The table below looks at the statistics for VLDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLDB over the 3 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 626 621 595
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -26
Contract jobs citing VLDB 25 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.006% 0.030%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.21% 0.024% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 13
Median daily rate £374 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £405 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £438 -
% change year-on-year
-15.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - -

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
11655 12454 12033
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.77% 23.00% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7920 8087 7666
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 163 208
Median hourly rate £33.50 £25.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.03 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.91 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+36.00% -23.07%

VLDB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VLDB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

VLDB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VLDB
Daily Rate Trend

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

VLDB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VLDB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLDB within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

VLDB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VLDB
Hourly Rate Trend

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

VLDB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VLDB
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLDB within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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 +14 25 £374 -12.05% 2
London +1 12 £400 -5.88% 2
South East - 12 £371 -
Redhill - 7 - -
Surrey - 7 - -
West Sussex - 5 £371 -
Crawley - 3 £371 -
Gatwick - 2 £365 -
East Midlands +18 1 £360 -10.12%
Leicestershire - 1 £360 -
Croydon - 1 £374 -
Leicester - 1 £360 -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VLDB 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 VLDB.

1 31 (81.58%) Oracle
2 27 (71.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 27 (71.05%) High Availability
3 26 (68.42%) NetBackup
3 26 (68.42%) Solaris
3 26 (68.42%) Unix
3 26 (68.42%) SAN
3 26 (68.42%) Veritas
4 25 (65.79%) StorageTek
4 25 (65.79%) Brocade
4 25 (65.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 25 (65.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 25 (65.79%) Fibre Channel
5 22 (57.89%) Sun
6 21 (55.26%) Linux
6 21 (55.26%) Oracle ZFS
7 20 (52.63%) Computer Science
8 19 (50.00%) EMC
8 19 (50.00%) OLTP
8 19 (50.00%) MySQL
8 19 (50.00%) Red Hat
8 19 (50.00%) GlusterFS
8 19 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
8 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
9 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
10 11 (28.95%) SQL
10 11 (28.95%) T-SQL
10 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services

VLDB
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 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) SAN
2 25 (65.79%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (15.79%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) MySQL
1 19 (50.00%) OLTP
2 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (2.63%) DB2
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 31 (81.58%) Administrator
2 25 (65.79%) Unix Administrator
3 12 (31.58%) DBA
4 11 (28.95%) SQL DBA
5 9 (23.68%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Senior DBA
6 4 (10.53%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (10.53%) Senior SQL Server DBA
6 4 (10.53%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (7.89%) Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Database Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Senior Database Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) SAN Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
9 1 (2.63%) Unix Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 20 (52.63%) Computer Science
2 19 (50.00%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (10.53%) Hedge funds
4 2 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Contactless
5 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Solaris
1 26 (68.42%) Unix
2 21 (55.26%) Linux
3 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (13.16%) Windows
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 27 (71.05%) High Availability
2 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.16%) Security Management
3 5 (13.16%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (10.53%) Logistics
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.63%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.63%) CRM
6 1 (2.63%) ETL
6 1 (2.63%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.63%) Project Management
6 1 (2.63%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
1 11 (28.95%) T-SQL
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) AWK
3 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
3 1 (2.63%) Korn
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 19 (50.00%) GlusterFS
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas File System
4 1 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) NetBackup
2 25 (65.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 21 (55.26%) Oracle ZFS
4 19 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Oracle
2 26 (68.42%) Veritas
3 25 (65.79%) Brocade
3 25 (65.79%) StorageTek
4 22 (57.89%) Sun
5 19 (50.00%) EMC
5 19 (50.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.16%) SimCorp
6 5 (13.16%) VMware
7 1 (2.63%) CA