The table below looks at the statistics for Snowflake Schema skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Snowflake Schema over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Snowflake Schema
Rank 586 572 595
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs citing Snowflake Schema 10 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.019% 0.002%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.085% 0.085% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 0
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£381 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -
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 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
11732 11816 12192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.70% 22.40% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7406 7337 6949
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 £273 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £347 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.86% +3.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 195 324
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £15.20 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £49.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%

Snowflake Schema
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Snowflake Schema Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Snowflake Schema
Daily Rate Trend

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

Snowflake Schema Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Snowflake Schema
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Snowflake Schema within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Snowflake Schema Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Snowflake Schema
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Snowflake Schema within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 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 -20 9 £381 -19.73% 2
London +10 4 £419 -4.28% 1
City of London +21 2 £506 +30.64% 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1

Snowflake Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Snowflake Schema 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 Snowflake Schema.

1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 12 (85.71%) Data Warehouse
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) ETL
3 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
5 6 (42.86%) Finance
5 6 (42.86%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (35.71%) Visualisation
6 5 (35.71%) Tableau
6 5 (35.71%) Dimensional Modelling
6 5 (35.71%) Star Schema
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
7 4 (28.57%) Replication
7 4 (28.57%) Change Management
7 4 (28.57%) Informatica
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Database Security
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (21.43%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (21.43%) Red Gate
8 3 (21.43%) Analytics
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (21.43%) MDX

Snowflake Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Snowflake Schema 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 Snowflake Schema. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 12 (85.71%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (57.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (35.71%) Star Schema
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (14.29%) Data Mart
6 2 (14.29%) QlikView
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (7.14%) OLAP
7 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
7 1 (7.14%) MOLAP
7 1 (7.14%) DataStage
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (7.14%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (28.57%) DBA
4 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 2 (14.29%) ETL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior DBA
4 2 (14.29%) Business Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) MDX
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) Kendo UI
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Visualisation
2 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 4 (28.57%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
4 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ETL
1 8 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (42.86%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (35.71%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) Database Security
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) CRM
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Coaching
6 1 (7.14%) Master Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) T-SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Tableau
3 4 (28.57%) Informatica
4 3 (21.43%) Red Gate
4 3 (21.43%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (14.29%) Telerik
5 2 (14.29%) Cognos
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
6 1 (7.14%) SAP
6 1 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (7.14%) Hyperion
6 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio