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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 619 646 620
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -26
Contract jobs citing VLDB 2 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.011% 0.027%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.018% 0.047% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 10
Median daily rate £450 £375 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £665 £300
% change year-on-year
- +121.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11130 12653 12089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.45% 23.04% 21.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7387 8454 8027
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 190 182
Median hourly rate £38.00 £24.50 £31.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.10% -21.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -25.37%

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
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 3 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 11 December 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 +22 2 £450 +20.00% 2
London +9 2 £450 +31.38% 1
City of London -4 2 £450 +31.38%

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
3 5 (55.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 5 (55.56%) Brocade
3 5 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (55.56%) High Availability
3 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 5 (55.56%) LDAP
3 5 (55.56%) OLTP
3 5 (55.56%) StorageTek
3 5 (55.56%) Veritas
3 5 (55.56%) Sun
3 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (55.56%) NetBackup
3 5 (55.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle ZFS
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
5 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (55.56%) LDAP
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) OLTP
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (11.11%) Big Data
3 1 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 1 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (11.11%) OLAP
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (22.22%) DBA
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Development DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Report Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Development DBA
3 1 (11.11%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) Data Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (55.56%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Content Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Data Management
3 1 (11.11%) Database Security
3 1 (11.11%) Database Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Information Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Market Research
3 1 (11.11%) Metadata Management
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) NetBackup
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle ZFS
1 5 (55.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Brocade
2 5 (55.56%) StorageTek
2 5 (55.56%) Sun
2 5 (55.56%) Veritas
3 1 (11.11%) Greenplum
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) MicroStrategy
3 1 (11.11%) ParAccel
3 1 (11.11%) Talend
3 1 (11.11%) Teradata
3 1 (11.11%) Vertica
3 1 (11.11%) WorldPay