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RDBMS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RDBMS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

RDBMS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDBMS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RDBMS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RDBMS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RDBMS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

RDBMS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RDBMS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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 -6 401 £425 +6.25% 142
London +9 211 £473 +5.00% 80
South East +14 57 £388 -3.12% 18
North West +17 53 £388 +19.38% 12
City of London -18 52 £500 - 21
Scotland -15 39 £375 +7.14% 15
Lancashire +27 28 £400 - 3
Glasgow -13 25 £375 +17.55% 9
East of England 0 21 £288 -28.12% 8
West Yorkshire -1 21 £375 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -2 21 £375 +19.04% 4
Berkshire +11 20 £335 +41.05% 3
Blackpool - 20 £400 - 1
West Sussex -2 16 £448 +37.69% 1
East Midlands +1 15 £350 -7.28%
Leeds -9 15 £375 -16.66%
Cambridgeshire - 12 £244 - 4
Cheshire +2 11 £388 -8.82% 1
Cardiff +22 10 £305 -
South Wales +7 10 £305 -15.86%
Derbyshire +4 10 £350 -7.89%
Wales +3 10 £305 -15.86%
Gatwick - 10 £449 - 1
Surrey +8 9 £420 -23.63% 7
Derby -3 9 £350 -7.89%
Hertfordshire -12 9 £450 +63.63% 4
West Midlands -37 8 £425 +14.09% 10
South West -4 7 £375 +15.38% 9
Stirling 0 6 £450 -
Hampshire -9 6 £225 -38.98% 7

RDBMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RDBMS also 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 that cited RDBMS.

1 915 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 528 (57.70%) SQL
3 477 (52.13%) Oracle
4 426 (46.56%) Java
5 281 (30.71%) Linux
6 238 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
7 229 (25.03%) SQL Server
8 222 (24.26%) UNIX
9 212 (23.17%) Finance
10 196 (21.42%) Oracle Database
11 180 (19.67%) XML
12 177 (19.34%) OO
13 168 (18.36%) JavaScript
14 158 (17.27%) Banking
15 151 (16.50%) HTML
15 151 (16.50%) Web Services
16 137 (14.97%) Windows
17 126 (13.77%) PL/SQL
18 122 (13.33%) MySQL
18 122 (13.33%) Data Modelling
19 120 (13.11%) Python
19 120 (13.11%) TDD
20 112 (12.24%) Perl
20 112 (12.24%) Microsoft
21 109 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
22 108 (11.80%) Hibernate
23 102 (11.15%) Spring
24 101 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
25 95 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
26 92 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services

RDBMS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RDBMS also 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 that cited RDBMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (5.79%) Tomcat
2 43 (4.70%) WebLogic
3 41 (4.48%) WebSphere
3 41 (4.48%) JBoss
4 38 (4.15%) Apache
5 28 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 22 (2.40%) IIS
7 21 (2.30%) SAS
8 18 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 16 (1.75%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (1.20%) Apache Pig
12 10 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 10 (1.09%) CMS
13 9 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
14 8 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 8 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
15 7 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 64 (6.99%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.95%) MS Office
3 7 (0.77%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.77%) SPSS
4 6 (0.66%) PowerPivot
4 6 (0.66%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.77%) Maximo
5 6 (0.66%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.33%) Exstream
8 3 (0.33%) SAP MDM
8 3 (0.33%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.22%) Orchard Housing
9 2 (0.22%) Aareon QL
9 2 (0.22%) OPENHousing
9 2 (0.22%) MIS ActiveH
9 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.22%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 37 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.30%) PaaS
3 17 (1.86%) Heroku
4 15 (1.64%) Engine Yard
5 7 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (0.77%) SaaS
6 6 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.33%) Route 53
8 3 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 59 (6.45%) DNS
2 55 (6.01%) TCP/IP
3 51 (5.57%) HTTP
4 40 (4.37%) Internet
5 38 (4.15%) SSL
5 38 (4.15%) FTP
6 29 (3.17%) DHCP
7 28 (3.06%) SAN
8 27 (2.95%) Firewall
9 22 (2.40%) IPsec
10 19 (2.08%) VLAN
11 15 (1.64%) NAS
12 10 (1.09%) SNMP
13 6 (0.66%) HTTPS
14 5 (0.55%) Intranet
14 5 (0.55%) SSH
15 4 (0.44%) LDAP
16 3 (0.33%) LAN
16 3 (0.33%) WAN
16 3 (0.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 915 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 229 (25.03%) SQL Server
3 196 (21.42%) Oracle Database
4 122 (13.33%) MySQL
5 109 (11.91%) Data Warehouse
6 92 (10.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 90 (9.84%) NoSQL
8 83 (9.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 75 (8.20%) MongoDB
10 74 (8.09%) DB2
11 59 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
12 56 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 55 (6.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 45 (4.92%) Big Data
15 42 (4.59%) Hadoop
16 35 (3.83%) Oracle Reports
17 33 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
18 29 (3.17%) Apache Hive
19 28 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
19 28 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (6.99%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.34%) JUnit
3 51 (5.57%) Subversion
4 42 (4.59%) jMock
5 41 (4.48%) Eclipse
6 39 (4.26%) Maven
7 34 (3.72%) JIRA
8 31 (3.39%) Git (software)
9 30 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
10 22 (2.40%) Toad
11 21 (2.30%) Visual Studio
12 19 (2.08%) ClearCase
12 19 (2.08%) Selenium
13 18 (1.97%) Cucumber
13 18 (1.97%) Ant
14 17 (1.86%) Mockito
14 17 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
15 14 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 10 (1.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 10 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 212 (23.17%) Finance
2 158 (17.27%) Banking
3 78 (8.52%) Investment Banking
4 48 (5.25%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.62%) Front Office
6 21 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.64%) Marketing
8 14 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 14 (1.53%) Legal
8 14 (1.53%) Retail
9 6 (0.66%) Billing
10 5 (0.55%) Back Office
11 4 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.33%) Publishing
13 2 (0.22%) Advertising
14 1 (0.11%) Electronics
14 1 (0.11%) Automotive
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 453 (49.51%) Developer
2 183 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 94 (10.27%) Analyst
4 73 (7.98%) Architect
5 66 (7.21%) DBA
6 48 (5.25%) Senior Developer
7 40 (4.37%) Programmer
8 37 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
9 36 (3.93%) Java Programmer
9 36 (3.93%) Analyst Programmer
10 35 (3.83%) C++ Developer
11 32 (3.50%) Consultant
12 30 (3.28%) Administrator
13 29 (3.17%) Oracle DBA
13 29 (3.17%) Oracle Developer
13 29 (3.17%) SQL DBA
14 28 (3.06%) SQL Developer
15 27 (2.95%) Lead Developer
15 27 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.84%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 180 (19.67%) XML
2 151 (16.50%) HTML
2 151 (16.50%) Web Services
3 108 (11.80%) Hibernate
4 102 (11.15%) Spring
5 84 (9.18%) .NET
6 81 (8.85%) CSS
7 76 (8.31%) JSP
8 69 (7.54%) J2EE
9 60 (6.56%) Servlets
10 52 (5.68%) JSON
10 52 (5.68%) J2SE
10 52 (5.68%) JMS
11 50 (5.46%) SOAP
12 41 (4.48%) REST
13 40 (4.37%) jQuery
14 37 (4.04%) JDBC
14 37 (4.04%) Struts
14 37 (4.04%) RESTful
15 35 (3.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 86 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.76%) Computer Science
3 53 (5.79%) Open Source
4 52 (5.68%) Derivative
5 43 (4.70%) Clustering
6 38 (4.15%) Replication
7 33 (3.61%) Data Integration
8 31 (3.39%) Data Structures
9 29 (3.17%) Management Information System
10 23 (2.51%) Mathematics
11 22 (2.40%) Fixed Income
12 21 (2.30%) Device Driver
12 21 (2.30%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (1.64%) NHS
13 15 (1.64%) Client/Server
13 15 (1.64%) N-Tier
14 14 (1.53%) Data Conversion
14 14 (1.53%) GIS
15 13 (1.42%) User Experience
16 12 (1.31%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 281 (30.71%) Linux
2 222 (24.26%) UNIX
3 137 (14.97%) Windows
4 41 (4.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (3.28%) Solaris
6 27 (2.95%) AIX
7 24 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (2.30%) CentOS
8 21 (2.30%) Ubuntu
9 19 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (1.64%) VME
11 11 (1.20%) HPUX
12 7 (0.77%) Android
12 7 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (0.66%) VMS
14 5 (0.55%) FreeBSD
14 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.55%) zOS
14 5 (0.55%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (26.01%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (19.34%) OO
3 122 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 120 (13.11%) TDD
5 101 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
6 95 (10.38%) Business Intelligence
7 89 (9.73%) ETL
8 80 (8.74%) Migration
9 79 (8.63%) Performance Tuning
10 73 (7.98%) Scrum
11 70 (7.65%) SOA
12 66 (7.21%) DevOps
13 56 (6.12%) Unit Testing
14 55 (6.01%) Multithreading
14 55 (6.01%) OOD
14 55 (6.01%) Configuration Management
15 53 (5.79%) OOP
15 53 (5.79%) Web Development
16 48 (5.25%) Automated Testing
17 41 (4.48%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 528 (57.70%) SQL
2 426 (46.56%) Java
3 168 (18.36%) JavaScript
4 126 (13.77%) PL/SQL
5 120 (13.11%) Python
6 112 (12.24%) Perl
7 89 (9.73%) Shell Script
8 74 (8.09%) C#
9 56 (6.12%) C++
10 53 (5.79%) T-SQL
11 46 (5.03%) Ruby
12 41 (4.48%) VBA
13 40 (4.37%) Korn
14 36 (3.93%) Bash Shell
15 32 (3.50%) PHP
16 25 (2.73%) C
17 24 (2.62%) VB
18 19 (2.08%) Scala
19 18 (1.97%) Groovy
20 17 (1.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 80 (8.74%) Degree
2 46 (5.03%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.40%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
5 10 (1.09%) OCPJP
5 10 (1.09%) Sun Certification
6 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.66%) MCDBA
9 4 (0.44%) OCAJ
9 4 (0.44%) IBM Certification
9 4 (0.44%) OCP
9 4 (0.44%) OCA
10 3 (0.33%) PMP
10 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.11%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.11%) MCSE
12 1 (0.11%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (7.65%) QA
2 16 (1.75%) SLA
3 10 (1.09%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.33%) Basel III
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
2 18 (1.97%) HDFS
3 17 (1.86%) Apache Flume
4 16 (1.75%) Active Directory
5 12 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 7 (0.77%) Oracle Clusterware
8 6 (0.66%) Docker
9 5 (0.55%) vSphere
10 4 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 3 (0.33%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.33%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.22%) RHEV
12 2 (0.22%) KVM
13 1 (0.11%) Firmware
13 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.11%) Samba
13 1 (0.11%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 66 (7.21%) Puppet
2 37 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (2.30%) Cobbler
4 20 (2.19%) Nagios
5 19 (2.08%) Data Guard
6 15 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
7 13 (1.42%) collectd
8 12 (1.31%) Oozie
9 10 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (0.98%) Salt
11 8 (0.87%) Control-M
12 7 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 7 (0.77%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.66%) Ansible
14 5 (0.55%) Graphite
14 5 (0.55%) WMI
14 5 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
14 5 (0.55%) Cacti
14 5 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
14 5 (0.55%) Opsview
Vendors
1 477 (52.13%) Oracle
2 112 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 83 (9.07%) Sybase
4 68 (7.43%) IBM
5 57 (6.23%) Red Hat
6 52 (5.68%) VMware
7 32 (3.50%) Informatica
8 31 (3.39%) Business Objects
9 26 (2.84%) HP
10 19 (2.08%) Sun
10 19 (2.08%) Cognos
11 17 (1.86%) SAP
12 10 (1.09%) Tableau
12 10 (1.09%) Akamai
12 10 (1.09%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.98%) Citrix
13 9 (0.98%) ESRI
14 8 (0.87%) Ab Initio
15 6 (0.66%) Talend
15 6 (0.66%) Splunk
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