The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Snowflake Schema
Rank 575 563 582
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Snowflake Schema 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.014% 0.005%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.045% 0.065% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £450 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £550 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate - £338 £320
% change year-on-year
- +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11119 10768 11675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.11% 21.48% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6895 6501 6857
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 £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 223 276
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.46 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.70 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%

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 11 July 2014.

Snowflake Schema Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Snowflake Schema
Top 19 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 11 July 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 -12 5 £388 -13.88% 4
London -3 4 £388 -29.54% 1
City of London - 2 £538 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
South East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Crawley - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Nottingham - - - - 1
Southampton - - - -
Woking - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -

Snowflake Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (100.00%) ETL
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Star Schema
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) MDX
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Cognos
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
5 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio
5 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (20.00%) Data Management
5 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework

Snowflake Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) PowerPivot
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (80.00%) Star Schema
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (20.00%) WebFOCUS
4 1 (20.00%) DataStage
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (20.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (20.00%) MOLAP
4 1 (20.00%) OLAP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (40.00%) ETL Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Business Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) MDX
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Reference Data
2 1 (20.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ETL
1 5 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Dimensional Modelling
2 3 (60.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) SSADM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Fund Accounting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Business Objects
2 2 (40.00%) Cognos
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (20.00%) Informatica
3 1 (20.00%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (20.00%) Ab Initio