The first table below looks at the demand for Star 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 Star Schema over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Star Schema
Rank 531 493 500
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +7
Contract jobs citing Star Schema 73 72 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.63% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 37
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£375 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £375 £395
% change year-on-year
-18.66% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.75
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11556 11021 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.14% 21.56% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7163 6735 7032
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 221 312
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.18 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%

Star Schema
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Star Schema Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Star Schema
Daily Rate Trend

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

Star Schema Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Star Schema
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Star Schema within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Star Schema Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Star Schema
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Star Schema Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Star Schema
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 Star Schema within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 -11 64 £390 -6.02% 9
London +9 34 £425 -5.55% 2
Yorkshire - 16 £290 -
West Yorkshire - 15 £290 -
Leeds - 14 £290 -
City of London +5 7 £388 -16.21% 1
Scotland -18 5 £229 -37.80%
South East -28 5 £425 -32.40% 4
Berkshire +2 4 £425 -32.80% 3
Edinburgh -17 4 £220 -45.08%
Reading +4 3 £425 -34.48% 2
South West -39 3 £488 +30.00%
Wales - 3 £363 - 1
South Wales - 3 £363 - 1
North West -11 2 £331 +0.37% 1
Manchester -11 2 £331 +0.37% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £225 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £225 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Crawley - - - -
Derby - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nuneaton - - - - 1

Star Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Star 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 Star Schema.

1 97 (67.36%) Business Intelligence
2 94 (65.28%) SQL
3 81 (56.25%) ETL
4 80 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
5 78 (54.17%) SQL Server
6 71 (49.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 63 (43.75%) Oracle
8 58 (40.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 45 (31.25%) Data Modelling
10 44 (30.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 41 (28.47%) Kimball Methodology
12 40 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
13 36 (25.00%) Microsoft
14 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
15 33 (22.92%) Analytics
16 32 (22.22%) Finance
16 32 (22.22%) OLAP
17 31 (21.53%) MS Excel
18 29 (20.14%) Inmon Methodology
19 28 (19.44%) Business Objects
19 28 (19.44%) XML
20 24 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
21 22 (15.28%) PL/SQL
22 21 (14.58%) T-SQL
22 21 (14.58%) Oracle OLAP
22 21 (14.58%) Relational Database
23 20 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
23 20 (13.89%) Big Data
24 19 (13.19%) C#
24 19 (13.19%) Oracle Database

Star Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Star 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 Star Schema. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.08%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (21.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.56%) PowerPivot
3 5 (3.47%) MS Office
3 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.17%) FTP
1 6 (4.17%) HTTP
1 6 (4.17%) HTTPS
1 6 (4.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (55.56%) Data Warehouse
2 78 (54.17%) SQL Server
3 71 (49.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (40.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (30.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (22.22%) OLAP
8 21 (14.58%) Oracle OLAP
8 21 (14.58%) Relational Database
9 20 (13.89%) Big Data
10 19 (13.19%) Oracle Database
11 15 (10.42%) SQL Server 2005
12 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database 11g
13 12 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (7.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 10 (6.94%) RDBMS
16 9 (6.25%) Data Mart
16 9 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
17 8 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
18 7 (4.86%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 7 (4.86%) ERwin
2 5 (3.47%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.08%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.39%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.39%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.39%) LoadUI
4 2 (1.39%) JMeter
4 2 (1.39%) Selenium
5 1 (0.69%) Toad
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.86%) Banking
4 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 94 (65.28%) Developer
2 23 (15.97%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 20 (13.89%) ETL Developer
4 17 (11.81%) SQL Developer
5 16 (11.11%) Analyst
6 15 (10.42%) Oracle Developer
7 13 (9.03%) Business Developer
7 13 (9.03%) Architect
8 11 (7.64%) Test Analyst
9 8 (5.56%) Consultant
10 7 (4.86%) Business Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Designer
10 7 (4.86%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 7 (4.86%) OBIEE Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Microstrategy Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Tester
11 6 (4.17%) Senior Developer
11 6 (4.17%) Data Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (19.44%) XML
2 16 (11.11%) MDX
3 10 (6.94%) .NET
4 6 (4.17%) CSS
4 6 (4.17%) XHTML
4 6 (4.17%) HTML
5 5 (3.47%) Web Services
5 5 (3.47%) Ajax
6 3 (2.08%) SOAP
6 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.39%) JSON
8 1 (0.69%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Computer Science
1 11 (7.64%) Data Integration
2 6 (4.17%) CMDB
3 5 (3.47%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.78%) Data Conversion
4 4 (2.78%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.78%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.69%) Online Games
7 1 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.11%) UNIX
2 5 (3.47%) Solaris
2 5 (3.47%) Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (67.36%) Business Intelligence
2 81 (56.25%) ETL
3 45 (31.25%) Data Modelling
4 41 (28.47%) Kimball Methodology
5 35 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (22.92%) Analytics
7 29 (20.14%) Inmon Methodology
8 24 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
9 20 (13.89%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (10.42%) Migration
11 11 (7.64%) Data Analysis
11 11 (7.64%) Performance Improvement
11 11 (7.64%) Data Migration
11 11 (7.64%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (7.64%) Data Mapping
12 7 (4.86%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.17%) Data Management
13 6 (4.17%) Project Management
13 6 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 94 (65.28%) SQL
2 22 (15.28%) PL/SQL
3 21 (14.58%) T-SQL
4 19 (13.19%) C#
5 6 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.08%) Perl
6 3 (2.08%) Java
7 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.39%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Degree
2 10 (6.94%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.94%) ISEB
3 2 (1.39%) HNC
3 2 (1.39%) HND
3 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.69%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.47%) ISO 9001
1 5 (3.47%) TickIT
2 3 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 63 (43.75%) Oracle
2 36 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (19.44%) Business Objects
4 18 (12.50%) Informatica
5 17 (11.81%) Cognos
6 7 (4.86%) MicroStrategy
7 6 (4.17%) Teradata
7 6 (4.17%) Netezza
7 6 (4.17%) Lattice Semiconductor
8 5 (3.47%) IBM
9 3 (2.08%) Tableau
9 3 (2.08%) Talend
9 3 (2.08%) Greenplum
9 3 (2.08%) Perforce
10 2 (1.39%) Ab Initio
10 2 (1.39%) SAP
11 1 (0.69%) Siebel
11 1 (0.69%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.69%) Red Gate
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