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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 607 573 531
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -42
Contract jobs citing VLDB 2 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.028% 0.034%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.016% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 12
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£438 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £325 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £470 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 - £400
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
12291 11820 10279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.04% 21.72% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 8004 7506 6187
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 £283 £264 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 194 219
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £15.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £55.00 £42.47
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VLDB within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. 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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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 -26 2 £438 +25.00% 1
Liverpool - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Merseyside - 1 £475 -
North West - 1 £475 -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (71.43%) ETL
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
4 3 (42.86%) MySQL
4 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
4 3 (42.86%) OLTP
4 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (42.86%) Apache Hive
4 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
4 3 (42.86%) Vertica
4 3 (42.86%) Big Data
4 3 (42.86%) Talend
4 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 1 (14.29%) Data Mining

VLDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (42.86%) MySQL
3 3 (42.86%) OLTP
3 3 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Apache Hive
3 3 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 3 (42.86%) Big Data
3 3 (42.86%) Hadoop
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (14.29%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Data Architect
2 2 (28.57%) SQL DBA
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Server Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Database Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ETL
2 3 (42.86%) Data Modelling
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) T-SQL
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Vertica
1 3 (42.86%) Talend
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle