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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 655 656 641
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing VLDB 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.009% 0.002%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.016% 0.038% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £396 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +19.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £400 -
% change year-on-year
-0.93% -
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
12145 13124 12302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.69% 22.94% 21.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8044 8698 7789
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 199 201
Median hourly rate £36.00 £33.55 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% +34.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.53 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.32 £33.55 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.25% +49.11%

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 7 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 27 September 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 +25 2 £396 +2.25% 2
Chester - 1 £415 -
Warwick - 1 £378 -
Cheshire - 1 £415 -
Warwickshire - 1 £378 -
North West - 1 £415 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £378 -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 21 (84.00%) Oracle
2 20 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (64.00%) SAN
4 15 (60.00%) Linux
5 14 (56.00%) Solaris
5 14 (56.00%) Unix
5 14 (56.00%) StorageTek
5 14 (56.00%) Veritas
5 14 (56.00%) NetBackup
5 14 (56.00%) Brocade
5 14 (56.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 14 (56.00%) Computer Science
5 14 (56.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 14 (56.00%) Fibre Channel
5 14 (56.00%) High Availability
6 12 (48.00%) Oracle ZFS
6 12 (48.00%) OLTP
6 12 (48.00%) Sun
7 10 (40.00%) SQL
8 9 (36.00%) LDAP
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
9 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
10 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (24.00%) SimCorp

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 4 (16.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (24.00%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) SAN
2 14 (56.00%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (36.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (48.00%) OLTP
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (28.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (24.00%) MySQL
5 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (4.00%) DB2
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.00%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 17 (68.00%) Administrator
2 14 (56.00%) Unix Administrator
3 10 (40.00%) DBA
4 9 (36.00%) SQL DBA
5 7 (28.00%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (16.00%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Database Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Database Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) Senior DBA
7 2 (8.00%) Senior SQL DBA
7 2 (8.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Consultant
7 2 (8.00%) SQL Server DBA
8 1 (4.00%) Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.00%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (16.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 14 (56.00%) Solaris
2 14 (56.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (56.00%) High Availability
3 8 (32.00%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (24.00%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (24.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (24.00%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (12.00%) ETL
6 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.00%) Low Latency
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Security Management
6 2 (8.00%) Systematic Trading
7 1 (4.00%) Change Control
7 1 (4.00%) Logistics
7 1 (4.00%) Market Research
7 1 (4.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (20.00%) GlusterFS
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) NetBackup
1 14 (56.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 12 (48.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 6 (24.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (16.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Oracle
2 14 (56.00%) Brocade
2 14 (56.00%) StorageTek
2 14 (56.00%) Veritas
3 12 (48.00%) Sun
4 6 (24.00%) SimCorp
5 5 (20.00%) EMC
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
7 1 (4.00%) CA
7 1 (4.00%) Greenplum
7 1 (4.00%) ParAccel
7 1 (4.00%) Talend
7 1 (4.00%) Vertica