The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for RDBMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RDBMS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing RDBMS 4 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.65% 1.72% 0.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 2.86% 9.09% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £425 £460 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.60% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £36.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year -52.77% -44.61%  

RDBMS is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Contract Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 140 154 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 22.80% 18.92% 21.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 106 116
Median daily rate £378 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £30.35 £26.00
% change year-on-year +25.19% +16.74%  

RDBMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing RDBMS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

Job vacancy trend for RDBMS in Birmingham

RDBMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RDBMS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for RDBMS in Birmingham

RDBMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RDBMS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RDBMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for RDBMS.

1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
3 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Workflow
4 4 (57.14%) SCADA
4 4 (57.14%) Automotive
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
4 4 (57.14%) C#
4 4 (57.14%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) VBA
5 3 (42.86%) CSS
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
5 3 (42.86%) WCF
5 3 (42.86%) WPF
5 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) ThingWorx
6 2 (28.57%) Oracle
6 2 (28.57%) User Experience
6 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
7 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (14.29%) E-business
7 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
7 1 (14.29%) CRM

RDBMS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (42.86%) ThingWorx
2 1 (14.29%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (71.43%) SQL Server
3 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mart
4 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (14.29%) DB2
4 1 (14.29%) Hazelcast
4 1 (14.29%) Informix
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Automotive
2 3 (42.86%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Developer
1 2 (28.57%) UX Designer
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
2 1 (14.29%) C# VB.NET Developer
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Teradata Architect
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
3 3 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 3 (42.86%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) SCADA
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
3 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Workflow
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Business Development
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) Data Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Database Security
3 1 (14.29%) Database Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) E-business
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Resource Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) SOLID
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) VB.NET
3 3 (42.86%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Basel II
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Cognos
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) Netezza
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata