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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 635 645 608
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -37
Contract jobs citing VLDB 16 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.002% 0.018%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.13% 0.008% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 7
Median daily rate £365 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% -10.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 - £625
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
12104 13209 12032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 23.14% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8056 8627 7434
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 191 201
Median hourly rate £29.94 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £52.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.81%

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 28 July 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 9 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 28 July 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 0 16 £365 -14.11% 3
West Sussex - 9 £365 -
South East - 9 £365 - 1
Gatwick - 8 £365 -
London +10 6 £440 +3.52% 1
East Midlands - 1 £360 -
Leicestershire - 1 £360 -
Leicester - 1 £360 -
Crawley - 1 £371 -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (84.21%) Oracle
2 27 (71.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 26 (68.42%) SAN
3 26 (68.42%) StorageTek
3 26 (68.42%) Veritas
3 26 (68.42%) Solaris
3 26 (68.42%) Linux
3 26 (68.42%) Unix
3 26 (68.42%) NetBackup
3 26 (68.42%) Brocade
3 26 (68.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 26 (68.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 26 (68.42%) Fibre Channel
3 26 (68.42%) High Availability
4 22 (57.89%) Sun
4 22 (57.89%) Oracle ZFS
5 21 (55.26%) Computer Science
6 20 (52.63%) OLTP
7 17 (44.74%) EMC
7 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
7 17 (44.74%) MySQL
7 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (44.74%) GlusterFS
7 17 (44.74%) EMC VMAX
7 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Satellite
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (28.95%) SQL
8 11 (28.95%) T-SQL

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 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) Fibre Channel
1 26 (68.42%) SAN
2 9 (23.68%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) OLTP
2 17 (44.74%) MySQL
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) DB2
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 8 (21.05%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (18.42%) Solaris Administrator
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%) Senior DBA
7 3 (7.89%) Senior SQL DBA
7 3 (7.89%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle DBA
9 1 (2.63%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Computer Science
2 17 (44.74%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (10.53%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
1 26 (68.42%) Solaris
1 26 (68.42%) Unix
2 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 26 (68.42%) High Availability
3 11 (28.95%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (15.79%) Server Virtualisation
4 6 (15.79%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (13.16%) Security Management
6 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.26%) ETL
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL
6 2 (5.26%) Logistics
6 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
6 2 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (5.26%) Systematic Trading
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
1 11 (28.95%) T-SQL
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
System Software
1 26 (68.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 17 (44.74%) GlusterFS
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) NetBackup
1 26 (68.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 22 (57.89%) Oracle ZFS
3 17 (44.74%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (15.79%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (10.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Oracle
2 26 (68.42%) Brocade
2 26 (68.42%) StorageTek
2 26 (68.42%) Veritas
3 22 (57.89%) Sun
4 17 (44.74%) EMC
4 17 (44.74%) Red Hat
5 6 (15.79%) SimCorp
6 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.16%) VMware
7 1 (2.63%) CA