The table below looks at the statistics for VLDB skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VLDB over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 608 565 577
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +12
Contract jobs citing VLDB 10 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.040% 0.016%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.084% 0.18% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 8
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£325 £388 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +16.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £493 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
11906 11930 11709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.45% 22.70% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7754 7342 6813
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 234 318
Average hourly rate £31.20 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.50 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.36 £31.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +3.27%

VLDB
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLDB within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 21 October 2014.

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 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLDB within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -40 10 £325 -16.12% 6
London -19 6 £350 -12.50% 3
City of London +15 1 £275 -33.73% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Leeds - - - -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VLDB 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 VLDB.

1 19 (95.00%) Data Warehouse
2 16 (80.00%) ITIL
2 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 16 (80.00%) Service Management
3 14 (70.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 11 (55.00%) ETL
5 10 (50.00%) ITSM
5 10 (50.00%) QA
5 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (45.00%) Data Mining
7 8 (40.00%) Oracle
8 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
8 5 (25.00%) Data Governance
8 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (20.00%) Database Tuning
9 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) Perl
9 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Marketing
9 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (15.00%) Replication
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (15.00%) SLA
10 3 (15.00%) UNIX
10 3 (15.00%) Data Guard
10 3 (15.00%) Oracle Exadata

VLDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VLDB 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 VLDB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (95.00%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (45.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (5.00%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (5.00%) QlikView
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (5.00%) Hadoop
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) DB2
6 1 (5.00%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 6 (30.00%) Consultant
3 6 (30.00%) DBA
3 6 (30.00%) Data Consultant
4 5 (25.00%) Solutions Consultant
5 4 (20.00%) Administrator
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 1 (5.00%) Database Developer
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
8 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
8 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.00%) ETL Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
8 1 (5.00%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) ITIL
1 16 (80.00%) Service Management
2 14 (70.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 11 (55.00%) ETL
4 10 (50.00%) ITSM
5 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 5 (25.00%) Data Governance
6 4 (20.00%) Database Tuning
6 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (5.00%) Data Analysis
8 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) Perl
2 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) OCP
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MCSE
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Statspack
1 3 (15.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) HP
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Perforce
3 1 (5.00%) Teradata
3 1 (5.00%) Greenplum
3 1 (5.00%) Informatica
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Intuition IT Solutions
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Intuition IT Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago