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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 604 558 585
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +27
Contract jobs citing VLDB 2 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.003% 0.030% 0.014%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.017% 0.14% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £417 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+78.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
11929 11808 12181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.64% 22.37% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7525 7335 6959
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 195 343
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.09 £30.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+6.96% -5.51%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -51 2 £475 +26.66% 5
East Midlands -4 1 £625 +78.57%
London -5 1 £325 -13.33% 3
Nottingham - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
South East - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Leeds - - - -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 13 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 10 (76.92%) Service Management
3 9 (69.23%) Oracle
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 7 (53.85%) ETL
4 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (46.15%) Perl
5 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 6 (46.15%) QA
5 6 (46.15%) Kimball Methodology
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
6 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle Statspack
6 5 (38.46%) Data Guard
6 5 (38.46%) Database Tuning
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (38.46%) UNIX
6 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
6 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
6 5 (38.46%) SLA
6 5 (38.46%) Marketing
6 5 (38.46%) ITSM
6 5 (38.46%) Replication
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) HP

VLDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle Database
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (7.69%) QlikView
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
6 1 (7.69%) DB2
6 1 (7.69%) OLAP
6 1 (7.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
1 7 (53.85%) DBA
2 6 (46.15%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Administrator
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle DBA
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (7.69%) Data Consultant
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse Consultant
7 1 (7.69%) Consultant
7 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 1 (7.69%) Database Developer
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) SQL DBA
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (7.69%) ETL Developer
7 1 (7.69%) Server Administrator
7 1 (7.69%) DB2 DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Streams
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Replication
1 5 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) DTV
3 1 (7.69%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) UNIX
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
1 10 (76.92%) Service Management
2 7 (53.85%) ETL
2 7 (53.85%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (46.15%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (38.46%) Database Tuning
4 5 (38.46%) ITSM
4 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (7.69%) Data Governance
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) OCP
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) QA
2 5 (38.46%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Statspack
1 5 (38.46%) Data Guard
2 4 (30.77%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Perforce
4 1 (7.69%) Teradata
4 1 (7.69%) Greenplum
4 1 (7.69%) Informatica
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft