The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Very Large Database (VLDB)
Rank 596 558 577
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +19
Contract jobs citing VLDB 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.014% 0.010%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 0.069% 0.064% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £394 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £379 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
+58.73% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
11556 11021 11984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.14% 21.56% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7163 6735 7032
Average daily rate £400 £393 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 221 312
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.18 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.40
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -1.31%

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 28 July 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 9 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 28 July 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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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 -6 8 £450 +14.28% 5
London +18 7 £450 - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 1
Chester - - - -

VLDB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 13 (56.52%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (52.17%) ETL
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
5 10 (43.48%) Service Management
6 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
7 8 (34.78%) HP
8 7 (30.43%) QA
9 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
9 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (26.09%) Perl
10 5 (21.74%) UNIX
10 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
10 5 (21.74%) Replication
10 5 (21.74%) Finance
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle RMAN
10 5 (21.74%) Teradata
10 5 (21.74%) ITSM
10 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
10 5 (21.74%) Kimball Methodology
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (21.74%) Data Guard
10 5 (21.74%) Database Tuning
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (21.74%) Marketing
10 5 (21.74%) Oracle Statspack
11 4 (17.39%) HP Data Protector

VLDB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) LDAP
1 4 (17.39%) Kerberos
1 4 (17.39%) SSH
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (17.39%) Big Data
5 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (13.04%) QlikView
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (4.35%) DB2
8 1 (4.35%) OLAP
8 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
1 5 (21.74%) Marketing
2 2 (8.70%) German Language
3 1 (4.35%) Electronics
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) DBA
2 7 (30.43%) Administrator
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Data Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle Data Warehouse Developer
5 4 (17.39%) SQL DBA
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (8.70%) Database Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
8 1 (4.35%) SQL Database Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Server Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 1 (4.35%) Junior DBA
8 1 (4.35%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Streams
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Replication
2 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) DTV
3 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ETL
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL
3 10 (43.48%) Service Management
4 9 (39.13%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (26.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (21.74%) ITSM
6 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
6 5 (21.74%) Database Tuning
6 5 (21.74%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.35%) Data Governance
8 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.35%) Security Management
8 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
8 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
3 6 (26.09%) Perl
4 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) OCP
1 4 (17.39%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) MCITP
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (30.43%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Statspack
1 5 (21.74%) Data Guard
2 4 (17.39%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) Teradata
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Perforce
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Greenplum
6 1 (4.35%) Informatica
6 1 (4.35%) SAP