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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Star Schema
Rank 518 496 504
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +8
Contract jobs citing Star Schema 75 72 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.65% 0.65% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 54 37
Average daily rate
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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
11544 11021 11927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.12% 21.60% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7146 6736 7018
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 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 225 307
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 25 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 25 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 -30 66 £405 -2.40% 11
London +1 36 £425 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire - 16 £290 -
West Yorkshire - 15 £290 -
Leeds - 14 £290 -
City of London +12 8 £388 -16.21% 2
South East -11 5 £425 -32.40% 4
Scotland -18 5 £229 -37.80%
Berkshire 0 4 £425 -32.80% 2
Edinburgh -14 4 £220 -45.08%
Reading +6 3 £425 -34.48% 1
South West -36 3 £488 +30.00%
Wales - 3 £363 - 1
South Wales - 3 £363 - 1
North West -6 2 £331 +0.37% 1
Manchester -9 2 £331 +0.37% 1
Warwickshire - 2 £225 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £225 - 1
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £375 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Derby - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
Barrow-in-Furness - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nuneaton - - - - 1

Star Schema
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 (66.90%) Business Intelligence
2 95 (65.52%) SQL
3 82 (56.55%) Data Warehouse
3 82 (56.55%) ETL
4 78 (53.79%) SQL Server
5 71 (48.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 65 (44.83%) Oracle
7 58 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 46 (31.72%) Data Modelling
9 44 (30.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 42 (28.97%) Kimball Methodology
11 40 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
12 36 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
12 36 (24.83%) Microsoft
13 34 (23.45%) Finance
14 33 (22.76%) Analytics
15 32 (22.07%) OLAP
16 31 (21.38%) MS Excel
17 30 (20.69%) Inmon Methodology
18 29 (20.00%) XML
19 28 (19.31%) Business Objects
20 24 (16.55%) Dimensional Modelling
21 23 (15.86%) PL/SQL
22 21 (14.48%) T-SQL
22 21 (14.48%) Oracle OLAP
22 21 (14.48%) Performance Tuning
22 21 (14.48%) Relational Database
23 20 (13.79%) Oracle Database
23 20 (13.79%) Big Data
24 19 (13.10%) C#

Star Schema
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (7.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (2.07%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (21.38%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.52%) PowerPivot
3 6 (4.14%) MS Office
3 6 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (3.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.14%) FTP
1 6 (4.14%) HTTP
1 6 (4.14%) HTTPS
1 6 (4.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (56.55%) Data Warehouse
2 78 (53.79%) SQL Server
3 71 (48.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 58 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 44 (30.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (27.59%) SQL Server 2008
7 32 (22.07%) OLAP
8 21 (14.48%) Oracle OLAP
8 21 (14.48%) Relational Database
9 20 (13.79%) Oracle Database
9 20 (13.79%) Big Data
10 15 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 14 (9.66%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (8.28%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (7.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 10 (6.90%) RDBMS
15 9 (6.21%) Data Mart
15 9 (6.21%) Oracle BI EE
16 8 (5.52%) Oracle ODI
17 7 (4.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 7 (4.83%) ERwin
2 5 (3.45%) ClearCase
3 3 (2.07%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (2.07%) Selenium
4 2 (1.38%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.38%) JMeter
4 2 (1.38%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.38%) LoadUI
5 1 (0.69%) Gradle
5 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) WATIR
5 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.69%) Toad
5 1 (0.69%) JUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.69%) Hudson
General
1 34 (23.45%) Finance
2 8 (5.52%) Banking
2 8 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.07%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) German Language
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 93 (64.14%) Developer
2 23 (15.86%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 20 (13.79%) ETL Developer
4 17 (11.72%) Analyst
4 17 (11.72%) SQL Developer
5 15 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
6 13 (8.97%) Business Developer
6 13 (8.97%) Architect
7 11 (7.59%) Test Analyst
8 8 (5.52%) Consultant
9 7 (4.83%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Tester
9 7 (4.83%) Data Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 7 (4.83%) OBIEE Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Designer
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Coordinator
11 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.00%) XML
2 16 (11.03%) MDX
3 10 (6.90%) .NET
4 7 (4.83%) HTML
5 6 (4.14%) CSS
5 6 (4.14%) XHTML
6 5 (3.45%) Ajax
6 5 (3.45%) Web Services
7 3 (2.07%) SOAP
7 3 (2.07%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.38%) JSON
9 1 (0.69%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.59%) Computer Science
1 11 (7.59%) Data Integration
2 6 (4.14%) CMDB
3 5 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 4 (2.76%) Data Conversion
4 4 (2.76%) Freedom of Information
4 4 (2.76%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.76%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.07%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.38%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.69%) Online Games
7 1 (0.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.72%) UNIX
2 6 (4.14%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Solaris
4 2 (1.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (66.90%) Business Intelligence
2 82 (56.55%) ETL
3 46 (31.72%) Data Modelling
4 42 (28.97%) Kimball Methodology
5 36 (24.83%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (22.76%) Analytics
7 30 (20.69%) Inmon Methodology
8 24 (16.55%) Dimensional Modelling
9 21 (14.48%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (11.03%) Migration
11 12 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (7.59%) Data Migration
12 11 (7.59%) Data Mapping
12 11 (7.59%) Performance Improvement
12 11 (7.59%) Data Analysis
13 8 (5.52%) Data Management
13 8 (5.52%) Unit Testing
14 6 (4.14%) Project Management
14 6 (4.14%) Test Strategy
14 6 (4.14%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (65.52%) SQL
2 23 (15.86%) PL/SQL
3 21 (14.48%) T-SQL
4 19 (13.10%) C#
5 6 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.76%) Java
7 3 (2.07%) Perl
8 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.38%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.69%) Python
9 1 (0.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (11.03%) Degree
2 10 (6.90%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.90%) ISEB
3 2 (1.38%) HNC
3 2 (1.38%) HND
3 2 (1.38%) 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 (3.45%) ISO 9001
1 5 (3.45%) TickIT
2 3 (2.07%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) Control-M
2 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.69%) Puppet
2 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (44.83%) Oracle
2 36 (24.83%) Microsoft
3 28 (19.31%) Business Objects
4 18 (12.41%) Informatica
5 17 (11.72%) Cognos
6 6 (4.14%) MicroStrategy
6 6 (4.14%) Teradata
6 6 (4.14%) Netezza
6 6 (4.14%) Lattice Semiconductor
7 5 (3.45%) IBM
8 3 (2.07%) Tableau
8 3 (2.07%) Talend
8 3 (2.07%) Greenplum
8 3 (2.07%) Perforce
8 3 (2.07%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.38%) SAP
10 1 (0.69%) Siebel
10 1 (0.69%) VMware
10 1 (0.69%) HP
10 1 (0.69%) Hyperion
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