The table below looks at the statistics for RDBMS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
Rank 335 318 269
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -49
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 346 398 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.68% 0.78%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.85% 2.99% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 223 259
Median daily rate £425 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £302 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%

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
12122 13332 12303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.95% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8027 8826 7790
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

RDBMS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RDBMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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 -17 287 £438 -2.77% 132
London -56 133 £501 +0.10% 64
South East +37 54 £375 -6.25% 15
Scotland +18 48 £325 -13.33% 9
Glasgow +13 32 £425 +21.42% 4
Berkshire +27 26 £338 +2.27% 1
North West +8 19 £405 -4.70% 13
West Midlands -28 17 £394 -6.25% 7
City of London -22 15 £475 -9.52% 11
East Midlands +8 14 £410 -21.90% 2
East of England 0 14 £288 -23.33% 11
Yorkshire +8 13 £345 +15.00% 5
South West -5 13 £400 -11.11% 12
West Yorkshire +14 12 £345 +15.00% 5
Leeds +10 11 £345 +20.00% 4
Surrey +8 11 £358 -13.33% 3
Lancashire +24 10 £400 -20.00% 1
West Sussex +9 9 £375 +5.63% 2
Reading +27 8 £338 +3.84% 1
Hertfordshire +3 8 £288 -47.72% 5
Bristol -4 8 £400 -11.11% 6
North East -12 8 £315 -12.50% 3
Tyne and Wear -24 8 £315 -12.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 8 £315 -12.50% 2
Slough - 8 £320 -
Belfast - 7 £375 - 3
Northern Ireland - 7 £375 - 3
County Antrim - 7 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire +30 6 £389 +76.70% 3
Edinburgh +17 6 £400 -18.36% 3

RDBMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 776 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 402 (51.80%) Oracle
3 389 (50.13%) SQL
4 308 (39.69%) Java
5 233 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
6 226 (29.12%) Linux
7 218 (28.09%) SQL Server
8 217 (27.96%) Oracle Database
9 159 (20.49%) JavaScript
9 159 (20.49%) Unix
10 155 (19.97%) Finance
11 133 (17.14%) HTML
12 129 (16.62%) OO
13 128 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
14 118 (15.21%) Spring
15 115 (14.82%) Perl
16 114 (14.69%) CSS
16 114 (14.69%) Web Services
17 109 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
18 108 (13.92%) Microsoft
19 107 (13.79%) Scrum
20 100 (12.89%) XML
20 100 (12.89%) Sybase
20 100 (12.89%) .NET
20 100 (12.89%) JUnit
21 99 (12.76%) Software Engineering
22 96 (12.37%) Windows
23 95 (12.24%) DB2
24 94 (12.11%) MVC
25 93 (11.98%) ETL

RDBMS
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 55 (7.09%) WebLogic
2 43 (5.54%) Apache Spark
3 41 (5.28%) Tomcat
4 24 (3.09%) Apache
4 24 (3.09%) JBoss
5 22 (2.84%) WebSphere
6 20 (2.58%) Tuxedo
7 16 (2.06%) IIS
8 15 (1.93%) CMS
9 13 (1.68%) SAS
10 12 (1.55%) nginx
10 12 (1.55%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.03%) Liferay
12 7 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.77%) Apache Pig
13 6 (0.77%) Drupal
13 6 (0.77%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.77%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
13 6 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.80%) MS Office
3 10 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) GIMP
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 15 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (1.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 12 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
4 7 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.64%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.26%) Teamcenter
9 1 (0.13%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.13%) Magento
9 1 (0.13%) Maximo
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.06%) SaaS
4 8 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (1.03%) GitHub
5 7 (0.90%) Amazon S3
5 7 (0.90%) PaaS
6 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.77%) IaaS
7 2 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.26%) Slack
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.13%) Apcera
8 1 (0.13%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.13%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.12%) HTTP
2 29 (3.74%) DNS
2 29 (3.74%) Internet
3 22 (2.84%) DHCP
4 21 (2.71%) TCP/IP
5 13 (1.68%) FTP
6 12 (1.55%) SAN
6 12 (1.55%) SSL
6 12 (1.55%) VLAN
7 10 (1.29%) IPsec
7 10 (1.29%) LDAP
8 5 (0.64%) NAS
9 4 (0.52%) SSH
10 3 (0.39%) Kerberos
11 2 (0.26%) Firewall
11 2 (0.26%) LAN
11 2 (0.26%) Network Security
11 2 (0.26%) Telnet
11 2 (0.26%) WAN
12 1 (0.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 776 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 218 (28.09%) SQL Server
3 217 (27.96%) Oracle Database
4 95 (12.24%) DB2
5 93 (11.98%) NoSQL
6 92 (11.86%) MySQL
7 89 (11.47%) Data Warehouse
8 72 (9.28%) Hadoop
8 72 (9.28%) PostgreSQL
9 61 (7.86%) Big Data
10 55 (7.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 42 (5.41%) MongoDB
12 31 (3.99%) Oracle Database 10g
13 30 (3.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (3.61%) Oracle Database 12c
15 26 (3.35%) Apache Hive
15 26 (3.35%) HBase
15 26 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
16 22 (2.84%) Apache Cassandra
17 21 (2.71%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 100 (12.89%) JUnit
2 82 (10.57%) Jenkins
3 72 (9.28%) Git (software)
4 56 (7.22%) Maven
5 30 (3.87%) Ant
6 28 (3.61%) Eclipse
7 25 (3.22%) JIRA
7 25 (3.22%) Visual Studio
8 20 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
8 20 (2.58%) Subversion
9 19 (2.45%) SonarQube
9 19 (2.45%) Talend Open Studio
10 17 (2.19%) Mockito
10 17 (2.19%) Toad
11 16 (2.06%) Hudson
11 16 (2.06%) Selenium
12 14 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
12 14 (1.80%) RSpec
13 13 (1.68%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.55%) Cucumber
General
1 155 (19.97%) Finance
2 87 (11.21%) Banking
3 34 (4.38%) Front Office
4 33 (4.25%) Investment Banking
5 31 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 25 (3.22%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.58%) Marketing
8 17 (2.19%) Retail
9 12 (1.55%) Billing
10 9 (1.16%) Legal
11 7 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.64%) Law
13 4 (0.52%) Automotive
13 4 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.52%) German Language
14 3 (0.39%) Games
15 2 (0.26%) Back Office
15 2 (0.26%) Electronics
16 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 355 (45.75%) Developer
2 115 (14.82%) Java Developer
3 91 (11.73%) DBA
4 75 (9.66%) Architect
5 58 (7.47%) Oracle DBA
6 49 (6.31%) Analyst
7 46 (5.93%) .NET Developer
8 41 (5.28%) Consultant
8 41 (5.28%) Senior Developer
9 39 (5.03%) Administrator
10 32 (4.12%) Oracle Developer
11 28 (3.61%) SQL Developer
12 26 (3.35%) Data Architect
12 26 (3.35%) Scala Developer
12 26 (3.35%) Technical Leader
13 22 (2.84%) Agile Developer
14 21 (2.71%) C++ Developer
14 21 (2.71%) DevOps Engineer
14 21 (2.71%) JavaScript Developer
14 21 (2.71%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (17.14%) HTML
2 118 (15.21%) Spring
3 114 (14.69%) CSS
3 114 (14.69%) Web Services
4 100 (12.89%) .NET
4 100 (12.89%) XML
5 78 (10.05%) REST
6 64 (8.25%) JMS
7 55 (7.09%) SOAP
8 53 (6.83%) JSON
9 50 (6.44%) Hibernate
10 48 (6.19%) ASP.NET
10 48 (6.19%) J2SE
11 46 (5.93%) jQuery
12 41 (5.28%) J2EE
13 39 (5.03%) AngularJS
14 32 (4.12%) ASP.NET MVC
15 31 (3.99%) Middleware
16 30 (3.87%) Struts
17 29 (3.74%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 128 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.03%) Clustering
3 37 (4.77%) Data Integration
4 28 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 27 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 24 (3.09%) Computer Science
6 24 (3.09%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.09%) N-Tier
6 24 (3.09%) User Experience
7 21 (2.71%) Equity Derivative
8 19 (2.45%) Data Structures
8 19 (2.45%) Replication
9 17 (2.19%) Fixed Income
10 13 (1.68%) Equities
11 11 (1.42%) Mathematics
11 11 (1.42%) Visualisation
12 10 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.29%) Reference Data
13 9 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.16%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 226 (29.12%) Linux
2 159 (20.49%) Unix
3 96 (12.37%) Windows
4 43 (5.54%) Windows Server
5 28 (3.61%) AIX
6 27 (3.48%) Solaris
7 26 (3.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.16%) Android
9 7 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.77%) HPUX
10 6 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.52%) CentOS
13 3 (0.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (30.03%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (16.62%) OO
3 109 (14.05%) Continuous Integration
4 107 (13.79%) Scrum
5 99 (12.76%) Software Engineering
6 94 (12.11%) MVC
7 93 (11.98%) ETL
7 93 (11.98%) SDLC
8 81 (10.44%) Data Modelling
9 79 (10.18%) TDD
10 77 (9.92%) Performance Tuning
11 59 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
12 57 (7.35%) Unit Testing
13 54 (6.96%) ITIL
14 51 (6.57%) E-Commerce
14 51 (6.57%) OOD
15 48 (6.19%) Configuration Management
16 46 (5.93%) DevOps
17 43 (5.54%) Migration
18 42 (5.41%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 389 (50.13%) SQL
2 308 (39.69%) Java
3 159 (20.49%) JavaScript
4 115 (14.82%) Perl
5 90 (11.60%) PL/SQL
6 86 (11.08%) Python
7 84 (10.82%) C#
8 66 (8.51%) Shell Script
9 62 (7.99%) C++
9 62 (7.99%) Ruby
10 54 (6.96%) Scala
11 45 (5.80%) Bash Shell
12 44 (5.67%) C
13 37 (4.77%) VB
14 35 (4.51%) T-SQL
15 20 (2.58%) COBOL
15 20 (2.58%) PHP
16 13 (1.68%) R
17 11 (1.42%) PowerShell
18 10 (1.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 76 (9.79%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.38%) Degree
3 56 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 34 (4.38%) Oracle Certification
5 15 (1.93%) OCP
6 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.16%) OCPJP
7 5 (0.64%) ISEB
7 5 (0.64%) MCDBA
8 4 (0.52%) CCNA
8 4 (0.52%) CCNP
8 4 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.52%) MCSE
8 4 (0.52%) PMP
9 3 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.39%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.39%) VCAP
10 2 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.26%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.99%) QA
2 28 (3.61%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (1.03%) SLA
4 4 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (0.39%) GCP
6 1 (0.13%) FATCA
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 55 (7.09%) Oracle RAC
2 26 (3.35%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.19%) Docker
5 16 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 16 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (0.90%) HDFS
8 3 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 3 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.26%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.26%) NFS
9 2 (0.26%) SRDF
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.13%) RACF
10 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.13%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (3.99%) Puppet
2 29 (3.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 27 (3.48%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.68%) Ansible
4 13 (1.68%) Data Guard
4 13 (1.68%) Kibana
4 13 (1.68%) Nagios
5 11 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 9 (1.16%) TIBCO Hawk
7 8 (1.03%) BladeLogic
7 8 (1.03%) Kubernetes
8 7 (0.90%) Control-M
9 5 (0.64%) collectd
9 5 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.64%) Icinga
9 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.64%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.39%) logstash
10 3 (0.39%) Oozie
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 402 (51.80%) Oracle
2 108 (13.92%) Microsoft
3 100 (12.89%) Sybase
4 41 (5.28%) IBM
5 36 (4.64%) VMware
6 33 (4.25%) Red Hat
7 22 (2.84%) Cloudera
8 20 (2.58%) Micro Focus
8 20 (2.58%) TIBCO
9 19 (2.45%) Talend
10 18 (2.32%) SAP
11 17 (2.19%) MicroStrategy
12 16 (2.06%) Informatica
12 16 (2.06%) MuleSoft
13 15 (1.93%) HP
14 13 (1.68%) Adobe
14 13 (1.68%) Perforce
15 12 (1.55%) Pega
15 12 (1.55%) Siemens
16 11 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
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