The table below looks at the statistics for RDBMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
Rank 115 84 94
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +10
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 7 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.27% 1.41% 0.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 1.27% 7.10% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £333 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.81% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.77% +7.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £44.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.09 £24.69 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+86.71% -33.28%
RDBMS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
552 451 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.91% 19.92% 25.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 275 246
Average daily rate £375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £223 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 19
Average hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £15.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £55.50 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.00%

RDBMS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

RDBMS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RDBMS across the West Midlands region.

RDBMS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS across the West Midlands region.

RDBMS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RDBMS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDBMS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 April 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
Birmingham -12 2 £300 +27.65% 2
Walsall -2 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 £425 - 2
Warwickshire - - - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 2
RDBMS
England

RDBMS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RDBMS 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 RDBMS.

1 14 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 13 (92.86%) Oracle
3 9 (64.29%) Java
4 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) DB2
5 6 (42.86%) IBM
5 6 (42.86%) Middleware
5 6 (42.86%) UNIX
6 5 (35.71%) MVC
6 5 (35.71%) SOA
6 5 (35.71%) CSS
6 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (35.71%) XML
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
7 4 (28.57%) TortoiseSVN
7 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (28.57%) Subversion
7 4 (28.57%) Spring
7 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
7 4 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (28.57%) QA
7 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (28.57%) JBoss

RDBMS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RDBMS 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 RDBMS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 4 (28.57%) JBoss
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) InfoPath
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (42.86%) DB2
3 5 (35.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (7.14%) PowerCenter
6 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) ClearCase
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (7.14%) CruiseControl
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Hudson
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Integrator
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SOA Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) ETL Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) HTML
1 6 (42.86%) Middleware
2 5 (35.71%) CSS
2 5 (35.71%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 4 (28.57%) XSLT
3 4 (28.57%) JSP
3 4 (28.57%) Servlets
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
4 3 (21.43%) NHibernate
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 2 (14.29%) WCF
5 2 (14.29%) WPF
5 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 2 (14.29%) Castle Windsor
5 2 (14.29%) Spring.NET
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DataPower
1 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Conversion
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows NT
4 4 (28.57%) HPUX
4 4 (28.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) MVC
1 5 (35.71%) SOA
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (28.57%) Unit Testing
2 4 (28.57%) EAI
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) AOP
4 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Workflow
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) OOD
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) C
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) IBM Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Pega
3 2 (14.29%) Sybase
3 2 (14.29%) Vitria
3 2 (14.29%) BEA
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Informatica
4 1 (7.14%) Software AG
4 1 (7.14%) webMethods
4 1 (7.14%) Sitecore
4 1 (7.14%) Talend